From The Desk Of Imperial Teen: Vintage Travel Trailers

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 magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with Schwartz.

Stebbins: I collect old stuff. I love things from the ’50s and ’60s. My favorite thing that I own is my trailer. It’s a 1966 Shasta Compact, only 10 feet long! It’s tiny but has a bed/table and a full kitchen, even an oven! I love to bust out some trailer baked goods at a campout or rally. There’s something about baking in a trailer that cracks me up. So not roughing it! For me, its about decorating and socializing more than actually “camping.” It’s my own little house on wheels. Trailer folk are friendly! They’re known to enjoy a drink and a song around the campfire. I belong to a group of ladies who have old trailers called the Trailerettes.When you roll into a campground in a tiny old trailer, you instantly have a bunch of friends. You can’t help but smile when you see one!

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