Los Angeles-based alt-country band Everest was formed in 2007 by veteran musicians from the multi-faceted indie-rock scene of that city. Their debut album Ghost Notes was released last May on Neil Young’s Vapor Records and in September, Young hand-picked Everest to tour with him, alongside Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, on a North American tour. Everest’s Jason Soda (guitar, keys, vocals) found some time between shows to tell about his favorite Minneapolis haunt and the best part about touring with Mr. Young.

What are you listening to these days?
The Byrds - Live at Royal Albert Hall ‘71, Dead Meadow, Dungen

What’s your favorite venue to play?
The Cedar in Minneapolis!

Besides Neil Young, who would you most love to perform with?
Wilco...oh wait, that IS happening! Band of Horses.

What was the last live show you saw?
A very weird cover band Halloween night.

What's the best perk about touring with Neil Young and Wilco?
Being able to get in the door without a ticket.

Everest will continue touring North America with Neil Young, Wilco, and Death Cab for Cutie until December 16th when the tour wraps at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Their debut album Ghost Notes is available on Vapor Records.