J. Robbins on the Status of Channels
While fact-checking some things for my upcoming review of the new Office Of Future Plans disc, I asked frontman J. Robbins if he could clarify the status of his other band, Channels, which includes bassist Janet Morgan (Robbins' wife, who does not play in Office Of Future Plans) and drummer Darren Zentek (who also drums for OOFP). His explanation:
Channels hasn't had as much as a rehearsal in about 5 years, but we hope to reconvene at some point. Janet and I have done some music stuff together since then, but it's been sporadic. We certainly want to do more than we have, whether that ends up being Channels or something else. So we're not saying the band is done for good, though whatever music we might eventually make will likely sound quite different from what we were doing when we had to hit the brakes.
The self-titled debut by Office of Future Plans is out next week on Dischord, and the review will run in next Thursday's edition of City Paper. We wrote about a track from the album—"Salamader"—last month.