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Meet fun, bouncy, catchy, synth-infused, pop-rock band The Mission District.
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Rebecca Brayton: These guys are a pop band and they’re not afraid to say it. Hi! I’m Rebecca Brayton and welcome to watchmojo.com and today, we’re speaking with the Mission District.
Who did you guys all grew up listening to?
David Rancourt: I was kind of work tour kid and I grew up on bands like Blink 182 and Jimmy World, Green Day, that kind of stuff but also, there's a huge like 80s influence I would say in our music, bands like the Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, that kind of era as well.
Rebecca Brayton: Here’s a random side note question, favorite 80s song ever?
David Rancourt: That’s a hard question.
Rob Rousseau: Off the top of my head, I’d say Private Eyes by Hall and Oats.
David Rancourt: I would probably say Hungry like the Wolf by Duran Duran.
Rebecca Brayton: How would you guys describe your music to say, my grandmother?
David Rancourt: Fun, bouncy, catchy, pop rock, synth infused pop rock.
Rob Rousseau: We need an easier to way to describe this to people.
Rebecca Brayton: Now, you guys have done a few covers of like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kanye, first of all, how did you choose those songs to cover?
Rob Rousseau: We wanted to do Just Dance because it was a really popular song at the time.
David Rancourt: We were doing some support tours in the UK, supporting other bands there and I think it’s always good to have a cover to break the ice because some of the kids and who are about for the people that we’re just discovering us, it’s just a way to kind of get people singing along.
Rebecca Brayton: Is it tough to stay up beat and poppy all the time?
David Rancourt: No because for us like we were writing pop songs, not all of them are happy though, some of them are kind of nostalgic heartbreak songs and some of them are just totally like goofy. I think there’s a range of emotion I think especially the later tracks on our record like Nothing Stays that are just more atmospheric and not quite as poppy, so I think it’s a range of emotion on the record.
Rob Rousseau: The world is pretty depressing place and I think our music can be a bit of escape for the people that are listening to it and for us as well to be able to go out and perform these songs in a nightly basis.
Rebecca Brayton: I guess you guys could sort of reconsider like a boy band. I don’t know how you feel about that but—
David Rancourt: It’s fine. I don’t mind. People can think whatever they want, I mean if they want to call us a boy band, fine. I don’t think we’re totally fit in that kind of rate because we don’t have like coordinated dance moves.
Rob Rousseau: That’s going to be our second record; we’re going to have the coordinate dance moves.
Rebecca Brayton: That was my next question.
Rob Rousseau: I have been listening to a lot of—to recently. They had so many good songs. I’ve been listening to their greatest hit song and wow, every song is amazing.
Rebecca Brayton: You mean your best friend?
David Rancourt: I’m going to be pushing for this next hour.