Our week will come to a close here at Frederick Playlist later today with this week’s Weekend Playlist … but for now, we have a very short and quick bonus Q&A with the brand new Frederick band Seaknuckle. Rising from the ashes of local favorites Silent Old Mtns., the guys reached out to us this week, letting us know about their EP release party, set for Saturday night at Cafe Nola. To sweeten the pot, the guys are sharing the bill with Old Indian. So, before we get to all that you might want to pay attention to this weekend in Frederick music, here’s a tiny email exchange between Frederick Playlist and Joe from Seaknuckle (plus a bonus Madonna video!). Enjoy.
You guys are a pretty new band and you formed after Silent Old Mtns. broke up, so we’ll start with the obvious: What went into the beginning of Seaknuckle? Who approached whom and how did it get started?
Jon and Matt were in Sun Buffalo together. I’ve been jamming on the side with Jon since high school. Colin chimed in. It was time!
That said, how can you best describe your sound?
Our sound is all over the place. We’re trying to figure it out ourselves.
What are some goals you guys have as a band? Being so fresh, what do the next six months look like for you guys?
In the next six months, we want to make it or break it. No modest goals. We either want to take it to the next level or fall apart. Maintaining isn’t for us.
The Nola show, from what I understand, is going to be your EP release party. Can you explain a little about what went into it? Where did you record it?
Yes! We’re releasing our EP August 2 at Cafe Nola with our good friends Old Indian. We recorded our EP at Mobtown Studios in Baltimore over a weekend.
What goes into your song-writing process? Did you guys start out by deciding on a list of covers you could all play together? If so, what songs did you learn?
Jon is the main songwriter, although we all help compose songs. Writing original music is the spark that excites us. We don’t have any covers, although we all like Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.”
What’s your impression of the current music scene in Frederick?
There is some serious talent locally, although I wish we could get a bit weirder.
And, of course, what can we expect from your show at Cafe Nola?
If we can successfully follow our brothers in Old Indian, then you can expect to see the chaotic limits of love.