photo by Michael Minasi
We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized is the latest record from Pavement’s co-founding member and solo artist Scott Kannberg aka Spiral Stairs. His first release since 2017’s critically acclaimed Doris & the Daggers, Kannberg explained his inspiration for this project was revisiting albums and artists that he wouldn’t have thought twice about in his twenties. Citing Nick Lowe, Jim Ford, and Van Morrison as inspirations for this group of songs, he reflected on wanting to make a record that sounded like the music he’s been surrounding himself with currently.
His stop in Studio 1A for our After Hours series is full of gems including background info on his currently in-development podcast where he attempts to alphabetize his couple thousand strong record collection and his experience living in Mexico in the current political climate all ahead of his show at 3Ten ACL.
–Claire Hardwick, KUTX Intern
Host: Taylor Wallace
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Michael Minasi, Giulia Hjort
Edit: Julia Reihs