Interview – Mune

By: Lindsay Newman

Formed in 2014, Toronto rock band, Mune is about to release their album “Falling Through” on June 2nd.  They have released their first single on the album “Khaze” which is available to listen on the bands soundcloud. The band reached out to mixing engineer Emilio Kuim (EDIT: Guim) mixed the album in his own studio in his home in Toronto (EDIT: Ecuador). Mune is Stephen Cooper, Amanda Barroso, Greg O’Toole, Felix Mills, Eytan Tobin and Brandon Johns.

How did the band meet?

Coop, Amanda and Brandon met in school and started playing together years ago.  We met Greg and Eytan when they were playing in other bands and we snagged Felix from a Craigslist ad (it really does work!).

What was the writing process like for the album?

It was a long process for us.  Every song initially started with some sort of riff or chord progression that we would jam on and add layers to.  Once we work out some kind of structure, Coop begins to work on lyrics.  We definitely take our time with each song, refining the parts.  That is really important to us, finding an interesting balance between more traditional rock-band song forms and electronic textures and layers.

You recently performed for CMW, how was that experience for you?

It was a lot of fun!  We got to play with our Culvert labelmates Slow Down Molasses and Bravestation, both great bands.  The ceiling at Parts and Labour was a little low for Greg though.

Since the album is coming out soon, what are some of the emotions that you are feeling?

We’re just excited to share it with people.  It’s been in the works for a long time now, so we’ve built up a lot of anticipation within ourselves to get the damn thing out there…..and it’s gonna be one hell of a release party at Culvert’s office!

Why did you think should be the first single off the album?

We consulted our astrological charts, it was clear Khazé had to be first.

Khazé has a different story line, What made you come up with the idea for the single?

It started with the guitar hook. Brandon brought the idea to practice and Coop and Greg spent some time finessing it. Soon after, everyone else added their parts and the lyric melody came last. The words just sort of represented the melancholic, nostalgic feeling Coop got from the song. When it was done, we were like, ‘This is the one.’

At Canadian Beats,  we like to ask fun questions so fans can get to know you better.

What are some of your plans for the summer?

Playing more shows.  And playing Frolf on the island as much as possible.

What was the first concert you attended?

Gob with Eve 6.  Snow came out in the middle of “Inside Out” and dropped into “Informer”, nuff said.

What would be your dream tour?

Gob, Eve 6 and Snow!

What are some of your favourite summer foods?

Watermelon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AexPuBei-Hk

Before we wrap up, is there anything you would like to say to your fans?

Hi! Thanks for all your support and we’ll see you soon!

Connect With Mune on Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muneband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/muneband

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