This weekend, Brooklyn-based record label Temporary Residence Limited is celebrating their 10th birthday with 3 big concerts, gathering many of the label's bands from all over the world to the Bowery Ballroom. We caught up with Jeremy DeVine, Founder and President of the label, to answer a few questions about the other TRL and what we've got to look forward to for the long weekend.
We ask all our bands this too, so we thought we'd start out the same way here: Where did you get the name "Temporary Residence Limited"?
TRL: I moved about six times within the first year of starting the label, so by that time the term “temporary residence” had already seeped into my daily vocabulary. It only seemed appropriate to permanently cement it in my daily routine. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
What do you guys have planned this weekend for the big celebration?
TRL: Lots of screaming, shaking hands in the air, loud music, quiet music, meeting new people, seeing old friends, putting names to faces, and tons of birthday cake, if all goes as planned. Ice cream cake would be awesome. I love ice cream cake.
In all honesty, who are you looking forward to seeing the most?
TRL: That’s like asking which of your children are you most excited to take to Disney World. It’s impossible to answer. I can tell you that I’m especially excited to see Fridge since I haven’t seen them in over four years, but it’s strictly the lengthy absence that makes it any more exciting for me than the other artists. Live Fridge performances are like comets.
Explosions in the Sky seems to be a big breakout band for you guys. What to you attribute their success to?
TRL: Massive amounts of touring, scoring a major motion picture that has now been turned into a network TV show, and playing some of the most emotionally overwhelming music ever made. That’ll do it.
Are you listening to any non-TRL bands you're really digging these days?
TRL: Always. I listen to an awful lot of music, but a few that stick out in my mind at this very moment are Isis, Jesu, Mountains, Growing, Four Tet, Mastodon, R. Kelly, Tears For Fears and Tool.
What is your proudest moment in the 10 years of this label?
TRL: I might be jinxing myself, but I think this festival is the proudest moment in the history of this label. I can’t believe that all of these bands agreed to play.
What are you looking forward to for the next 10 years and beyond?
TRL: Just more of the good stuff.