Speedy Ortiz talk attending Bonnaroo as teens, their favorite Top 40 songs, and more

June 18, 2014

photo: Speedy Ortiz pressOpenAir caught up with Speedy Ortiz at this past weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival after their debut set at the four-day Tennessee music event, which pitted them against headliner Kanye West.

The four members (Sadie, Darl, Mike, and new guitarist Devin) of the Massachusetts indie rock group spoke about how they fared against Mr. West, opened up about tricky Bonnaroo experiences as fans in previous years, and weighed in on the current state of pop music.

Speedy Ortiz released the critically acclaimed "Major Arcana" LP last year, and followed it up with this year's "Real Hair" EP.

Check out some highlights from the interview below, and stream the entire interview via the link above!

On the autobiographical nature of their lyrics:

 

On being in on the conversation of pop and other genres:

 

On their current Top 40 picks: