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They have a song about needing a burrito and drugs. It’s beautiful.
Gymshorts is a punk band that always has fun while rocking out. While the Rhode Island and Massachusetts natives call their sound “stoner punk,” they’re inspired by an array of genres. They take slow melodies of old school rock ‘n’ roll and supercharge them with fast and raw punk.
“Usually I just try and write songs that make myself laugh,” Gymshorts’ frontwoman Sarah Greenwell (vocals/guitar) tells BTRtoday. “Or something I think is a funny situation.”
Greenwell and Dummer Chris Faulkner seem to have a new adventure at each Gymshorts show.
“[We’ve] ranged anywhere from playing in a basement to two people in Denver, CO, one of which blacked out half way through, all the way to Sarah crowd surfing in a sea of people with her guitar and me crowd surfing one time with my drums, which I didn’t even know was possible,” Faulkner says. “Even if we’re playing to one person we still play like we’re playing Madison Square Garden or something.”
The band always puts 100 percent of their energy into their shows and don’t give a shit what other people think. “If people like it, that’s great,” Faulkner says. “If people don’t care, well whatever, we’re gonna have fun anyways.”
They next show is October 12 in Pawtucket, RI with Tommy Stinson’s (The Replacements) band, Bash & Pop. It’s sure to be a wild night of punk rock, beer showers and crowd surfing drum sets. Also, Greenwell says they just finished recording new material and are currently in the mixing and mastering process. “Hopefully we’ll have something out to you soon,” she says.
Tune in to this week’s episode of The Music Meetup to hear tracks from their EP Wet Willy and LP No Backsies and to hear the entire interview with Greenwell and Faulkner while they drive to Brooklyn to play a show.