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Elite Gymnastics: 'There isn't a scene in Minneapolis'

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Ok, I'm convinced that Pitchfork is out to destroy Minnesotan artists' relationships with their hometowns. At least, that would seem to be the case given the recent hubbub over John Maus's record store-damning interview -- which Maus later retracted and said was misinterpreted and misleadingly edited -- and today's interview with Elite Gymnastics, which portrays the electro duo as... well, you be the judge. I think I'm done expounding on Pitchfork interviews with local artists for the summer.

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Pitchfork: What's the music scene like in Minneapolis?

James Brooks: There isn't a scene. I feel like we wouldn't really fit in wherever we lived. We're just really weird people interested in really weird things. We have cats and girlfriends and sometimes we like to go to this torta place because they make really good tortas. As far as we're concerned, our musical home is the internet-- our points of view, lyrical style, and writing style all come from there.

Read the full interview here.


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