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On The Gunz Show, Gunz spoke with Mat Devine (Kill Hannah) about his new album.
Zac Djamoos on 06/02/14 - 07:42 PM
We recently interviewed Sam Sutherland from Junior Battles. The band will release Rally on May 27 via Paper + Plastick.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
Deborah Remus on 05/22/14 - 02:54 PM
And if I go away again you can have my stereo.
Staff InterviewJunior Battles (Deborah Remus)
Deborah Remus on 05/22/14 - 08:58 AM
Noisey's article on "The Method Behind letlive.'s Madness" is an interview with frontman Jason Butler discussing the duality of his presence and the mindset and meaning behind his live performance.
It is a rather interesting duality when I stop to think to about it or discuss it with someone like yourself. It’s this very demanding, as well as commanding, duality and it’s quite ironic, because in the past when they were happening, those emotions would actually make me become rather placid and slow me down. I think my way of chilling with them now is how you’ve put it before—almost exorcising them, like really getting rid of them and expelling them in a way that, I guess, is rather...
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 10:47 PM
Foxy Shazam frontman Eric McNally talks about his band's new, free surprise album Gonzo, what that word means to him, and about the history of mental illness in his family which inspired a lot of this record. The interview gets pretty personal; you can check out a snippet below and read it in full here.
For me, gonzo is… I feel like my dad has lost his mind a little bit. Like, since I was a kid, I just feel like my dad’s lost his mind. And I think that’s been something that’s hereditary in our family. I think “gonzo,” for me, is my fear of what I might… It’s like me applying my dad to myself, and my band and my career and everything. Just imagining. Or really being fearful of what’s to...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 02:18 PM
Kodiak Jack filled out our interview; read it here.
We were always quoting sitcoms in rehearsals and one of them was the Mighty Boosh. So there was a character called Kodiak Jack and we just thought that sounded different and was kinda catchy, so why not? Plenty of bands got their names from characters in film and TV. So it just stuck.
Zac Djamoos on 04/28/14 - 08:29 PM
Head to BBC Radio 1 to hear The 1975 discuss their story.
In this Radio 1 Story, for the first time, all four members of the band give their viewpoint on The 1975's career. From meeting at school as 13 and 14 year olds, to playing their first gigs, evolving their sound and song writing, forming their identity as The 1975, getting their first air play on Radio 1... and then adjusting to a whole load of success.
Ryan Gardner on 04/28/14 - 07:56 PM
Yesterday we called The Menzingers' Greg Barnett and bothered him before he had some friends over for a BBQ. We talked about Rented World, Bruce Springsteen, how people are quick to dismiss new music these days and some other stuff. Read the full interview here and a snippet below.
I think of going on Spotify and looking into the first 20 seconds of something and saying, 'Yeah, it's not for me. I'm gonna put something else on.' It's just that quick. When you had to go to a record store and buy a record, you're almost semi-forced to like it because you just paid $14 for it. Now people are really, really quick to write things off without giving time for an album to really breathe. ......
Thomas Nassiff on 04/28/14 - 09:23 AM
The Tripdown Project filled out our random interview - take a minute or two and read it.
I can fix things!
Zac Djamoos on 04/25/14 - 09:27 PM
The Liverspots took some time to answer our random interview, which can be found here.
I had been in a lot of bands before and had always been determined not to have a band name with the word, "THE," in it. For some reason, I now realized that I actually wanted to be a part of that tradition. I guess I figured that it was good enough for the Crickets, the Beach Boys, the Clash, and the Ramones...so it was good enough for us too. I wrote out a list of names that combined these ideas...the Dentures, the Catheters, etc. Most of these names were taken...so I went with the Liverspots. The rest of the dudes joined months later and never got a vote.
Zac Djamoos on 04/24/14 - 09:05 PM
Vain & Valor filled out our random interview; check it out.
Our very first weekender I was locked outside of the van half naked in the middle of nowhere at 3am. It was hilarious for everyone inside the van I'm sure, but for me it was one of those "Mom get me a grey hound ticket. I'm coming home!" moments.
