The Classic Kids speak new EP and tour essentials!

Every day, my inbox gets slammed with new bands and new records. If only sleep wasn’t an essential. One of the bands that stuck out to me though is this next act, The Classic Kids! They are still without an album release and are already getting major attention. We were able to grab a few minutes with the band as they are about to release their debut EP where we talked tour essentials to the songwriting process for the band. With music under their belt, the band is sure to have a quick trip to success. Read our new interview below and look for the EP very soon!

To start it off, what are the three touring essentials you must have with you while on the road to survive?

Aside from having money on you, phone chargers is a MUST! A case of Monster energy drinks to get you through the late night drives, and most important positive vibes to complete our positive drives!

The debut EP is about to drop. How long has this EP been in the works/how long was the process to make it?

Our EP has been in the works for about a year now. We took a lot of time writing and finding the right sound to define “The Classic Kids”.

How does the band typically go about the songwriting process? Is it one person, more collective? Does it change per song?

Each song has had a different approach to how it was written. Sometimes one member will bring an instrumental concept to the table and we will build off that, or sometimes we all just sit in the studio and use our instruments to convey our emotions.

You released a new single, “Just Begun”. Can you tell me a little bit of the story behind the song?

The story behind “Just Begun” was that it was actually the first song we started working on as The Classic Kids. We feel this is a very motivational, feel good song that could pick people up when they are feeling down.

Do you think the single is a good indication of what’s to come on the EP?

The EP is a spectrum of all different facets of our band. “Just Begun” explores the happy side of our music. There are a variety of songs that define our unique sound as a whole.

Do you think the single is a good indication of what’s to come on the EP?

The EP is a spectrum of all different facets of our band. “Just Begun” explores the happy side of our music. There are a variety of songs that define our unique sound as a whole.

Is a full length in the near future, still a while away, even maybe done?

We would love to release an LP (or full length) but our main goal and priority at the moment is the upcoming EP, as well as the release for it. We are very optimistic though about our future works to come!
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The Maine chats American Candy, Free For All Tour and new music!

If you’ve been a steady follower of Music Remedy, you know that while we interview many bands, review many bands, there are a handful that we continuously cover. The ones we truly believe in. The ones we know are continuously progressing. The ones who are always a pleasure to speak to. One of those bands are The Maine. We’ve been steadily covering the band since they released their first full length record and every time we speak to the band, I see a progression in the guys. They are now four full length records in with their last release being American Candy back on March 31st of this year!

We caught up with Pat and Kennedy from the band last night hours before they took the stage for one of the small club shows they’re doing on their current Free For All tour where they play all of American Candy. As well, they play a ton of older tracks and fan favorites from their past releases! These small club shows are a unique experience during their current tour where the majority of the shows are completely free for fans in spaces that aren’t typically used for shows including a performance they’ll be doing tonight right outside Gillette Stadium! In my new sit down, Pat and Kennedy chat with me about how the tour has been going including the high points and challenges. We also talked the songs they think are going over well on American Candy and even some new songs your eardrums may get to hear as early as early next year. Read on for our new one and catch them on the rest of their current tour!

You’re on the Free for All tour. Maybe how long has this tour been an idea for you? You’re playing these small club shows but you’re playing outside Gillette tomorrow.

Pat: Five years or so, we’ve had the idea. Yeah we thought of it back then and couldn’t really make it happen. We tried to do it but we were trying to get people to pay for it. All that stuff. We couldn’t make that happen so we just kind of put the idea on ice for a while. I think now we’re finally in a position where our fans are getting older. They have connections at venues. There’s just all these like random things that kind of came together to make it possible. We’ve made relationships with people at venues over the years and all this stuff. So now it’s like finally actually able to happen.

And you’ve obviously had some unique experiences on this tour. I know you were just at Gillette kind of like playing around on the field.

Kennedy: Yeah that was wild.

Maybe what’s been like the best part of this experience for you? I know you’re playing a few of these unique American Candy shows I think it’s about seven shows within the Free For All tour and maybe the biggest challenge?

Kennedy: I mean one of the cool parts about it is the amount of people that are showing up that are new faces. I’ve seen full families, grandparents as well as just people that are bringing their best friends out to the show that maybe wouldn’t have gone to a show prior and I think that is really cool. For us to be able to do this band while also giving thanks to people that already are supporting us.

Pat: I think the biggest challenge is just like we’re playing these environments that aren’t necessarily made to have concerts. That’s been a little interesting. It almost doesn’t feel like a tour because every day is completely different. Like generally on tour, we just get into this like routine.

Kennedy: We’re at venues every day.

Pat: We’ve like broken that completely because it’s like one day you’re in a mall parking lot. One day, you’re at a venue. The next day you’re playing a hotel thing at like a radio station.

Kennedy: Then we’re breaking it up with these American Candy shows.

Pat: Which are completely different set lists and stuff. So you don’t really ever quite get in like the routine of it. Which is kind of nice. It almost feels like we’re just playing a bunch of like random shows. Which is cool. It’s very different and it keeps it interesting. I mean we’re out there carrying all the gear every day and building the stage and stuff. When we do it at like a mall, we’re doing it at these places where they’re not used to running shows. So they can’t really help out.

Kennedy: We kind of have to take the lead.

Pat: So like all of us go out there and do it and stuff so it’s been really, really cool.

Perfect, and then is it still how it was originally going to be for these shows. Where you play American Candy front to back and then you come back out?

Pat: Yeah we don’t ever leave.

