Jordi Davieson, Josh Biondillo, Nick Gardner and Scarlett Stevens formed San Cisco in 2009, and they’ve been making a name for their band in their native Australia ever since. The indie-pop quartet recently became the first Australian signing for Fat Possum and will make its U.S. debut in just a couple of weeks at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. We emailed San Cisco a couple of questions ahead of its CMJ performance and the release of the group’s Awkward EP, coming out October 23. Check below to see what this “crispy” band had to say for itself.

Sum up your vibe in five words.
Squelchy, crispy, streamlined, hairy, indie.
What are some of the most exciting things about coming to the U.S. for the first time?
Everything! NYPD car chases, a grid road system and playing gigs to a whole new audience.
Is it intimidating to essentially start fresh when you’re already so established at home?
Slightly. It’s a really exciting challenge. It’s very hard to judge how Americans will respond to us.
How does it feel to be the first Australian band on Fat Possum?
Awesome! Fat Possum is amazing. We’re all stoked to be a part of the label.
What else in New York are you looking forward to seeing?
B&H, MoMA, Main Drag Music, Central Park, the Highline, the remains of CBGB, the Chelsea Hotel. I doubt we’ll see even half of that because Fat Possum will have us working so hard.