Hot on the heels of their new album “The Narcoma,” TRITA’s Taylor Froehlich answers our 8 questions
How did your band decide on the name TRITA?
I am a huge fan of single word bands, and I had an entire list of words that would have been sweet band names. My ultimate requirement was internet presence, it had to be easy to find the band by putting “(word) band” into a popular search engine. Since we live in the post-MySpace and present Facebook internet realm, there are a ton of bands out there, and even more defunct bands whose URLs are still active and pop up during an internet search. Out of the 100+ words that would have been awesome band names, all of them were taken in some form. Most of the bands are inactive or have broken up, but these days…it’s all about that digital real estate. We started piecing together words, and since there is three of us, we used the prefix “tri” and the “ta” just allows it to roll off the tongue. Doesn’t mean anything, but looks cool on a T-shirt. Which are available now. Money, money.
What are five records that you listen to regularly?
- These Arms Are Snakes – “Easter”
- ISIS – “Wavering Radiant”
- Tool – “Lateralus”
- Enya – “Paint the Sky with Stars”
- Helms Alee – “Night Terror”
- I am a tremendous Tori Amos fan, and I study all of her records religiously. Sadly, the Mikes don’t care for her genius.
If you could play with any band anywhere, with whom and where would you play?
All three of us are MASSIVE These Arms Are Snakes fans, they are one of the handful of bands that all three of us love. Drummer Mike actually got to see them before their breakup, and Guitar Mike and I will be jealous of him eternally. As far as a venue, we never got to play the Uptown Bar, and given its rich history, I am very bummed we never got to make that happen. So, a semi-realistic fantasy show would be opening for These Arms Are Snakes at the Uptown Bar.
What’s your favorite place in the Twin Cities to grab a drink?
I’m an avid stay-at-home drinker. But for the atmosphere, we like the C.C. Club. We have affectionately coined it the “Club Club Club”.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Being unemployed. Low pay and even lower fulfillment.
TRITA recently went on tour. What was your favorite place to play?
The Rockery in Wyandotte, Michigan and Kirby’s Beer Store in Wichita, Kansas. Words can not express our gratitude. We’ll be returning shortly.
What are some of your favorite things about recording an album at Organica?
The Neve and the choice microphone selection. Plus it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to record. Andrew is super easy to work with and understands where we as a band are coming from. Our old friend Ted Christensen engineered the album, and to say he has a good ear is a severe understatement. Ted always was willing to try my crack pot/half baked ideas and has almost a zen like patience. He was the cornerstone of our record.
If TRITA had a deli sandwich named after them, what would be on it and why?
It would be a post-modern All American hybrid masterpiece of pizza crossbred with biscuits and gravy. It would be appropriately named “My Parents Are Divorced”. The name is merely for viral marketing purposes.
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