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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Interview with "Canoe"

1) How did the band members meet?

James and I (Brent)  have been friends for a while now, we played music together just for fun for a little while and went through a couple drummers until we found Austin in like early 2010 and then started to take things a little more seriously.  We met Chris through school, he was our buddy and it just happened naturally.

2) What inspired you to pursue a career in music?

Well personally, its cliche, but music is amazing.  It makes people feel things.  It heals, it helps.  Whats not to love about it?  I wanted to make any kind of difference I could to this world, and I don't posses very much talent at anything else...  It didn't hurt that I got horrible grades in high school and was left with very little other choice than being in a band.

3) How did you decide on the band name?

We lead boring lives, me and James one time went canoeing because there's nothing to do where we live.  We fell out and had to swin through gross river water and wound up in a public park and had to carry a Canoe back in our boxers.  We said it as a joke and it stuck.  Canoe is simple, easy to remember and doesn't sound like we take ourselves to seriously.  Also, it means vagina according to Urban Dictionary,  look it up I dare you.

4) Any tour plans for the spring/summer?

Yeah actually!  We're planning our first tour for this July around the north-east.  It's gonna be killer we're so stoked.  Check our Facebook in the next couple months for dates.

5) What artist(s) would you consider to be your major influences?

For me Blink-182 raised me, so they're huge.  Bayside, Fireworks, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Handguns, Bright Eyes,  Dear And The Headlights, Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers... There's so many.

6) What band(s) would you love to tour with in the future?

Out of my favorite bands that are touring the ultimate would be The Wonder Years.  But we have some good friends around Buffalo we'd love to tour with too!  Shout out to our friends in Sleep Atlantic, Sans Ego, Dividing the Skyline, Camden and Scholar!  Go check them out! Sorry if I missed anyone!

7) Any new music coming out soon?

Yupp!  We're actually going into the studio to record our first full length.  We're stoked on it.  Can't wait to get it out!!  Check out the facebook for updates on it we're looking to release it early this summer!  It's different than anything we've done.

8) If so, what “sound” can fans expect?

All sorts of stuff!  If you've followed Canoe you can expect the same pop-punk feel we did on our EP.  But we've grown a bit, not only as a band but as people, we've had a rough year and this album definetly reflects that, so there's some serious stuff on there, some heavy, some light.  Something to make you dance and something to make you think.

9) Finally, is there anyone you would like to give a shout out to?

Every single person who has helped us out at all, no matter what it is.  Anyone who bought our CD or a Tee shirt, or posted on our wall or talked to us, or come out to a show, or sang one of our songs, it means the world to us and it doesn't go unnoticed we promise!  Also all my friends who I've met around Buffalo and elsewhere as a result, you know who you are!  I have the best friends anyone could ask for and I'm honored.  I hope everyone sticks around for the next album, we're really proud of it.

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