Episode

Episode 44: SlytherPuff

Hello magical friends! Especially Nancy, the newest member of the WZRD Patreon, whose support lets me do these interviews. I’m your hostwitch Bess and today I’m talking to Slytherpuff! It’s good to see such strong inter-house cooperation, don’t you think?

I also need to notes that I had significant technical difficulties this week, so while I’ve done my best, the sound quality is a little strange in the second half of the interview. Fortunately, it’s just on my end so you’ll be able to enjoy Slytherpuff just fine.

But before we get into all that, here’s Neville’s Diary and “Dragon Wrench.”

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That was “Dragon Wrench” by Neville’s Diary [lyrics], Potterwatch and “Durmstrang” [lyrics], and Chasitherin with “Whompin’ Willow” [lyrics].

Here’s the interview with SlytherPuff.

Welcome to the show. Maren and Morgan. I’m so excited to talk with y’all.

Maren: Thanks for having us.

Morgan: Thanks for having us. Yeah, we’re very excited to be here.

I like to start with your history with wizard rock. Your Facebook says you started writing songs in 2010. Is that when you first learned about the music, how did you get into the genre?

Maren: I’m Maren and I’m the Slytherin of our group. My first experience with wizard rock was going to see Harry and the Potters. My mom found out about them, I think… probably through a library or some thing. Like we went to a, a show they had in a park somewhere, and then we bought their first two CDs and I was just kind of obsessed with them ever since then. And then I, I saw them, I think three or four times after that and started bringing other friends along. And one of our favorite Minneapolis venues shut down—the Triple Rock—but I saw them there and Neil Cicierega, who does Potter Puppet Pals was there at that time so I got to meet him. So that was pretty fun. And Morgan and I have just been a fan of Potter for years. So… we went to high school together and we used to live close by each other with my dad’s place. And we wrote our first song in his basement in 2010, just for fun. And since then, like, we hadn’t done music until Morgan asked if we wanted to do our local convention CONvergence in 2017. So that’s when we really started writing more together.

Morgan: Yeah. I’m Morgan. I’m the Hufflepuff of the group. And I, I believe I learned about wizard rock from Maren. Like she said, we went to high school together, but we were also in a couple musicals together. So we already knew like, we both really liked music and we both sang. And so, you know, we, we connected over our love of Harry Potter and other things. So then when we realized that we were actually like half a block away from each other, we were hanging out and she had a guitar and we were like, let’s just write a song. So we wrote our very first song together—that was back in 2010. And then years later I wanted an opportunity to perform. And so I thought of CONvergence. They have a music performance, like group; HarmCON, Harmonic Convergence. And I was thinking “well, I don’t really wanna do it by myself. Who can I like drag along on stage with me?” And Maren was the first person I thought of. So I was like “Hey, do you just wanna do this? It’s an hour. We’re already gonna be at CONvergence, do you just wanna do this?” And she said yeah. And that was kind of the birth of SlytherPuff.

I love that. Now. I think we can guess generally, but how did the name SlytherPuff happen? Were there other names in contention?

Maren: So when we were starting, we were writing a few different Harry Potter songs. And because of my background, knowing different wizard rock groups, I was thinking about names for… related to Harry Potter. And so that’s where I was like “Well, I’m a Slytherin and you’re a Hufflepuff, why not SlytherPuff?” And then that was not really a unique name. After we, uh, after we started looking things up, I think there was some other group called SlytherPuff too, but I couldn’t come across any of their actual work. So I, I feel like we’re in the clear in that. But we kind of started branching out more, not specific to Harry Potter. And so the name at some times we’re like “Does this really fit us anymore or not?” Because we don’t only write Harry Potter songs. We write, write a lot of different fandom songs. So we’ve got Harry Potter, we’ve got Lord of the Rings, we’ve got Marvel, DC—

Morgan: Doctor Who, yeah…”

Maren: Doctor Who like… we’re going across the whole geekdom spectrum of songs and different styles. We, we change up how our songs sound all the time. We don’t have really one specific sound. We make tracks to sing to. We use guitar, ukulele. I’m always buying new instruments. So I’m always…

Morgan: She has a lot of instruments now.

