There’s a great American tradition of New York being a welcoming port and FADER teamed up with Converse’s new Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn to further it. Once a month, we’ll be welcoming touring artists to the neighborhood with a visit to a local Brooklyn institution, as well as making time for an intimate performance. Catch that exclusive show, interview and MP3s right here.
Roebling Tea Room is a restaurant that serves, among other things, a wide array of exotic teas in these giant mugs that make you feel like a cross between a weary ship hand and a SAT prep instructor. Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings looks like neither, too cheery to have weathered the high seas, too shaggy to hold the futures of the town's youth in his hands. We sat down with Baldi and Arryan Decatur of Roebling, who gave us the history of the establishment's tea stock (and the ensuing dissent after editing the list down), it's patrons and a story about Scott Stap of Creed. While gulping down a mug full of jasmine green tea as if it contained some kind of antidote, Baldi countered with a story of his own about Dave Navarro. "Rock star lifestyle might don't make it," says Gucci Mane. Check back in this space soon for an exclusive MP3 download from Cloud Nothings' Converse Rubber Tracks performance.