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- Posted on Jun 13th 2008 1:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"We're 'Bonnarookies,'" joked drummer Jeremy Buch in the band's trailer directly before their set. "Just as long as we don't get Bonnarea."
Frontman Mike Kingcaid took time to explain to Spinner the story behind the names of both their discs. Their debut, 'Trying to Never Catch Up', is meant as a musical exclamation of the band's intended sound. "It came out right around the time that 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac' came out, and so Radiohead was totally at the forefront of the music industry. I kind of think they still are," he says. "They were pushing the envelope but everybody was saying, 'Oh, I really wish they did more of an 'OK Computer' type of thing,' or, 'They should've done more of a 'Bends' thing. And we're fine with letting people push the envelope, but half the time that we're looking for albums we're going back into the '60s and '70s. So we're not necessarily trying to push the envelope musically. We just take all the things we like and put it together in our own little way."
As far as the title for the band's new album, 'What Doesn't Kill Us,' it's almost self-explanatory. "It's about being on the road and trying to do this for a living and trying to follow your dreams," says Kingcaid candidly. "We come back home from our tours and there are bills piled up and you just kinda have to sort it all out and figure out what you're going to do to make it happen."
Judging from their set at Bonnaroo, they've figured out how to make it happen. Good work, boys. And keep it up, please.