"It's heavily skewed towards the penis-having side of the musical world," Jenn Wasner says of the tradition of naming a guitar after a (typically male) artist, an honor recently bestowed upon her when Reverend Guitars created the JW-1. Wasner, one-half of the band Wye Oak and now the sole writer, instrumentalist and singer of the solo project Flock of Dimes, stopped by Soul Sisters to talk about her stellar new LP If You See Me, Say Yes (Sept. 23).
"I already have this reputation of, 'All those bands! Why do you do that?'" she admits while explaining how simply following what compels her artistically can sometimes come off as impetuous.
"I know a lot of people who think I'm flaky, unpredictable…you know, that's not my fucking concern," she insists.
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"I'm past the point of trying to satisfy other people with the stuff that I make, because that's a dead end. It is a creative dead end."
Judging by the new album, from which she performs two gorgeous songs live at the end of this episode, that end is nowhere in sight.
Listen below for the full conversation, recorded at NYC's Chord Club and hosted by Darah Golub and Jessie Katz, and be sure to subscribe to our iTunes channel for all future episodes.