By: Remington Fioraso
Christian Punk Band is a rock group hailing from Toronto, Ontario. The band consists of Christian Turner, Jeff Takahashi, and Jon Lubanski. Christian Punk Band is releasing their debut self-titled EP on November 20, 2014 containing the single “Superdown.”
Who are your influences?
CPB: Weezer, Misfits and Bobby Vinton
How did you meet?
CPB: Christian and Jeff probably met at school. Years later, they thought Jon was good at drums so they started jamming with him.
For those who have yet to hear your music, how would you describe your sound?
CPB: All the elements of pop that you like played with the sincerity of a good rock n roll song
Why did you choose “Superdown” as your first single from your upcoming release?
CPB: It’s heavy but also soft, I think it demonstrates the versatility of the band.
How was the recording experience for your EP?
CPB: Sort of like the movie Speed, we got there in a car that seemed like it was going to explode if we went below 70 or something. Once we arrived at the studio we channelled all the nervous energy into 4 songs which I think explains why they’re all so short in length.
What were the inspirations for the tracks featured?
CPB: The simpsons, coffee and sriracha
In traditional Canadian Beats fashion, we like to include fun questions to help fans get to know you a bit better.
Who are your favourite Canadian artists?
CPB: The group of 7
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite TV show?
CPB: The Simpsons
What was the last album you purchased?
CPB: Probably some jazz compilation
What song(s) do you currently have on replay?
CPB: Marry Me Archie by Alvvays
Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?
CPB: We love you please play our songs at your wedding
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!