Zac Djamoos on 04/23/14 - 06:40 PM
Melodic metal band Second Rate Angels filled out our random interview; read it here.
I’d say it’s 'cause we manage to combine being heavy with melodic. Not too many metal bands keep it melodic nowadays - we do, and everyone is a sucker for a good melody.
Zac Djamoos on 04/22/14 - 09:18 PM
Augustana's new record, Life Imitating Life, comes out today and we have an extensive interview with Daniel Layus about it. Check it out here.
I think that sincerity is the thing I wanted to zero in on because that’s my biggest strength, I believe. It’s not going to be delivering a perfect vocal in perfect pitch, all those things. It’s going to be the perfect amount of sincerity. That’s what I was shooting for, and luckily if that’s the goal, it’s all within you. You’re able to dig up that sincerity and that authenticity very easily if you really mean it.
Jonathan Bautts on 04/22/14 - 02:10 PM
There's a monster inside my mouth who only wants to shut you out.
Show ReviewsNew England Metal & Hardcore Festival w/ All That Remains - Worcester, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
InterviewsAugustana (Jonathan Bautts)
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/22/14 - 07:09 AM
Sontag Shogun's random interview is here.
We'd tour with a thirteenth century minstrel. You know they got into some crazy post-show antics. We'd also probably have had our tongues removed at some point for pissing off a minor lord.
Zac Djamoos on 04/21/14 - 09:08 PM
You can check out our interview with Breathe Carolina here. The band's fourth studio album, Savages, is available online and in-stores now. They will be returning to the main stage this summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
Jake Denning on 04/15/14 - 01:25 PM
Our interview with Boys On The Radio can be found here, the new project from Lovedrug's Michael Shepard.
I would say what balanced out Lovedrug, as far as the writing was concerned, was the other guys in Lovedrug were very much more into the indie side of music, the cooler, underground music. I was always kind of the pop guy who brought some of the hookier stuff to the music. So when I sat down to do a record by myself, essentially I’m writing pop songs. I’ve been going through this huge ‘80s thing lately. I was largely influenced by artists like Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, stuff like that that I grew up loving, kind of writing from a modern standpoint but with a little bit of that...
Jonathan Bautts on 04/14/14 - 01:47 PM
The terse Lumberjerks filled out our inteview; read it here.
The band started between two brothers who just wanted to play their music.
Zac Djamoos on 04/11/14 - 02:32 PM
Again, we've got two interviews today, courtesy of Left Behind and My Space Invaders. You can read them here and here.
Zac Djamoos on 04/10/14 - 09:22 PM
We recently interviewed Banner Pilot bassist Nate Gangelhoff about the band's fourth full-length record Souvenir, which officially drops on Tuesday through Fat Wreck Chords.
That’s the idea to have some hooks and catchiness, maybe it didn’t end up being quite as poppy and slick as Heart Beats Pacific was, but the idea was still to have some hooks in the choruses and stuff.
Deborah Remus on 04/10/14 - 02:56 PM
Evian Christ recently spoke to self-titled magazine for a cover story. In it, the producer talks a little bit about working on the new Kanye West album.
“I’ve got to get home and write an Otis Redding–style beat for him,” explains Leary. “He e-mailed last night. He wants something that sounds a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.”
Jake Jenkins on 04/10/14 - 10:10 AM
Today we've got two random interviews for you, from Swedish metalcore group Surviving the Charade and Iowan electronic duo Koffins, which can be found here and here, respectively.
Zac Djamoos on 04/09/14 - 04:16 PM
Our interview with Local Natives can be found here.
We never came into the band being like, “All right, we’re going to be this grunge-down, indie band forever, or we’re going to be a mainstream band.” We’re just doing what we want to do, making the music we’re happy with and proud of. If that reaches to a larger audience, awesome. Like I said, we’re totally content with where we are now. Hopefully, it keeps going in a positive direction and we can keep this as our careers.
Jonathan Bautts on 04/08/14 - 10:26 AM
Lower Lifes filled out our interview. Read it here.
