Stranded In Stereo: The Stranded Q & A: Coffin Lids

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Stranded Q & A: Coffin Lids

This week’s featured band doesn’t need much of an introduction, mainly because they want to keep it that way. I’m talking about the Boston rock-band Coffin Lids, who take everything you love about the raw, head bobbing garage rock their answers and image imply.

What we can tell you about the Coffin Lids is that they were formed in 2003 and are signed to Bomp! Records. They’ve got two albums out, and tour consistently across the world, going to places like South America.

Coffin Lids don’t come at you like a toned down, refined, 2008 garage band; they unleash an onslaught of raw, vintage rock, reminiscent of the feel of bands like the Cramps and The Buzzcocks.

Just go check it out for yourself at or the band’s MySpace, and skim through the ole’ the weekly 5 while you do.

Hailing from Boston makes us better than all those non-Boston bands because:

One of the best music scenes in the country in terms of the number of quality bands and the number of venues to play.

Name at least three bands that are still around and touring that you’d love to be on a bill with, and think it fits well:

The Sonics and the Mummies have recently reunited for some short tours. I'd love to have the Coffin Lids on one of those tours, as those two bands may be the very reason the Coffin Lids exist. A third would be Guitar Wolf. Raw, loud Japanese garage rock.

Your favorite Boston venue to perform in is:

Without question, the Abbey Lounge

Are there any genres that influence your music conceptually, rather than sonically? (In that you can’t hear from simply listening to the music, but from getting into the structure or mathematics of the song-writing, etc.)

Rock and roll is simple and not meant to be overthunk. 3 chords, raw, loud and from the heart.

Your favorite local bar to hit up when not doing the whole band deal is:

Do most of my drinkin' at the Abbey Lounge and Plough and Stars

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