5 Questions: Mark Lofgren of The Thin Cherries

Mark_Lofgren Mark Lofgren

The Thin Cherries is the newest musical project founded by singer, songwriter, and bassist Mark Lofgren.

Lofgren is one of the founders of psychedelic pop/rock mainstays The Luck of Eden Hall, who have toured Europe and released music on a variety of independent labels, including Headspin Records and Fruits de Mer Records. In 2014 he released his solo debut, The Past Perfect.

Mark is a former video editor at Found Films and studied visual arts at Western Michigan University.


1. What’s been keeping you up at night?
Oh, the usual. The precarious state of the nation/world, climate change, etc.; also the realization the time is flying by at a seemingly ever-increasing rate.

2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?
Shameless promotion, I absolutely love Jim Laugelli’s artwork.

I bought one of his pieces and he was kind enough to let me use the image for my band”s new release, The Thin Cherries on Moose Island.


3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
I am writing some new music with the band that has a more electronic feel. I actually had a dream the other night that we created this amazing album we were all listening to – I only wish I could remember what it sounded like.

The Thin Cherries  |  Photo Credit: Nagle Photography


The Thin Cherries  |  Photo Credit: Nagle Photography

4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?
Oh man, that’s impossible to answer isn’t it? Focusing on music, it would be David Bowie. When he passed, I was more deeply affected than I ever thought I’d be. When I went back through his music, I only then realized how much it had always been a part of my life, from the time I was a little kid even, and how much it was entwined with my memories.

5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?