The Rad Trads: Punchland Interview

Photo by Kelly Teacher

Photo by Kelly Teacher

Get to know the Rad Trads and head over to Punchland for this excellent interview!

Read a snippet below:

"Tall Sam started us off with an explanation on their passion for music. One of our favorite things about making music is live performance. Feeling the energy in the room, the adrenaline of being up in front of a crowd, the vulnerability that comes from sharing your music and by extension, a piece of yourself. Every show we play is unique and memorable. As we hit the studio to record this new album, our goal was to maintain that same feeling and energy of performing live. With the help of our friend Billy Aukstik at Dala Records, we decided to go old school and record to an eight-track tape recorder, a process that presents it’s own limitations and challenges… Throughout this process we found that these limitations actually created some of the most special moments on the album. The unforgiving quality of recording full takes means that inevitably there are going to be a couple of mistakes that give the tracks the excitement of live performance. The limited inputs mean that the horn section is all playing into one mic, or that the entire band is huddled around a microphone singing background vocals, playing auxiliary percussion, and mostly just goofing around. To us, these details are what infuse the recording process with the characteristics of who we are as a band and as really, really, really good friends… This album gives us another opportunity to share that energy with so many people.” Tall Sam is of course talking about their upcoming May 13th album, ‘Must We Call Them Rad Trads.’"