Welcome to Curt Cannabis
“Two heads are better than one, and four heads should make some fun music.” That’s what frontman Curt had to say when asked about the future of a new breed of pop punk, an up-and-coming ensemble Curt Cannabis. The pop punk band is hitting the center stage, and with their lively tunes and catchy songs, this quad is leaving a mark in the music industry.
Comprising the band is an all-star combination of artists who have supported bands such as Z.Z. Top, Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry, Winger, Salia, Foghat, Pat Benatar, Head East, Quiet Riot, Seen Dust, Stone Sour, Powerman 5000, Switchfoot, and Tantric, to name a few. The vocalist and guitar for the band is founder Curt, and playing the guitars and producing music is Brian Dinger. At bass is the groove maker Brian Bundy. The band’s drummer is Matt Call, who played for the band Slur.
The origins of Curt Cannabis begin with Curt Yeoman, a veteran musician who first came into the scene as the solo act Ninestrum in 2016. Curt released a few demos for the first few years. Then in 2019, he enlisted the trio of legendary musicians to help him form what is now known as Curt Cannabis, a high-energy, upbeat pop punk band whose helping everyone all over America and Europe have a great time with their music.
One of Curt Cannabis’s first releases was a song called “Falling Sensation.” The song talks about a colorful yet tragic story of loss with a comic perspective. The narrative might be cynical, but the track promises to bring nothing but celebration into any atmosphere. “It’s about real life,” shares the frontman, Curt. “Sometimes life sucks. Sometimes it seems perfect. Learning to balance those two is the trick.” The song also has a music video, which has gathered over three thousand six hundred views on YouTube since its recent launch in March.
The single would later merge with their first EP album, Saved My Life, a record with seven hard-hitting beat-thumping tracks. The album includes songs like “Face,” “Pushing Paper Bridges,” “A Story (Saved My Life),” “My Own (Hand Held Messiah),” “So You Say,” and “Make Me Laugh.” Since its launch, Curt Cannabis hit over a thousand monthly listeners on the giant streaming platform Spotify.
Individually, each of the band’s members is exceptionally talented. But when joined together, their sounds bring a catchy sound through their electric performances. Curt Cannabis isn’t all about the fame and glory of music. They want to give people a great time. “We hope that people who hear our music will find a reason to smile for days, weeks, or even months when they remember our performance,” the band expresses. The band thrives on the concept of relationship, both with each other and with their audience.
Currently, Curt Cannabis creates music under Too Loud Records. They’re currently planning more music videos and a follow-up album, hoping to release very soon. The band also looks forward to playing live shows as soon as events resume.
The pop punk band Curt Cannabis is on the rise. With lively and fun tunes that turn into instant earworms, the musical quad is leaving a mark in rock enthusiasts’ hearts and minds all over.
The band features four heavily decorated musicians: Curt Yeoman, guitarist and producer Brian Dinger, bass player Brian Bundy, and drummer Matt Call. The band’s story starts with frontman and founder Curt, a long-time musician who has fronted multiple big-name bands like Wolfgang and From Adam. Curt worked as a producer who went on to help develop material for various garage bands and Grammy Award-winning artists.
Collectively, the four bring energy to any room with their catchy melodies and electric performances. Curt Cannabis came together for more than just music. For all four members, the band is about giving the best possible performance for any audience that wants to have a good time.
Recently, the band has released a single entitled “Falling Sensation,” which has met all expectations. The track features a massive drumbeat, crunching guitar, and a deep bass line to accompany vocals that transport people into a huge mosh pit of celebration. The song speaks about a colorful yet almost tragic story of loss. “It’s about real life,” shares the Curt Cannabis frontman Curt when asked about “Falling Sensation.” “Sometimes life sucks. Sometimes it seems perfect. Learning to balance those two is the trick.” The band also released a music video for the track on March 11, 2020, which has gathered over 3,600 views since its launch.
On March 27, 2020, the band also released their first EP album entitled Saved My Life. The record features seven tracks, including songs “Face,” “Pushing Paper Bridges,” “A Story (Saved My Life),” “My Own (Hand Held Messiah),” “So You Say,” “Make Me Laugh,” and the previously standalone single “Falling Sensation.”
As a band, Curt Cannabis thrives on personal relationships with the music. They contend that playing for a crowd who want to have a good time is always better than performing in front of thousands who want only to fight. To them, it’s not about the fame or the glory. It’s about creating music that people will remember for a long time.
The members of Curt Cannabis have supported some of the biggest bands in the music industry. They’ve opened for acts such as Z.Z. Top, Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry, Winger, Salia, Foghat, Pat Benatar, Head East, Quiet Riot, Seen Dust, Stone Sour, Powerman 5000, Switchfoot, and Tantric, to name a few. Their vast history of playing together and as solo acts have brought a very unique and memorable sound. “I think we have something very special,” shares guitarist Brian Dinger. “There are some songs that may be brought into the ‘Cannabis Zone’ from days past. I’m excited about what the future may hold.”
