Trash Bin Stench is a three piece math-rock band from Southern Maryland.
What has 2022 been like for YOU as artists?
2022 has been a year of recovery after the pandemic had shut down public shows for two years, we have been getting back out and playing shows to try and reconnect with our fans. The shows recently have been organic because people are excited to get out of the house, make new friends and jam.
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
We've all matured since the start of the band in 2017, as a result the music has also matured. We try to transform and evolve our sound as we grow, while keeping our fundamental roots in mind. We're excited to see where else our musical journey takes us.
How did you come up with your latest project?
Our last project was a series of three EP's (3,6 and 9) that focused on our individual styles as musicians and challenged us to make something special, personal and unique to us for our fans. The goal was to highlight our differences and show how different sounds can work together.
Where are you from originally?
We are from Southern Maryland, specifically Anne Arundel and Calvert County.
Where do you live now?
We have lived in the same spot forever and we will never ever move.
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
Absolutely. A lot of bands in the DMV area are DIY bands. Our rural location made us want to build a studio at home, record and mix everything ourselves. Our sound isn't necessarily influenced by where we live, otherwise we would play bluegrass.
What was the inspiration to make music your career?
We all just love making music because it's therapeutic and freeing.
How do you want to shape your career?
We want to shape our career into something that can help people and something that can draw attention to important issues that newer generations will face.
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
We try to stick to a tight timeline for the most part, but we don't ever want to force music that isn't ready. We believe that music composition should come together organically, but we do our best to achieve goals and stay organized.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
3, 6, and 9 are very important numbers in sacred geometry. A lot of things stem from these three numbers including us. Each of our birthdays align with either 3, 6 or 9. We wanted to subtly introduce our connection to sacred geometry and specifically to these three numbers.
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
We are beyond excited to let go of the music when it's done! One of the best parts is being able to share our music with people and see the effect it has on them. We would release music every day if we could!
Do you feel an emotional attachment with your music?
Most definitely. To us it is wholesome creation, and we all work together to make it special.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
Where do they go to listen NOW?
You can listen to our music on Spotify, Apple Music, BandCamp, or any streaming service you enjoy!
What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
By far the best fan reaction we've gotten was "YEAH, MOTHERF*KIN SWAMP A** MOTHERF*CKER". They said that as soon as we finished playing. It was fantastic.
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
Yes, we have new music coming out this summer! We have also been working on a big project for the future.
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?
For sure, we'll be playing live all year in Maryland, Virginia, and DC! We post about every show on our Instagram and Twitter ( @TrashBinStench).
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