Whatever Lance Bangs means to you...Jackass movies, Sonic Youth music videos or that dodgy Pavement documentary, Lance Bangs is now the name of your favourite new garage band out of Richmond, VA, FKA Collin Thibodeauxx, so we caught up with Colin, Joel and Drew to find out what's changed and who the new Lance Bangs really are...
Lance Bangs tell us a bit about the band because you've been reborn...
Lance fucking Bangs. Named after Lance Bangs...we all went to high school and ran XC almost every year together. It's a little what cements our band as more than friends but more like brothers playing music. No ones ego has ever gotten the best of us. We've stuck to one simple notion let's have fun at the next show.
The Lance Bangs sound in one sentence is...
"Yo this would be sick to smoke to"!
There's been a lot said about your live shows. What makes The Aquarium a good place for gigs?
House gigs are sick. It's where we started and It's still how we practice. Basements rule.
How do you tend to follow music? Especially in terms of the people and bands which have inspired you?
Just going to shows and seeing other groups kick ass inspires us to the max. A lot of new bands we play with are what have been inspiring us. Bulldog Eyes, Horse Jumper of Love, Sports Coach...but that's not to say we don't get inspiration from Chief Keef. Bang! Bang!
"Colin almost scored a threesome at the Harrisonburg Printer's Museum but it fell through. Lance Bangs".
We usually just ask our friends for recommendations. And then we'll hear about some bands just by word of mouth from people in the "scene". The Strokes were a huge inspiration. We got really into them at 12 and they got us into looking cool and playing simplistic drum patterns. Bands currently jamming: Palm, Hellier Ulysses, Small Hands, and Deftones.