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Aaron Turner (Sumac, Ex-Isis, Etc.) Is A Fan Of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Music


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Aaron Turner of Sumac/Old Man Gloom, ex-Isis, etc. fame has come clean on his admiration for the music of Carly Rae Jepsen. Speaking recently with Revolver, he stated:

“You know, when we’re at my house and hanging out with my baby, we listen to Carly Rae Jepsen and we listen to the Ex Machina soundtrack and really broad swaths of things that mostly relate to what we’re doing in the context of Sumac.”

While he did clarify that he does also partake in a ‘fair amount of metal’ listening as well, he went on to state of Carly Rae Jepsen in particular:

“…The last Carly Rae record has gotten a lot of play, not just when the baby was around, but in the van when Sumac was on tour.

And I know Brian really likes Perfume Genius and he’s played some of that stuff for us and I’ve gotten into some of that as a result, too. I’m not above liking pop music at all. I’m sure that many, especially of my Old Man Gloom bandmates, would accuse me of only liking high-brow artsy shit, even though they know that’s not the case, but that’s kind of like how they like to pigeonhole me as the “art asshole.”

Write difficult songs or whatever. But you know, sometimes I like a break from really demanding music and I like stuff that’s fun and maybe even frivolous. I think music serves a lot of different purposes and I enjoy a catchy tune from time to time. That said, I’m probably just as picky about my pop music as I am about the kind of metal that I listen to.

I feel like 95 percent of it is uninteresting to me and there’s just a few artists for whatever reason that appeal to my particular sensibilities. So yeah, I can still be an artsy asshole even about my choices in pop music I guess. [Laughs] You know it’s fun. It’s enjoyable and I definitely like it.”

You can find more on that and Sumac‘s forthcoming third album over at Revolver.

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