Darlin Maudie are
a band that consist of the brothers Evancho and they have been
shaking shit up in Kansas. They have decided to hit the road to
the west Coast for tour. They contacted Punk Globe to help
promote their CD " The Shallow Deep" and their west coast
Punk Globe: Tell us about Darlin Maudie, you are from Kansas
right? How long have you been together?
we are brothers, Mike always likes to say we've been together
since 1978 when I was born. But, DM basically started as a
recording project in our basement in 1997. We grew up in rural
Kansas so there wasn't much for live music or other musicians.
We first started playing live shows together in 1999. We both
had earlier bands we played in separately, though Mike had a
band called Analog Fuzz while he was in high school and I
started a band, Old Man Lyle when I was in college. But the
current lineup, with the drum machine, has been playing shows
for about 2 years.
Punk Globe: So, Darlin Maudie consists of just the two of
That's right! The brothers Evancho, plus the spirits of every
one of drummers that died in mysterious gardening accidents.
Punk Globe: When you play live are you able to achieve the
full sound that you have?
When we play live
all the instrumentation is there. That is one of the joys of
using a drum machine we don't lose any sounds. Sometimes if we
play a bigger club and they don't have a sound system we lose a
little energy from not have live drums, though. We actually
have our own PA we bring to play our bass and drums through so
we have as big as sound as possible. We do have a very
energetic live show, though with a mini-trampoline and spring
light on stage. We try to make up for only having two people on
stage and it has forced us to become more creative.
Punk Globe: On your My Space site you have two other players
That is a bit of an inside joke. Back when Mike and I were just
recording in the basement we used to say that Gwendolyn Praxis
was our drummer, when in all actuality Mike was playing the
drums. When we started playing with the drum machine we used to
have to burn CDs with our backing tracks because the drum
machine didn't have enough memory. We used a Memorex CD player
live so we decided to add Jerry Memorex to our band. It didn't
take long for Jerry and Gwen to fall into digital love and get
hitched. They the tightest rhythm section
you'll find anywhere.
Punk Globe: Who are your influences?
We grew up on classical music, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and the
like. Our grandfather was a college music professor so our
parents played the classical 24/7. But we also listened to a
lot of the Drifters and Michael Jackson. As we got older we
listened to metal and rap. When grunge hit we were definitely
taken by the wave. Mike definitely digs more established bands
though like Pink Floyd. I've bombarded him with every one hit
wonder in the last 5 years, though, I'm sure. Recent influences
would be Kill Creek, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Wilco and
Daft Punk. We listen to about every style of music.
Punk Globe: How many releases does Darlin Maudie have out?
Tell us about your label? Are you happy with the support they
are giving you?
With the release of our new album, "Dead End of the Wake" on
July 21st we will have three records out. Our others include,
"The Charm of Demolition" and "The Shallow Deep." We don't have
a true label and support ourselves. The Bape Records is what we
have released albums under since we've started recording. We
would love to find someone who believes in our sound, though,
and help us spread throughout the US.
Punk Globe: You are planning a tour that will bring you out
to California. Will this be your first time playing the West
Yes, and we are pretty excited. We played with the band Get Set
Go (Highland Park, CA) in Wichita and they totally helped us set
up a couple shows in the Los Angeles area. We will also be in
Murrieta, Ventura and Santa Barbara. We also have family in
Santa Clarita so it will be a very cool vacation. Plus, I have
never seen the Pacific before. Mike lived in San Diego for a
short time, though.
Globe: Can you tell us about the scene in Kansas? Are there
alot of clubs to play?
Kansas definitely has some great bands and clubs. The most
popular scene would be in Lawrence, I imagine. There are many
great clubs there like the Bottleneck, Replay Lounge and
Jazzhaus. KC is also a great place play, but one their
mainstays, The Hurricane, is closing though I think. Wichita is
sometimes the forgotten city, when it comes to music, even
though we are the largest city in Kansas. We have some great
clubs including Kirby's Beer Store and JC's House of Rock. At
Kirby's, you can find live music 7 nights a week ranging from
punk to metal to bluegrass to jazz. And the people there are
true music fans. It is truly an amazing place and I know
out-of-town bands dig the place. We continue to get more
touring bands through Wichita, too, so I think the scene will
only get better. We have so many great bands in Wichita like
Stars Go Cold, The Terrible Airplane, Spirit of the Stairs and
Injektilo. The list could go on and on, though.
Punk Globe: We here at Punk Globe wish you much luck on your
tour and one last question are you a Bea Arthur fan? You know
because of the band name and Bea was "Maude."
We are now!
Punk Globe: Any last comments?
Thank you for the opportunity. Check out www.myspace.com/darlinmaudie
for our tour dates and we hope to meet many new fans on our