Thick Shakes – Sat 2/28 – PA’s Lounge

February 28, 2009

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Q&A w/ Lindsay bass player in Thick Shakes

Q: How did Thick Shakes form? What musical projects were you folks in before starting this project?

A: We are all a bunch of amateurs when it comes to band stuff, save for Tim, who played bass for the Specific Heats a few years back. This is my first band, ever. I was teaching myself to play bass in my bedroom, but was getting bored with that and dying to play with others. As a show goer and occasional organizer, I had a few failed attempts at starting a band with other people (I played bass for one night in Royalty in Exile, onstage forgetting everything I’d practiced during the one week I’d known about the show) – finally my “oh, let me just do it myself” mentality kicked in. Tim and I have been dating since 2006 – we decided we could at least count on each other, so we set out trying to find a drummer, with me playing some crude bass lines and Tim trying out guitar. The trick was trying to find someone who was committed enough to practice regularly, but was patient enough to put up with us learning to play. After burning through two drummers (one too experienced, the other not enough), we found ourselves facing a show booked a month away, with our material half-baked and no one to drum. But immediately, my best friend, Matt, who had only played in his high school marching band, told me he was in – we didn’t miss one practice, he clicked immediately, and with six panicked nights of practice a week for the month leading up to it, we played that first show in June.

Q: You just released your debut EP Ooh Mommy, tell us about the process of creating and distributing the record.

A: We did the whole thing in a weekend, and it was a ball. Jerry MacDonald recorded us at the Shop in Weymouth, he is a good friend of ours who understands our tastes. We showed up to his studio and he pulled out a box of homemade telephone mics. He had a way of making us sound like I hoped we sound but wasn’t sure, and brought out new things too. He gets a kind of sadistic grin on his face when figuring out how to coax things into even fuzzier and messier places. Some people warned us that recording is a grueling process that will make us hate our music and each other, but I suspect I might have found a loophole in doing this with my boyfriend and best friend. No drama, just pizza.

As for distribution, it’s streaming online at thickshakes.net, and we’re putting up a download soon. Our friends started a label in Texas called Snugglehound Records, and they are putting out the eight songs on cassette; later in the spring, they’re also putting out a 7” with three of the songs.

Q: What is the most flattering/unflattering musician/band comparisons you have received from fans, friends, family, press etc…?

A: People have been pretty kind, and we are honest in our ambitions. I think we’re more interested in talking to your hips than your head. Two people told us we sound like Thee Headcoats, and we revere Billy Childish, so that was a great compliment. We’ve also heard the Sonics, and I’ll take that too, though we’re just a trio. Two people said early Who, so that was cool. We’re just too new to have gotten bad reviews and we haven’t tricked anyone who likes fancy music into listening to us.

Q: Your sound is rooted in mid 60’s garage and r&b, at what point did you first start listening to music from this era? and what are some lesser known bands from that era that you are inspired by?

A: Tim says his tastes for that stuff happened around college while playing with the Heats, but he grew up listening to the Box Tops with his dad in the car, so this stuff goes way back, and I’d agree. When your parents grew up with those influences, it’s hard to not absorb them as well, unless the opposite happens and you revolt. The three of us listen to the Nuggets comps to death; we cover Cuby & the Blizzards from the British collection, which is the first song I ever learned to sing and play at once. It’s stuff like the chunky, fuzzy leads from The Downliners Sect or this great song by Wimple Witch called “Save My Soul” that I’m thinking of when I write.

We love the Monks; our record shelf is full of the Grassroots, New Colony Six, the Lovin’ Spoonful… Tim’s tastes are more psych/pop: the Millennium, the Free Design and the Great Society. Matt has been listening to a lot of old 50s and 60s records – I hear the Big Bopper and Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs every time I’m at his place. We also like a lot of the 80s/90s garage punk revivalist stuff, so the Mummies, the Oblivians. I think we started a band because we wanted to sound like the Coachwhips, and we don’t at all, but we love anything John Dwyer touches one way or another – Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees also.

Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: I think of this every time we book a show ourselves, and this Saturday at PA’s, Tim’s birthday show, couldn’t be more on the mark in terms of bands we love in a place where we love to play. This is pretty much the email I sent to Tony when I pitched this show to him; I love the dim light and rec room feel. I first saw the Beat Awfuls play at PA’s maybe two or three years ago, and it really made me want to get my act together in terms of starting a band. I got to know Hands and Knees when I went to see what was one of their first ever shows with Hallelujah the Hills, and I liked them so much I asked them to play just about every show I organized after that. Spoilsport is a bunch of brilliant, multitalented people who play raunchy, surfy garage punk.

In terms of a show that does not already exist, the Black Clouds are savage; we played with them once and will again in April for Record Hospital Fest. We are probably easy listening compared to them, but my number one down-the-line wish list band is Tunnel of Love. If you gave me the Black Clouds, Tunnel of Love and then restored Zack to the Turpentine Brothers, that would be the jackpot.

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Drug Rug – Fri 2/28 – The Paradise

February 27, 2009

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What started as two co-workers exchanging their rough demo recordings has turned into not only a long-term relationship but one of the best song writing duos to emerge from Boston in some time. Drug Rug is the love child of Tommy Allen and Sarah Cronin and along with friends, including Julian Cassanetti and Carter Tanton, they are creating a vibrant brand of country tinged rock that is as accessible as it is artistic. 

Fresh off a 13-date tour with Dr.Dog, Drug Rug has come home to finish the tour at the legendary Paradise Rock Club. Joining them will be heralded local trio Helms and the ruckus rock stomp of Viva Viva. Three great local bands in the city’s most historic rock and roll venue. Do not miss this show!

Q&A w/ Tommy Allen of Drug Rug

Q: The show on friday will be the final show of a 14-date tour through the South and back home to Boston. How was the tour? and how does it feel to be coming back home to headline at The Paradise?

A: Touring with Dr Dog was like a dream come true. How often do you get the chance to see your favorite band every night, if your not scary obsessive or a Dead head dude? The Paradise show makes us nervous. We are trying not to think about it.
Q: You just released a free-download EP The Kitchen Tapes and are in the process of recording your second full-length. How did idea come about to record on such lo-fi equipment for the EP? and how is the recording coming along for the full-length?
A: The EP is an example of what comes most naturally. There are probably fifty more EPs in shoeboxes under our bed. Our label wanted us to put something out so that is what we gave them. We are really much more focused on getting the full length out. It’s being mastered right now.
Q: What is the most flattering/unflattering musician/band comparisons you have received from fans, friends, family, press etc…?
A: We try not to dwell on the bad stuff and the good stuff can feel nice but usually isn’t true. We want to make what we like and do what we can.

Q: Aside from yourself and Sarah, as principle songwriters, who are some of the people that have been instrumental in the development of Drug Rug’s sound up to this point?

A: If Drug rug was a burger Julian Cassanetti and Carter Tanton would be the buns.

Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: Well I guess we would start with Helms and Viva Viva at The Paradise tonight. Hope you all can make it.


Thief Thief – Wed 2/25 – O’Briens

February 25, 2009

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Thief Thief is a two-man band that deliver an onslaught of intense rhythmic synthesis in a high-decibel package. The unorthodox guitar playing, that is exciting to watch as it is to hear, and bombastic drumming sounds like Lightning Bolt getting buried alive by an avalanche of prog records. Come check them out tonight at O’Briens with Double Dragons, Hangman’s Alphabet, and Thousands.  

Q&A w/ Colin (drums) and Jeff (guitar) of Thief Thief

Q: How did Thief Thief form? What musical projects were you two in before starting this project?

A: We met while working at the same company a few years back.  We spent some time playing at a pay-by-the-hour rehearsal space and in Jeff’s basement before starting to write songs and audition bassists. After a few auditions it seemed more appealing to just write songs that the two of us could perform together. Over time, we got happier and happier with the music we were producing and decided to stick with it. We’ve had a lot of rough starts as a band and with our music. It took a lot of practice from our first tour this last summer and continued 3-4 days of rehearsal every week to make this work the way it does now.

Prior to this, there were no serious projects for either of us. Colin was in a band in the 8th grade and was in an a cappella group in college. Jeff hadn’t really been in a band besides messing around with people in high school. Part of what we had been doing for the past couple of years is figuring out what these things called “bands” do.

Q: Jeff plays an unorthodox style of guitar. Tell us about this technique about how you came about playing this way.

