Permanent Vacation’s stellar roster of artists includes Woolfy vs Projections, Antena and Kathy Diamond. Top this with tasty label artwork and a brilliant moniker, and Tom Bioly and Benji Froelich have got it going on. To launch our new collaboration T-shirt, Tom shares his thoughts:
Tell us how PV began: It started 3 years ago with the release of the Permanent Vacation compilation. We both wanted to do a record label, Benji back then had a record store, and i worked at Compost Records for around 4 years. What new projects are in the pipeline? 12″s by Azari & III, Tensnake, Hard Ton and the compilation “If This Is House I Want My Money Back” with tracks from 6th Borough Project, Walter Jones, Hunee, Mugwump, John Talabot and Neville Watson. What’s your favourite song lyric? Probably is the lyrics of Do Your Thing by Chosen Few. Name 3 of your favourite records: Camino Del Sol by Antena, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles and the Twin Peaks soundtrack. What tune are you currently playing out? Reckless (With Your Love) by Azari & III and Coma Cat by Tensnake. What’s on your radar right now? The Flight Of The Conchords on DVD, and Apartamento magazine. Describe your look: Easy. What clothing labels do you wear? MILLIONHANDS, APC, Marc Jacobs, Acne, Band Of Outsiders, Supreme and some others. Most visited blogs and websites? Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, Beats In Space, Fact, 24h Blog, Alain Finkielkrautrock, 20JazzFunk Greats and Show Studio. What are your favourite Munich haunts? Clothes shops: Serie A, APC and Margiela. Cafes: Aroma and Cafe Jasmin. Record shops: Resonanz and Optimal. Bars and restaurants: Schumann’s, No Mi YA and Königsquelle. Your favourite restaurant in the world? It’s a bar / restaurant in Italy, Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore. I’ve forgotten the name. Eggs – how do you them? Always different, depends on mood and time of day. What would you do if you had a million hands? I would do a million things at once and then chill for the rest of the day.