Kennedy: Yeah we don’t actually leave the stage.

Pat: We do play the record then we just keep playing a bunch of old stuff afterwards.

Is it songs that you haven’t played before?

Kennedy: Some of them, yeah! I think we kind of try to pick at least ones that haven’t been super consistent in the past year or two.

Pat: Then there’s songs from American Candy that we’re playing on these shows. There are three that are only being played at these shows. We’re not playing them on the other tour and they haven’t ever been played before. So it’s kind of weird because we go like a week without playing them and then we do it again. So it’s been very interesting. It keeps it fun. It keeps it exciting. It’s so easy to get caught in like a routine. It’s like we’re going to go on tour and we’re going to bring out four bands that are doing really good right now. Like put together this tour and it’s so easy to get caught in that. I’ve just seen that so many times but for us, we like to have fun so the more things we can do to keep it interesting and keep it not what we just did, the better. Even if it ends up being a really bad idea, I would rather like fail doing something different then like succeed just being boring.

You guys always tend to mix it up anyways. Like the acoustic tour, obviously these American Candy shows and Forever Halloween shows and that kind of thing. I wanted to ask you, when we talked the album was brand new. I think it was maybe only a month in but it’s had time to grow. For a lot of fans, I’m sure it seems like a little bit of a departure. You’ve been playing these front to back shows. How do you think it’s been going over? Maybe is there a song that sticks out to you besides like a single that is really catching on with the kids?

Pat: Man, I mean the reaction to this record. Like the first thing I can say off the bat is people are reacting to it a lot faster than any other record before. Pioneer now like anything off that record that we play goes over really well but it took like two years for that to happen and this is kind of happening pretty instantly.

Kennedy: Yeah most of the set when we play the new American Candy songs, it feels really energetic throughout the whole thing. Obviously I think English Girls kind of has a bit of energy to it.

Pat: It’s been out the longest.

Kennedy: Yeah because it’s been out the longest.

Pat: I would say Diet Soda Society is one that we’re only playing on these shows, I’ve been surprised by that one every time that we’ve done it. Just by people and their reaction to it because that one to me kind of feels like an outlier on the album a little bit. People have been really digging that one. It makes it cool because now we know we can play all these songs because we booked these shows so we have to figure out how to play the whole thing. Which we don’t do with every single album. Which I think we should do because then we have to learn them. It makes it cool because now we know how things go over. So I think in the future, we’re going to on tours in the rest of this album cycle, we’re really going to be able to mix up the record. I want to keep all these songs in rotation as much as possible.

Kennedy: Totally.

Perfect, then like I said, you guys are always touring and this is a pretty unique tour. You’re playing free shows, playing across most of the states. I think you’ve been on this tour for at least two weeks or so. Think you started right at the end of August. Maybe what’s kind of coming up considering the record is still so new? I know it’s something you really only did finish like a year ago.

Pat: Recording it? Yeah, it hasn’t even been that long.

Kennedy: November, from when we started it, it will be a year. From when we started recording it.

Pat: Yeah! We’re going to tour. We’re going to the UK after this. I mean obviously we’re going to continue doing the rest of this tour which is kind of the big push right now. Us doing the free tour. Then we’re going to record some stuff. We already recorded a couple things and I would think probably by like early next year, we’re going to release something. It’s not going to be a record or EP or anything but we’re going to put out some songs.

Songs yeah.

Pat: Songs. That’s all I’m going to say is that there are songs.

Kennedy: Some songs.

Pat: Some songs.

Kennedy: Some things.

Pat: It’s not like time yet to make a record.


Pat: We need to grow on this one so we don’t make the same album again. We’re kind of at that point now where we’re like not even beginning to talk about anything.

Kennedy: There’s just still a lot to push for on this record.

Pat: We’ve found that like if we give it some time, then we gain like brand new experiences and things to draw from. So we just need some more of that time of just being alive. Like before we go back into that but yeah, there’s going to be songs and we’re going to continue to tour. We’re going to be all over the place.

Kennedy: We’re going to be doing a bunch of touring.

Pat: Think we’re going to try to do something where we play a lot of the places that we haven’t played in a while. We’ve been kind of playing the same markets over and over. So I think the next tour that will be the goal. Is to go to the places that we don’t really get to go too often.
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The Black Dahlia murder chats everything you need to know about their new record!

Last week, I was able to snag a few minutes with Brian Eschbach lead guitarist of The Black Dahlia Murder and it was a great chat. With their newest album coming out Friday, Absymal, and a new North American tour for this fall, they have a ton going on and I’m glad we got the opportunity to talk about it all. Brian broke down the writing process for me as well as some of the biggest challenges as well as brighter moments in their career. Read on and hope you catch these talented men on their upcoming tour with Goatwhore!

Obviously you do have a lot coming up with Absymal coming out and you guys are always on the road. You have the tour coming up, but what are the three things you must have while on tour to survive?

At any given moment of consciousness, I need my phone, wallet and sunglasses? Yeah.

And we have interviewed the band before, with Trevor, on your last major tour. He talked at the time about how you guys were working on the new record. Now it comes out September 18th, maybe how long was that record in the making?

Absymal? In the making, really most of it was written between I want to say December and March.

You and Trevor have been doing this band since 2001. Do you think there was something that changed in the process for this record or do you think you’ve gotten into a steady rhythm when it comes to writing?

I don’t know really so much on that level. It’s pretty natural. Same sort of thing. Alright it’s time to write. Sit down and play guitar till you hear something that sounds cool. Then from there, be alright what kind of riffs sound cool with this riff and the songs kind of go from there for me.

