You know the drill. A little while ago, two fine young men, Kenny Eaton and Jordan Miller, approached us with an idea for a partnership: Bring bands into Kenny’s Mystery Ton Studios, ask them to record a song, sit them down for an interview, video everything, and release all of it to the masses. Manning the cameras, of course, would be Jordan, along with his Gypsy Cab crew, and we would call the thing “Frederick One Take.”
This is typically where we run down through all the other episodes, recapping each guest and providing a link … but that list is becoming too long to constantly mention. So, instead, we’d love to encourage you to take a look at the Frederick One Take tag on this very website, or to head over to our YouTube channel to have a look at all the other wonderful videos that have come out of this tiny project. Frederick has some awfully remarkable musical talent in and around its parameters, you know.
Anyway, this month, we have local rock trio Middle Kid, led by the incomparable Zack Willis. Did you know that these dudes recorded an entire album and then … well, you’ll have to listen to the interview below to hear what happened next. Before you do that, though, you should check out their performance of a new(ish) song called “Competitive.” The band has gone through a bunch of lineup changes through the years, but as you’ll see here, this particular lineup came together via one of the 21st century’s most polarizing inventions. What’s that? Well … you’ll have to watch the interview to see! Yes. We are shamelessly trying to get you to watch the interview. Anyway, these dudes are great, this song is great and to some of us, Austin Braswell sounds a whole lot like Evan Braswell. For more on Middle Kid, follow them on Twitter here, check them out on Facebook here, or Instagram their faces here.