By Travis Johnson for the Sonicbids Blog. Bands are delicate ecosystems, even when there are only two members. The weirdness that exists between members can be the trigger for really special music, the little pocket out of which a very specific kind of creativity grows. That weirdness can also be the reason a band doesn’t last very long, or makes bad music, or lasts too long when nothing satisfying to any of the members is happening... or something even worse. For this reason, it’s helpful to be selective when forming your band and to be able to spot red flags...

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