Indy: You're at South by Southwest in a few weeks. Where are you playing and what's the plan?
Lynch: I know for sure that we're playing at the PureVolume Ranch with The Photo Atlas, who are our best friends on the road. I'm a booking agent as well, so I have to go see a couple of my bands. I have Capgun Coup and A Weather, who are on Conor Oberst's Team Love label.
Indy: You've brought in Steve Fisk [Nirvana, Soundgarden, Minus the Bear] to engineer the album you're recording now. What mark has he left on your band?
Lynch: I think he can bring out what I call the hi-fi, lo-fi sound. He has a bunch of records that are in my Top 20. We started out as a five-piece with a bass player, but right before the record came out we became a four-piece, with piano, violin, drums and guitar, and we all were singing.
Indy: You operate out of Billings, Mont., but don't have a huge history there. Does the death of scene-based musical affiliation make it easier to work with someone like Fisk and build a broad fan base?
Lynch: I think it does. People seem more accepting of a touring band than they are of a local band, and we even see this now in our home state. We have way better responses outside of Montana, and I hear that from a lot of other bands as well they get no love from the local crowd. And I don't know why that is; it's the total opposite of what it used to be.
At The Black Sheep, March 9.
This show at Stargazers with the Charlie Milo Trio will be broadcast live on local…
This is awesome! Excited about the new music and adventures for his year!
Thanks so much!!!