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Nick Cashman

Bassist Nick Cashman is currently putting the finishing touches on his excellent band Ocean Void's debut EP. When he's not conducting the noise symphonies Ocean Void is known for, he's minding the cash register over at Toxic Ranch Records during its last days.

What was the first concert you attended?

The Animals at the Pima County Fairgrounds with my dad, or James Taylor when I was in utero if that counts.

What are you listening to these days?

Slowdive, Hoax, Deafheaven, Crime, The Coltranes, Whirr, and Man Bites Dog.

What was the first album you owned?

It was either Songs for the Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age or Never Mind the Bollocks.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

All these tame, squeaky-clean, boring "indie" bands that music blogs hype up for a few weeks and forget about immediately. They're the Creed to the Arcade Fire's Nirvana. Also, the Arcade Fire. Hugely overrated.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Mogwai or My War - era Black Flag.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

All the cheesy industrial metal that I liked in high school.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"The Benny Hill Theme" on a loop for the entire ceremony. Because fuck you, it's in my will so you have to.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Weird Al Yankovic. Through him I got into Nirvana, through Nirvana I got into punk, and from there I got into everything else I listen to.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation.

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