Interview By: Brian Winters
Before their show this Thursday in Brooklyn, we caught up with Chris O'Brian, the drummer for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and talked with him about their latest album and how New York has shaped them as a band.
Your latest album Make It Better released last September (2016), and you guys have noted your ability and necessity to focus on the “economics of time” while you were creating the album. Can you describe how the writing and recording process of this album differed from previous albums?
I can't speak specifically for the writing process, though I assume it was different than in the past just due to circumstances and life. The recording process was very much different. Two major differences are that James (bassist) and I recorded the drum and bass together, without the band there, as the foundation. Also this was the first album we have had the pleasure of recording in our hometown of Rochester, New York.