Exclusive Interview: Bukkake Goggles Defect To Chicago, Leak New Single And Send Demo Tape To Joe Shanahan!

Projected cover art for Bukkake Goggles' yet-to-be-recorded debut, Condom Soul. 
Bukkake Googles are an Icelandic Casio-punk band who recently defected to America. While their precise location is being kept hush-hush, rumor has it they're holed up in the rehearsal space of an all-girl Iron Maiden tribute band whose drummer may or may not be the girlfriend of keyboardist/percussionist Aðalbjörn "Jonny" Mannequin.  Further proof of the duo's lo-fi analog approach, singer/synthologist Náttmörður "Alec" Eiffel recorded final vocals for their debut American single "This House Is On Fire" in the backseat of a taxi on their way from the airport mere hours before this interview.

We were fortunate enough to enjoy a brief Q&A with Eiffel and Mannequin at an undisclosed White Castle location.  We say "brief" because their tender stomachs were no match for the grease-soaked sliders and both Icelandic defectors were soon hugging porcelain.

Q: What brought you to America?

Jonny Mannequin:  A supersonic jet propelled by the hopes and dreams of two crazy kids from Ísafjörður who grew up listening to American bands like Psychedelic Furs and A Flock Of Seagulls.

Q: Are you aware that neither of those bands are from America?

Alex Eiffel: (To Jonny) I told you!!

JM: Both bands are currently based in America.  We go where they go.  We will crush them with the force of 1,000 Moog fists.

Q: What do you mean by that?

AE: Those who were once our heroes are now our competition.  We will smoke them like weed.

Q: Are you high right now?

AE: How do you say in America, "food king A"?

JM: (shakes head) Idiot.



Q: I've been listening to your debut single, "This House Is On Fire", I can't remember the last song that I could listen to 50 times in less than an hour and a half.  

JM: What is your question?

Q: Why's your song so short?

AE: We are defectors from Iceland sleeping on futons that smell like the butt of many cats, looking over our shoulders every minute of every day.  We have no time for keyboard solos or, what do you call them, bridges?  "Don't bore us, get to the chorus!"

Q: Are your other songs as brief?

JM: What other songs?  We left everything we owned back in Iceland, including the tape with all our songs on them...ALEC!!

AE: I already apologized on the plane.  You should talk, though, you forgot your wife.

JM: The plane had a weight-limit.

Q: Can you describe your creative process?

AE: We eat, we digest, we crap.  With our minds.

JM: And mouths.  (LOUD BELCH)

Q: Jonny, you don't look so good.

JM: This food is starting a revolution in my...(gets up and runs for the restroom, doesn't make it)

AE: What is happening?...My food wants out of my body!

And so ended our exclusive interview with Bukkake Goggles, a band destined to...write another nine songs for their upcoming album. They spoke of an upcoming show at the Metro, but whether they're playing or just attending someone else's show remains unknown.  They have submitted their demo cassette to Joe Shanahan, with a self-addressed stamped envelope to a P.O. Box located in Wicker Park ("If he sees Wicker Park return address, he will book us automatically", says Jonny).

When asked if they'd approached any other clubs, Alec shot back, "There are no other clubs.  Not for us. We only made the one cassette."

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