A lot of Blandlord’s material is a commentary on the state of affairs we are living in, a tongue-in-cheek view of what’s going around us. Rather than provide people solutions or answers to the problems faced in these modern times the band prefers to provide a soundtrack or a chance to think on those dilemmas.
Blandlord’s new song, “Hyperdrunk,” is a reverb-heavy stoner rock track about control and excess and how easy it is to get caught in a loop.
Listen to the new single “Hyperdrunk” and check out our interview below!
Can you talk to us about the inspiration behind your single, “Hyper Drunk”?
Greg wrote down the lyrics to the first verse on a piece paper walking home from a party one night at 3 am. That paper sat on Greg’s dresser for 6 months before bringing to to Caleb to flesh out the rest of.
How do you think your community has contributed to your success?
We are fortunate to have a few local clubs owners who have been able to give us some really solid gigs over the years, Lou Molinaro at This Ain’t Hollywood and William Schwendiman at the Casbah.
What was the first thing that got you interested in music?
That is hard to pin point in anyones life, but there have definitely been some defining points when you listen to some certain albums or hear certain artists, that make you want to go that road and create your own piece of music, and seek you own voice.
Describe to our audience your music-making process.
Every Saturday we get together at our studio and spend the day either working on new ideas any one has, practice for gigs or record our new tunes. No real defined process, each one is different.
What advice would you give other musicians?
Oh, we are horrible at giving advice, we don’t even take our own advice. You got any?
How did it feel when you released this new music?
It felt good to get it out to the masses and being able to move on to the next song. It’s feels good to follow something from an idea to fruition.
And finally, if you could collaborate with any musician/band, who would it be? And why?
I think we would love to record with 1970s Joe Walsh but the other Eagles aren’t invited to the party. James Gang Rules.