After solidifying its lineup in May 2008, the Don'ts and Be Carefuls started playing a string of shows along the Front Range, including a high-profile opening slot with HEALTH at Rhinoceropolis that summer. Capitalizing on the enthusiasm that guitarist and singer Casey Banker and drummer Luke Hunter James-Erickson shared for electro-dance-punk outfits like LCD Soundsystem and the Rapture, the Don't's quickly jelled as a unit. Instead of sounding like another retread of the post-punk revival of the earlier part of this decade, this band has an undeniable joie de vivre in its performances. We had a casual conversation with Banker, James-Erickson and bassist Cody Witsken about the band's home town of Greeley and the synchronicity of... More >>>
The Don'ts and Be Carefuls throw caution to the wind.