All this week, Behind the Setlist is previewing Volume, a music festival in Spokane, Washington, which features 100 DIY and indie artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond (put together by our friends at the Inlander). Our Spokane team will be on the ground during Volume on June 2 and June 3, but we wanted to dive into these artists ahead of time.
Who are they, where do they come from, and what can we expect? We turned up the Volume on each artist for a little preview palaver.
Scatterbox @ The Pin’s Main Stage, 6/2, 6:20pm
Where are you from and how did the group come together?
We formed in 2001. We have been active for 16 years now, and are from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Tom, Ryan and Scott all went to school together, although the origins of the band derived from a conversation while at a ski resort. The band originally only had a singer, bass player and guitarist: Tom White, Ryan White and Dan Stamper. Four songs were already written. I (Scott) was recruited through a mutual friend to play drums, and the rest is history.
What’s your favorite song to play live?
I can’t speak for everyone in the band, but from where I am sitting, “Terror, Panic, Run” and “Something’s Gotta Give” are among the favorites. No specific reason other than they are fun to play and it seems to bring a pretty fun reaction from the crowd.
What goes into the making of a great setlist?
Honestly, I don’t think we really put a lot of thought into it… probably not smart of us, but we never claimed to be geniuses.
While at Volume fest, who are you most excited to see perform?
Probably Chastity Belt, Slug Christ, Nobodies and Zan.
What are your plans for the rest of the year? Writing, recording, touring?
We are in the process of writing a new record, which is due out next year (tentative) on Blackhouse. We don’t really go on lengthy tours anymore, but we have some plans to play outside of the area, possibly in the fall.
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