Maren: Like, Ooh, we can write a song with this one now. So it’s just not too specific to Harry Potter anymore. And sometimes we’re like “well, what, what could we do instead?” We have something in the works—

Morgan: We’re brainstorming, yeah.

Maren: —but we’re gonna keep that on the DL for now.

Morgan: Yes.

That makes sense. I think a lot of wizard rockers are branching out a bit more. The Blibbering Humdingers just released “Positively Gruntled.” I say just, it was a couple years ago, maybe. Time has no meaning in a pandemic.

Morgan: Honestly.

Maren: It’s true.

So how does having a Slytherin and a Hufflepuff together affect your band dynamic?

Maren: Um, it works very great.

Morgan: We actually have a song called Slytherin and Hufflepuffs can be friends. I think just because we knew each other already, like Maren and I already just get along so well, regardless. Our humor is very similar. So I feel like we, we can adapt, usually. Usually when it comes to songwriting, we both write songs. It’ll either be we individually write songs and then kind of come together at the end to do any troubleshooting, or we write songs together and our songwriting styles are different. I’m very much like “syllables have to be right. It has to rhyme. It’s gonna…”

Maren: I’m like “I’ll just keep playing this note until I finish singing this line. We’ll get through it.”

Morgan: Yeah, exactly. So just kind of like… just being adaptable, because like she was saying like our songs, we don’t have like a really specific sound. And I think that works for us because we, we like to play around, especially on stage. We like to keep things, like, chill and casual. So being able to have like a bunch of different sounds really allows us to be more flexible, like in our performances. So it just, it works really well.

Maren: You get a little bit of everything and everyone gets something they like, or…

Morgan: Exactly. Yeah. So I think it works very well and we both have our strengths and our weaknesses that generally compliment each other fairly well, so we can, whatever is going on, we can handle it

Being in Florida, I have not gotten to see you perform before. Do your houses play into your stage presences at all?

Maren: Oh, yeah.

Morgan: Yeah, I would say so. I tend to be like the chatty one on stage. I will say that’s mostly because like, I don’t really play instruments. I learned how to play the ukulele, like, over the pandemic. So it’s really Maren, like doing all the hard work and like changing out like instruments and, you know, making sure, you know, her guitar is like, you know, not gonna fall over. So I tend to, like, try to fill in the gaps when she’s like actually doing work on stage and I’m just standing there. Yeah. But I, I tend to kind of be the one who… I don’t say like ‘keeps us on track,’ but just my brain needs to be like, okay, I keep an eye on the time. I make sure, you know, we’re doing songs in the right order, which actually didn’t in our last performance.

I told… I wrote a note for myself and everything and didn’t do that. But usually I tend to like keep us on track and, and make sure that we’re getting through the performance and in good time.

Maren: Yeah. We kind of go over the set list for our performances together and kind of piece where we wanna put things and decide if like “oh, do we want to do two songs in a row that are Harry Potter or do we wanna split them up with something else in between? Do we wanna take a break from me playing guitar or ukuleles and do a track song?” We kind of go over all of the features of each song to decide how to set up our set list and then I completely forget about what we’re doing and I don’t remember the set list and so Morgan is on top of that and she prints it out and we have it and I don’t have to worry about it. So it’s very much a compliment to my like forgetfulness and not be able to like keep on track very well. She definitely keeps me on track. But I think our, our houses definitely show up on stage. I am one to be very snarky and have a lot of quick quips and there’s people in audience will be like “yep, that’s the Slytherin.” And so…

Morgan: She’ll just be yelling at people in the audience.

Maren: Yep.

Past interviews have made me curious about this. Maren, how many instruments do you have?

Maren: Oh god.

And do any of them have names?

