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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Saskatchewan

Photo by Peter Michael Perceval III

Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada located just above Montana and North Dakota.  However, in today’s Bandcamp we’re talking about the much cooler Saskatchewan, a dream pop band from Orlando, Fla.

The group has been recording since the end of last year and playing live since May. They are currently working on their debut full-length album, which should drop early in 2012.

Saskatchewan will close out October with shows in North Carolina, New York and Tennessee.

Listen to and download some tunes on the group’s Bandcamp, and read our Q&A with band member Chandler Strang below…

Who/what are your influences?
Michael McDonald mainly. Aside from that it’s impossible to not be inspired by what we’re hearing/listening to at any given time although it’s hard to just name specific artists.

How did you come up with your name?
It was on a list of possible names in the beginning because I saw it randomly and it was hard to pronounce, then all of the other names were taken. After some research I learned that the name comes from the Cree word meaning “swift flowing river” which I feel vibes with our sounds.

What inspires your music?
Death and its inevitability.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
So many to name. It’s really tough to just say a few as I know I will forgot really important ones.

Why do you make music?
It’s a universal language that I feel speaks to a person one a deeper level than words are capable of.

Anything else you’d like to tell us about your band?
We like to break into spontaneous harmonies when things happen. Like, instead of just saying “oooohhhh,” maybe if something falls, or someone makes a good joke or a van tire blows out, we sing it as a chord.

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