Quit Your Day Job is a series that ran on Stereogum from 2007 to 2013, and in that space, we talked to dozens of indie artists — from Girl Talk to the National to Deerhunter to the Hold Steady — about the work they did when not making music, the things they did to make, y’know, money. Today, we’re bringing back QYDJ … in video form!

Brooklyn-via-San Francisco indie-dance trio Lemonade have been around since 2005, during which time they’ve released a pair of LPs — their 2008 self-titled album and 2012′s Diver — as well as the 2010 Pure Moods EP. They’re about to release their third full-length, Minus Tide, from which we’ve already heard three lovely singles, “Stepping,” “Orchid Bloom,” and “Come Down Softly.” Along with making music, the members of Lemonade — Callan Clendenin, Ben Steidel, Alex Pasternak — have day jobs in their neighborhood in Brooklyn: Ben works at Co-Op 87 Records, Callan works at the vintage-clothing store Beacon’s Closet, and Alex is a DJ. We spent a day in Greenpoint with the men of Lemonade, talking to them about their music, their home, and the things they do to make ends meet.

Comments (7)
  1. Good stuff. I was just thinking about the old franchises. This and Area Codes. Liking the the “old School” ‘Gum.

    • I was a fan of the Turntable Interviews, mostly because you could see what people were listening to and sometimes the conversations went off of that. Perhaps Turntable isn’t that cool anymore.

      • Weren’t the Turntable interviews basically just an instant message transcript with musical accompaniment?

        • You just described the basic function of turntable.fm, which I just decided to check on since I haven’t been on it in over a year and now I realize why that feature stopped. Missed that news a loooooong time ago.

  2. I actually remember the very first Quit Your Day Job. I believe it was Blood on The Wall??

  3. Yes, this is some good thinking Stereogum!

  4. What album cover is that on his t shirt?
    id recognize that face anywhere…

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