I’d get rid of lyric videos. My favorite part of listening to an album growing up was NOT knowing the words and piecing together my own version until someone corrected me. I SWORE the Fall Out Boy lyric was "a loaded gun complex" for the longest time when that album came out, but things like that would be so memorable. Now you watch a lyric video and read along and you just think “someone had to type these awful words and coordinate them with the song. I’m so sorry."
Zac Djamoos on 04/07/14 - 09:27 PM
"And we all believed in ghosts until you walked into the wall."
Album ReviewsFairweather - Fairweather (Zac Djamoos)
Direct Divide - Bridges
(Craig Manning)
InterviewsLocal Natives (Jonathan Bautts)
Zac Djamoos on 04/07/14 - 05:50 PM
Noisey has interviewed Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. Spoiler alert: they talk about what it means to be emo in 2014 and meeting John C. Reilly.
Talking to [Pitchfork’s] Ian Cohen, his opinion is just like, “Well you know, the records are better.” And I would say that that’s true, I think a lot of the bands involved are writing really great records now and figuring out who they want to be in the end, how they want the shit to sound. We’re all in uncharted territory.
Blake Solomon on 04/04/14 - 12:01 PM
When Against Me! came through Winnipeg on Tuesday I had the opportunity to interview Laura Jane Grace about the band's latest record Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
I feel confident saying we’re a better band than we’ve been before, live especially, which is important. I don’t want to feel like we’re starting to not be as good as we used to be.
Deborah Remus on 04/04/14 - 10:43 AM
"I needed that damn woman like a dream needs gasoline."
Staff Reviewsno:carrier - Wisdom & Failure (Craig Manning)
Staff InterviewAgainst Me! (Deborah Remus)
Craig Manning on 04/04/14 - 07:50 AM
Yulianna filled out our interview. Here's what she had to say.
I wanted to have a name with an exotic ring to it but that could work in classical as well as the pop industry.
Zac Djamoos on 04/02/14 - 09:12 PM
You can check out our interview with G-Eazy here. We talk about his headlining tour and his upcoming debut album, which includes guest features from E-40 and A$AP Ferg.
Jake Denning on 04/02/14 - 09:27 AM
Today's interview comes from UK metalcore band Castor Troy. Read it here.
There are so many genres on the new album it's crazy, there literally is something for everyone. The lyrics are very well wrote, they're all based on real life events so tend to strike more of a chord with people. The music is wrote in such a way that we have utilised low tunings and orchestral instruments to create sombre moods and add depth to the tracks.
Zac Djamoos on 03/31/14 - 09:21 PM
Get Busy Living filled out our interview; check it out.
It's terrible, all of the bands that actually write music and tour never get that exposure. The mainstream is horrible and all the artists that struggle should be on the radio instead of them.
Zac Djamoos on 03/28/14 - 07:18 PM
Ska punk band Survay Says filled out our random interview. Read what they had to say.
Survay Says was created as something me and my friends who could kind of play instruments could call a "band." We spelled it with "A" because no one on MySpace had it spelled it that way. Now it's because of copyright.
Zac Djamoos on 03/27/14 - 08:57 PM
The Idol Dead filled out our interview. Read what they had to say.
Memories of my first time on the internet looking for Blink 182 websites which you used to be when I was a teen! I had one friend in my hometown with the internet and the same taste as me and we found AbsolutePunk pretty early and milked it for every band it had on it. We got into pop rock by finding New Found Glory’s From the Screen to Your Stereo mentioned on there. Nothing like that was played on the radio or on TV in the UK so we thought we were cooler than cool listening to Blink, The Ataris, Fall Out Boy and Brand New.
Zac Djamoos on 03/26/14 - 07:21 PM
Fourtitude answered our interview; here's their response.
I honestly had no clue there actually was a Radical Records, and I was amused to receive a cease and desist notification from their legal team. Apparently they didn’t want anybody to be confused into thinking they were in any way associated with my terrible rap music - I can’t say I blame them.
