What’s the first album you remember loving as a kid?
Martin: Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Liz: Probably Riot by Paramore
Marcus: I remember always listening to The Killers as a kid. When I finally heard Hot Fuss in its entirety, it was one of my first favorites
What as the first album you bought with your own money?
Martin: Elephant by The White Stripes
Liz: If I remember correctly, Ocean Eyes by Owl City.
Marcus: I stumbled across Interpols â€œTurn on the Bright Lightâ€ when I was about 10. I asked my mom to buy it for me, as Iâ€™d heard them on MTV
What was the first local band you were a fan of?
Martin: Probably fk mt
Liz: I’m from Charlotte so the first local band I got wicked into was Mineral Girls! They shred like nobodies business.
Marcus: Definitely Cepheus. Super weird because Iâ€™m in a band with their drummer now.
What’s the most recent album you bought or have been listening to lately?
Martin: Lately I’ve been listening to Poppy. Computer by Poppy and the self titled Pictures of Vernon EP a lot.
Liz: ‘Seed’ by looming
Marcus: Iâ€™ve been really into local grindcore. Wvrm just released â€œCan You Hear the Wind Howâ€ and it is absolutely insane.
Are you excited to have the record finally comimg out? What’s next?
Martin: More excited than I could possibly express. We’ve spent the last year and a half writing and perfecting these songs and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them. After its out, we wanna tour it as much as possible and work on getting more new music out as soon as we can.
Liz: You have no idea. These are some seriously wicked songs and I’m incredibly proud of all the hard work that’s been put into making them what they are. We’re gonna try and tour as much as possible for this record and then work on getting new music out asap.
Marcus: Itâ€™s taken way too long. This is something I want people to listen to and remember for a while. Thereâ€™s so much love and pain on this record. I hope it gets received well. Next is (hopefully) more tours and more records. I want people to get excited when they see us coming to their town.
Catch Stress Fractures this Saturday at Cold Coffee Fest at The Wired Goat in Columbia, SC.