MEMBERS: David Bowers (vocals), Tracy Tre Thorstad (guitar), Sean Garden (drums), Doug Rid Moore (vocals), Steve Faulkner (bass), Danny Marquez a.k.a. DJ DBX (turntables).
ALBUM: “Trik Turner” (RCA; release date: March 5).
THE SOUND: Rock-influenced hip-hop.
PRODUCER: Mudrock (Godsmack, Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000).
FIRST SINGLE: “Friends & Family.”
OTHER TRACKS: “Existence,” “Sacrifice,” “Father,” “New York Groove,” “Temptation,” “Not Like You,” “Black Sheep,” “Triks of the Trade,” “Ish,” “Let It Rip,” “Outro.”
WEB SITE: www.trikturner.com.
SOMETHING TO KNOW: “Friends & Family” is in the Top 10 on Billboard’s modern rock tracks chart, while “Trik Turner” peaked at No. 100 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
SOMEBODY’S STANDING IN A CD STORE AND COMES ACROSS YOUR ALBUM. THEY’RE CURIOUS ABOUT BUYING IT; WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO CONVINCE THEM?:
Garden – “If you want something new and diverse, check it out.”
WHAT SONG DEFINES YOU?:
Garden – ” ‘Sacrifice.’ It is about doing whatever it takes to get to the next level as well as staying grounded.”
WHAT WAS YOUR MANIFESTO FOR THIS ALBUM?:
Garden – “To show fans what we’re about and to bring some positive music into the world!”
WHAT’S YOUR GUT FEELING ON HOW YOUR ALBUM’S GOING TO DO?:
Garden – “Hopefully, people will catch on and we will get the opportunity for a second release.”
YOUR PERSONAL MUSICAL HERO?:
Garden – “The Roots, OutKast, At The Drive-In, Ani DiFranco, Tool, System of a Down, STP, Blackstar, Deftones, Strokes (to name a few).”
WHAT’S THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?:
Garden – “We would love to see everyone get along and for less animosity towards new music.”
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