5Q: Grizzled Mighty
It never gets old when bands just try and put all their energy into melting your face off with the power of rock. If you’re into The White Stripes or The Black Keys, you should get a kick out of Seattle-product The Grizzled Mighty. It also doesn’t hurt that one of the members was a previous guitarist for famed indie act Deerhunter. The feisty duo took the time to talk about streaming services and gaining exposure on mp3 blogs. Enjoy.
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You say Whitney is a former Deerhunter guitar player? True/false?
True. Whitney has known the guys from Deerhunter since high school and toured the U.S. and Europe for a about a year with them as their guitar player.
Describe the Seattle music scene in 3-5 words.
Rock and Roll Revival.
What do you think the Black Keys and The Kills did to break through since blues-based rock and roll has gotten a little washed out in the mp3 blogosphere?
I don’t think it’s one particular thing that they did that helped them break through. Ultimately they have just been putting out great music for years. With every album they built up, more and more steam that put them on an upward trajectory until they got to where they are today. If you continually put out good music, people will notice.
In your opinion, how should streaming services (like Spotify, Rhapsody and Rdio) make amends with musicians?
Money talks. If they really want to make amends, they should give the artist a bigger cut. Pretty simple
What’s the right amount of music to giveaway in order to market your band?
It’s hard to say. You are much more likely to get people to listen if they don’t have to pay for it, but at some point as an artist if you want to quit your day job, you have to be making money. I think it’s ok to give away a good majority of it to get yourself out there. Once you are an established artist, charge.