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- Posted on Mar 15th 2010 3:18PM by Tina Smithers
How did you guys form the band?
Tyler [Swan], Ryan [Trudell] and I have been playing music together since grade school. Ryan started collecting vintage synths and drum machines, along with the Nanoloop program for Game Boy. Originally, it was a side project to our band, Foscil. Then we also added our visuals by having our friend Dan [Bordon] join the group. We started rocking loft parties and it just snowballed from there.
How would you describe your sound?
Electronic with a rock and roll mindset.
Who are your musical influences?
Everything good...from Aphex Twin to Pink Floyd to Wu-Tang to Butthole Surfers. Really too many to name.
How did you choose your band name?
We wanted to spoof everything about America's over-consumption and culture. What represents that more than a gas-powered machine that eats cars?
What's in your festival survival kit?
Underwear and Ibuprofen.
What's the craziest thing you've experienced on tour?
A girl stripping on stage while we played. She got shut down by the club though.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Not sure. Maybe the brunette girl from News Radio.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Top 40 hip hop.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
'The Big Lebowski.'
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