Lazy Goods is a side project for Chad Felix, also in the Las Vegas, Nev. band called The Tramlines. Though each project is somewhat similar, they are also very different. Lazy Goods is comprised of country & folk melodies along with great vocals by Chad. Lazy goods have a few other occasional members who are on a few tracks of Lazy Goods. Mike Busch, Tyler Mckusick, and occasionally Michael Catalano — the drummer of The Tramlines — join in on the music making of Lazy Goods.
You are in two similar music projects, The Tramlines and Lazy Goods. Is folk/indie your music of choice?:
I can’t really say that I prefer any specific genre of music. I find myself listening to different things every day. I think it is important that people listen to music, and make a conscious attempt to find something good about it. No matter what you are listening to there is something worth your while (minus the obvious exceptions). It is just a matter of time and patience.
You are currently going to release an EP of your own. How is the progress of that coming?:
The Lazy Goods EP is going great. Lazy Goods is less of a band and more of an experiment. This being said, the only song I have formally written for the project is “Pomegranate Blood.” All the others were constructed on lazy Friday nights with little-to-no premeditation. I currently have three tracks completed, with three others in the works. I have no specific date that I am aiming for, but let’s hope its before the middle of the year.
Who/What inspires you to write music?:
Curiosity and Bad Months.
What do you find to be the most beneficial part of writing music?
To be completely honest, I get a real feeling of accomplishment when I write something I am proud of. I can’t say that my motives are entirely selfish however. The reason I love playing in my other band, The Tramlines, is because it is such a different experience than Lazy Goods. Writing and playing in The Tramlines is a community effort whereas Lazy Goods is entirely personal.
Are there any albums out there that inspire you to write, If so, why?:
There certainly are. Recently:
Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline
Peter Broderick – Docile
The Field – From Here We Go Sublime
What is in the future for Lazy Goods?:
Well this EP will come out eventually (Let’s say Early-Mid 2008). I am also working on a collaboration with songs written by myself and good friends Mike Busch and Tyler Mckusick, with drumming provided by Michael Catalano.
Paige Watters, MusicGeek.org reporter, interviewed Lazy Goods.