The band Long Neck will be performing a show Saturday at Local 506 with Infinity Crush and It Looks Sad. Lily Mastrodimos is the founding member of the group. Staff writer Rachel Jensen had a conversation with Mastrodimos to discuss the band, their new album "Will This Do?" and more.
The Daily Tar Heel: How was Long Neck formed?
Lily Mastrodimos: It started out as a solo project that I had at school while I was in a different band called Jawbreaker Reunion. It was my senior year, and I was writing a bunch of songs that didn’t really fit with JBR, so I just started something different. It kind of evolved from there and I took it home with me, back to Jersey, and kept recording. I put out an album and an EP. It started out solo and then eventually grew into the full band monstrosity that it is now!
DTH: How did you come up with the name, Long Neck?
LM: I’m really into dinosaurs! My favorite dinosaurs are sauropods. One of the reasons I settled on Long Neck was because I had a fever one day and I was watching "The Land Before Time," and in that movie, they all have nicknames for different dinosaur species. I realized that Long Neck could work. The other idea behind it was also stretching yourself as far as you can go to help yourself or to help others. But, the main reason is that I really love dinosaurs!