With 35 Denton rolling around the corner we thought it’d be a great idea to pick the brains of some of our favorite local bands attending the festival. One of Denton’s own, Final Club, captures garage rock bliss with their latest album, Blank Entertainment, a fun if not frantic experience that is anything but dull. Luckily for us, Final Club will be playing our showcase next Thursday night, finding good company in Mikal Cronin, Bleached, and Old Snack. The band’s frontman Brendon Avalos spoke with us about the event and the band’s latest record:
This isn’t your first time playing at 35. Are you expecting any changes this year?
Yeah, this year we are playing a venue instead of one of the main stages. As for how the event will be set up, I hope they figure out the barricades with the mainstages to be way more crowd pleasing than an 8-ft chain link fence.
How do you feel about comparisons between your band and Marked Men?
I don’t understand that comparison at all. We listen to the Marked Men and think they are great, but as far as being compared we seem like very different sounding bands.
What was the idea behind the name of your latest album, Blank Entertainment?
My lyrics consist of mindless indulgences that we all partake in. So we kind of thought Blank Entertainment fit that idea pretty well.
You frequently skirt the line between fun and danceable, and loud and aggressive. On Blank Entertainment the catchy (if not depressing) “Tragic World” is followed by a much more intense “Buying Into It”. What causes the change in approach?
I think it comes from us not really knowing what our sound actually is. For this album it feels like a hodge -podge of ideas that kind of just came together and worked out. When we write we don’t even know how the songs should sound and we all kind of craft them together into being what they are. As far as changing in dynamic from catchy to more intense, I guess it comes from our interest in both pop music as well as heavier music. It’s fun playing loud and fast.
Since you recently finished a tour, will you be working on a new album soon?
Yeah for sure. We are writing now, which is taking a while. Hopefully we get it all recorded this summer. We are real excited about writing new songs and seeing how our sound progresses further.