THURSDAY INTERVIEW | Burn Fetish want you to rock…and brush your teeth


Tomorrow, Burn Fetish will play THE GARAGE alongside American Youth, The Atlantis Theorem, Songs of Eli, The Missing Letters, and Viewpoint. They bill themselves a “a groove­rock/noise/punk band from Minneapolis” and sport a resume that includes shows with Helmet and American Head Charge. We at THE GARAGE are excited to see them tear it up. Come check them out as they prepare for the release of a new record, Sun and Dust, later in 2013.

Keep tabs on them and check out their first full­length, Psychonauta, all over the internets: Facebook and Soundcloud.

Upcoming shows include:

Madison, WI 5/3 @ Winnebago Studios

Madison, WI 6/8 @ Mickey’s Tavern




THE GARAGE: Name, instrument?

St: I’m Stone, I play drums.

S: I’m Sam, I sing and play guitar.

W: I’m Walker, I play bass and I do occasional vocals.

D: I’m Dan, I play guitar.


THE GARAGE: First of all, tell the people: What’s your brand of music and who are the artists that influence Burn Fetish?

Walker: We definitely derive a lot of our style from bands like Queens of the Stone Age, The Jesus Lizard, and Harry Connick Jr… more like Harry Connick Genius.

Sam: And the little man in my closet.


THE GARAGE: What should the audience expect from your performance this weekend atTHE GARAGE? And is there a particular song you’re most excited to play? Why?

Stone: We’re going to be playing many songs from our new album, Sun and Dust. The album has a lot of variety and a lot of dynamics. The song we’re most excited to play is one that we haven’t done before live, we’re so nervous, we will call it “Rockin Ain’t Easy (But We Will Take It To The Best)”. In fact, we need a bit of audience participation for that one. When Sam says, “Feel her touch”, the audience responds with “How ‘bout now”.


THE GARAGE: What makes a song good? What song do you consider perfect or which one comes closest?

Sam: When a song is good, I feel it in my jeans.


THE GARAGE: What do your practices look like?

Walker: We typically run through a set of songs, and then bounce ideas off each other for new ones. Dan’s mom almost always takes us to Dairy Q, Sam’s lactose intolerant so he has to sit in the car but we always have good time 🙂


THE GARAGE: You all are playing around a lot. So, excluding THE GARAGE, what’s your favorite venue to play? Why?

Sam: 7th St. Entry, or the skate park.


THE GARAGE: This is a different direction, but is there a piece of technology that’s indispensable to you (aside from the obvious, like mics, amps, etc.)?

Stone: Oh, my cell phone! And my heely’s double edition.


THE GARAGE: Besides you, what local artist deserves more attention?

Dan: There are a lot of local bands that we like. John Whitaker (solo artist) is pretty good.


THE GARAGE: What are you listening to right now?

Sam: The sweet sound of silence after a stressful day at the playground.


THE GARAGE: Do you have any advice for a fan who wants to start a band?

Walker: Work hard, don’t be shy! Brush your teeth.

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