A: Being a two piece, I wanted to do things that make the lack of a bass or a second guitar not an issue. I tried some crazy things with a pick, but it sounded thin. I never used any guitar pedals before, and didn’t feel like going down that route. There are enough bands out there that are using looper pedals, and I wanted to do something that isn’t possible with pedals. I started with two-handed tapping after some experimentation. My genre touch points are people like Ian Williams or Marnie Stern, but their stuff is either looper-assisted or doesn’t use the second hand as a complete instrument, like a piano. I’d like to get more of the technique of a Stanley Jordan into this genre, but what he does is over the top impossible. I’d like to get crazier than what I’m doing now, but I’m still learning how. I’ve been playing guitar for more than twenty years, but only using my right hand this way for the past year or two. It’s just about getting my right hand to do what my left hand can do, together (and apart!).

Q: What is the most flattering/sickening musician/band comparisons you have received from fans, friends, family, press etc…?

A: I dunno… “like Hella, but listenable”? We obsessed over Hold Your Horse Is for a while, first trying to figure out how the fuck they were doing what they were doing, then gradually picking apart some of the secrets and learning a few songs. They’re pretty untouchable though. Colin’s girlfriend’s father said we sound jazzy.  A guy at his also work said we have a “nice [King] Crimson thing going on” in one of our songs.

Q: What does 2009 have in store for Thief Thief? When are you hoping to record/release an album?

A: We’re trying to write one or two more songs, and then we want to do an awesome full-length this summer or fall. We recorded an EP a year ago, but we’re looking to improve on that a lot. By summer time we also want to hit the road for some short 1-2 week tours.

Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: Jeff: Number one would be our friends Ba-na-nas, but they may have broken up again. The world needs more Joyce brothers. We really like Big Bear too, and throw in Helms for good measure. Probably Middle East Upstairs.

Colin: Aerosmith, Godsmack and the Dropkick Murphys on a blimp over Fenway.


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Pretty & Nice – Thu 2/19 – Great Scott

February 18, 2009

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Catchy without being too sweet and frenetic without losing control, Pretty & Nice are forging a high-energy brand of fashionable rock and roll that sounds like Wire on anti-depressants or a more succinct Q & Not U. The foundation for their approach to song writing lies in the post-punk/new wave sound of the early 80’s but there is enough modern stylings here to separate this band from being a cliche throwback. The buzzsaw guitar tones jab in lockstep with the drums while falsetto vocals dance in the web, a web that upon listening to this band you might very well find yourself stuck in. Their sophomore album Get Young was released in 2008 to much critical praise and the convenience of having a recording studio in their basement can only mean that their next album is probably not too far off.

This show is a 7′ release party for The Toothaches who have recently moved from Boston to Brooklyn. This five-piece plays sugar-in-the-raw pop filtered through a plethora of instrumentation including glockenspiel, ukelele, trumpet, and keys. Also on the bill is the synth-laden pop of Math The Band and The Bynars. Strap on your dancing shoes and expect your beer to be perpetually half-full.

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Q&A w/ Holden Lewis vocals/bass in Pretty & Nice

Q: A year after Pretty & Nice originally formed you decided to move from Burlington to Boston. What were some of the pros and cons when contemplating that decision?

A: I had gone to school here in Boston, so I knew a bunch about the area, the clubs, where to live, and some few things about the scenes here and what people were already doing.  The idea that it was a new place for the band, but we weren’t entirely clueless about it made things really easy, it was just legwork figuring out where to move to really. The hardest part (logistically) of relocating P&N was that we wanted to have a studio in the house, so we had to find a place that we could afford that would also have enough space for a boatload of recording gear.  One of the big reasons we wanted to move was to find new musicians to play with, as we felt the Burlington crowd wasn’t brimming with people we’d work well with.  Boston definitely has more people moving here all the time, lots of musicians already around, and generally more people who are looking to do more than just play on the weekends for friends.

Q: In a past interview you stated, “… just the notion of writing a pop song today is ironic.” If that is the case, then at what exact point in the history of pop music did this happen? and why?