Perfect, then I know you have new members that have come in and out of the band. When you started this band with Trevor, were there maybe goals you wanted to meet with your music.

Right, I mean a goal since we set out or just for this record?

No for you. Like maybe something you wanted to do with this record, yes.

Sure, really I try not to have anything set in stone. Maybe ever once in a while, like a rhythmic idea like oh I have to write a song that incorporates something like that. But really, it’s more about what kind of happens naturally in the playing of music for me. I mean I know Trevor sometimes he’ll have a topic that he knows he wants to do to for a year in advance he’s thought about that. Then he’ll hear music at some point and he’ll be like that’s the music for the song.

Then you’ve already announced your US run for a little whiel from now. Do you think with those sets, Absymal will have a strong presence? Do you think you’re only going to do like one or two songs? Maybe road-test, kind of what’s your game plan?

Yes, we have a US run with Goatwhore before the end of the year. We’re going to focus pretty much on the old, but we’ll probably have a good handful of songs from the new one. We try not to like overwhelm an audience with too much new material. Sometimes they’ve got to hear the record a little bit.

Then considering you do have six albums released so how do you pick your set list? Do you still try to play one or two from each record?

Yeah, we definitely try to have as much as we can from our records, but sometime es there’s records obviously that have more songs that have more time allotted to them. But we try to be conscious of that. Doing what people who are coming to shows want to hear while also playing stuff that we want to play. But it’s always a balance that we try to figure out.

Like I keep saying, you’ve had a lot of years in this band. I’m sure there are highs and lows. Maybe the biggest challenge and maybe the thing you’re most proud of from the past few years?

Oh, biggest challenge. Wow.

Yeah that’s a weird one to think about.

I guess the biggest challenge is just really learning what we want as musicians. What we want out of the show. What we expect in each other, in our bandmates. We’re basically roomies. That was the biggest challenge and it’s something that’s always going on. You always got to evolve. Proudest moment?

You’ve been doing it for so long you know what I mean. You’ve been touring constantly. Probably seen a lot of bands come and go, that kind of thing.

I guess still one of the proudest moments for everyone was just getting signed. Being on Metal Blade records. They were like hey we like what you’re doing and I think other people like it too. Then I guess also for being able to realize that there was an audience for what we were doing.

Perfect and then you have so much coming up. The record is out just within a week and a half. You have the tour announced. What’s going to be coming up maybe like early 2016 for The Black Dahlia Murder? Do you think you’re going to be touring more here, maybe overseas? Kind of what’s coming up for the band?

Well we have our North American tour for this year but next year, early on, I know we’re trying to go over to do some shows in Europe. Try to play a good chunk of stuff from the new album as well as classics. Quote on quote. Then, after that I mean it’s still all kind of being like organized at this point.
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The Stolen chats Chardonnay, Hitclips and high/low points of touring!

It’s an incredibly hard thing to go on tour. Long drives in a van, you could play for two to two hundred people depending on the night and it costs a lot of money. A band that is taking that risk and has booked several DIY tours is New Jersey residents, The Stolen. Their last album release was ‘Adults’ and with a few new singles out like ‘Empty’ and ‘Chardonnay’, a new album or EP looks like it could be on their horizon. We were are able to grab a few minutes with the band a few hours before they took the stage in Cambridge where we talked everything from tour essentials to their songwriting process as well as some high points and low points of their summer!

You guys are doing a really big US run. You’re doing on it your own. You’re playing a ton of cities. Three things you must have with you while on tour.

Dom: Must have with us on tour. I’m going to say my phone, underwear and sunglasses. Yeah I’m going to go with that. For sure sunglasses.

Kevin: Definitely sunglasses and hair products and new pairs of socks.

Mikey: New pairs, not the three same pairs. Brand new pairs of socks.

Kevin: Definitely!

Mikey: Headphones, money and more important than a phone you need a phone charger. You actually need at least three. At least three phone chargers.

I understand that!

Mike: I’m going to say my face wash because I get bad acne. Then I don’t really need much else, I don’t know. Obviously like the obvious stuff. Like what they said.

Dom: Something you can’t go without?

Mike: I don’t know! That’s all I got. My face wash. That’s all I need.

Rob: I think I’ll go with everything Dom said except instead of sunglasses, I think I’m going to have to go with a toothbrush because the idea of dirty teeth freaks me out.

Dom: That’s a really hard question. There are so many things that you need. Well clearly Mike you only need one thing.

Perfect then from looking online, you guys are about halfway through this really, really long run. Maybe what are like some of the higher points then if there are any, I’m sure touring has been hard. You guys are still young, a low point. Like maybe long drives or like something that happened to your van? I’m sure things have happened!

Dom: Well I guess we can start with a low point. It was actually the first night of tour. We were in Maryland in Baltimore and we had the doors open and the lights on. We were charging our phones like three at a time in the power inverter we have then we went to go start our van at the end of the show and it wouldn’t start. The battery was dead but it wasn’t like, okay you just jump it. Like it was actually dead. We almost had to get a new battery but it worked out that we didn’t have to. So that was cool. First night of tour and we already messed up our van. Then high point? Do you guys have any ideas? We went down to Florida and hit some beaches. That was always fun. Do you guys want to chime in?

Mikey: My low point is when Mike and Rob, because they’re brothers, have their daily argument. It’s at least once daily. My high point is all the high points.

