You Just Have To Do It, Man: Interview with Joshua Logan of The Blind Pets
Refreshed and revitalized after the recent release of their red vinyl album Sweet Tooth and ready for new tour dates on the not-so-distant horizon, Austin trio The Blind Pets are poised for their next big adventure – which, undoubtedly, will include high volumes and lots of face-melting. While music in the pop or folk vein continues to be the primary representative genre of the local indie scene, several more bands are cropping up with an edge toward harder sounds, stripped-down and right to the point. The Blind Pets is one of those emerging bands that eschews any sort of expectations with a searing, explosive amalgam of rock, punk, grunge and metal. And there are consequences if you leave your earplugs at home.
Frontman Joshua Logan visited KUT’s Laurie Gallardo at the KUT studios recently for a chat about defining The Blind Pets’ sound, Logan’s earliest musical influences, the importance of keeping a drummer (White Rhino guitarist Michael Gibson is now on board for drumming duties), and what it means exactly to go on tour. Basically, you don’t just sit around talking about it; you go.
Mind the volume before playing the interview; the songs are most definitely loud. Many thanks to Logan and The Blind Pets for all their help.