Wherein, as we run up to CMJ Music Marathon 2015, we shoot various participating Marathon artists the same eight questions and see what they have to say as they pack their back in fevered anticipation of this year’s fest.
Today’s participant is Mark Erickson, bassist from Minneapolis skizzy rockers, Gramma’s Boyfriend. Check out his two cents, and bend an ear to the streaming premiere of the band’s new album, PERM, out October 9 on Graveface.
Describe your band in seven words or less.
Everybody jealous of Gramma’s Boyfriend.
Have you received much regional press where you live? If so, what’s the best and worst things said about your band?
Oh man, the blogs love our stuff! Generally, if someone writes something bad, they just don’t “get” it.
Is college radio an influence on your local scene?
Radio K should be on the National Register of Historic, Kick Ass Places.
Have you played CMJ Music Marathon before? If so, how was it? If not, what are you expecting from playing it?
This is Gramma’s Boyfriend first trip to NYC. We’re gonna ruin everything.
Are there other bands playing CMJ this year that you’re looking forward to seeing?
Are Todd and the Wads playing? If so, Todd and the Wads.
What else, non-musical, do you plan on doing in NYC while you’re here?
What’s the first thing you’ll do when you get back home?
Write about our awesome trip to CMJ in our diaries.
Anything random about the band you’d like to add?