Name, where are you from?
Arthur Smilios, born and raised (and most likely going to die) in New York City.
What do you do?
I am the manager of the New York Wooster shop and bassist for Gorilla Biscuits.
Describe your style in three words:
Retro Modern Dandy.
Which music defines the teenage you?
British Punk, especially The Clash. Joe taught me about politics and Paul was the standard of cool.
What new music/bands are you listening to?
Dead Heavens, a local NYC band who is destined for great things; Youth Code, from Los Angeles; Leon Bridges. Sharp Shock, out of LA. They are composed of a Brit, New Zealander, and an American, so they reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Mod. They remind me of The Jam—especially Davey’s vocals.