A Chat With Boston's Three Run Jack

Dudes Seem Chill

By: Andrew Strader

May 09, 2017

"Our primary sonic influences would have to be hedgehog and youth."

Three Run Jack is a four piece band from Boston. Its members, Dave, Nick, Brett, and Brad, write fuzzy, sloppy, '90s sounding garage songs with punk overtones that prove remiscent of classics like Pavement and Guided By Voices. Distorted guitars, totally unapologetic talk-sing vocals and distant, washy percussion make for a pleasantly nostalgic strain of lo-fi indie rock that we enjoyed so much we had to (virtually) sit down with the four of them for a chat about the band's past, present, and future. 

How did you all meet and what made you start playing music together?

Dave, Nick, and Brett met while acting as featured players on PBS Zoom. Nick previously had roles in films such as Baby Geniuses and Baby's Day Out. Dave and Brett were renown Toys R' Us catalogue models. After realizing they shared a mutual love for Rock n' Roll, they sought out Brad to play bass, whom they had met in line at Boy Meets World casting calls. We have been collaborating ever since.

I’ve noticed the songs are credited to all three of you. Do you all take equal roles in writing them? What does your creative process look like?

Nick and Dave typically write the riffs and lyrics. Brett and Brad contribute their own unique ideas whether it be musical or lyrical. We enjoy bouncing ideas and dialogue off one another. The songs do not teach their full potential until the band jams on them. All for one, one for all.

What are your main sonic influences?

Our primary sonic influences would have to be hedgehog and youth.

What are the band's plans for the summer?

Our plans for the summer are to consistently gig, film a music video for our song "Boomerang", and to record our second EP. We have a show on June 9th at the Hard Rock Cafe' in Boston as well as a few others around town. Anyone interested in experiencing our live colossal wall of sound can check out our consistently updated Facebook page for information.

Is Boston a good place for an indie band these days?

We are still finding out. Hopefully we can woo the impressionable college kids.

What are other like-minded local bands you like to share the stage with?

Any band who might read this and think to themself; "these dudes seem chill."