Rob: I’m going to go high points first. On this, high points have been really the shows. I can’t really complain. Every show we do, it’s a new experience and a lot of fun. We’ve played a lot of new cities we haven’t played before. That was really cool. I’m going to say the low point was this morning when Mike just randomly started puking.

Mike: That was my low point. A lot more low for me.

Rob: Mike has a very, very weak stomach.

Mike: Yeah I didn’t even consume any alcohol whatsoever. I just had some greasy food and I was sick all morning. I had some greasy food the night before, then I woke up and had some more greasy food. Then I had Chipotle and I was okay. I don’t know how that works.

Kevin: Always a high point.

Mikey: Rob locked the keys in the van last night that sucked. I had to open the door with a coat hanger and a broken drumstick.

Dom: It wasn’t even a coat hanger.

Mikey: It was like a handle from a bucket. It was really interesting. Something I don’t want to do again.

So it’s been rough but it’s been good?

Dom: I say more great then rough. There’s only been a couple rough points.

Rob: A lot worse things could happen.

Dom: Like the last tour was a lot more devastating.

Mikey: Let’s knock on wood guys.

Then I believe it’s been a while since you released like a full EP, ‘Adults’ but you did just drop ‘Chardonnay’ in July. Maybe can you tell me the story behind that song? Maybe what it means to you guys as a band?

Rob: I mean when we wrote the song initially, it was obvious what the lyrics and what the song was about. When we were first writing, I can’t tell you how many directions this song has probably gone in and different little ways it was going before it became what it is now. I think we were just trying to find something that was really us as a whole. Something that was different as cliché as that sounds. Something where we were all really a hundred percent satisfied with. At one point, it almost sounded like a reggae song. It was kind of funny. I mean we’re more then satisfied with how it came out. As far as what it means to us, I mean in a nutshell to simplify it or dumb it down, guy’s into a girl who’s really showing ill intentions. That’s the basis of it.

Dom: With writing ‘Chardonnay’, I think obviously we’re growing up so I think our music is going to be a little more mature. Like obviously as we grow up, our music’s going to grow. What I like about our writing process just in general is that if one person isn’t like vibing it, we’re kind of like okay what can we do to make sure everyone is into it. Make sure everyone is happy with what we’re doing. With ‘Chardonnay’, I think we’re all pretty happy with it.

Rob: With what Dom said, just to build on it, like what he said about the writing process, he’s a hundred percent right. If someone’s not feeling it, like between ‘Empty’ and ‘Chardonnay’, there’s been quite a few songs that we write then scrap just because someone whether it’s like Mike or Kevin or me isn’t feeling it, we’ll just kind of scrap it. Not that we’re scrapping it because we think it’s a bad song but if not every single one of us is on board with it, we’ll kind of toss it.

Dom: It’s a team effort.

Rob: Basically, the writing process is now I’ll come in with a bass part or just chords, or lyrics. Everyone adds their own thing. Dom changes the vocal melodies, Mike might change the drum beat, Mikey adds his own part.

I was going to ask you that so you answered my next question.

pretDom: There we go, that’s perfect. Yeah, we like to do two in one.

Yeah I like it. You’re old pros at this.

Mikey: Speaking of Old, I just bought some Old Spice.

Then I wanted to ask you. Like you said, you’ve put out two singles. ‘Empty’ and ‘Chardonnay’. Are you guys currently working on something? Do you think it’s going to be a little while before you work on something? Is it something that’s done? An EP or like a 7 inch kind of thing.

Dom: We’re always writing. When we’re off tour, we’re writing. Even on tour we’re actually writing. I think we would like to have an EP. Nothing is set in stone but we’re always constantly writing and putting out new music.

Kevin: I think once we get off tour.

Dom: Yeah once we get off tour we’ll be banging out some new songs. I agree with Kevin.

Mike: We haven’t even started working on something yet but after we get off tour, the next move is to start working on our next EP definitely.

Rob: The amount of tracks. That’s nothing we can even say yet. It’s still in the baby stages of writing. To work on what it is as a whole, we haven’t really gotten to that. Like they all said, once we’re off tour in the fall we’re planning to hit the studio and figure it out from there.

Then a soft one for each of you. The first CD or first cassette you can remember getting as a kid then the first concert you ever went to?

Dom: Oh my god, I think the first cassette was AC/DC. A classic rock CD there. First concert I think was KISS actually. My dad took me to a KISS concert. That was interesting.

That’s pretty solid!

Mikey: The first record I ever bought with like my own money was ‘Save Each other, the Whales are Doing Fine’ by Patent Pending. I think. I bought it at Best Buy when I was like thirteen, fourteen maybe.

I’m so old.

Mikey: My first concert ever was John Mayer. I went with my brother.

Kevin: That’s awesome. My first CD that I got was John Mayer’s ‘Room for Squares’. That was in 2001.

Mikey: That was the record that he was touring on.

Kevin: Yeah dude that’s my favorite John Mayer album.

Rob: Well my actual first piece of audio was when my aunt got me a cassette. There was that song in the nineties. That “I Get Knocked Down” song or whatever. I just remember getting that cassette from my aunt for like one of my birthdays when I was younger.

Mike: What a shitty gift.

Rob: Dude my aunt put a lot of thought into that gift. You’re a jerk. My aunt put a lot of thought into that. The first CD that I bought on my own was ‘American Idiot’ by Green Day. First concert was probably some blues concert with my dad.

Mike: My first CD was probably like a Justin Timberlake/Backstreet Boys kind of thing but then the first one I purchased myself would be AC/DC. Concert probably like a blues festival with my dad. Same daddy.

