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Local Limelight: Interview with Asleep in the Sea

 by Adriane Goetz
 published on Thursday, November 3, 2005

<em>Photo courtesy of Asleep in the Sea</em>/issues/arts/694729
Photo courtesy of Asleep in the Sea


SPM caught up with Eli Kuner from Asleep in the Sea last weekend to talk about violent disputes and the trials of old age. The band is comprised of Eli Kuner on drums (and tambourine), Tom Filardo on guitar and vocals and Owen Evans on keyboard and vocals. The guys recently performed at the annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and are currently awaiting the release of a new EP, 3005

SPM: When you get old and your five senses start to dwindle, which sense do you hope to hold onto the longest?

Kuner: Well, I'd be willing to lose my sense of touch first because then I'd be kind of invincible. It would come down to sight or sound, but I think I'd go with sight because you can still feel sound. I could probably still play the drums.

SPM: What would you consider to be your best Halloween costume ever?

Kuner: I always plan to dress up and then I just don't. I haven't worn a costume since elementary school. When I was about 5, I did the whole sheet with eyeholes as a ghost. I wasn't impressed at first, but then my mom hot-glued a rubber spider to it and stenciled on the word "Boo."

SPM: If the band got into a fistfight with each other, who do you think would come out on top?

Kuner: I'm surprised it hasn't happened already. I'd put my money on Tom because he works out at the gym. I think I'd come in second though, because I can take hits. Even though I'm the smallest one, I have a fighting advantage over Owen. I think we'd all agree that Tom would win though.

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