Interview conducted by Kristen Schell.
This band is definitely going places and we had the chance to chat with the mastermind behind The Weather/Campfire OK, Mychal Cohen, a cool easy-going fellow.
They all met sporadically, slowly piecing together their sound. The band (who performed as Campfire OK) played their second Bumbershoot since coming together in 2010. Their performance was AMAZING, both old and new songs (mostly new from their recently released album “Infinite Loop”).
Campfire OK, now going by the name The Weather, knows how to move a crowd and at Bumbershoot they blew the lid off of my expectations! Excitement for the band, they are changing their sound and also their name, let me add in their new stuff is beyond incredible!
What are your plans for the future?
“That’s a funny question because it’s not necessarily up to us. We’d love to play at more festivals and we’d love to travel a lot more. All we can do is make music and be kind to the people who are on our team, and hope people will receive it well.”
Anyone you’re looking forward to hearing at Bumbershoot?
“We’re looking forward to hearing Foster the people, Elvis Costello, and of course, Wu Tang Clan”
How would you describe your sound?
“Our new music has less folk, we are moving toward a more energetic electric feel. Still remaining true to our style, much more developed”
Can we expect any collaborations or touring in the near future?
“It’s definitely a dream of ours to tour with Foster the People, if it does it does and if it doesn’t that’s ok. We’ll just keep making music”
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