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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Logan Greene Electric

Logan Greene Electric, Bandcamp, Interview

Photo by Claire Slattery

Logan Greene Electric began in Tucson, Ariz. in 2012 and makes indie pop tunes in the tradition of artists like Squeeze, Badfinger and Weezer. The band features a revolving cast of musicians including Logan Greene, Jordan WilsonRay Borboa and Robert Sidwell.

The group recently released Never Coming Home through Diet Pop Records, a label Greene founded. Diet Pop focuses on supporting and exposing otherwise hidden talent throughout the southwest. The release of Ex Cowboy‘s album in February 2013 officially launched the label.

Never Coming Home, as well as other releases from Logan Greene Electric, is available on Bandcamp for name-your-price download.

The Spec interviewed Greene about his future music plans and Diet Pop Records, read what he had to say, below…

How long have you been making music?
Oddly enough, I started playing music on New Year’s Eve of 1999, so precisely since the year 2000. Pretty much as soon as I played my first note I’ve been writing my own songs and joining the bands with the most ridiculous names (PMS, Boogie Nazis, The Devil’s Sideshow, Doctor Dinosaur, etc, etc, etc).

How did you meet and form the band?
The “band” is my friend Jordan Wilson and myself with some special guests over the years. Jordan and I met in high school and have off and on been singing together ever since.

Who/what are your influences?
Of late, I’ve been inspired by folky, quirky singer/songwriters like Daniel Johnston, Jonathan Richman, Paul Baribeau and the likes. If it’s fun and a little sad, I’m into it.

What is your favorite song off the new album and why?
I named the EP Never Coming Home after the first song because it’s definitely one of my favorites that I’ve written in quite a while. Sometimes you finish a song and you just know that it’s a keeper. This song however, was over a year in progress until I finally wrapped up the lyrics. At that point, I was both proud and relieved.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
The main thing I’ve been focused on musically is actually outside of my own music. I started a record label this year called Diet Pop Records and I’ve really enjoyed exposing people to the great music I’ve heard in Arizona. I will always be making music and joining bands, but at the moment I’m trying out other aspects of the art besides just performing.

What inspires your music?
Despite how upbeat my music often is, I’m typically inspired to write by the sadness or anger or desperation in my life. I’m usually happier with my songs when they come from a darker place than when they are just happy.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
I love James Brown, Elvis Costello and Jonathan Richman. Those artists have always created their own product as individuals and that’s so inspiring to me. I don’t think of James Brown’s band when I think of his music. It’s all about him and I selfishly want to create that creed for myself as well.

Why do you make music?
It’s the only thing I was better than my friends at when I was growing up and it just kind of stuck. It’s the only thing I’m truly passionate about and I have no plans of stopping. Whether I’m teaching, writing or performing, I’ll definitely keep contributing to my musical community in some way.

Anything else you’d like readers to know that we haven’t asked you about?
Check out my website! Also, I produced an album from Tucson band Ex-Cowboy.

One Comment

  1. Great job Logan keep it up

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