Local 913, Episode 44: Talkers
The Pittsburgh garage rock band Talkers, who recently released their debut album Bad Ones, are inspired by the bands they grew up listening to in the 90’s:
“I would say, just the whole grunge-pop era of the 90s. [Where you would have] the aggressive backbone, but then have this pretty melody over top of it. [We’re inspired by] bands like Superdrag, Weezer and Nirvana, of course, [really] that whole grunge era.”
That’s Talkers frontman, Caleb Pogyer, originally from West Newton, PA. Pogyer started playing music in High School and in recent years has recorded and released music under his own name. He formed the band Talkers last year:
“I feel like you can do more sonically. Playing in a band, you can bounce ideas off each other, rather than having it all come from one mind as a solo musician. I enjoy playing in a band because you lose your sense of ego. You join the whole project and write that way.”
Pogyer spent a year living in Denver which led to much musical inspiration:
“[When] I was living in Denver, I pretty much wrote half this record there. I lived a little outside the city, so anytime a snowstorm would hit, I would be stuck in the house. There was a recording studio in the house, so I would hang out there and record a bunch of music. Eventually those songs ended up becoming a lot of the songs on Bad Ones.”
For more on Talkers, go to their Facebook.