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10-4 Good Buddies: The Story of the Trucks

Posted by July 26th, 2007 No Comments »

trucks_thumbThe Trucks’ story is one about a sort of accidental success that’s positively goddamn heartwarming, supposing things like fun, friendship and complete lack of pretension warm your heart.

Even if your heart is too cold and dead, it’s a story worth taking note of for the simple fact that the Trucks seem poised to strike big, either suddenly or because of the steady but exponential growth that’s marked their career to date.

The band found itself sharing stages with local luminaries and received favorable reviews from critics and audiences for their glitchy, sassy dance pop that alternates between tongue-in-cheek sexuality and wide-smiling whimsy.


trucksThe Trucks’ story is one about a sort of accidental success that’s positively goddamn heartwarming, supposing things like fun, friendship and complete lack of pretension warm your heart.

Even if your heart is too cold and dead, it’s a story worth taking note of for the simple fact that the Trucks seem poised to strike big, either suddenly or because of the steady but exponential growth that’s marked their career to date.

The band found itself sharing stages with local luminaries and received favorable reviews from critics and audiences for their glitchy, sassy dance pop that alternates between tongue-in-cheek sexuality and wide-smiling whimsy.

trucksbassKeyboard/vocalist Marissa Moore expounded on the positive reactions the band has received and the increasing masses of fans that come to their shows. “It’s exciting, but it’s weird for us to have people that we don’t know who personally care about what we’re doing. We like to know as many of our fans as we can and it’s less intimidating to have them as friends, Moore said.

Drummer Lindy McIntyre addressed the hype, as well as the backlash that often accompanies such things. Whenever there is hype around a band there are cynics. I’m guilty of it once in awhile,” McIntyre said. I am sure we will start to see the negative side effects that go along with getting lots of attention but hey, we’re tough. We can handle it.

The band’s self-titled debut, out now on Clickpop records, juggles Peaches inspired electropop on "Tities," and “Why The?," with quirky, alt-rock influenced numbers like "Messages."  

The band recently played the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, rubbing shoulders with fans, friends and influences. "e had a rad time in Austin. We played with some sweet ass bands like Northern State, the Dollyrots, the Buzzcocks," said McIntyre.

Apparently, in true rock ‘n’ roll fashion, there were some shenanigans that can’t, or shouldn’t, be fully divulged, but apparently fun was had. "I went to a private party for Vice Magazine and all hell broke loose including the packed balcony of a mansion," McIntyre said. "It was insane. No one was hurt but I was a little freaked out for a few days."

truckskeysFreaked out or no, the band is excited about their growth as performers and is already writing material for their next even more varied and perhaps darker album.

"We’re all a lot more comfortable trying something that’s more of a challenge musically," Moore mused.

"Once the ideas start flowing we can write a song in less than 5 minutes," McIntyre said. "We also have songs we started to write three years ago that haven’t been touched since. Kinda like Prince, but not. Or something."

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The Trucks play the Capital Hill Block Party Friday, July 27 on the Neumos stage.


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