Here’s an interview I did for MINDEQUALSBLOWN.
Check out the whole thing after the jump.
“I’ve always been a fan of bands mixing different components of various genres to create a sound all their own. Sledding With Tigers is a prime example of this, labeling their style as bluegrass-punk. I recently had the privilege of conducting an e-mail interview with frontman Dan Faughnder of this San Diego-based band to shed some light on their upcoming debut album A Necessary Bummer, which is being released digitally on April 15 through Antique Records.
First of all, how did the name Sledding with Tigers come into creation?
It’s just a reference to Calvin & Hobbes. I wish I had a more fun story for it, but that’s it. Maybe I’ll start lying and saying that we came up with it after a particularly snowy season in San Diego, and the tigers at the zoo became restless. After a few hours of mauling visitors, we found that the only true way to calm them was through various traditional snow sports.
I noticed that you have your album Not the Beatles Yet available on several different colored cassette tapes. Is there any particular reason you chose to develop the album on a cassette tape?
Because I don’t have a CD Player and I have two cassette players. Also, I just think CDs are useless in today’s day and age. If I’m going to buy a physical copy, I want it to either be super cheap and sound like garbage (a cassette), or really beautiful and big and sound like magic (Vinyl)
What bands do you mainly draw inspiration from?
Creed, Nickelback, Sugar Ray, 311, Lit and Nickelcreed