The Selects is #Flyah
From the farmland and gently rolling hills of southern Indiana comes the sound of a strange rock band roaring to life. Although there are many local bands which populate the bars and clubs of the area, this one is different. The songs are unique, the playing is of a style harkening back to 70's punk rock and reminiscent of 90's grunge at the same time. The theme of The Selects seems to be 'unique' as just looking at the members this becomes apparent. Front man and bassist Ethan Eck is a classic punk rocker, drummer Rama Sobhani is an efficienado of 50's and early 60's rock, and guitarist Matt Hutson embodies the power pop and grunge of the early 90's. The band's beginning dates back only a year with the break-up of two Vincennes, Indiana bands; Sonic Strike and Paper Sweaters. The three were united by their desire to make a brand of rock music all their own. Vincennes is now where they call home, a tiny, quiet town free from the urgency of big city America. It is here the punk rock/grunge music is made against the prevailing winds of country and southern rock in the area. Taking the stage adorned in plaid, punk rock and Big Star T-shirts they convey a message that many legendary bands have; this our music and we won't back down from it. Their new record, Fast Times at Hammerheads, is a taste of the band's sarcasm inspired by a disasterous gig at a defunct club in Evansville, Indiana. Although The Selects may not have known it, the hip-hop club in which three people attended their show will become a part of the band's legend as much as the community of skaters and punk rockers that have given their praise and acceptance.