A: I think maybe that statement relates more to the indie rock culture or industry or whatever.  Its definitely ironic that where people used to say pop to refer to the Beatles or the Knack, pop now means Britney Spears, bubblegum, gloss and whatever else is on tv.   Aside from the aforementioned confusion that you get from those not in the know or whatever, Pop is just such a confusing genre and idea these days…

Q: What is the most flattering/sickening musician/band comparisons you have r eceived from fans, friends, family, press etc…?

A: A lot of younger people at shows have compared us to bands like the Killers or Arctic Monkeys, which is always astounding to us.

Q: You’re latest record Get Young was released on Sub Pop subsidiary Hardly Art. How has being on this label effected the bands success? and will you be staying with them for the next album?

A: Hardly Art/Sub Pop definitely carries a lot of clout, which is lent to us in that they signed us.  Its put our music in SO many more ears than it would have without them and we’re super happy that they were able to do that for us.  They’re also all really sweet folks and really easy to work with.  We haven’t really talked much about the next album except about that we want to keep writing and recording a bunch, hopefully sooner than later.

Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: I’ll just answer for myself maybe…. Reports, Age Rings, Wonderful Spells are definitely bands I’d love to play a show with soon.  I love Great Scott and the Middle East, but I also like having shows in new places… so maybe it would be somewhere else?   
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Ketman – Mon 2/16 – Mid East Up

February 16, 2009
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Slipping the constraints of categorization while hammering you knee-deep into the ground, Ketman’s music is as hard as it is hard to describe. Fresh off their 2008 release El Toro, which featured the best local song of the year “Hideout From the Sun”, Ketman are set to embark on a tour of Brazil in March. Their driving sound, cultivated by Joe Marrit on bass/vox, Eric Penna on guitar/vox, and Mora Precocious on drums, brings to mind the passion and poignancy of The Minutemen while never forming patterns recognizable enough to allow for pigeon-holing. This is band that, thankfully, is dead-set on sounding like itself.
Ketman will be sharing the stage on monday night with local faves Viva Viva as well as Rooftop Vigilantes from Kansas. Viva Viva, led by lead singer Dave Vicini, always put on an excellent live show with their barroom swagger and rock revival stomp. Two of the best rock bands in the city plus a exciting out of own act make this show one to see.
Q&A w/ Eric Penna guitarist/vocals in Ketman
Q: In April Ketman is traveling to Brazil for a 13-show tour. Is this the first time you three have played outside the country? and how do you anticipate Brazilians will react to the sound of, “chemists fighting in a bulldozer factory”?

A: Our Booking agent in brazil has told us that touring out there will be like going back in time here in the states and touring in the 80’s. The concept of the independent touring band in a van just doesn’t ex ist. People don’t do it. By that same token, people never see it. It’s fresh there. We’re excited at the prospect of leaving a real impression on people there. I’m hoping for really high energy shows. People here in the states have so much access to music and bands that it all loses its value. I’m thrilled to get out of here for a while and put things back into perspective.
 
Q: The name of your band, Ketman, comes from the title chapter in Czeslow Milosz’s book The Captive Mind. The Captive Mind has been described as one of the finest studies of the behavior of intellectuals 
under a repressive regime. Being that you formed in 2003 can we deduce then that some form of political dissent towards the Bush Regime catalyzed at the very least the naming of the band, if not the music as well?
 
A: I had searched for a good band name for a while before coming across Ketman. I had wanted a short name not immediately associated with anything in particular. I studied eastern European history in school and had been compiling lists of possible words from all sorts of largely unknown texts when I read the Captive Mind. This was before the band existed beyond my own head and thinking back on it now the political climate was very bleak. There was a sense we were held at bay by these harbingers of ill will. Angels of death like John Ashcroft were dictating our country’s actions as if our country had been car jacked by two-bit crooks.
With all this said, Ketman, which is a word for someone who rises to power in a system they ultimately oppose (like destroying the system from within), was a refreshing concept at the time both politically and musically. Music in the corporate world becomes easily sterile. I think I hoped some Ketman would come along and shake up both the political and music spheres of the time. I was much more politically motivated in the beginning. Not really in a preachy way but the songs painted these sort of vignettes of past political righteousness I hoped people would begin to follow again.
 
Q: What is the most flattering/sickening musician/band comparisons you have r eceived from fans, friends, family, press etc…?
 
