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Getting To Know: SKATERS

By Michael Ian Cummings of SKATERS; photos by Shane McCauley on February 26, 2014

 

Getting To Know: SKATERS


 

OUR BAND’S SPIRIT ANIMAL


Rinocersaurus. It’s a rhino-dino. It’s super rare and also sometimes referred to as a "Rinocorn." They are lethal. 


LEAST FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD


Makemake. It’s the third-biggest dwarf planet in the solar system. The diameter of this dwarf planet is about three-quarters that of Pluto, which is super lame. It has a very low temperature. This means that its surface is covered with nitrogen ice, ethane and methane. Cold and smelly! BORING!  



ON THE ROAD


After a show, Dan and I went train dodging like in Stand by Me in Norway. Then we broke into a construction site. 


WORST SHOW EVER


Our first Brooklyn show at a place called Littlefield’s. It was a mess. We played half a song and our amp blew up. Then we walked off stage and people were angry. 


BEST SHOW EVER


The best is yet to come...  

 


 

DREAM COLLABORATION


We don't work well with others. But we'd love to do something with Bradley Cooper.  


WE’LL KNOW WE’VE MADE IT WHEN…


We have our own apartments.  


IDEAL SITUATION FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC


With 600 people around you at the Bowery Ballroom February 24  

 


 

3 ALBUMS THAT INSPIRED SKATERS TO MAKE MUSIC (plus artistic interpretation of the album covers)

Roxy Music
Country Life
(1974)
 
 
 
 



Beastie Boys
Ill Communication
(1994)
 
 
 
 



The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico
(1967)