Maren: I only have one instrument with a name, I think. Actually, no, two. Maybe there’s more with names. I clearly don’t call them by their names because I don’t remember that they have them, but I have… My very first guitar, um, was a ovation back, like a rounded back guitar and the brand on the neck of the guitar said “Applause” and it’s kind of a light tan color. And one of my friends back in high school thought it said “applesauce” instead of “applause” so that one is named Applesauce. And I think one of my ukuleles, I named Daniel because somebody named Daniel was like—but it also has a dolphin on it so I can’t remember if the ukulele’s Daniel or if the dolphin’s Daniel so… And then…

Morgan: And then you have another ukulele.

Maren: Yes. That doesn’t have a name. So I have two ukuleles. I have two guitars, one electric guitar. And my banjo is named Harold–

Morgan: I actually didn’t know that.

Maren: Named from Harold in the purple. I have a mandolin that I rarely play. I have, a melodica that I recently started playing for one of our songs.

Morgan: That’s a lot of fun. Yeah.

Maren: And I have a auto harp that I just got from my grandma. It’s been sitting in my grandma’s house for who knows how many years, so it’s not tuned and I don’t have a current good battery for my tuner to be able to tune it up. And then I have another ukulele that’s like—

Morgan: Do you?

Maren: Yeah, I have my bigger one. That’s like a, a lower… a tenor, I think.

Morgan: Oh, okay. I think I’ve seen that one.

I believe that’s it. I have 10?

Mogan: 10.

Maren: Morgan’s counting for me. Yeah.

Morgan: She wants to like—she keeps sending me stuff like “Hey, we can buy this.” She’s like sending me like tambourines.

Maren: We got a couple little egg shakers recently.

Morgan: With little bells. We did! I’ll count egg shakers. So 11.

Maren: 11. Are we counting each egg shaker?

Morgan: Did you get two?

Maren: You got me two. Yeah.

Morgan: Oh, that’s right! Okay so 12.

I think that’s only about a third of what Muggle Snuggle said so you’re doing great. How does this instrument, like, hoarding occur in musicians?

Maren: I just hoard everything in general. I have too many of everything and I always am coming up with ideas for different things and never executing anything.

Morgan: Yeah.

Maren: So I have a, a song parody in mind that I wanna use the autoharp for, but I just haven’t gotten around to getting that all refreshed and tuned up and stuff to start working on that.

Morgan: And I think the thing with musicians is you never really know what inspiration will strike, and then you get this song idea and it’s like “I’m gonna need a very specific sound for this.” And then, so you, you gotta like find the instruments—no, you have a keyboard!

Maren: Oh, yep.

Morgan: 13. Sorry.

Maren: Yep. I do. I suck at piano—

Morgan: Lucky number 13.

Maren: —so I block it out.

Morgan: Yeah.

Maren: Yes, lucky number 13.

Morgan: Yeah. But you start to think, like “I need a very specific sound for this song idea I have.” And then you just buy the sound.

Maren: And in Morgan’s case, she makes the sound in GarageBand.

Morgan: I make the sound, yeah. Yeah. I’ve been experimenting with like GarageBand and making tracks. So we have a couple of songs that are, are track songs. So kind of playing around with it. You know, I’m not like a expert or anything, but sometimes you do kind of get that inspiration. It’s like “okay, this is exactly what I want” and you just play around with it until you get as close as possible.

You mentioned a little bit, y’all have been playing conventions over the last year. So what has that been like?

Maren: It’s been really fun and high stress and…

Morgan: Yeah…

Maren: I think our personalities and knowing each other for so long really helps with how we get through these events and stuff, because right before we’re going on, I tend to get very anxious and like, I’m just worried about everything and like not having all my stuff together and whatever, and Morgan’s always able to calm me down better than what anyone would be able to. So it’s been good to have that kind of buddy when we’re going on stage and stuff.

Morgan: Yep.

Maren: And we always drag along my former roommate as our merch person. So she’s also a Hufflepuff. So I get to have my Hufflepuffs in tow.

Morgan: She gets two.

