Since the release of their second album, GASCONADER, Flashbulb Fires has showcased at CMJ and SXSW, signed an exclusive licensing deal with Downtown Music Services, and supported artists such as Imagine Dragons, Sharon Van Etten, and The Joy Formidable. A limited edition UK version of GASCONADER was released in 2013 on Choose My Music Records and sold out in less than a week. In addition, GASCONADER charted on CMJ for over 2 months and the band was named a finalist in both the prestigious ISC and Unsigned Only songwriting competitions.
Flashbulb Fires are performing at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway TONIGHT, April 5, so we asked them a few questions.
If someone were to buy you a drink at your Illegal Pete’s show, what should that drink be?
We will accept any and all alcoholic drinks that the fine patrons of Illegal Pete’s are willing to buy for our little indie outfit. However, we do have a soft spot in our loins for IPA beer and whiskey.
What is your craziest experience with the band?
Crazy tour stories?! Well how about the time when two girls in Fargo tricked us into letting them come to our hotel room (by buying us beer) and then proceeded to throw un-opened cans of beer at our heads, dump beer on us while we slept, and literally break the frame of the bed in two pieces. Or there’s the time that Patrick mysteriously slept on a bed of nails (there were actually around 20 nails in his bed when he woke up). And lets not forget about the time we drove through the night, in torrential rain, for 15 hours straight from Kansas City to Erie, PA and were greeted by 10 college girls who bought us pizza and took us to “any drink, any coin” night at the local pub.
Emily Ratajkowski, Jimmy Buffet, John Elway.
What is one song that influences your songwriting?
“A Day In The Life” by the Beatles. It has an incredible melody, a unique form, and man oh man the ending is…..!!
When you go to Illegal Pete’s, what do you order?
Gotta go classic Pete’s: chicken burrito.