>Local spotlight- Mermaid baby

1 Mar

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I am so amazed by the talent of the teenagers here in Utah. Is is the desert air, the salt and honey or something alien that makes them so ambitious? I do not know but i am certain that many of them are going far.
One band i have been keeping tabs on recently is Mermaid baby. Mermaid baby Are regulars at the local indie venues here in Ogden. Playing danceable surf pop their songs conjures up memories of summer adventures and first loves and are winning over the hearts and feet of Utah. They are currently working on their debut c-d so keep an ear out for more about mermaid baby. You can get updates on their upcoming show on their FACEBOOK and sample some of their music on their MYSPACE.
I recently sent these boys a few questions so you could get to know them just a little bit better. I wanted to meet them in person but having just contracted a mild version of the plague i thought it best not to infect them and squelch their chances of releasing a c-d. So alas i had to do the email version. read on be sure to check out their music too.
Who are the band members?
Jordan Ballou-Guitar/Vocals
Logan Arnold-Bass
Edward DeLaCruz-Drums

How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
For about 3 or 4 years. We met in high school. Logan and Edward. we’re previously in a band with a couple lesbians.

When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?
December 31st, 2009. We just decided to get together and jam. Jordan had been writing songs and we wanted to make a band.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
Surf influenced Indie/Garage.
JB’s Influences: Ben Kweller, Phantom Planet, and Weezer
LA’s Influences: Set Your Goals, Saddle Strings, and Phantom Planet.
ED’s Influences: Tokyo Police Club, Rush, and Justin Bieber.

How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
A lot! We use to be super shy onstage, now we dance and get crazy. We’ve also found the sound we are set on creating.

What’s the one band that you HAVE to tour with before you die?
JB: Ben Kweller
LA: Foo Fighters
ED: Justin.

You were recently on junction city live, how was that?( it was hilarious )
We are DEFINITELY not punk. But thanks Gillis. It was really fun and laid back.

I am incredibly jealous of anyone with big hair so i just have to ask…complete this sentence jordon ballou’s hair is-
JB: I don’t know.
LA: Mermaid Baby
ED: ruining this country.

What are your upcoming projects and goals for this year?
RECORDING! and making shirts

anything else you’d like to add?
Stay Golden.

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