Sound Machine Interview: Jaenki

Who are the members of Jaenki and when did the band come together?
Ryan Wallace, Drew Little, Rachel Mallin, and Kenn Jankowski.  
Ryan, Drew, and Kenn work together at a music venue.  They are good pals. They like similar jams, so they thought they'd try making some of their very own jams together as a corporation.  Malibu works at the store next door to the music venue.  That's how she and the dudes all met.  She and the dudes all bonded over their favorite jams. They all quickly realized that they would make a great team, in their opinion.


Why did you choose Jaenki as your band name, and does that name carry any significance or symbolism?
"Janky" - from Oxford Living Dictionaries:

Of extremely poor or unreliable quality.
‘the software is pretty janky’
‘there's hardly anywhere to eat other than a janky food court’
‘the car is embarrassing to drive because it's so jank’

"Janky" was already taken, so the band chose to spell their corporation's moniker in a janky way.

Pretend you work in a record store and a customer comes in asking for recommendations. What would that customer have to ask for that would cause you to pick up a Jaenki record?

Customer: "I really love Heroes and Villains, Vedera, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, The Republic Tigers, Cory Feldman's Truth Movement, and Tim Cappello; but I've listened to all their songs over and....."
Record Store Clerk: "Let me stop you there. I've got the perfect link for you to go to on the web."  "And if you're into that, we have physical copies of their t-shirts for sale on the rack over there."

Without throwing anyone under the bus, what’s been the strangest show you’ve ever played?
We played a pizza parlor.  
It was an afternoon gig. 
There were no firefights.

Describe your sound in three words.
Mystical. And. Otherworldly.

What is the next big thing for Jaenki?
Our show this Friday 11/11 at recordBar. We go on at 8pm.  
Then the 96.5 Buzz Holiday concert - night #4.


Jaenki is is sculpting a Mt. Rushmore of their most influential people. What four faces do you carve?
Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, and Seymour Cassel.


Jaenki is in charge of making a three-song mixtape to send into outer-space. What three songs make the cut?
Is this a distress signal or just a representation of the human race?  If our planet was in danger, I would send out a tape including "Trapped in the Closet" by R. Kelly, anything by Corey Feldman, and "Bucket" by Kenny Chesney.  
If it is  representation of the planet and how advanced our civilization has become, "Holiday Roads" by Lindsey Buckingham, "Dance Commander" by Electric 6, and "Somewhere near Japan" by The Beach Boys.  Never show your cards.  Keep a solid cosmic poker face.


Jaenki is about to break the wishbone from the Thanksgiving turkey, what is the wish?
For more wishes of're just silly if you don't do that..ALWAYS WISH FOR MORE WISHES ........classic

If Jaenki had it’s own cooking show, what would it be called?
They make shows with only sandwiches.  We want a show with only tacos.  Tacos for Daze.

Nathan Reusch