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Somewhere between The Pixies and early thrashing punk, Rapedoor goes there. Unapologetic live shows with no filter and catchy and sometimes crude in your face songs have garnered them a strong following.
Their name has caused a little bit of controversy, some clubs have had them change the name on flyers for shows. Their name like their live show seems to match the shock factor involved.
They also have a rabid fanbase that drove up the views for Rift 100 days of music, and this is the third interview from that promotion.
Rift: Your songs don’t follow any formula, and there is a mix of punk, heavy rock and roll, blues and sometimes you slow it down a little. Are there some main influences, or other musicians you like?
RD: We all have different tastes, and we feed off of each other’s influences, there is a lot of cd swapping, pretty much any and all music with heart, uniqueness, and is authentic, shoot, pretty much any and all music!!!!
Rift: With a live show that sometimes is on the edge of bad taste and a little shocking, is there anything, in particular, you want your audience to leave with?
RD: We hope they saw our love, energy, and craziness and were able to share in it, and felt the freedom to be themselves and to express themselves
Rift: When you are in the studio recording, do you try to capture that same energy as when you play live.
RD: We don’t try to capture anything, whenever we play, whether it be live or recording, we play from our gut.
Rift: Are there local bands and venues that are your favorites?
RD: Our local scene is AMAZING, it would be impossible to list a few. If you are reading this check out the Minnesota scene and hit the venues and you will see what we mean!!
Rift: Have there been obstacles the way the music scene has changed with digital music etc…?
RD: The obstacle of our name takes up most of the room we have for obstacles
Rift: Since you have two singers, how does the songwriting process work?
RD: We have three singers Ron, Odi, and Nicole and Jake made his singing debut on “The Stonedest.” For song writing we all contribute, one of us will bring a song idea or full song, and we will all jam it to completion, or we will just be jamming, and songs form.
Rift: What’s coming up for the band?
RD: We just released our 6th album titled “The Stonedest, ” and we have two more albums in the works, we will be setting up a tour, and we have a super secret surprise coming soon called “Dork Points.”
Rift: If you were to give a piece of advice to someone about anything at all, what would it be?
RD: BANANA XOXOXO