A: One time in California my friend Vinnie Vegas said we sounded like the Cramps and that always stuck with me as a huge compliment. Bands like the Cramps have always seemed sacred in the way their influence is so ubiquitous while their names can be relatively unknown to people on the whole. People latch on a lot to moments of Mission of Burma or maybe Shellac which are both very flattering but I suppose I like it most when people can’t categorize it at all. I feel we’ve played our best when people just don’t know what they saw or heard. I can promise our next record won’t sound anything like El Toro , the current record we’re promoting. I’d be happy to hear a whole lot of new comparisons when that comes out.
 
Q: The Boston Herald’s Barry Thompson wrote last month is his column that Ketman’s El Toro was the eighth best national album of the year saying,” Local faves Ketman’s long awaited album is perfect driving music, perhaps because the band is always headed somewhere more interesting than where you’re going most days.” That begs the question, what are Ketman’s mainstay albums to listen to when driving from show to show?
 
A: I feel fortunate to be in a band with people that have the widest musical palates I’ve ever known. On our most recent tour of the West Coast I discovered Jazz Trumpeter Clifford Brown thanks to Brian Rutledge (who along with Kevin Corzett added horns to make us a five piece for the tour). We played 5 different RPM record compilations of unknown or shelved British R&B singles from the 60’s, a three CD compilation of Polish funk music from the 70’s, a Peruvian Psychedelic music compilation called Roots of Chicha, a Joe Meek Box Set, The Beatles, Sex Mob, Insects vs. Robots (with whom we played in Huntington Beach fyi- these guys are AWESOME) and loads more. I guess the answer is that we have no mainstay albums. I always love hearing music I’m not already familiar with and that’s unlike Ketman. I’m looking to venture into the furthest reaches of inspiration.
 
Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: I’ve always wante d to play with Mission of Burma, Neptune and Ho-Ag at The Paradise. That would be a dream show.


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Animal Hospital – Sat 2/14 – PA’s Lounge

February 14, 2009

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Q&A w/ Kevin Micka aka Animal Hospital

Q: When were you first inspired to make music outside the context of conventional song structure? and what artists opened your eyes to the possibilities of experimental music?

A: I wanted to start a project that would allow me to go on tour whenever i could.
I took inspiration from Tyondai Braxton. After seeing him play solo a few times it helped me lay a foundation for ideas of my own.
I had always wanted to experiment more with drums and electronics in a band setiing. This project gave me a great opportunity to try new approaches to writing and performing. More recently i would say Laurie Anderson and Gastr Del Sol have inspired me.

Q: You are touring Europe in March. How is your music received across the pond? and what are you excited about seeing/doing that you didn’t get a chance to do when you toured there in 2006?

A: It is heard to say at the moment. I dont really have real distribution for my music over there yet other than through touring.
Although i do feel i have had more a positive response from promoters than i do over here.
I am hoping to get up early and see more this time, I feel a little more prepared and have alot more material to play which is nice.
I am looking forward to almost all of it equally really. I am excited to see the cities and friends i saw and met last time.
I am also looking forward to the 3 days we will be spending in Reykjavik on the way home.

Q: What is the most flattering/non-flattering musician/band comparisons you have received from fans, friends, family, press etc…?

A: Hmmm. I like it when people start talking to me about an artist they are convinced i must know alot about and draw inspiration from.
Although that has been how i have found out about a lot of great music.

Q: Last month you digitally-released Good and Plenty, Streets and Avenues on Mutable Sounds. Tell us about the recording of this album and how it differs from your soon to be released full-length Memory.

A: “Good or Plenty..” came about as a collection of pieces of music that i wrote while working on “Memory” over the last few years.
I had a pretty firm idea of what Memory was going to be for a long time and had no real plan for these other songs.
I went on tour last June and thought I had enough music to put together for another release to sell on tour.
My friends Malcolm and Gabe eventually heard this and offered to release it on their new label.
The collection has a lot more of a loose feel. I tried to let things go more than I did with “Memory”

Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: Two of them would be Big Digits and Big Bear who I am playing with a Great Scott on March 3rd for the release of “Memory”.
There are so many I like to choose from.. it is hard for me to say.
I’ll have to send you a list.