Maren: And it’s been a great, like, experience for me having my family with me.

Morgan: Aw.

Maren: Tears.

Morgan: Yeah. It’s funny. I was actually on a panel for CONvergence last year and they had asked about stage fright and I said I don’t get it, but I realized that’s not true. I get it when I’m like, like I used to do acting or like if I I’m expecting to sing on my own, but I’m with Maren I actually don’t get stage fright. It’s like, I know things are gonna be fine cuz I have someone that I trust on stage. So this past year it’s been ki—you know, difficult with the pandemic and the conventions that we’ve been going to, like the, um, admissions have been, you know, kind of capped folks are, you know, tuning in from home. So we kind of experimented with our first kind of virtual streams at CONvergence this summer. But for me it’s kind of like, okay, well we’re gonna do that, but Maren and I are just gonna go on and have fun and not worry about it. So no matter what’s going on, I feel good about being on stage. Cause it’s like, I’m just up here with one of my close friends and we’re gonna sing about Harry Potter and other stuff and it’s gonna be fun.

Maren: Yeah. I definitely end up like once we’re on the stage and like getting into it, I’m a lot more relaxed and able to do it. And I know I can just check in with Morgan at any time and we can talk through our eye contact and stuff. But like I had a lot of trouble during our performance at CONvergence this last summer because I could not see anything because they had a camera with a giant light shining right in my eyes when they were doing a live stream of our performance. And so like that was really throwing me off throughout the whole thing. And I usually try to look out into the audience and kind of like, like connect with the audience and see how people are reacting and not being able to see that because I, every time I look up I’m blinded was like really throwing me off throughout the thing. But I was like “okay, it’s fine. I’ll just keep looking at Morgan cause I can’t be blinded.” So that’s one of the like sensory issues that I’ve experienced and like I’m able to kind of get out of it when I come back and like, I’m like “okay, I’ll just… I’m just gonna be here in the moment with Morgan. And we’ll like do our thing.” And it, then it kind of helps getting back in the zone instead of like trying to look at people and being blinded and stressing out about not being able to see. And then I can just redirect and get back into it.

Morgan: Yeah. I look at you a lot during our performances too, just cuz I like your face.

Maren: Thanks.

Well, the trope of the Slytherin and their emotional support Hufflepuff seems to be perfectly true here.

For our first music break, let’s begin with Totally Knuts and “Rewriting Your Story.”

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That was Totally Knuts singing “Rewriting Your Story” [lyrics], “Lily’s Worst Memory” by the Blibbering Humdingers, and “I Want to be like Molly Weasley” by Muggle Snuggle [lyrics].

“Lily’s Worst Memory” was a dedicated by WZRD’s magical patron Geoff to his friend Irvin, saying “thanks for sharing some wrock talk with me on Alohomora! I promise the song we wrote together will be out soon.”

Now let’s get back to the interview.

So my patrons get to submit questions for you and this one was… impressive. Are you ready?

Morgan: Yes.

Maren: Yeah.

All right. Hogwarts is having a karaoke contest and you’ve made it to the finals, but separately there’s some sort of interhouse rivalry, I guess. So you need a partner. What character do you pick and what song do you sing?

Maren: Take it away, Morgan.

Morgan: Yeah, I was thinking about this all morning actually, cuz I, I remember like, “oh I guess I should kind of prepare for this shouldn’t I.” So for this one, I think that I would have the Weasley twins as my partner—and I’m counting them as one person—and just for the laughs I think we do really great singing “Play That Funky Music, White Boy.” I think that would just be such a great time and just, I probably wouldn’t even be able to get through it cuz I’d be laughing so hard and I already do that in our performances too. Like I just have to take like a two minute laugh break.

Maren: Yep. I throw inhalers at her.

Morgan: It was like we have our inhalers in hand cuz I’ll just start wheezing like “Okay. I need a minute.”

Maren: We often forget to breathe on stage.

Morgan: Yes. We keep writing songs where you can’t breathe. I don’t know why we keep doing that.

