From The Desk Of Imperial Teen: Alameda Points Antique Faire

Imperial Teen has been around for longer than you think; roughly 15 years to be exact. Wielding its own distinct brand of pop/rock, the quartet has since crafted a solid niche for itself on the indie scene, particularly thanks to the experience of seasoned pros Will Schwartz, Roddy Bottum, Jone Stebbins and Lynn Truell. Known for its complex lyrics and catchy hooks, Imperial Teen has made a solid mark in the music world during its run, especially with new album Feel The Sound (Merge). We decided to test that experience by inviting the band to guest edit all week. Read our brand new Q&A with Schwartz.

Stebbins: Alameda is an island just outside of San Francisco. Its a super-cute little city that has a sorta old-fashioned Midwestern feel. There’s an enormous defunct naval base on the west side of the island that hosts one of the best antique fairs I’ve ever been to. It happens on the first Sunday of every month. An epic treasure hunt. Looking for a six-foot plaster Indian? Check. Can opener from 1918? Check. 1970s caftan? Check. And thats just what I’m looking for. The people watching is fantastic, too. If you visit the Bay Area, it’s definitely worth a trip. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen.

Video after the jump.