MC Lars chats his new LP, Zombie Dinosaur!

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With just a few months between interviews with this next guy, we caught up with MC Lars as his new LP hits shelves on November 6th! We talk about how the new songs are going over in their sets as well as how his current tour is going with Koo Koo Kanga Roo! MC Lars is always a pleasure to chat with and always keeps it fresh. The guy has been hustling for twelve years now as a touring independent artist and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Read our new one here and pick up the Zombie Dinosaur  LP when it drops in a few weeks!

How has this tour been going so far with Koo Koo Kanga Roo, still kind of in the beginning stage of it and you still have a while to go?

We’re about a week in and it’s been great. I mean it’s really fun to do a club tour after Warped because you kind of have some of that momentum. They’re fun guys to travel with and it’s us and two video screens and no bands. The set-up is awesome. There’s not very many local openers so it’s cool. It’s a lot of kids that are coming out and it’s been great. They are really cool guys.

Perfect and we talked to you at about the halfway mark through Warped Tour. Maybe how did the rest of the tour go for you?

Yeah it was great. It’s a special tour. Yeah it was our third summer and I’m always thankful when they ask me to play it. So it was good! No issues, no one died. Our bus broke down but I think if you do Warped and your bus doesn’t break down, it’s not Warped.

It’s not a real Warped Tour experience if it goes easy for you. And now that the LP is coming up, you’re only about two or so weeks out. Are you getting nervous, are you road-testing more of the songs? Kind of how have you been going about these sets?

Yeah we’ve been incorporating songs into our sets and radio stations have been adding some of the singles. So that’s cool so people know the new songs so that’s cool. So yeah it’s really fun because we played one of the new songs on Warped Tour, the Game of Thrones song? Then we’ve been incorporating more so it’s been awesome. It’s just great. I mean it’s fun to feel this like traction building because I’ve been touring twelve years. So it’s just fun to stay being able to do that for this long. I don’t think it’s common. So I’m fortunate.

Maybe how is that, to have the tracks being picked up? You’ve worked so hard for this, you have Horris Records, like you said you’ve been doing this for twelve years.

Yeah I know. I define success by like being able to pay your bills and being able to create the music you want. It’s nice when Terrestrial Radio or bigger sites or whatever get into it. I think it’s important to feel like it’s growing and you’re reaching new people because if it feels like it’s shrinking then that can be disappointing. Unless you’re really invested in it and you’re doing it for yourself but yeah, it’s been quite a journey.

Then maybe like I said, it’s only been a few months since we talked last. I don’t think I’ve interviewed you not on Warped Tour now that I think about it.

Yeah I don’t think so.

Yeah this is the first time where I can see the whole experience in a club and not a hot, sweaty stage with a lot of other bands in the background. Should be good! But the LP is about to come out, what is coming up within the next few months? Like once this record drops?

Yeah record drops! I’m still working on this puppet show with rapping robots. The plan is to launch that next year then I’m working on a book. A History of Hip Hop book so a lot happening but yeah, I’m excited for it to come out and it’s been a busy year but it’s been great!

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