Dom: I think my first one was like a Kelly Clarkson CD. Dead serious. I had like a boombox.

Mikey: We had HitClips dude. Dude, I wish I could wrap up all my HitClips. I had like a stack.

Rob: Dude, I used to steal Dom’s HitClips. He had Aaron Carter. I stole his ‘Aaron’s Party’.

Dom: ‘Aaron’s Party’ was my jam and I’d go over to Rob’s house one day and he’s bumping Aaron Carter. I’m like you jerk, you took my CD.

Do you remember your first concert, Kevin?

Kevin: I think my first concert that I like went and bought a ticket for was the Defend Pop Punk tour which I think was like 2011. Who was on it? It was Man Overboard, The Story So Far, The Wonder Years, This Time Next Year.

Rob: That’s actually a dope tour.

Kevin: It was an awesome tour.

Then you kind of talked about it. You obviously still have like half this tour to go. Nowhere close to being done. You talked about recording but once you finish this tour, are you going to like stay home for a while, do you guys play locally? Kind of what’s the plan for right now.

Rob: We’re going to work and make money.

Sucks to work right.

Dom: I think once we get off tour, we’ll go back to our usual life. Some of us go to school, we’ll be writing still. Kind of that whole process.

Mikey: Some of us look at dogs all day.

Dom: That’s Mikey. He stays at home and looks at dogs all day. No, I think we’ll go back to a little bit of our normal schedule of work, writing music. Stuff like that. I wouldn’t say count out a couple shows but I think for sure we’re going to be writing as well once we get off.

Do you guys all go to schools in the same area?

Kevin: We all go online.

Dom: Yeah we all go online actually. Well, three out of five of us. Then the other two didn’t go to college and pursued careers.
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Infinity Girl chats "Harm", touring plans and Boston music scene!

I know like you guys were just talking about, you live in New York now but you were based in Boston. You formed in Boston. You’ve been doing this band for a while, the three things you must have with you while on the road to survive?

Nolan: Waterproof pants.

Waterproof pants?

Nolan: No, I don’t know.

Mitch: Do you own waterproof pants?

Nolan: These are waterproof. Do you mean like practical things? Like our instruments.

Sebastian: Sweater, definitely a sweater. You never know. Even in the depth of summer, you never know.

Mitch: A good hat. A good tour hat.

Sebastian: You don’t own a hat.

Nolan: I’ve never seen you wear a hat.

Mitch: I do wear a hat. I have a tour hat.

Nolan: Oh okay well we haven’t been on tour in a while. You need a neck pillow. Mitch’s neck pillow, definitely.

Mitch: I change my answer. Neck pillow is the most important thing.

Sebastien: Ear plugs!

Nolan: Oh ear plugs for sure. Sorry we’re giving more than three. Ear plugs, neck pillow and Seb’s sweater. For the band.

Sebastien: Final answer.

Then like I said, “Harm” came out about a week ago and it’s on Topshelf. Maybe how did singing to Topshelf kind of come about? The label has been doing really well lately.

Nolan: Yes! We sent them the record when we finished it like forever ago and not really expecting to hear back. Then they wrote an email a couple days later just saying that they loved it and it was like one of the best things that had ever been sent and things like that. We were like really? It was pretty cool.

Mitch: They said it was one of the best unsolicited things that they had received.

Sebastian: Because we were doing that. We were sending it to labels despite seeing on all their sort of FAQ pages that like we’ll listen but we rarely respond to it (unsolicited). We were like fuck it, let’s do it anyway. They really liked it and we after talking to them for a while we really liked them so it just worked out.

And you kind of talked about how this record is something that has been done for a year and I know the last record came out in 2012. How long was this one really in the making?

Nolan: Probably about a year from start to finish. Like around when Kyle and I moved to New York in the fall of 2013 is kind of when we really started writing and talking about it a lot. Then by August of the next year, it was mastered.

Sebastien: There was kind of a break in between there where we released the EP towards the end of 2012. Right, that’s when it was?

Nolan: Yeah.

Sebastien: Then I was overseas for a year and then Mitch had moved to Brooklyn already and they were still playing shows with a friend of ours on drums but it was like a bit of a hiatus. Then when we were kind of all back in the country was when things really picked up in the end of 2013/beginning of 2014.

And for the writing for this record, do you feel it still changed or maybe if you’re writing now do you feel it’s still changing? Does one person bring each idea or is it more collective?

Nolan: Kyle and I do most of the main writing of the bare songs. We’ll bring it to the band and work it out altogether once we usually have something that’s close to being done. Then we kind of work out the details with everyone. Sometimes they’ll change in big ways but most of the time, they stay as we’ve kind of written them. Just little things change when we bring it to the band. And it’s staying like that. We’re working on new stuff now and it’s kind of for the most part like that.

Then I wanted to ask you, like I said you guys moved to New York and maybe as of late in Boston, TT’s is closed after being around for a long time. Church just announced it yesterday that they’re going to stop doing live music. Two venues in a few weeks closing and a lot of bands are making that move to New York then it’s picking up and going well. Maybe advice to Boston bands to kind of keep at it? Like keep at playing shows and making new music despite things in the city declining a bit?

