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Odd Man Out rocks out

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The band Odd Man Out is all about having a good time and partying.

This band first started when members Dillon Knight and Brandon Tveito went to high school in West Fargo. Drummer of Odd Man Out and MSUM senior Matt Deitzler describes their music as “party-pop-punk.”

“Basically we’re all about having fun and partying,” Dietzler said. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’ve seen that happen with other bands and they fall apart. We really like to have a good time with whatever we’re doing.”

Odd Man Out plays around town at bars such as JT Cigarro and Big D. When playing shows in bars, they play their own songs, even winning best original song at Big D’s Battle of the Bands. They also do covers of songs but don’t mistake them for a cover band.

“We put our own stamps on it,” Dietzler said. “We don’t try to stay true to the song.”

Odd Man Out is trying to get a chance to get a CD through MSUM’s recording label Undeclared Records, which is run through MSUM’s Music and Education Industry Student Association. As member Jack Stenerson explained, MEISA will pick a band to create an album with original artwork that will come out next spring.

Odd Man Out is trying their best to win that contract but don’t think they’re becoming too serious.

“It’s all about having fun,” Dietzler said. “And I think if it became anything different than that then we’d lost our personality as a band … It’s not like a brotherhood but it’s some kind of family.”

BY ANDREW JASON
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