Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with The Scared Crows.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
THE SCARED CROWS: The Scared Crows was formed in North Hollywood, CA. Members include Tyler Forrest, Adrian Hires, and Andre Mohring. We started by jamming in apartments and venues around NoHo. One side of us is cynical and satirical, mocking trends in society. Our other side is honest, reflective, and emotional.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
THE SCARED CROWS: Our influences vary. Andre is heavily influenced by hip hop and gospel drumming. Adrian would tell you about his favorite musicians like Thundercat and Flying Lotus. I find influence in great songs through time, no specific genre. Lately, I’m hooked on disco.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
THE SCARED CROWS: “I Hope Your Phone Dies”. It’s a cynical song about cell phone culture. Lyrically, it’s very witty and sarcastic. It’s a groovy tune driven by a slammin’ guitar riff. If you like the idea of those two things, then you’ll definitely dig it. We made a music video which is pretty clever.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
THE SCARED CROWS: As I always say, leave your inhibitions at the door because we’re getting down all night. Expect flying guitars, whacky bass solos, and a bunch of dancing babes. We have a good time. We don’t play with backing tracks. We keep it real.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band in 5 years?
THE SCARED CROWS: We’ve only been a band for one year and so many great opportunities have already come our way. If we keep working and building our audience, I don’t see why The Scared Crows won’t be a house hold name in rock music.