Sebastien: I think we’re all a little out of touch with Boston now that we’ve been gone for a few years. I don’t think people should move out of Boston. I think that they should stay for that very reason that these places are shutting down and stuff. At least when we were here, there was a pretty vibrant DIY scene. Especially around here in Allston. I know a lot of those places have been shut down by the 5-O but I guess my advice would be to like keep opening them up again. Not just for the scene here but for bands passing through and stuff too. We’re in the middle of booking this tour right now and we’ve had a lot of trouble booking in Boston which is strange for us because it was our home for so long. It was like alright Great Scott’s full, O’Briens is full. Fuck do we do now because we’re sort of out of touch with what’s happening in the DIY community. I hope it’s still alive and if not, revive it.

Mitch: Boston has such a vibrant music scene too. I think that that’s one thing that I always loved about this city is that although it’s concentrated and it’s a bit smaller with only a handful of really great venues. The quality of bands that keep the standard is really high. It’s always very inspiring. It’s a lot different in New York. There’s way more bands and you hear a lot of music that you don’t really like. There are a lot of very good bands too but there’s just been something that’s remained inspiring about this city. Music sort of is born here. It has really great bands and we’re still in touch with them. Best friends with a lot of the bands that we were playing with back in 2012. Tonight we’re playing with New Highway Hymnal who we must have played with dozens of times. Because of that quality, it’s still bands that we want to be in constant contact with because the scene’s so great here. I want to make it clear that we moved to Brooklyn for like our own life reasons mostly. Not to go make it big.

Sebastien: Yeah not to go make it big.

Nolan: For professional reasons.

Sebastien: Professional life reasons whatever. They had all gone to school here. They were kind of over it or whatever. Wanted to do something else. I had finished a job here and wanted to try something else too. It wasn’t like we’re leaving because this scene sucks and we’re going to a place that’s better. Like nothing to do with that.

Nolan: But I think we’re all happy that we could continue there as well but it wasn’t the main reason.

Then maybe a little softer one for you. The first CD or first cassette you can remember buying as a kid and the first concert you ever went to?

Nolan: Both of them are Weird Al for me.

Kyle: Really?

Nolan: Yeah.

Sebastien: My first cassette was probably the Space Jam soundtrack then my first CD was probably “The Black Album” Metallica so you could see how my tastes progressed from the heyday of tapes to the heyday of CD’s. My first concert was Joe Santorini.

Mitch: I think my dad gave me ‘Nevermind’ on CD. That was one of the first things I remember being my first physical compact disc.

Sebastien: Cool dad.

Mitch: Yeah, cool dad. I don’t remember the cassette. I remember vividly having the first Smashmouth cassette. You know the one with walking on the sun. The one with that song on it. I had that one. I don’t know if that was my first but that’s the only one I can think of.

Nolan: Isn’t that kind of late in their career?

He got it like two years ago.

Nolan: Isn’t that the Shrek soundtrack? Did that come out on tape?

Mitch: No that was later. I’m talking about the deep cuts. The early Smashmouth.

Sebastien: Yeah that was a Monkees cover they did.

Nolan: Before they were cool?

Mitch: Before they weren’t cool.

Sebastien: Kyle’s really young so he probably doesn’t know what cassettes are.

Kyle: Yeah my first cassette was, well I bought the NYSNC album. Probably their first album. The one where they did a bunch of songs on Disney and I thought that was cool. I recorded it to a cassette so we could play it in my mom’s car and that was really cool.

Sebastien: So they were both the same?

Kyle: It was the same album but I think I like fucked it up because I think side B was part of side A again or something. Or maybe they just all sounded the same. But then like the first CD that I bought with my money was the Weezer Green album. What was the other question, the first band I saw or concert? The first concert was Ben Folds. I forget who else was the opener. I don’t know if it was cool but that’s what it was.

Mitch: The first concert I went to was Alanis Morisette. It was tight. It was a good concert. Did you say your first concert?

Sebastien: Yeah, Joe Santorini!

Mitch: Sorry how old were you?

Sebastien: Seven, six. Let’s probe this more.

Then maybe to end it off, you played Shea Stadium. You’re playing here tonight. I know you have a show, at least one that’s announced, at the end of the month. I’m sure you have a lot of shows worked out or being worked out like the tour. What’s kind of coming up for Infinity Girl? Are you just going to be playing a lot?

Sebastien: Yeah in terms of shows, yeah we’re booking a lot in September. Then October, around CMJ and stuff. Then a tour in November for like two weeks. Do we have the next record done?

Nolan: We’re working on it. We’re already underway for the next record. As long as Topshelf doesn’t drop us or even if they do.

Sebastien: These guys put together a bunch of demo’s that are being sent like back and forth. Sending notes, sending ideas. Hopefully this album release craziness will cool down and we can start working on moving into the rehearsal space. We are making new songs. We already started playing one of them live. Probably not tonight.

Mitch: They’re a little less “Harm”-ful then “Harm”.

Sebastien: You should expect it to sound a little less “Harm”-y. More “Harm”-less. I think that means that Nolan and Kyle are in better moods these days or something. Making some lighter music. Happier music.

Nolan: But we still got a long way to go before it comes out. Who knows? I might get really depressed. Scrap it all. Reverse it. Things could go down. We’ll see!
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LIVE REVIEW: Melanie Martinez, The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA 9/3/2015

Lately I’ve been in major girl crush mode. With both Halsey’s ‘Badlands’ and Melanie Martinez’s ‘Cry Baby’ coming out in the last month, Zella Day killing it at Sinclair and Justine Bowe of Photocomfort breaking out of Boston, this month is pure girl power. This review though is about the insanely talented Melanie Martinez and the sold out show stopping performance she put on last Thursday night in Boston!

