2005_08_artslanghorne.jpgGothamist first saw Langhorne Slim about a year ago at a small folk night in the East Village. We caught him again at Pianos where he was the musical performer at the Invite Them Up's taking place there in May. Of course, we had heard his music way before any of that. We'd say he falls under that alt-country category, but as a whole is uncategorical. Working in the sounds of jug bands, folk and his own brand of charisma-rock, we're pretty sure he'd be on high rotation on our iPod if we were ever to hitchhike cross country. But we're sticking around for a while, so we've been enjoying catching some his energetic live shows - and even booked him for out Movable Hype show tomorrow night. Last week he took some time out to answer some of our questions.

Let's get this out of the way, where did your band name originate?
the name langhorne slim and the war eagles comes from a skinny town in
pennsylvania. where the motorcycles roam in silence.

What is your first conscious memory of living in New York?
seeing christian marclay performing at tonic

What is your favorite/least favorite memory involving New York?
my favorite memory is every other day when i feel good and my least fave is all the others

What is your favorite place to drink in NYC, and what's the best night to go out?
good drinking is at bowery poetry club nights that andrew katz and
moonshine are there.

Do you think your New York connection shows in your music? If so, how?
i'm not sure.

Now its time for some fill-in-the-blank action

“You know you’ve made it when….”
you pick your nose in front of people and its endearing as opposed to

“It’ll be time to pack up the gear for good when….”
you afford your own island

“I’ll never forget the first time I….”
dreamt i was in australia

Let's have some fun with word association. Give me your immediate feelings on the following (if you’ve got no discernable feelings, make something up that won’t embarrass you in the morning)

Yankees: don't like em
Mets: like them better than the yankees
Britney: i like the phillies better but shes cute
Pitchfork: the internet is very powerful
Bridge & Tunnel: very good for getting from one place to another
Gentrification: patty told me buissness has never been better. a chinese woman spit at my friend.
Bloomberg: little to no sex appeal

Who would be in your ultimate music supergroup, your all-star Olympic team of rock?
otis redding and his band and james jackson tothe

What was the first/last album you bought on the day it was released?

What came first, the music or the misery?
i think they both did

And finally...If Josh Schwartz, creator of the OC, asked your band to perform on his tv show (as Modest Mouse, the Killers and the Walkmen recently have) would you?
oh for sure

Langhorne Slim opens the Movable Hype 4.0 show Monday August 22nd. Be there by 8pm to catch his set!
You can buy his cd and ep at Insound.