[Photo credit: Em Dubin]
It made total sense to take an unconventional route when interviewing Jordan Hudkins of power chord nerd rockers Rozwell Kid. Their new album Precious Art is itself very unconventional. Although sonically appealing and familiar at times, the album’s lyrical content and song titles are oddly specific and reference strange things. We wanted to poke around in Hudkins’ brain and learn more about the tracks, which will hopefully give you more insight on your first listen (assuming you’ve already pre-ordered their new album from SideOneDummy before its release date of June 23).
The album opener “Wendy’s Trash Can” leads me to suggest your band must eat a lot of fast food on the road.
In “Total Mess,” you mention a lot of your flaws. Is that common in your songwriting?
Just like a “Boomerang,” which weapon best describes you?
Which futon are you describing in the song “Futon” and whose is it?
After listening to “MADtv,” I imagine you were a fan of that and SNL. Do you have a preference?
The song “South By” is hilarious because it’s so relatable. Can you explain how annoying it is to be a band and park your van at a festival like SXSW?