The crowd was packed in anticipation as her Boston opener Handsome Ghost took the stage. As the lights went low, the chant of ‘Melanie, Melanie, Melanie’ broke out in the crowd before she and her band came out. The stage was filled with lettered blocks and was a low key band set up of just two other band members on stage to make Melanie the third.

She opened the set with the title track off her new record, ‘Cry Baby’, yelling “Come on, Boston!” after the first chorus. I noticed during her set that her music really focuses on her insane vocal range. Her presence is hypnotizing. Her goofiness and youthfulness is seen through her unique dress and her stage décor. It’s just overall a great stage presence and presentation. She then went into ‘Dollhouse’ which was one of her first big singles and a personal favorite of mine. It was kind of surprising that she played it so early considering her new record is so new but the new album has been killing it with plenty of singles off of it. As her set progressed, I realized too that it was a very mellow crowd maybe even just as a respect thing for Melanie but it still seemed a little strange. Maybe something I’m not used too. It was something where they only reacted or spoke up if Melanie encouraged them to.

She then went into ‘Sippy Cup’ which is a good favorite of mine off the new record. Melanie was going straight from track to track with very minimal crowd interaction. That’s how it should be in my eyes and the crowd was totally alright with it. A set should be about the music, not about cracking jokes. Highlights within the next few tracks included ‘Training Wheels’ and ‘Pity Party’. For the latter track, she took a video on her phone of the crowd and herself singing the song. She ended her set with ‘Mad Hatter’ and left the stage quickly but once the chant of ‘Melanie, Melanie, Melanie’ returned, she came out and went ‘I’ll do one more okay’ to then break into ‘Cake’!

As you can see, Melanie had not one fault in her set. She was on right from the beginning and quickly made it clear that there is a new generation of lady rockers and they are blowing everyone out of the water. While she may have gotten her start on The Voice after being knocked out in one of the final rounds, she has far surpassed her competition on the show and has totally broke out of the reality show mold. Melanie has made a name for herself at the incredibly young age of twenty and only will go up from here.
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Review: The Libertine's "Anthems for Doomed Youth"

Like I said before, I’m not one for reviews. It’s either when I’m severely impressed like I was for the last album I reviewed or it’s when I see an album arrive in my inbox and I swoon at the name. I never feel the need to instantly click through to listen to a record but for that’s what happened when I saw the third and first Libertines record since 2004. The Libertines in late 2014 made it public that they had signed again and what came from that is ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’.

The Libertines are always named as an influential band for many new British acts coming over to the states and back in the UK in general. The band broke up though about eleven years ago playing a reunion show or two until this year when they headlined Reading & Leeds as well as announcing several club shows. If ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’ is any indication of how the band has progressed, they are sure to finally blow up here in America if they make the move to come over. From the first few seconds of the opening track Barbarians, I was sold and found myself starting to shimmy the shoulders in public. The album screams English in the best of ways. The grunge vibe of it meeting simplistic lyrics like ‘I deserve a little drinky now and again to see the light’ makes for a perfect vibe.

While there are strong English grunge vibes on the record, it is well balanced by piano introductions to tracks like You’re My Waterloo which is definitely my favorite track on the record. I’m a lyrical nerd which you can probably see in most of my interviews and this track in particular had me swooning over things like ‘You’re my will to live’ and ‘I’ll know exactly what to do and who to blame’. Another song that really stood out to me was Iceman which kind of seems like a moment of clarity for the band. With a lyric especially that kind of brings on that idea, ‘Don’t spend your days in a haze’. This song as well as several others seem to chronicle the cleaning up of the band’s acts. This may be why the band picked up things again as well considering the lineup that produced this record is the original lineup.

This record is just perfect and strongly suggested when it drops a week from tomorrow, September 11th. Hopefully its’ sure success leads them to come stateside before long.
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Chris Roetter of Like Moths to Flames chats new record, Northlane touring and advice to young bands!

It’s been a minute since we last caught up with this band and they’ve completely transformed in front of our eyes. They just finished touring as main support for Northlane in North America after headlining their own states run with an Australian run coming up with Northlane later this year. Before they embark to the land down other though, the band hopes to release their recently finished new album! In this new interview, I was able to grab some time with lead vocalist Chris Roetter post-packed performance. The kids ate the band up and it was clear their fans had a strong presence in this crowd.

In our new interview, I was able to have a great sit down with Chris where we talked about their upcoming touring with Northlane to everything you need to know about their record. One of my favorite things about interviewing metalcore artists is that why’ll they be a dominating personality on stage, they are some of the greatest people to talk to about their craft and are incredibly personable. Read our new interview below, it’s eye opening and definitely be ready for their new record that is sure to come within the next few months!

So maybe a soft one to start because I know you guys just came off your own headlining run and you’re on this one as main support, maybe the three things you must have with you while on tour?

For the band and myself, I think it’d would be two entirely different things.

For yourself.

Headphones are my number one. Man, it’s kind of tricky. Headphones, sweatpants and baby wipes would probably be my three. You got to be comfortable, you got to be able to listen to some music at night after the show. When you want to wind down and obviously baby wipes because it gets pretty long in between days of finding a place to clean up and stuff. So yeah I think that would be my three.

Perfect than you just came off your own headlining run with The Plot In You then you’re with these guys for pretty much the for seeable future. Are you doing all of it?

Almost world tour. That’s what we’ve been joking about with them. We’re not doing the European run. We have a few plans of our own over the course of the next couple months that require us to be here in the states. So yeah we’re doing Australia in November. About three weeks. I think it covers most of the country and then we did Western Canada, the states and doing some Eastern Canada as well. So it’s covering some grounds.

