-Interview- Arm The Track (3/16/23)

Arm The Track talk about their formation, writing their album during the pandemic and much more.


From: Maryland
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Arm The Track" and is there any meaning behind it?

At this point we are all pretty much lifelong musicians. We used to do open mic nights together and drink beer in our bassist’s basement but it never got too serious. We had a few years hiatus and got back together and everything clicked. Our drummer Matt came up with the name after we forgot to “arm the track” in our recording software and missed a few good takes of some songs. “Don’t forget to Arm The Track guys this is going to be a kick ass take!”.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to turn it up and rock out to it. Whatever meaning they get from the songs is theirs to keep.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

We like to think we are pretty straightforward honest rock. We aren’t trying to sound like anyone else or be anything. We play and write music that we enjoy and hopefully that gets passed along to the listener.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

We are a smaller band so we will leave out the mega bands that we’d love to tour with. Slothrust, Murder by Death, and Remo Drive are some bands we’d love to share the stage with.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

We actually wrote our album during COVID so we turned something negative into something positive, I think. Venues are open so now is the perfect time to for us play live.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

Mainstream music seems focused on the musicians themselves, their lives, social media, and how they look or maybe what causes they support. The music itself seems to be a bit of an afterthought which seems a little crazy. Smaller rock bands are making some of our favorite music however. I’d say right now is a renaissance for smaller indie bands making great rock music.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Maryland?

We’re pretty wet behind the ears and are just getting into the live scene here in Frederick MD. I’ve seen some great bands live though so I’d say it’s pretty healthy.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

We’ll let you know when we see those royalties….

9. What's next for Arm The Track?

More live shows, more original music.

10. Any shoutouts?

Rob Wolk for mixing and mastering Counting The Change and of course our friends and family for coming to the shows and supporting the project considering the large time sink this endeavor takes.