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  • Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto Vs. RDGLDGRN

    Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:52:57

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto Vs. RDGLDGRN - No vowels!

    RDGLDGRN (pronounced "Red Gold Green") are a newish band who found a huge fan in Dave Grohl. That's a pretty big endorser. But Grohl isn't wearing their shirts or talking about how much he digs them like a normal fan. Instead, he is such a fan that he requested to play drums on the group's Red Gold Green EP [iTunes link]. Of course they said "yes!" Duh!

    RDGLDGRN came out February 12. ARTISTdirect and Amy Sciarretto had to find out what all the fuss was about and what drew Dave Grohl in.

    We listened to the EP and were drawn in by their ability to rock in a shimmery, soulful and quirky fashion.

    No, they don't sound like Nirvana or Foo Fighters, either.

    Then we decided to invite them into the ring for a Take Aim battle.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    GREEN - Alchemy. I'd be an alchemist.
    RED - Teacher. Working with kids.

    Any non-music hobbies or talents?

    Football real football like what us Americans call "soccer."

    You must share - how did Dave Grohl find the band and how much did it blow your mind that he wanted to play on your EP? You just don't say "no" that!

    We still don't believe that he played on the EP/album. It's one of those things that makes no sense you and you can't fully grasp it. Kevin Augunas, the producer and owner of Fairfax Recordings, showed Dave the demo of "I Love Lamp." We didn't have a drummer. Dave's a really great drummer and it all sort of worked out.

    One thing you learned while working with him? What's he really like?

    He's a real dude from Virginia. As well as a rock legend with stories for days.

    Pick ONE song on the EP and share a writing or recording story. Put us in the moment.

    We wrote a song with Pharrell, another major influence. We met him for the first time at the studio and went right to work he knew our sound because he's from Virginia, too. He completely got it and started playing something on the keyboard that turned into a track within 15 minutes. He wrote the entire song in one studio session. That became our fave song on the album.

    Twitter-sized your bio. 140 words or characters (your choice) on EVERYTHING we need to know! Go!

    3 Colors from Northern Virginia that came together to make music that they themselves loved and somehow made a song with Dave Grohl and Pharrell.

    Did you dig RDGLDGRN? Follow them on Twitter and visit their website.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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