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It's hard enough for bandmates to find time for each other within same city, so it's all the more impressive that Travel Mug have developed during stretches of geographic divide. Long-time friends Ian Hamerlinck and Maya Powell began their collaboration over email, and are currently doing things long distance since Powell moved to Baltimore recently. The pair, who you might've heard previously as the Narw!als
, teamed up with local producer Andy Thompson (Jeremy Messersmith, Dan Wilson) on their newest EP, Castle Danger
. These five songs make up a collection of power-pop nuggets catchy enough to make the New Pornographers' A.C. Newman smile.
Before their album release at the Entry on Friday, Maya and Ian took some time out of their busy schedules to talk about their latest album, what it was like working with Thompson, and why folks should not bring babies to the show.More »