Meet The Band: Geyser

"A real good time," is how Geyser's Neil Bednis describes his band's music. "Think of all your favorite punk bands of the '70s and '80s (the Stooges, the Replacements, the Birthday Party) slammed together with your favorite bands of the '90s (Sonic Youth, Pavement)." And all of those influences are most certainly on display in the four tracks that make up the Sudbury's trio's self-titled EP. Recorded "one Saturday night in August in an old diner," the record is full of distortion and fuzz. It drops on April 1 — and you can already stream it below. They're playing in Toronto just a couple days after that: Thursday, April 3 at the Izakaya Sushi House (near College & Spadina) with Soft Hell and  Coast Redwood.


Members: Neil Bednis; J.R. Beaudry; Dylan Lynds

Hometown: Sudbury


1. If you could open for one current band that you haven't played with before, who would it be?

Constantines. Do the Replacements count since they are playing again? If so, the Replacements but if they don't count Constantines.

2. If you could play one venue you've never played before, what would it be?

Radio City w/ all the seats taken out.

3. Say, for some strange reason, all the music in the world is going to be destroyed, but you can save all the songs from one decade. Which decade's records do you save?


4. What was the first record you ever bought? When was the last time you listened to it?

I bought Metric's "Live It Out" when I was a 15 year old girl. I haven't listened to it since I was 15 and I traded it for store credit at a record store.

5. Your all-time, all-star supergroup?

Paul Westerberg - Vocals
Guy Picciotto - Tambo/vocals
Dave Nardi - Bass
Wreckless Eric - Guitar
Bob Mould - Guitar
Mac McNeilly - Drums



Meet The Band is a regular feature in which we introduce you to bands we like.

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