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publish date: 2017-11-10
High school musical
Kiszka brothers Sam (bass), Jake (guitar) and his twin Josh (vocals) grew up on the sounds of Bob Dylan and The Who. It wasn't until high school that they began writing tunes of their own and staging garage jam sessions with drummer Danny Wagner after class. “We started looking at each other, going, ‘This is something pretty substantial,’” says Jake, 21.
Their debut EP was actually inspired by a campfire
The band’s hometown of Frankenmuth, Mich., is known for picturesque creeks, farm fields and the nearby skiing destination Yankee Springs, where they took winter vacations as kids. It inspired their double EP From the Fires, out Nov. 10. “We would go under the creek, have [campfires], catch crawfish,” says Sam, 18. Adds Jake: “At night, we’d have a fire going and would sit around and tell stories.”