Meet the SXSW Band: Meernaa
We continue today with more introductions to artists who will be rolling into Austin during SXSW week; this one’s extra special as they’re working with our friends over at Keeled Scales. They also just released a brand new set of songs this past week, which you can hang out and listen to after getting to know the band a little bit below.
Whats the name of the band/group? Where are you from?
Meernaa, Los Angeles, CA.
Describe your groups sound using only adjectives or superlatives.
DANK, GLITTERY, IRIDESCENT, THICK, FUNKY, SAD
What was your most recent release? Any planned releases for 2023?
“I BELIEVE IN YOU” || A SINGLE OUT FEB 28 2023 – IT’S OUT NOW
Why play SXSW? Whats the draw for the band? What about this festival will bring you to Austin?
SXSW IS VERY FUN. LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING FOR FOLKS AFTER A LONG HIATUS.
There are tons of bands coming into town, but if you could create your own perfect festival, who would you have playing? Would it have a sick name? Where would it take place? Feel free to disregard the rules of time and space.
I WOULD DEFINITELY LOVE TO HAVE A GHOST FEST. IT WOULD TAKE PLACE SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIG SUR BUT BETTER AND NOT VERY EXPENSIVE. THE LINE UP WOULD BE: WHITNEY HOUSTON, TALK TALK, MINNIE RIPPERTON, PATSY CLINE, OTIS REDDING, DUKE ELLINGTON, SANDY DENNY, NIRVANA, ALICE COLTRANE, ARETHA FRANKLIN, GLEN CAMPBELL, THIN LIZZY & JIMI HENDRIX (ofc) IT WOULD BE SICK. THERE WOULD BE NO TRASH & THE BATHROOMS IMMACULATE. LOTS OF BENCHES & NORMAL PRICED GOOD FOOD.
What has everyone in the band been listening to, or, what plays in the tour van/car/bus?
MEGA BOG, JOAO GILBERTO, SCOTT WALKER, LOUIZ BONFA & GENESIS
Obviously you have seen or heard about the issues coming up this year about fair pay for artists at SXSW? Care to offer any insight or comment?
I LOVE BEING COMPENSATED FOR MY TIME. IT MAKES ME FEEL HUMAN & CONTRIBUTES TO ME BEING ABLE TO AFFORD MY JOB.
Weve been seeing more and more artists get into the food and beverage game, whether its pierogis from Pavement or Deftones beer. If you ever got into the game, what would be your food or beverage and what would it be called?
I WOULD MAKE CAKES. I WOULD NAME THEM AFTER IDRIS MUHAMMAD’S SONG “TASTY CAKES”