A man of many talents, Robert Lundberg is a distinguished photographer and filmmaker known for his artful documentaries covering the worlds of music, comedy, art, and film. Lundberg grew up in Massachusetts before moving to New York City to fully invest himself in his art and film career. A man who loves to take on new challenges, Lundberg has immersed himself in perhaps his most challenging project yet, a documentary series titled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.
Debuting in February, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors in an effort to gain an inside look at their creative process which can only be fully captured going behind the scenes. The purpose of the series is to offer a look at all of the rarely seen “little things” that transpire during interviews and other similar encounters with artists and performers. Oftentimes, most other features are heavily edited, capturing certain moments often heavily vetted by those in charge of the content’s creation or final product. But that’s not how Lundberg works. He makes sure to bring you all of the raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise get a chance to experience and enjoy.
With the highly positive response to the first three episodes of Rob Lundberg Presents: Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews, Lundberg returns with episode four featuring South Philadelphia-based band Trash Boy. The punk rockers recently released their sophomore record Who Will Take the Trash Out When We’re Gone? through Good How Are You Records. The album features more of the accessible punk sound that the band introduced on their debut record with a little more musical diversity, featuring elements of indie pop and traditional rock. Trash Boy has become a staple of the live circuit thanks to their in-your-face live show which has resulted in numerous tours along the East Coast.
Lunberg commented on his friendship with Trash Boy and what he truly appreciates about the band. “Working class sound, for working class folk. South Philadelphia-based Trash Boy, what can I say you won’t find a band that parallels our current times better than the quartet of Daniel Baggarly, Nolee Morris, Chris Fortunato, and Davey Jones. It was on assignment in 2017, that I first experienced the pure angst and energy of this unknown band. The setting a grungy little venue somewhere in Philadelphia, in which I was there to cover the closing set. A purely democratic act, Trash Boy tends to find themselves playing basement shows all along the east coast, it suits them, it’s pure, it’s real, people find out about them organically. On that same basis, our friendship developed when I invited them to play my first iteration of ‘Uncontaminated Sound,’ and then the second, they love to play and I love to listen.”
It took the beginning of 2020 to actually sit down and wax poetics on music, the state of the world, and much more…”
There are many more artists that Lundberg plans to meet up with to participate in Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews over the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which goes behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.