The Bummers are a New Orleans rock band. Their most recent single features a lyrical blend of reality and fiction, and a musical fusion of influences ranging from Violent Soho and Danzig to Young Thug. This week I interviewed Ben Shooter from The Bummers and talked about their 2 EPs, The Bummers and Bottle With a Rose, and their latest single, Severus.
School: Tulane University
- Sean “Dong” Doyle – vocals, guitar
- Ben Shooter – vocals, guitar
- Clay Hakes – bass
- Sean Kenahan – drums
- The Bummers’ Album Cover is a drawing of an unflattering picture of their former bandmate
- Telescope’s lyric: “Looking through my telescope/ Sunday morning smoking dope” is innately meaningless, but existentially meaningful.
- Severus was inspired by politics, trap music, and Severus Snape, from Harry Potter.
- Advice for musicians: Collaborate with other musicians. Don’t view them as your competition, view them as opportunity.
EP #1 The Bummers
EP #2 Bottle With a Rose