Maren: There’s no breath marks.

Morgan: But I think that would be a lot of fun and just… Fred Wesley’s the love of my life. So being able to perform with him and his brother would be, be a lot of fun.

Maren: And the oher one.

Morgan: And the other one.

Maren: Um, when I was thinking about this question, I was thinking about the Goblet of Fire movie and The Weird Sisters…

Morgan: The Weird Sisters, yeah.

Maren: Um, so yeah, I would—get—uh, sing with that guy And we’re gonna sing their song Do you wanna dance like…

Morgan: “Do the Hippogriff”

Maren: “Do the hippogriff dance.” ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma

Morgan: I think it’ll be good one, but also technically cheating because, well, you’re both professionals.

I don’t think that’s cheating. I think that’s very clever Slytherin rules lawyering.

Morgan: Of course, yeah.

Maren: I’m being resourceful, thank you. Yeah. Everyone told me I cheated on the house sorting thing.

Morgan: She did.

Maren: I was being resourceful. I Googled. Because I first got Ravenclaw and I would not get in that room. Common room.

Morgan: Yeah.

Maren: Yeah. I would be the Nevlle with the riddles. I would not be able to get in I’d have to sleep outside.

Morgan: You’d have to sleep with me.

Maren: And then I got Gryffindor because I tried to answer questions that I thought were leaning towards more Slytherin and then I went and like “okay, let me do some research on how this algorithm works.”

Maren: I just took it and got Hufflepuff. That’s… literally every single quiz that’s happened. “You’re a Hufflepuff congrats.” Like, okay.

The hat does take your opinion into account, your preferences. So that makes sense.

Maren: Mhm.

Morgan: Yeah. Yeah.

I do think you might be the second Slytherin that I’ve had on that cheated to get Slytherin.

Maren: It’s resourcefulness.

Coloring outside the lines

You all have seen the scene change a lot over the last decade and you obviously yourselves are still evolving and have learned a lot. What advice would you have for newcomers? We’re sort of seeing a, a renaissance of the genre right now. What would you tell them?

Maren: Keep it up. Have fun with it. Definitely figure out your technical necessities if you’re going to be performing. Like there’s still a lot that Morgan and I need to learn about that side of the performance aspect. And like even at the last Doctor Who convention we did—which is called CONsole Room—they were asking us about which microphone stands we wanted to use for our instruments and for our, our voices. And we were both like “I don’t know.” They were like “do you want the boom mic for your voice? Or do you want the boom mic for…?” And we were like [confused noises].

Morgan: “I don’t know what that means”

Maren: “Just put, just put a microphone in it. I don’t know.” There’s a lot of that stuff that I still wanna learn about. I don’t know. What are your thoughts, Morgan?

Morgan: I would say just have fun with it. I think that’s definitely something cuz I tend to be someone who is like a perfectionist and wants everything to go just right. And I think the biggest thing to remember is just have fun with it. I know we first started, I wasn’t playing any instruments and I was still very new at making tracks. And so I was kind of concerned, like we’re not like super complex, I guess was kind of my thinking. But you don’t need to be, cuz we’re having fun. We’re having fun writing our songs. We’re having fun rehearsing our songs and we’re having fun performing our songs. So, so I, I feel like, you know, the technical side is definitely important. Like you definitely need to like learn that stuff, but you don’t have to be perfect at it… ever really. But especially when you’re first starting ou. And each performance and every time you do something, it’s gonna be a learning experience.

Cause now we know, okay, there’s two different kind of mic stands. So now, now we know if that question comes up again, then we can, you know, like—

Maren: Mhm.

Morgan: “okay, here’s what we would prefer.” But as long as you’re having fun and you know, you’re putting your art out there, then you really don’t have to worry about too much else, you know?

Maren: Mhm.

Morgan: Everything will kind of come in time. And you gotta learn to like adapt. It’s also like experimenting with each performance as well. Like how do we want our setup to actually look? And now that I’ve added ukulele, like on my side, then it’s like, okay, now we have to add an extra microphone stand and you know, how are we standing and how close we’re standing cuz I like to stand really close. But then like all the micro—like it’s a feedback that’s like, well this sucks.

