5.5 Questions with Lane Mueller of Candy Cigarettes

Oct 9, 2014 by

One man band and multi instrumentalist Lane Mueller of Candy Cigarettes has accomplished quite a bit for a 21 year old. His evocative songs touch on a range of influences (look below) and he’s “carved a name for himself amongst the elders of Portland’s highly proclaimed music scene”.

Lane does 5.5 questions with The JWS starting now:

Tell us about the first time you heard yourself on radio.

I got a lot of texts from friends when eating at a pizza parlor that was playing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama, so I missed my radio debut. Anyway, I hope those guys make it big one day.

As a performer, what’s been your coolest day ever?

Playing The Kaleidoscope music festival the same day as Nas. So yes, I’ve technically opened for one of the greatest rappers ever.

[youtube width=”350″ height=”269″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEpWH74hm2M[/youtube]

Who’s your musical role model and why?

Beck, because he made Odelay and Sea Change. They’re two drastically different, but equally amazing albums. Also, Elliott Smith, because Beck’s never written a song as good as him.

Describe the worst dressing room or venue bathroom you’ve experienced.

My friend flipping out on some caterers for not having pulled pork tacos. He had a point.

What’s on the ideal sandwich and what would you wash it down with?

A Reuben from The Goose Hollow in Portland, and an RC.

Tell us 3 songs from your current playlist

  • Super Sonic – the Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Sleeping is Naturelle – Terence Blanchard (25th Hour Soundtrack)
  • Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle

Thanks Lane!

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