Singer-bassist Adrienne LaBelle used to kick up a pop-friendly racket around town as a member of Movieland. Although that band sadly broke up, LaBelle—along with Movieland bandmates Alie Lynch (guitar) and Selina Crammond (drums), plus new recruit Katie Gravestock (guitar)—formed Supermoon and issued this year’s lovably ragtag Comet Lovejoy EP. Filled with giddy group harmonies and noisy distortion, its six scrappy songs are made all the more addictive by their succinct 13-minute run time.
Best local release other than yours: “Fountain’s Fountain 2, because they are a sweet band of sweet people and that album is great!”
The year’s best gig: “Built to Spill, Slam Dunk, and Iceberg Ferg at the Commodore [on July 25] was a really good show. Slam Dunk was sweet because Doug Martsch [of Built to Spill] actually played bass with them. Caitlin [Gallupe], their regular bass player, was doing the Girls Rock Camp in the Yukon. Every now and then he would sing vocal parts for the Slam Dunk songs and you would hear Doug Martsch’s voice. And Built to Spill’s performance was, of course, pretty good.”
Best album ever: “Gang of Four’s Entertainment. It’s political and catchy and I always put that record on whenever people come over. Instant crowd-pleaser. It’s the best collection of sassy and solid hits through and through. So good.”
Francesco Aquilini’s paying—Where’s dinner? “Café du Soleil [1393 Commercial Drive]. As a band, we eat brunch there quite often. They’re really sweet people—it’s a family-run restaurant. We would go there just because we want to support them and because they’ve got tasty breakfasts.”
In the spirit of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You”, who do you really, really like? “Lauren Smith of Tough Age because she shreds bass harder than anyone in town and looks so cool while doing it.”
You won Lotto Max. Where’s your club opening up? “The revolving restaurant [Top of Vancouver] at the Harbour Centre [555 West Hastings Street]. We would open it there because it’s closer to the moon and we want to be as close to the moon as possible. It’s accessible by elevator, so anyone can come. We would make it all-ages and make it run by Safe Amp.”