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By The Numbers: Loraine James' Favourite Music
Jennifer Lucy Allan , June 9th, 2021 08:31

Loraine James tells Jennifer Lucy Allan about her favourite albums, digging into math rock and Mid west emo, as well as slept-on electronica


American Football – American Football
America football are the band of Midwest emo. I saw them on one of their first shows back at the Electric Ballroom in Camden – I bought the t-shirt and all that.

What do you remember about that show?

I just remember hearing the moments of the trumpet – we all froze hearing it in person. It was rammed it, of course, their first show back.

Had you been to a lot of shows at this point or just started going out?

Around that time I was in university – I was going to shows once or twice a week, seeing a lot of rock bands and some electronic stuff as well – things like Gold Panda and Shigeto.