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INTERVIEW: Casanatra

August 26, 2010 by  

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INTERVIEW: Casanatra

1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.: We are an all original rock band based out of Minneapolis, MN USA.

2. Describe your music.: Organic and abstract heavy rock infused with tinges of funk, hip-hop, and jazz.

3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.: Dennis (Guitar/Vocals), Jer (Guitar/Vocals), and Brett (Bass/Vocals) were in a post-hardcore band called “Remover” which broke up in 2001. Dennis, Lance (Drums/Samples), & Jer immediately formed Casanatra and rocked it as a three piece for years to come. Brett was without a band after leaving Atmosphere and was asked to join Casanatra to add the low end in the summer of 2009.

4. What did you do before you were in a band?: We’ve all consistently been in bands since Junior High. We practiced our instruments and honed our skills while others did their homework.


5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.: Dennis: Supertramp “Breakfast in America” (Vinyl)
Brett: KISS “Peter Criss” (Vinyl)
Lance: Led Zeppelin “In Through the Out Door” (Vinyl)
Jer: Motley Crue “Too Fast For Love” (CD)

6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?: Promoting “Split The Atom Again” worldwide and playing as many shows as possible to as many new faces as we can.

7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?: A young woman from Sydney Australia wrote us to say that our music had helped her out of a depression and kept her inspired while she got back on her feet. That’s about the greatest piece of fan mail I can imagine getting.

8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus? : Outkast “Stankonia”, Jane’s Addiction “Nothing’s Shocking”, Slipknot “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses”

9. What gear do you use?: Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster Guitars; Fender Jazz Basses; Mesa Boogie, Peavey, and Eden Amplifiers; Marshall and Mesa Boogie Cabinets; Slingerland and Ludwig Marching Drums; Zildjian and Paiste Cymbals; Roland Samplers.

10. What’s your best on-tour story?: What goes on the road, stays on the road my friend.

11. What do you demand on your rider?: Beer, Jack Daniels, and Gold Toe Socks.

12. What’s your website?:



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