Monday, February 25, 2013

INTERVIEW: Boom Said Thunder

1)      What do you want people to hear most when they hear your music?

An energy between three friends playing their instruments in the same room.

2)      Having music on Band Camp, along with other such platforms in music right now such as Sound Cloud, Spotify and others, do you feel that music is moving into a virtual age?  Personally, I fully support the idea of downloading songs for free from Band Camp and then if I like them buying them on vinyl.

Music is still about going to shows, seeing bands perform, and if you feel something, maybe you'll buy the EP or LP or their other stupid merch to support their efforts. Music is still social and experiential even in a virtual age where people expect things to be free and instantly available.

3)      How important of a factor do you feel that record labels play in music these days when pretty much anyone can put their music on the internet as opposed to having to hand out demo tapes at shows, the distribution record labels can offer, etc.   It just seems like it’s a bit easier these days to succeed as a band- and even build up a strong fan base- before a label possibly comes calling for you.

Getting to know bands, booking agents, venue owners, and the people who go to shows helps build a strong sense of community. It's part of what makes being in a band so much fun, and maybe more important to DIY bands than getting signed to a label.

4)      If you could tour with any single band or musician who would you pick and why?

All our friends' bands. In one really big van. Maybe two.

5)      Who is your favorite New Kid on the Block?


6)      Who would win in a musical fight: Jack Black or Jack White?
Meg White.

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