Artist Spotlight: SMUT

B.C. talks to burgeoning band SMUT, fresh out of Cincinnati’s rich music scene. 

1. Can you list the full names of each band member and each give me a short bio on yourselves:

Taylor Roebuck (Singer, Aquarius, Owns Myspace)

Andrew Glover (Guitar, Scorpio, 12-year-old Best-Selling Author)

Sam Ruschman (Guitar, Aries, Magic: The Gathering Champ 3 years running)

Chris Campbell (Drums, Sagittarius, Discovered he was a ghost in 2002 and has been living a lie ever since)

Erich Mukuda (Bass, Pisces, Cannot pronounce the word “chips”)

Photo by Nick DiNatale

2. Can you describe your sound?

Andrew: noise pop bitchgaze

3. What are your influences?

a: Lou Barlow

t: T.O.P.

s: Paul Westerburg

e: Stephen Malkmus

c: Milford Graves

4. Describe your new album. How is it different than your older one?

a: We took waaaay more time on it, and it’s a lot poppier and also a lot less pent up; more sprawling?

5. What separates you from other bands that are similar?

c: time and space

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6. What are some of the themes/topics you sing about?

t: Mostly water, some romantic murder bits and wanting to be abducted by aliens.

7. How do you feel about the Cincinnati music scene in general?

c:

8. Do you have any upcoming tours/out of town shows?

t: Dayton Ladyfest on September 29th. We’re playing with Speedy Ortiz on September 14. A tour is being planned for the East in the fall!

Yes, the phone framing is intentional.

Find them on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/smuttums

https://tums.bandcamp.com/album/p-u-r-s-e

WVXU on their last album: http://wvxu.org/post/smut-p-u-r-s-e

Originally written for Acro Collective: CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY.

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