It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the all-girl Minneapolis based band, Sick of Sarah. SOS has provided music for both of my Logo shows (Brunch With Bridget, That Time of the Month), they’ve had their own tour diary right here on AfterEllen.com, and after seeing them perform live, I completely fell in love with these high energy rock goddesses.
Sick of Sarah is composed of five women: lead singer and guitarist Abisha Uhl, bass player Jamie Holm, guitarist Jessie Farmer, guitarist Katie Murphy and drummer Jessica Forsythe. The band is prepping for the release of their second album, 2205, which you can pre-order now or purchase in stores on Nov. 16.
I chatted it up with SOS frontwoman Abisha Uhl about the new album, her sexual identity and what it means to “make it” in music.
AfterEllen.com: What is different about your new album 2205, from your last album?
Lyrically I got really inspired by the Studio, Sonic Ranch, where we were recording in El Paso. It’s a huge studio complex in the middle of a pecan farm right on the Mexican border outside of El, Paso, TX. We tracked in the same studio that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs recorded their last album, It’s Blitz. As we all love that album, and had it on rotation in the van constantly during our tours, there was a fire and urgency that possessed all of us during the creative process.
Only half of the songs were completely written when we got down there. We only had rough sketches of most of the songs, so there was a lot of work to do. We’re really proud of what we came up with and are all really excited to share it with everyone.
AE: What does 2205 stand for and who came up with the title?
AE: What is your ultimate goal as a musician? What would it take for you to say, "We’ve made it!"?
AE: Have you ever had a moment where you wanted to throw in the towel, quit the band and get a "regular" job?