Since Truckasauras‘ first performance, they have been repeatedly redefining electronic music in the live setting. From underground house parties, to impromptu street performances, to proper rock venues, Truckasauras’ explosive lo-fi, audio-visual, live sets continually raise the bar for not just electronic music, but anyone seeking to captivate an audience and rock the party.
When Performing, band members Adam Swan, Tyler Swan, Ryan Trudell, and Dan Bordon, commonly sport American flags (worn as bandannas or capes), trucker hats, hunting vests, and various other trashy accoutrements. Their DEVO-esque, half-ironic display deftly rides the line between performance art and a really weird camping trip.
Bordon’s live video mash-ups are composed from some of the worst entertainment American television has to offer (vintage WWF, monster truck rallies, infomercials, instructional videos, etc. ). In the same way that Kraftwerk rejected American Rock’n’Roll for an exaggerated caricature of German-ness, so does Truckasauras reject the overly cool and aloof hipster in preference for an exaggerated American persona, both earnest and self-loathing.
How would you describe a textbook Truckasauras fan?
Your favorite place to shop for American flags, trucker hats, hunting vests and other various trashy accessories?
Surplus stores and gas stations.
What is the worst thing that could go wrong during a live performance?
Running out of beer.
What is the worst thing that went wrong during a live performance?
Ran out of beer.
Your most fond piece of gear from the Truckasauras collection?
The Eagle Stabber
What pushes your adrenalin level?
The biggest dick in EDM?
Explain something so technical that even nerds wouldn’t be able to grasp.
Is there a certain age at which people should stop going to raves?
To quote the bass player of Journey: “Do your thing, dog…”
What is your dream project?
“Marcy son. What?!”
What’s coming up for Truck in 2013?
Is there a final thing you would like to say to our readers?