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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Tjutjuna

Tjutjuna, Bandcamp, Austin Psych Fest

Brian Marcus, Robert Ballantyne, James Barone and Fernando Garcia are all in their late 20s, and comprise the Denver-based band TjuTjuna.

The four-piece released its sophomore album Westerner on Bandcamp in April, almost three years after releasing its self-titled debut.

April 26 through April 28 Tjutjuna will be in Austin, Texas for Austin Psych Festival, along with more than 50 other psychedelic rock bands, and The Spec will be there documenting the weekend.

Read our interview with the band below and stay in tune with all The Spec‘s APF coverage here.

How long have you been making music?
Four years as Tjutjuna

Who/what are your influences?
Terry Riley, Boredoms, Peter Kember, David Axelrod, My Bloody Valentine, Miles Davis, Richard D. James, Faust, CAN, Frank Zappa, Acid Mothers Temple, Ralf Hütter & Florian Schneider, Charles Mingus.

How did you come up with your name?
It was.

What do you look forward to most about playing Psych Fest? Have you played the festival before?
We played the festival two years ago and had a great time. What are we looking forward to most? Being in Austin with our buds Woodsman again, playing for new people, seeing friends, and seeing some great music.

What inspires your music?
Trailer Park Boys and the other members of the band.

Why do you make music?
I’d rather do this than anything else at any given time.

Anything you’d like readers to know that we haven’t asked you about?
We have a lot of dates across North America this spring, come check us out.

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