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Interview: MR. ELEVATOR AND THE BRAIN HOTEL

Sarah Kue / June 23, 2015
MR. ELEVATOR AND THE BRAIN HOTEL. Photo credit: Sarah Kue
MR. ELEVATOR AND THE BRAIN HOTEL. Photo credit: Sarah Kue

Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel waste no time. They get right to the groove and leave the listener with no other choice but to fly away on their magical carpet ride. The founders of SoCal’s Lolipop Records and Burger records-signed band channel 60s-influenced psychedelic rock ‘n roll with the dirty grime of our time. I caught Tomas Dolas and Wyatt Blair at at this year’s Levitation Vancouver festival, where they briefly shared their insight regarding psychedelia culture, perception of their community and their “creative dicks”.

KUE– What was the craziest psychedelic experience you’ve ever had?
TOMAS DOLAS–  My friend showed me this video on youtube of a seahorse giving birth.

KUE– How do you think your band’s vibes influence the Southern California community?
TOMAS DOLAS– I think we’re more influenced by the socal community. They influence us.

KUE– What inspires you to make the sounds you make?
WYATT BLAIR– This guy right here (points to Tomas)
TOMAS DOLAS– This guy (looks at Wyatt). Wyatt and I are like old brothers. We just bounce off each other like ping pong. We stroke each others’ creative dicks.

KUE– How do you think Burger Records reaches rock ‘n roll to a widespread audience?
TOMAS DOLAS– I think Burger has been super influential for a lot of things. They started a platform to inspire kids, and then those kids inspire us. They give you goals and dreams that probably wouldn’t have happen if they didn’t start what they did.

KUE– How do you think the resurgence of psych rock moves with the growing awakening consciousness?
WYATT BLAIR– Psychedelic music has been around forever. It’s more of people influencing other people and growing a bigger community of people who enjoy similar things.

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