This week, we introduce you to My Body Sings Electric. An indie-rock band out of Denver, Colorado, the band recently released the Franklin Tapes and with the feedback they got, they decided to create Side B. Read more to learn about My Body Sings Electric and how their new EP makes them feel.
Introduce yourselves and your role in the band (I’m ___ and I play __ etc.)
Hey, I’m Nick, I play guitar for MBSE, and also specialize in responding to interviews over the interwebz.
How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
Our sound is our own, but fans of Capitol Cities, Walk the Moon, or Minus the Bear might be most keen to it.
What kind of music would you say influenced your sound?
Bands like Circa Survive, Dredg, and Thrice will always hold a special place in our hearts. I think we incorporate those influences and add a touch of modern pop sensibility.
Why did you decide to release two parts of the “Franklin Tapes EP”: Sides A & B?
Because two is always better than one. We’re all about quantity, not quality. Eventually, we’re going to release one song over the course of a year, in quarter second increments, just to see how far we can stretch it out. Just kidding! But seriously, we thought if we elongate the release, we’d more appropriately maximize our exposure.
Is there an environment that you prefer to write in?
Think of the part in the movie Notorious, right before Biggie records “Juicy”.
What song are you most excited to play live from your EP?
I’m excited to play “Everyone is Dead” when we are in California. It’s kind of our middle finger to the hustle and bustle of LA. Shall be interesting to see how the locals react.
What makes you the most nervous about releasing “Franklin Tapes Side B”?
Quite honestly, there isn’t really much to be nervous about. We’re proud of it, and like the cover says, we don’t care if you don’t like it.
You have a radio show on Idobi Radio: how did that come to be / can you explain to our readers what a normal show consists of for you?
We have always been avid podcast listeners, ourselves, and decided it was something we wanted to try. We started off releasing episodes on our own through Soundcloud and a few other platforms, and eventually got Idobi’s attention, I guess. The show is called “The Awful Truth” and can be taken very literally in context. We talk about the struggles we face as an independent band trying to get our footing in the music industry.
If you could plan your dream tour, who would be on it?
Tenacious D, Snoop Dogg, and the Trailer Park Boys.
What’s your dream venue?
Red Rocks. And we’ve been fortunate enough to live that dream out already. Would love to do it again, though.
If you found a magic lamp and each band member was granted 3 wishes, what would they be?
I can’t speak for the others, but mine are as follows:
1. Bottomless Tacos
2. Bottomless Margaritas
3. A one on one basketball match against Barack Obama
… in that order.
What’s next for you after “Side B” comes out?
We’re taking the show back out on the road for the next couple months. Check our website for dates: Mybodysingselectric.com
What’s the top played song on your iPod?
What’s an iPod? Is there an application for it on my phone?
If you played in a different genre, what would it be and why?
We already have a Hip Hop alter ego that we write songs for, it’s fun to step out of your normal box sometimes.
What song do you feel like you can listen to over and over again and never get tired of?
“Hesher” by Wallpaper.
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