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- Posted on Mar 15th 2010 6:09PM by Colleen Larson
Describe your sound in your own words.
Weird, psychedelic power pop would be a good description of it.
How did your band form?
Well, my brother and I have been writing songs since we were kids. We just had a four track in our basement and we just started banging away and trying to get down any songs that we could on tape. In high school, I met Justin Carter, and we formed a garage punk band for a short period of time. My brother and I got back together later in high school and Justin joined us on drums and that would be the formation of Broadfield Marchers.
What are your musical influences?
We always loved the oldies pop radio like The Hollies and The Kinks, Love, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd. Then as we got older we got into Robert Pollard, Guided by Voices, Sonic Youth, Devo, Pavement, Superchunk.
How did you come up with the name Broadfield Marchers?
We kind of grew up in a neighborhood called Broadfield. We used to run around and cause trouble and eat mushrooms on the street and march up and down and walk around. We always wanted to start a rock and roll band, so we figured why not call it Broadfield Marchers after where we grew up and caused trouble.
Beatles or Stones?
What's in your festival survival kit?
You always gotta have plenty of beer and whiskey, since I'm from Kentucky. Deodorant is a must. You don't have a whole lot of time to take showers there. You're busy running around. Any kind of herbal vitamins and medicines you can bring along too usually comes in handy.
What's the craziest thing you've seen or experienced while on tour?
We did see a man streak across stage one time. It was a man, so we didn't want to see that. That was pretty crazy. Rather it had been a woman, but we didn't have any choice on it. It wasn't a very attractive man, either. He was a bit hairy. It was everything you can imagine it to be and worse. But the audience got a kick out of it.
What are your thougts on your third release Displayed In Reflections?
It's our third record. Kind of recorded in the same format on an analog eight track tape that we released our previous two. We like to record fast and spontaneous. Once we bang them out, they're done. Once we push record and push stop, they're completed. We like to keep listeners on their toes, keep them guessing.
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