Interview

BRONCHO Hits BRILLOBOX in Pittsburgh June 25

 The Oklahoma band has a major ’70s punk rock vibe (but in a natural, not nostalgic, way!).  Think influences like the Ramones,  Iggy & The Stooges, and The Only Ones.  NPR Music gave them props in the ‘best of’ section when the band self–released Can’t Get Past The Lips.  Since then, Fairfax Recordings snapped BRONCHO up and released Can’t Get Past The Lips on June 4th.  It’s a blisteringly cathartic 20 minutes of gritty guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey’s aggressive, yelping vocals.  BRONCHO’s show is at Brillobox on June 25.
Is being on the road touring as a professional musician everything you thought it would be?

I don’t think we had a lot of expectations of touring or being on the road. We have all done this for a while with different bands, so we know there is not a lot of money to be had, and constipation can creep up on you if your not careful. One thing you learn pretty quickly is that there is no real difference between a Professional and an Amateur.

What is it about that 70’s punk era that you connect to most?
With BRONCHO I would say mostly the sound of those records. The photographs of that era are pretty rad too.
Why do you think simplicity in song writing seems to resonate so well with listeners?
Trim the fat. Nobody likes fat.
Looks like you had some fun making the video for “I Don’t Really Want To Be Social”, do you enjoy the video creation experience?
All of our videos have been pretty physical. Lots of running or being covered in plastic.  We really enjoy the time in our beds after the video creation experience.
Now that Can’t Get Past The Lips  is out, what are the big goals for BRONCHO for the rest of 2013?
 Lots more touring, better eating habits, getting at least 6 hours of sleep a night, and finishing our next record.
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