Maren: Yeah. Yeah. We had to scootch the microphones at this last performance a little bit because they like felt really far apart. And I was like “Whoa—“

Morgan: It was so far apart. People tryin’ to keep us apart!

Maren: “—did the last people hate each other or something like, why are they so far apart?” At CONvergence last summer, I didn’t have a stand for my ukulele. And like I set it on a chair, but the stage we were on, it kind of had a little bounce to it. And so my ukulele fell off the chair like three times throughout the performance. And I was like “this is ridiculous.” Our most recent convention, I had a stand for my guitar and one for my ukulele and felt a lot more comfortable. I was…I positioned of them in a different place than I usually have put my instruments, which ended up working a lot better. So it’s a lot of trial and error figuring out like what is gonna work best and how are we gonna go about doing this? And…

Morgan: Yeah. And having those familiar faces in the audience, that’s why we drag Gaylen, our merch girl around every place. Cause having at least one familiar face in the audience really helps us.

Maren: Absolutely.

Morgan: But when we see the same tech folks and see the same—I mean the geek community like really overlaps. So seeing the same geeks in the audience that really helps.

Maren: When we were leaving CONsole Room this year, one of the people who helps run it, he was like our main dude the last time at the convention, he was like checking in with us the whole time. This year it was a lot smaller and things are more toned down but a couple of years back, we like had somebody running around like finding us and checking in “do you guys need anything?” Morgan was like “I want some strawberry ice cream.”

Morgan: I was a diva. I got to be a diva for the very first time—

Maren: It was great.

Morgan: — and, like, demanded ice cream—

Maren: And they brought her strawberry ice cream!

Morgan: And they brought it for me! It was really nice.

Maren: It was great. And I was like “this is amazing.” But the man who was helping us, he at the end of this con was like, “oh, I’m starting my own convention. And if you guys would be interested, we’d like to have you.” And so it’s like once you get into that kind of community, you can start like building off of that. It’s been fun to, like, build that community and build friendships within it. And it’s been a lot of fun.

Morgan: Yeah. Yep.

So what are you working on these days? Any album plans? Maybe a tour?

Maren: Nope. Nope. Um…

Morgan: Well, things have still been really busy for us during the pandemic and you know, just musical motivation has been down for both of us, you know, in the last couple weeks or the last couple months really have been super busy for me. So right now we’re kind of giving ourselves a break and not really forcing kind of like the, the musical motivation. We do have like songs in work and just kind of more like expanding our song selection. We do plan on doing CONvergence this summer. I believe it’s the first or second week of August this year. And so we always plan to do CONvergence. So if you miss us anywhere else, we’re gonna be there during their Harmonic CONvergence. Likely be in a couple panels for that. But we usually do that individually. We do have plans to do a SlytherPuff panel. So we’ll see if that gets set up. That should be fun. But besides that, we’ll just kind of—

Maren: SlytherPuff, ask me how.

Morgan: Exactly. So we’ll just kinda see in the coming months, things that have been settling down for us lately. So hopefully we’ll be able to get some new songs out. Album wise? Well, that’s probably gonna be… It’s it’s pricey. It’s very pricey. So…

Maren: We have one album on BandCamp and we’ve had people like “do you have a physical? “And we’re like “what? Who are you?”

Morgan: Yeah… People still want cds

Maren: “You don’t want a digital copy?” Like we don’t have the money. Like we barely had the money to cover what we did record and put on the internet. And then we’re like “it’s so expensive to get CDs and make them and…”

Morgan: And then having to carry them around.

Maren: Yeah.

Morgan: It’s like we already carry all the instruments and stuff. So…

Maren: Yeah, we made some prints of pictures of us that we put a code on the back for our BandCamp. And so like people could buy—

Morgan: Like a physical thing.

