Travis Sewalk

Year: Fourth

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Nanuet, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

My voice, because I’m not really that good at actual instruments.

 What are you involved with musically?

 I sing in a hardcore/punk band called Trenchfoot. I am the booking manager of the New Paltz Music Collective and I also book DIY shows outside of that. 

Who are your biggest influences?

 Black Flag, The Minutemen, Cro-Mags and Converge.Who have you been listening to lately?

Living Laser, Zeddmore and Recycled Earth are all great local Hudson Valley Hardcore bands I think deserve more attention. Outside of that, East Beast, Old Wounds and Full of Hell are currently what I’m listening to. 


What’s your plan for the future?

 I’ll be taking my studies on the road as my band will be touring Europe a large chunk of October and we’ll also be going on various weekend tours before and after that. We also just released a new split vinyl 7” available through Melotov Records, who are based in Los Angeles, CA. 

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

 Stop networking, just make friends. Punk is whatever you make it.