Members of Fleet Foxes, Talking Heads, Pavement Talk 'Eating on Tour' In New Book

Weyes Blood, PUP's Steve Sladkowski, Bob Mould, Dawn Richard and more contribute to 'Taste in Music'

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 11, 2024

What do artists eat to fuel themselves in a world of differing tastes, dietary restrictions, and Taco Bell being unable to subsidize the hunger of every last touring act? The world will soon learn thanks to a new book about "eating on tour with indie musicians."

Co-authored by Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and food and travel writer Luke Pyenson (former drummer of Frankie Cosmos), Taste in Music: Eating on Tour with Indie Musicians will explore what the former calls "the intersection of two of my favourite things: going on tour and eating."

Arriving September 24 via Chronicle Books, the book features food stories and anecdotes from the likes of Weyes Blood, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, Bob Mould, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), Pavement's Mark Ibold, Devendra Banhart, Kevin Morby, Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath, Dr. Dog's Eric Slick, Dawn Richard, the Beths, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi), PUP's Steve Sladkowski, SASAMI and more.

Per an abstract, the "illuminating and thought-provoking stories" collected within Taste in Music "deal with the best parts of touring: meaningful cultural exchange, hospitality-induced euphoria, and the opportunity to build relationships around the world. And the worst: loneliness, exhaustion, estrangement from family and friends, struggles with disordered eating, and unsteady access to medical care."

Taste in Music is now available for pre-order. Find the complete list of involved artists below.

Real Estate shared sixth album Daniel earlier this year.

Taste in Music: Eating on Tour with Indie Musicians:

Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) 
Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) 
Mark Ibold (Pavement)
John Gourley (Portugal. The Man) 
Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) 
Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso) 
Kevin Morby 
Brian "Geologist" Weitz (Animal Collective)  
Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) 
Dawn Richard 
Devendra Banhart
The Beths
Gus Lobban (Kero Kero Bonito) 
Steve Sladkowski (PUP) 
Sasami Ashworth (SASAMI) 
Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) 
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) 
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith 
Andy Cabic (Vetiver) 
Eric Slick (Dr. Dog) 
Greta Kline (Frankie Cosmos) 
Stephanie Phillips (Big Joanie) 
Sen Morimoto 
Juan Wauters 
Cadien Lake James (Twin Peaks) 
Lily Chait (private chef for Phoebe Bridgers and boygenius) 
Adam Schatz (Japanese Breakfast; Landlady) 
Michael Stern 
Cheetie Kumar (The Cherry Valence, Birds of Avalon, co-owner of Kings and chef/owner of Ajja) 
Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi) 
André Gomes (promoter) 
Ethan Bassford (Ava Luna) 
Cole Furlow (Dead Gaze; Dent May) 
Chuck Hughes and Danny Smiles (chefs) 
Nick Farkas 
Nick Harris (All Dogs) 
Shannon Logan (promoter) 
Chantal Masson (promoter)
Hicham Bouhasse (Imarhan) 
Sebastian Modak (Infinity Girl) 
Hermon Mehari 
Jc Cairns (Martha) and Ruby Tandoh

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