The Local 913: Sad Girls Aquatics Club
We’d like to introduce you to Pittsburgh indie rock band Sad Girls Aquatics Club. The primary members, Chelsea Rumbaugh & Marie Mashyna, met while attending Chatham University.
“She was looking for a bass player for her band. I was like “I can do that!” Which [laughs] was kind of a lie; not exactly true. But, she was super patient with me. I didn’t write the songs in that band, but it was great to learn from them and make my own parts. It was the first time I was really creating my own music.”
That’s Marie from the band, who comes with some interesting experience. Formerly Marie was a pretty serious dancer.
“I was more amateur… I wasn’t good enough to be pro [laughs]! But, I love that relationship between movement and music. When you’re dancing and doing the steps you have to be very aware of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. I got a lot of rhythmic knowledge from that and that helped into playing a percussive bass.”
Photo by Katie Krulock