Pow reached out to Nick Senkevich of Sacagawea And The Hunters for a brief Q&A. S&TH are an up and coming psych band out of Philadelphia. I have seen the band grow from demos to quality ultrasonic recordings densely layered with the psychedelic mainstays of fuzz, delay, phasing and beyond. -Jon
8 Questions with Nick Senkevich of Sacagawea and the Hunters
How’d the band start? How many of the original members are still involved?
I thought it was the only thing I needed to focus on after I moved more into the suburbs and I'm glad I found the guys. We started out with an extra keyboard player and without a bass actually, but now we're a nice four piece.
What are the band’s main influences? I really love old soul and funk records they're so damn nice. There's nothing like what came out on vinyl back in the day. May those days be remembered.
Who records the music? How is it done?
Me and Matt basically do it all at my house. I have this little half and half thing I do with both analog and digital processing.
What gear is used?
I just have a couple synths and organs and of course my pedal board and it's all usually running straight into the mixer.
How long have you been playing music?
Since I was about 12 I think? I can't exactly remember. But I remember when I got my first guitar. It was a great moment for me.
Would you want to be signed to a major record label? Thoughts?
I think I could definitely take advantage of the privileges major labels offer and get immense exposure to the reality of the industry. But history shows music tends to make a weird twist once you get to that point though.
Any goals for 2016?
Really trying to maximize how many live shows we have. Seriously need to get out west this year and play with these LA bands. Music is gonna change this year in America for sure.
What can we expect from S&TH?
Many new songs still yet to release. A lot of different exciting sounds and also some tour dates will be announced soon on the east coast but we will definitely come out west before you know it!