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Small town band plans for new album

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Members of Lou Lou Louie!, a local band made up of current and former Wayne State College students, are just getting started on all the goals they hope to accomplish. 

The band is made up of four members: lead vocalist Eli Schroeder, bass guitarist Travis Boock, drummer Matt Williams and lead guitarist Luke Walters. However, Boock is the reason for the band’s name. 

“So, I have a giant, fluffy Labradoodle named Louie,” Boock said. “The band Sublime, they have like a dog as their mascot, and I always thought that was kind of cool. And so, Lou Lou Louie!, named after the dog.”  

Boock said Joyce Manor, Mom Jeans, and Hot Mulligan were among some of the band’s influences.  

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As for their genre, Williams said it has many facets.  

“I’d say just alternative,” Schroeder said. “Maybe more like indie. Yeah, I mean once we get some more music recorded, we’ll definitely have a better idea, but right now, yeah alternative rock.”  

Lou Lou Louie! currently has one single released titled, “Coolmathgames.com Ruined My Mom’s Computer.” 

“I wrote that last summer and we decided to release it as a band because I felt like it kind of like encapsulated our sound and I thought that we could emulate it with the pieces that we have,” Schroeder said. “We’re working on an album right now. We’ve got songs half written, but we just need to record them, really, and write them out. But yeah, we’re working on an album, and we got those shows scheduled for this summer.” 

Schroeder said the band plans to release one more single before the album, hopefully by summer. 

“We’re recording all of our parts as we play them in the band, so we each get our little, I don’t know, intricacies on our recordings that are unique to us, so we’re all, it’s us,” Schroeder said. “It’s not just one person.”  

The band members all said one of their favorite parts of becoming a band has been getting closer to each other. 

“Honestly, I’ve had a blast just getting to know the guys because we really met through the band,” Williams said. 

“These dudes all became my best friends pretty quick,” Boock said. “My favorite part is definitely hanging out, and then also playing live shows, being on stage and helping people have a good time.”  

“I think all of us kind of hope that we can tour at some point, like not just Nebraska, but we want to at least maybe try and open for some people, bigger people,” Schroeder said. “Other than like touring, we want to do some merch for sure, and then like I said before just put out some songs.” 

“This is just the start,” Williams said. “This is literally just the start.”

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Jennifer Juzyk, Staff Writer

Jennifer Juzyk is currently a sophomore at Wayne State College majoring in journalism and double minoring in travel and tourism and editing and publishing. Her goal is to travel to places all around the world and share about her experiences. She loves to spend her free days cozying up with a good book and playing some K-R&B. She did not grow up having pets and so has strangely neutral feelings about the argument of cats versus dogs.

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