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WHEN Saturday, 2/14/09 @ 08:00 PM
VENUE P.A.’s Lounge
CITY Somerville, MA
INFO Travels Record Release Show.
Feb 14th – Valentine’s Day
@ PA’s Lounge in Somerville, MA
with
Travels
Animal Hospital
Arms and Sleepers
Mary Page
Age Restrictions: 18+

Doors Open: 8:30PM


Doomstar! – Fri 2/13 – PA’s Lounge

February 13, 2009
photo courtesy of bandinbostonpodcast.com
photo by Chris Moriarty
Doomstar! is a three-piece rock band that layers haunting melodies and vocals over highly syncopated beats to create a sound that looms like a summer storm cloud. This is a band that sound like right now without being derivative. You can hear a host of influences at play but none of then ever pervade the originality of the song writing. Artists such as David Axelrod and Iron Lung EP-era Radiohead are the first thing that come to mind but their sound is much more than that. Imagine a plane somewhere between Thrill Jockey and late-90’s Mo Wax and you’re starting to get warmer. Look out for their new album to be released in the near future on Boston-based label Art Attack.
Doomstar! will be sharing the stage friday night at PA’s with three other bands. Headlining is Mi Ami from San Francisco featuring the ex-drums and keys of Black Eyes plus a guitarist/vocalist added to the mix. Also on the bill are Thank You from Baltimore who have an album out on Thrill Jockey and Somerville’s own Concord Ballet Orchestra Players who’s name belies the band’s noisy psych-rock onslaught. This is a great mix of local and national acts, don’t miss it.
Q&A w/ Spenser Gralla guitar/vocals for Doomstar!
Q: How did Doomstar! form? What other musical projects were you guys involved in before getting together?  

A: We all went to school at UMass Amherst together. Jeff and I (Spenser) played in a band together but didn’t play out much while Noah played drums for a few people and spent a little more time on the road than we did. We were friends but it was only after we all moved to Boston that we started playing together as a band. 

Q: Your myspace page header reads” new album coming real soon”. Tell us all about the album and when it will be released.

A: We recorded the album in October 08, with our friend Justin Pizzoferrato @ Bank Row Recordings in Greenfield MA. We had done our first ever doomstar! recordings with him a year prior. Justin is an amazing human being, a great friend and exceptional engineer. Justin spends most his days recording with J Mascis as well as members of Sonic Youth, so you could kinda say loud, noisy music is his forte. The album was recorded and mixed onto 1 inch tape in four days. The session was comprised of us laying down already thought out songs as well as us spending time recording improvisations. We ended up cutting up and mixing down some of those improv’s and they found their way onto the album. After that we had Nick Zampiello over at New Alliance East master it. Nick’s a great guy and did an exceptional job. His studio is down the hall from our practice space so the whole thing was wonderfully convenient. Right now we’re in the process of getting the final product pressed. After that we plan to release it under Dave Vicini ( of Viva Viva)’s label, Art Attack. We’re going to be the first band, but there is rumor that some other great Boston act’s such as Tulsa, Drug Rug and Amoroso are going to put stuff out on it. I think the goal is to press some vinyl and then all have a party.

Q: What is the most flattering/sickening musician/band comparisons you have received from fans, friends, family, press etc…?

A: Its very interesting hearing the bands that people compare our music to. I find it very hard describing our “sound” to people. People tend to hear many different influences in our music that usually seem quite contradictory to us. Sometimes they’re dead on. My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, Flaming Lips, Fugazi, … I guess the best compliment you can ever receive is when people’s comparisons are always varied and there is little continuity from one person’s experience to another’s. It means that their getting something out of the whole thing that may have not been our original intent and that’s cool. It’s like art making art or something like that. 

Q: Your music is really beat driven, name some drummers that you feel have had an influence on the direction of you’re music.

A: Defiantly older drummers such as John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell, and lots of early psychedelic music leaning toward the more experimental side. Most recently, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and Justin Peroff from Broken Social Scene. Though our drummer, Noah, says he is more inspired by bands than drummers.

Q: If you could play a show in Boston with 3 other local bands who would they be and at what Boston venue would you play?

A: Magic Magic, Viva Viva, Amoroso @ the Paradise. You would get your face melted by some of the nicest people in the world.

Listen to Doomstar!

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