MusicMondays208 is ready to rock out with a fantastic local Idaho pop punk band Young, Planetary!
Starting back in January of 2013 as a solo project for Trevor Villagrana (vocals / guitar) after his previous band, The Paris Funds, broke up. There have been several different iterations of the full band lineup over the years, but the current group is the one that is here to stay.
Trevor Villagrana got his start by playing in basement shows and a few punk houses when he was 13 years old. He added “Music has always been a constant in my life. So, I have been in several different bands, gone on quite a few tours, put out a decent amount of records, and loved every minute of it. I think in some capacity I will always be involved in music somehow.” Zach Berreth (guitar) got his start in the 6h grade after joining concert band at his middle school. “Through middle school and high school, I played percussion in concert band, drum line, pit ensemble, jazz band and church band. In 8th grade I picked up guitar and have played in bands ever since!” Zach added. Trevor Long (bass), “gave up a life of hunting dinosaurs to pursue something a little more relaxing.” Anthony Taylor (drummer), also drummer for Whippin Shitties, has been surrounded by music since he was born as his father played punk rock!
The band name, Young Planetary, is basically a pseudonym that the vocalist Trevor adopted when the project first started. “He [Trevor] got the idea from Dallas Green who said in an interview that whenever he was asked to spell his name he would respond with, “it’s like the city and like the color.” So, when it came time to name the project, our singer went with, “young,” because he feels like he will always be young and tenacious at heart, and “planetary,” because he’s always been obsessed with space.” The band concluded.
When asked about the creation of their lyrics and music as a whole the band said “Every aspect of our music and performances are deeply personal to us. We put an insane amount of work into putting all of ourselves into this band. Whether it’s the songs we write, or the shows we play, the band is 1000% us; entirely unadulterated.’’
The band as a new single out where all the proceeds go to the NAACP, when we sat down with Trevor Long he added. “"Separate Rides Home", the new single, has a ton of energy and movement. It’s got a lot going on in it, but simple enough to bounce around to. While we were setting up to debut it, we realized that, honestly, there's far more important things that deserve everyone's attention. And we were tired of sitting on the side lines and not helping. That is why ALL of the proceeds from this single will go to the NAACP. We want to help, even if it is just a small amount. We are all on this planet together, and it's the neighborly thing to do. Give what you can. And hopefully, this song will put a little pep in everyone's step and give em something fun and crazy to get through the day.”