After four years, much-loved Denver band The Don'ts and Be Carefuls are calling it a day. They play their final show Friday, August 31st at the Hi Dive, with I Sank Molly Brown, Hindershot, and Kissing Party. Frontman Casey Banker sat down with Jesse Livingston to talk about the band's origins and evolution, as well as plans for the future.
Jesse: How would you describe The DBC's music? I have a hard time categorizing it.
Casey: I know, right? I think at first I wanted it to be this electro dance band or something. That's what I was into in Greeley when I started the band. It was in 2008. I just tried to find some people who wanted to be in a band, who liked the idea. We just recruited anyone we could find who could sort of play their instruments. Everyone was really new at their instruments. Luke had just started drumming. I think Cody had been in one other band in high school. I had never been in a band, and I think the other guy – Tom – had never been in a band. We had a lot of growing pains... But, yeah, that's what I was going for at first. I turned into this indie rock thing, I guess. [laughs]
Jesse: So, did the music just develop organically as you went along, or did you have a certain thing you were aiming for?