Q&A with Sore Eros
- by Chrissy Prisco
How did the band start?
We have always been recording things on 4-tracks or shitty computer programs. Eventually, these things all kind of came together through the cosmos and the internet.
Where did the band name, Sore Eros, come from?
Robert was laying on the floor in his friend Michael Centore's bedroom and the words sore and eros were written on a little notebook pad and it just kind of stuck...
What are your biggest musical influences?
The Beatles, early Pink Floyd, sweet soul music--any music w/ soul...Stan Brakhage movies. Sergei Paradjanov's Shadows' for Forgotten Ancestors.
What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
The War on Drugs, The Supreme Dicks, Bob Fay, Sonny Sharrock and we try to avoid anything that's on that pitchfork website.
What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
Adam: The GD: Skeletons from the Closet.
Matt Brown: Snoop Dogg.
Robert: I saw Weezer play in New Haven, CT for the Pinkerton tour, I was only 15 and it was a school night, but my parents were kind enough to let me go and I met Rivers Cuomo. Great times.
What do you love about Boston's music scene?
We like Zuzu and anything the dudes from Doomstar! set us up with...and we like when Nick Brannigan and Kris Thompson come to our shows.
What would you like to see change in the local music scene?
Pay any out of town band enough $ to buy gas and Mass. Pike tolls to get home...
What are your plans for the upcoming year?
We just released an EP called Just Fuzz on Blackburn Recordings and we are currently working on a tape for Night-People, we may tour the US in the Fall with The Renderers.
What was your most memorable live show?
When we opened for Kurt Vile and Real Estate at Harpers Ferry, but I think that place is called something else now...House shows in the middle of no where are always great too.
Is there someone who has helped your band grow through support?
Shdwply Records released our first record ever, we are currently not on good terms with one another, but we are forever grateful for that. Jonathan from Blackburn Recordings has been really sweet to us, and of course all our family and friends for being there for us..
Is there a piece of equipment you couldn't live without and why?
Adam: Rhodes piano
Robert: My acoustic guitar that I learned to play on 15 years ago and still use live and on recordings.
Why do you read The Deli?
They support and plug good bands! Thanks guys!