Maren: A physical thing. And then buy, also get the album. So that kinda worked out well, the one you were doing that. But yeah, I think we did CONvergence in August and then we kind of like, didn’t get together until like a couple weeks before we were gonna be doing CONsole Room—

Morgan: CONsole Room, yep.

Maren: —in January. But at this point we hadn’t done anything brand new. So we weren’t like, since CONvergence, like we had some new stuff at CONvergence, but then we were like, okay, well now it’ll be new to CONsole Room so we can do it again. So we just kind of flipped around our set list a little bit and took out some songs, added others. But we know all of our, the songs that we have right now, well enough to feel comfortable. If we could just throw a set list together, we’re like “okay, we can go from here.”

Morgan: Yeah. So that’s, that’s why we kind of wanna focus more on writing new songs cuz then we can, do you like a, like a, you know, if we have certain fans who kind of, like, follow along with us or at least in the same conventions that we go to, we can have like a good mix. Um, so that’s gonna be our focus for the next couple months heading into the summertime is get a few more songs in there.

It’s time for our final music break. Here’s Siriusly Hazza P and “Witchface.”

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That was “Witchface” by Siriusly Hazza P [lyrics], “WAD” by Bisexual Harry [lyrics], and “You’re Not the Wizard” by Harry and the Potters [lyrics].

Thank you so much for joining me today. This has been truly awesome.

Thank you so much for joining me today. For magical friends who are not physically present, they have stuck with me through my recording software quitting four times. And I’m very grateful for your patience and chatting with you.

Morgan: Yeah. Thanks so much for having us. This is great. Despite the technical difficulties,

Where can WZRD listeners find you and your music?

Maren: We have a Linktree link that has all of our other links on it. If you go to linktr.ee/SlytherPuff, that will give you links to all of our social media and everything. And our album link is on there. I believe it’s $15 on BandCamp.

Morgan: Yep, mhm.

Maren: If you want to buy that.

Morgan: Yeah. For the most up to date stuff on what we’re doing, probably following our Facebook page is gonna be the best. I think that SlytherPuff.MN.

Maren: Yes…

Morgan:Facebook.com/SlytherPuffMN, something like that. You—it’s a picture of us, so you you’ll be able to tell, but usually that’s where we create our events and do the latest updates on when and where we’ll be performing. But you can always reach out to our email address, our album’s on BandCamp and any other music that we upload will be there so… I don’t know. Can you follow stuff on BandCamp? I don’t…

Maren: Yes, you can.

Morgan: Follow us on BandCamp.

Maren: Um, our Facebook, facebook.com/SlytherPuffMN, no dot.

Morgan: Okay.

Maren: Our email address has a dot. So we get confused.

Morgan: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. We had to add the MN because there were like—

Maren: Cuz there was another SlytherPuff on Facebook and we were like “you guys are fake.”

Morgan: There was like another SlytherPuff, but not as, as cute as us. Yeah. Not as cute and wonderful as us. So…

Maren: Definitely follow the right one, which is us. And then we have some merch through Red Bubble.

Morgan: Oh yeah, that’s right.

Maren: And that’s also on the Linktree as well. I, we have no idea what it looks like. We have, um, some email saying “you made a sale” and it was, like, a t-shirt.

Morgan: It’ll be, like, people from London buying our stuff.

Maren: And so they probably don’t know that we are a band. They’re probably just like “I’m a SlytherPuff.

Morgan: Yeah. Eh, it works.

Maren: And so… Um, yeah, we have no idea what it looks like. So if any of you end up buying something, please post a picture to our Facebook because we’d love to see what it looks like.

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And now, here’s SlytherPuff!

Morgan: So this song is the very first song we wrote together back in 2010. And this is about the love of my life, Fred Weasley, and—spoilers—his demise at the end of the, end of the series so, uh, we hope you enjoy.

Maren: This was the basement writing session that we did back when we were still in high school and it sparked the rest of where SlytherPuff came from. So it’s our, our debut song.

“Fred Weasley” plays.

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