Members: Laena, Shannon, Mike and Amy
Bright Lite: When did you guys form as a band? Laena: May 2014
Bright Lite: How did you meet?
Laena: I met Amy in high school, and Mike through her because he played drums and we started a punk band all together in his garage. I met Shannon through a friend who works at a vintage shop with her.
Amy: I met Laena at this little grassy area where all the punk/goths
hung out. Mike and I had mutual friends.
Shannon: Yep! Laena found me in a vintage store.
BL: Who are some of your influences?
L: Sonic Youth, David Bowie, The Stooges, everything in the world around me... A: It all boils down to Kim Gordon - she gave me power to silence my fears about fronting a band when I was 16.
S: At the moment, Wire, Pylon, CFM, Gun Club, too many to name
BL: How often do you guys practice?
L: About twice a week, depending if we're writing or have shows.
BL: When did you start playing music?
L: My parents were both musicians so I don't know, the beginning.
A: I always loved singing along to oldies radio as a child, but I wrote my first songs on piano around 10.
S: When I was 13.
M: 10 years old.
BL: Do you have any pets?
L: Yes, a dog named Bowie.
S: No, but I am an Aunt to a few creatures. M: Pet rock named, Mort.
BL: What are some Animal Rights issues that are important to you?
L: Factory farming... poaching... the rainforests... All issues involving animal rights are important to me. We're animals, and all species are interconnected in ways that we don't understand. When wedisrespect animals we disrespect ourselves.
A: Keeping the wilderness wild to protect the habitats of many majestic and microcosmic creatures.
S: Toxic oceans, animal testing, strays, over consumptionM: The fishies need to live free...
BL: If you were to be able to change one law pertaining to animals,what would it be? L: Illegalize factory farming.
A: That they (animals) can no longer be used in beauty manufacturing.
S: Treat them like we want to be treated, every living thing has feelings.
M: Actual enforcement of shark fin fishing and whaling laws.
BL: Favorite quote?
L: "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu
A: "Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer." - Tom Robbins
S: "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." - John Lennon
M: "Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born" - Nikola Tesla
BL: Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to start a band?
L: Have fun! Get together with your friends and just go for it. See where it takes you.
A: It takes time to get to where you are going. Don't let that deter you from your dreams. You'll get there- just don't ever stop.
S: Break all the legs.
M: Practice. Play what you want, not what you think people want to hear.