Curt Cannabis looks forward to playing for live audiences as soon as the world resumes a certain normalcy level after the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the band and listen to their music, visit their official website, YouTube channel, and Spotify account.
When a band performs in most concerts, a member, usually the lead vocalist, keeps the crowd entertained by interacting with them in between sets. Musician Curt Cannabis is familiar with this kind of role.
Curt Yeoman, best known as Curt Cannabis, has had quite the experience in the music industry. He has produced and performed for many years. Curt Cannabis’s experience began when he was still producing songs for garage bands and even Grammy winners.
The veteran vocalist has fronted for many bands, from Wolfgang to Ninestrum and From Adam.
Curt Cannabis would later start another band, adopting his stage name as the band name. He enlisted fellow artist and producer Brian Dinger as the guitarist, Brian Bundy, to play the bass, and Matt Call to handle the drums. Each of the members have had experience in the music industry and have supported other bands such as ZZ Top, Puddle of Mudd, Daughtry, and Switchfoot, to name a few.
They started the band together with the goal of not just producing music, but also giving the audience the performance that they deserve. On a more reflective note, Curt Cannabis also sees how screwed up the world is. They want their music to reach out to people and have them say, “He gets it.”
As musicians, their sound is reminiscent of the late ’90s and early to mid-2000s rock and post-grunge sound. Many of their songs are inspired by the events going around them.
In their songwriting process, Curt writes down the lyrics with basic guitar, drums, and bass. He then gives them out to the members, who have the freedom to play the song however they see fit. Once they get a rhythm, the band fine-tunes the song. This approach helps them capture the sound rather than waste time overthinking how it should go.
In their journey as a band, the biggest hurdle that Curt Cannabis encountered was the logistics of getting the tracks recorded. Scheduling the recording was difficult as Brian Bundy was still involved with various projects. The band went through four different studios all around the world as they worked to make their first album. They were able to release their first album Saved My Life earlier this year in March.
The album consists of seven songs, starting with the track “Face.” However, the song that certainly stands out from the others was “Pushing Paper Bridges” as it brings a new brand of pop punk. Fans of the band Against Me! will be surprised, as they share a similar sound.
As of the moment, the band is currently working on several music videos for their album. They are also in the process of creating a follow-up album to Saved My Life and are hopeful of putting a tour together once everything returns to normal.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Curt Cannabis! We can't stop jamming to "Falling Sensation! What was the songwriting process like for it? What had inspired it? Curt: I pay attention to what goes on around me and use what inspires me. It's about real life. sometimes life sucks, sometimes it seems perfect. Learning to balance those two things Is the trick. I write the songs with basic drums, bass, and guitar. Then give each one without the instrument they play. they have total freedom to what they do. Then fine-tune it.
Dinger: We didn’t really have time to overthink it. I think that approach really captured the sound. It really sounds like a band on record. Guitar wise there are a lot of influences maybe some are more obvious than others”.
We heard you do the production yourselves, what was that process like for you? Were there any challenges faced?
Bundy: Logistics of getting the tracks recorded was probably our biggest hurdle. When I came aboard I was playing in various projects so schedules were an issue. We ended up tracking in four different studios during the creation of the CD before sending it to be mastered.
Call: Having control of the recording process is both liberating and scary all at the same time. It was fun working with the songs and trying to find the right place for the groove to push the song forward and still capture what the song is about. Driving the song to keep a connection with the song's core and still maintain something either fresh or at least uplifting is a hard place to be. As the drummer, I always enjoy the challenge of that task, but sometimes we just need to say it's time to not overthink it and just enjoy being in a rock band and letting that happen because we can.
Your sound is very familiar but with a modern touch, what was the inspiration for the sound of the band? Were there any influences? Curt: There is nothing new under the sun, I just added me into the mix. then gave the other guys the freedom to add themselves.
Dinger: I don’t think there was any particular style or sound we were going for. Curt had the songs and we just played what came naturally. We didn’t really have time to overthink it. I think that approach really captured the sound. It really sounds like a band on record. Guitar wise there are a lot of influences maybe some are more obvious than others.
With having quite a few releases out as both solo artists and a band, how has your sound evolved since when everyone started? Do you see it transforming into anything in the future? Dinger: With having a history of playing together, I think we have something very special. There are some songs that may be brought into the ‘Cannabis Zone’ from days past. I’m excited about what the future may hold.
Curt: Two heads are better than one. And four head should make some fun music. It’s nice to have friends to bounce ideas off of.
What's something exciting?
so this corona thing sucks! right?