When Portland-based Blouse came to play the Bottletree Cafe on March 19 with the Dum Dum Girls, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the band – in one of the famed Bottletree Airstream trailers no less – to chat about their dark and dreamy sound, as well as their sophomore album Imperium (which is a permanent fixture in my car’s 6-disk changer). Conversation turned to blue corn grits, Southern hospitality and a mishap with a hearse-turned-limo.
Listen below as we discuss:
The Origin Story of Blouse
Their daring entrance into the music scene
How much of Portlandia is true (apparently a solid “70 percent”)
The Legend of Bottletree
The Stockholm syndrome that is South By Southwest