Tonight Duniven celebrates the official release of I Need To Try for Her with a show at the Bootleg Theater. Playing in support are Broadcast Station, Liquid Love Letter, Bixby Knolls, Lost And Found, the show begins at 8pm. Radio Free Silver Lake presented Duniven's June residency at the Silverlake Lounge. We caught up with Patrick Duniven via email to ask him about the new album and what the band has been up to since the residency.
Radio Free Silver Lake: Back in June you had a really great residency at the Silverlake Lounge. It started strong, and by the final week the room was at near capacity and you played a very tight set with something like eight people on stage. Have you been able to maintain that momentum? What have you been up to since then?
Patrick Duniven: The Silverlake Lounge residency was a pivotal point in my growth this year. I went into it somewhat burnt out from making the record which takes so much out of you and I had very little rehearsal with my band. I think we'd played more shows than rehearsals at that point, which was both good and bad. My guys are very good and professional so there's not a ton of rehearsal necessary but at the same time I wanted us to have some momentum together which is hard to develop unless you're on tour. The res[idency] was just what we needed in order to develop that momentum...we played every week together and became tighter and more familiar with every show.