Who Are They?
Anybody who pays any attention at all to the local Denver music scene has undoubtably heard of A Band In Pictures, or at least seen their arsenal of stickers plastered around town. They are an indie rock group of young studs who having been playing around town for about two years now; sharing the stage with acts like Gardens and Villa, Porcelain Raft, and Snowden. This past New Years Eve, A Band In Pictures sold-out the acclaimed Larimer Lounge and released physical copies of their newest album Who Killed the Dinosaurs. Their sound is akin to the likes of Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, and Deerhunter but with a new flare that gives them an edge over others in the local scene.
With the help of their highly successful kickstarter campaign, A Band In Pictures were able to fund their newest album and make all kinds of goodies for their contributing fans like original artwork, vinyl records, autographed pictures and much more. They had the release party this past New Years Eve but this month they were able to make Who Killed the Dinosaurs available all over the interwebs and on places like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc. Add on top of this, A Band In Pictures played Snowball Music Festival this past Saturday on the same stage as national acts like Twin Shadow and Jagwarma. If that isn’t enough proof to convince people how talented these guys are then I don’t know what would. A Band In Pictures is going places and I can’t wait to see where they end up.
Have you guys started to write any new music since the release of Who Killed the Dinosaurs?
Yes we have been working on some new material and new sounds that we are really excited about. We wrote a new song that we played for Snowball.
What gives you guys inspiration to come up with new and interesting music?
Honestly, getting new instruments is really inspirational. Our creative process is never the same so basically we step out of our comfort zones and enjoy putting ourselves out of our elements to get a new outlook on each song.
Where do you see A Band In Pictures in 5 years?
We can’t look that far ahead, we are still new in this music scene right now but we are having a lot of fun and hopefully 5 years from now still having a lot of fun.
What was it like playing Snowball this year compared to other festivals you played before like UMS?
Snowball and UMS are hard to compare because they were such great experiences but different at the same time. Its like comparing apples to oranges.
If you could go back in time, what would be one thing that you would change?
We all had a few too many cocktails and climbed a tree in the most ridiculous band attire to take photos. We thought it was going to look cool, but it definitely didn’t look very cool.