Zac Djamoos on 03/25/14 - 08:34 PM
You can read our interview with Miss May I vocalist Levi Benton here. We talk about the band's recent touring schedule, what's next for them, and their upcoming new record Rise Of The Lion, which you can pre-order here.
This one was a lot of pressure just to follow through with it and I guess not being scared and jump back to our first record, because I feel like that’s what a lot of people thought we were going to do.
Jake Denning on 03/25/14 - 11:43 AM
Post-hardcore band The North took some time to fill out our random interview. Read it here.
I love listening to the radio. It opens my eyes up to popular rap, hip hop, pop, indie and many more styles I wouldn’t normally listen to! Even though our band may not be “Top 40” style, we may be able to fit on Sirius Radio.
Zac Djamoos on 03/24/14 - 09:15 PM
Fine Fine Titans answered our interview; read it here.
After we finished our short set, for some reason, people wanted more! Never being a band to disappoint, our fill in guitar player ripped into a barely recognizable version of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters that we had never practiced before. Ever. And we completely bombed it. Somehow, we managed to drag our way through it to the end, but not without hitting just about every speed bump along the way. We overplayed the chorus, underplayed the verses, and I even think the drums were in the wrong key, which I’m formerly thought was impossible.
Zac Djamoos on 03/21/14 - 10:07 PM
Read our interview with Boston Calling Music Festival co-founder and producer Brian Appel. The upcoming third event takes place in downtown Boston from May 23-25 with performances from Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Brand New, The Decemberists and more.
With the alternating stages we’re able to setup for the next band while one band is performing. There’s no waiting in between bands. We can seamlessly move on to the next performer within seconds of the other finishing, which ultimately leads to the ability to book more on our lineup and for the audience to see all the bands that they came for.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/21/14 - 08:44 AM
Nikol filled out our interview. See what she said.
I am a certified phlebotomist…drawing blood…I took the course with my older brother because he asked me to, and yeah…I can do that. I don’t though. He does, and he’s great at it.
Zac Djamoos on 03/19/14 - 09:05 PM
Cool motive. Still murder.
Staff ReviewsI Am The Avalanche - Wolverines (Drew Beringer)
Tokyo Police Club - Forcefield (Blake Solomon)
Gameface - Now Is What Matters Now (Zac Djamoos)
Marla Mase - Half-Life (Craig Manning)
InterviewsFour Year Strong (Jake Denning)
Drew Beringer on 03/19/14 - 05:23 AM
That's Not My Baby answered our interview; see what they had to say.
If you aren’t a big name pop star or have a really good record label promoting you don’t have much of a chance to get on major stations. It’s not the radio stations fault. To become a successful radio station you have to appeal to a really broad audience, and with satellite radio and services like Spotify and iTunes it has become really easy to find music that like and avoid the radio completely. So if you’re like us, not a pop band, and don’t necessarily have large listener appeal we don’t stand much of a chance.
Zac Djamoos on 03/18/14 - 09:16 PM
You can check out our interview with Four Year Strong here. The band is currently out on Bayside's "Great American Cult" U.S. tour.
We’re going to go back and do some more songs after this tour, doing some more writing and recording. I think we’re going to do something in the summer, that’s going to be in the U.S…people will find out about it in a little while…
Jake Denning on 03/18/14 - 07:25 PM
The Nearly Deads' vocalist Theresa Jeane answered our random interview; check it out.
We offer something that is so hard to define, so hard to classify or label, and that's a good thing! We genuinely enjoy what we do and we have fun. That's something that comes through in the music. We're regular people, and I sing about regular stuff. It's a very raw sound, and we don't try too hard. So, if you like good, honest rock and roll, we're the band for you.
Zac Djamoos on 03/17/14 - 10:00 PM
You can check out our interview with Blackbear here. We talk about working with Basecamp on his debut album The Afterglow, Spotify, Warped Tour, and more. He currently is out with T.Mills and MOD SUN on the rest of the "All I Wanna Do" tour, dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 03/17/14 - 09:05 PM
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