Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // Virat Shukla, vocals and guitar; Elena Fox, bass and vocals; Justin Custer, guitar; Charles Cole, drums
Founded in // 2006
Style // indie rock
Influenced by // the Kinks, the Pixies, T. Rex, Nirvana, the Beatles
Notable // Shukla, the group's primary songwriter, sometimes seeks input from Fox, the other band members and a handful of outside musicians. It can be a reality check, he said. The CD release show for their new album, Rock Control, is tomorrow.
Quotable // "I feel like when I'm creating music, I lose a little bit of objectivity," Shukla said. "I'm hearing something over and over and over. It's good to get a fresh perspective from somebody."
Hear Squaaks tomorrow at the Talking Head Club, 203 Davis St. Savory James also performs. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. $7. Go to talkingheadclub.com. The band: myspace.com/squaaks.[SAM SESSACopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun