Go Analog is an alternative (indie) rock outfit based out of Columbus, Ohio. The band, who was recently announced as a performer at this year's Bunbury Music Festival, is currently working on an untitled second EP, which will be released in August. Matt Fisher, the band's drummer, who I’ve always referred to as an Alex Turner lookalike (Arctic Monkeys), answered questions about his favorite things in our hometown and spilled details from their soon to be released album.
CincyMusic.com: So you're originally from Cincinnati, how excited are you guys to play Bunbury in your own town?
Matt Fisher: I am the only member from Cincinnati, but everyone else is from around Lancaster, Ohio. My old band, The Ordnance, used to perform with Go Analog back at Ohio University. I joined Go Analog about a year and a half ago [as] my other groups had ended or were going to do so shortly. That being said, I am insanely excited to perform in my hometown. This festival is such a great event for the city, and I'm proud we get to be a part of it.
CM: How did you find out you were going to perform at Bunbury?
MF: One of the bookers for PromoWest Productions in Columbus was kind enough to offer us a spot on the bill. I found out first and decided to toy with the guys a little before telling them. Just kept leading on that I had some big news, but wouldn't tell them what it was.
CM: Can you tell me anything about the new EP?
MF: We recorded the new EP at Relay Recording in Columbus, Ohio with Jon Fintel. We will be finishing up vocals this week.
CM: When is the release date?
MF: The EP will most likely be released this August, depending on mixing and printing CDs etc.
CM: What can we expect from this EP versus the self-titled posted on Bandcamp?
MF: The songwriting on the new EP is a lot heavier and more soulful. We still always keep a foot in the rock and pop world, but these tracks are really delving into something we've never touched on before. It's pretty exciting.
CM: Can you give details about the release show? Will the album be available for purchase at the show?
MF: The EP release show will be July 25th at Spacebar in Columbus. We're still firming up support, so we can't announce anything about that yet. Physical copies will be available at the show, but we will most likely have digital versions available online before that.
CM: Where else are you playing shows?
MF: May 16th at Spacebar w/ Cans on Strings (Chicago) & Cosmo’s Elephants (Columbus). We have a few other dates in August that we are waiting to announce as well around Ohio. We always are adding new dates, so the best way to stay up to date is on our Facebook page!
CM: Are there any acts you're super pumped to see this year at Bunbury?
MF: So many, it's a great bill, but I know I'm personally excited to see Tame Impala, Brand New, and Catfish & the Bottlemen...oh and definitely Snoop Dogg.
CM: What are your favorite things to do in Cincinnati?
MF: Skyline Chili, and a Reds game. I really enjoy stopping by Mad Tree Brewery as well, it's [a] great place and [has] great beer.
Columbus' own Go Analog will perform on Friday, June 5th at Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival. Check out the band's Bandcamp to listen and buy their self-titled EP. My favorite track is "Faded Smile".
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