Interview submitted by Crewys Lane // contributing writer
Monroe, Michigan isn’t known for much other than being in between Detroit and Toledo, but they have some great music there. The boys in Arrows (Luke Vasbinder on guitar/vocals, Evin Daniels on drums/vocals, and Jon Stafford on bass) have been in the Monroe music scene for years and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Best friends Luke Vasbinder and Evin Daniels have been playing music from a very young age and have played in bands together since the early years of high school. After growing out of the dark days of Four Year Strong influenced pop punk, the boys started Arrows. I had the chance to talk to them about the future, the current Toledo, Ohio music scene, and going to Pittsburgh this summer. Follow them on Twitter for fun updates about music, shows, and Evin’s obsession with Kiss. @Arrows734
First off, what;s your name and duty in Arrows, and what is your guilty pleasure artist/band?
Luke Vasbinder: Luke Vasbinder, Guitar/vox, Lord Finesse, Ja Rule
Evin Daniels: Evin Daniels, Drums/vox, ABBA, Motionless In White
What bands got you into playing music?
LV: Blink 182, Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, Nirvana, Everclear
ED: Kiss, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana, Blink 182, Green Day, Keane
What cool things do you have planned for this year?
Recording a new EP, some weekend tours, maybe a split as well.
Where can we listen to your music?
What is the best part about the Toledo/Ohio music scene right now?
All the friends we’ve made that are killing it right now: East Highland, Dismantle, Shitty Neighbors, Throw It To Erie, and so much more.
What was your favorite thing you did as a band in 2013?
LV: Playing in Pittsburgh
ED: Playing at West End (RIP) with Ages and Pity Sex, and playing in Pittsburgh.
If you could tour/play a show with any bands, who would it be and why?
LV: Jawbreaker, Joyce Manor, Seahaven.
ED: Ovlov, Now Now, Eisley. These are bands we genuinely enjoy that we would never expect to tour with.
Lastly, what is your go-to pizza place and what do you order?
LV: Rivers Edge, Pepperoni with cheese sticks.
ED: Busecmis, Cheese with black pepper and parmesan all over.