Ahead of the April 20 release of emo-rocker’s Charmer‘s self-titled album on No Sleep Records, we asked the band’s David Daignault to tell us more about Charmer by taking on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Idk if it was one song but I used to listen to Say Anything’s is a real boy almost everyday my senior year of high school. That was the moment I realized you could write about whatever content you wanted and encouraged me to pick up an instrument for the first time
Best rider you’ve had?
idk what you’re asking
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
We were playing a house show In Murfreesboro TN and Julien Baker was there. She watched our set and came up and talked to me after the show. I listened to her first release so often prior to that so it was a very cool experience
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
All our lyrics are pretty personal but I don’t think I could chose one specific line that really stands out
Easiest song you wrote?
Easily Pet Tiger so he stops barking. It’s like only two chords and was probably written in less than 20 minutes
Favourite song in your set?
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
My brother Grant, which we ended up doing! He tracked all the trumpet parts for this record
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Definitely balancing real life and band life.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
It’s such a broad question aha. I can’t really think of something off the top of my head.
Jokes you have in the band?
They’re kind of endless and most of them are probably a little too inappropriate
Key to writing a song?
Don’t force anything. That’s when things usually get stale
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
For one show? Probably 8-10 hours
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Jake Ewald! I learned a lot just from recording our LP with him. He lives a cozy functional life and still does the music thing on a larger scale level. I strive for something similar.
New band you’d recommend?
There’s a band called O’ Summer in Tennessee they’re phenom. Also another band called Fat Dutch in Kalamazoo, MI. I really like what they’ve been writing recently.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
This could be a never ending list. Probably original Blink 182 with Tom Delonge. That would be wild
Place you’d most like to tour?
Japan! Or anywhere in Europe really.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Not a great question for me aha
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Because we really couldn’t settle on anything else. We had a lot of ideas but none of them really stuck so we went the self titled route
See us live at?
As of now we’re touring the Midwest April 13-22 and playing a day on warped tour July 24th but that’s all I can say right now
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
That’s a loaded question. It’s all good. The amount amazing music there is at your fingertips nowadays is pretty wild. I’m pretty confident I wasn’t old enough to actually experience the “old days” of music
We’ve got some grinders aha
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Not as of now, maybe some day?
What do your fans mean to you?
The fact that people like our music and take interest in what we’re doing is still a pretty wild concept to me. Very thankful for them
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Not yet aha
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
We’re never late lmao
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
I’m trying to think of the most pathetic zoo animal. Whatever it may be we’re that.