Frontman Michael Shepard chats about the progression the band took on new album Wild Blood, falling in love with music again, what itís like to be without a label and staying off the beaten track.
"I donít like saying things in a way that other people have said them, which is really difficult to do. Itís sort of impossible. Thereís nothing new under the sun, and I realize that. If Iím going to write a love song, for instance, I donít want to use the typical metaphors and clichťs everyone else uses that you hear on the radio every single day that everyoneís sick of. I want to talk about it in a different way. Maybe Iím going to set it within a story about something thatís got nothing to do with a typical love story. Iím just always trying to think outside the box. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnít, so for better or worse Iím a little off the beaten track."
My interview with Angels & Airwaves is now available at Decoy Music. Guitarist David Kennedy discusses the origins of the bandís free album and upcoming film Love, how the group has changed since its inception and the effects criticism have had.
My interview with To Write Love On Her Arms is up now on MammothPress.com. In it, founder Jamie Tworkowski talks about the origins of the organization, how it seeks to present hope to those struggling with depression and what it has planned for the future.