You guys have been doing this for a while. Maybe considering that there hasn’t been a full length record recently, I think it’s been a year or two, is there a possible new record coming?

Yeah, 2013 was the last album. For us, it wasn’t ideal. There were some changes behind the scenes that kind of required us to make the music take a backseat and kind of focus on just the general direction of the band and who was actually in the band. I think most people who know the band know that we’ve gone through a couple member changes over the course of the last couple years. For us, we really just wanted to make sure that we were developing in a way that was appriopate for the band and the timeframe. We’ve always thought it important not to oversaturate the kids with our music. I feel like if you release too much, they don’t get enough time to really dive into the content and listen to what’s happening. So that was kind of our plan. We put out a couple songs at the beginning of the year to try and tide people over then the album is finished. We worked on the album at about the same time. We’re hoping that it comes out early fall. I guess it’s fall now so mid-fall/late fall.

So it’s pretty close to coming out though?

Yeah, for us, it’s just finishing details. That kind of thing. The music has been done for a good bit. We’re just trying to lock up an appriopate time line to release pre-orders and stuff like that. So there’s some tentative dates but nothing set in stone yet. Like no press releases or anything have come out yet. So yeah it’s been busy but like you said, overdue for an album I guess. It’s been quite a bit.

Maybe not overdue. Like you said, you guys have had a few member changes.

I feel like it’s just one of those things where we see our peers and they’re releasing music pretty consistently. Which is fine. To each their own type of thing, but for us I’ve noticed that we didn’t space out album one or two much and there wasn’t enough time I feel like for people to really let the content sit. So now that the albums have been out for a couple years, those songs are ones that people are revisiting. Saying oh I actually really liked this or I didn’t like the album at first but now I like it. I had a chance to sit on it and for us, that’s what we wanted to see. We wanted our fans to be able to grow with it. Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. It’s hard to devote time to doing an album then months after revealing everything. So this is just what worked for us. We wanted to make sure we were doing it right. I think this is our opportunity to do so.

Then I wanted to ask. While you may have made some changes, you’ve been doing this band for the whole time and from doing this for a few years, I’ve seen you go from one out of five to main support and headlining. You’ve kept at this. Maybe advice to bands to keep at it? Like Moths To Flames has been touring for years.

Yeah I mean even for us, this isn’t our first band. Like most of us have been in other bands before. We were persistent about it obviously because we started another band but for us, it was just all we knew. I guess it just relates to if you’re persistent enough, it can work. It’s not going to be overnight but it doesn’t have to be because most times, when things come very quickly, they fade out just as fast. For us, I feel like we’ve taken it slow and steady. It’s given us a chance to really involve ourselves with our community. Today for example, there have been kids that I’ve seen who I’ve seen that have come out to I think like twelve or thirteen shows of ours in the area. It’s pretty cool for us to see. So I guess a bit of advice is just to stay persistent. It’s hard. I’m sure there are a lot of times when you can get down on yourself. We even go through it. There are times when you’re like seven weeks in on tour, you’re like all I want to do is get home. It’s hard but there’s something about getting the opportunity to play shows and meeting people and hearing their stories that keep us doing it. So I think if there’s something there that keeps drawing us back, I think that there will be many other people who can feel that same connection. Music is pretty beautiful and a powerful thing. Like there’s truly nothing like it and if it’s what you want to do, persistence is most important.

Then maybe considering you know the record is finished, maybe do you as the singer think that the songwriting has changed with the new members or do you think it’s pretty similar?

I mean it’s definitely changed but I think the root of why people like the band is definitely still there. I think one of the most important things about writing and aging as a band is showing growth and progression and a bit of variety in a sense. So we kind of took the album one and two and did like a trial and error. We took what songs worked and tried to implement those ideas into songs on the new album. I think for people who have liked the band in the past, it will give them an opportunity to see the band in a new light. The focal points on the new album are a little bit different then the past. I think most times the songwriting gives me freedom to do a lot more with the vocals. This time around, there was a lot more focal point on the guitar work and the musicianship behind the lyrics and the vocal patterns and everything. I think for us, it was important to do that because we’d never really had a chance to show what we’re all capable of. For me, it was a challenge because the music it wasn’t just a base foundation. It was there and there were intricate parts that I had to write around. I think overall, it shows growth. Like I said, I think that’s the most important thing. I’m hoping that our fans who have been with us five or six years, who started out at sixteen and who now are twenty, twenty one, will see the band in kind of a new light. Show them that even though there are members that are going to come and go. We lost Zach who was an original member last year. I could see why people can see that hindering the band. For us, it wasn’t the case. It kind of gave us a new opportunity to write in a new way and really dive into the roots of the band and why we started the band. Stuff like that. I think that’s mostly it. We wanted to grow with our fans. As well, you still want to appeal to the younger generation because they have a pretty big voice and also new opinions. Just one of those things I guess.

Then to end it off, like we keep on saying, the record is finished and kind of just figuring out when it’s going to release. This is the end of the US part of this tour but you’re about to go back into Canada and you’re doing Australia which is obviously with August Burns Red too. That’s crazy to me. That that kind of band is main support.

I know! To us, it’s kind of weird too but I guess it works out. In Australia, Northlane is like a different entity. It’s like it’s this whole giant thing.

In Hearts Wake as well right? We Came As Romans opened for them in Australia.

Yeah In Hearts Wake too. Everybody there that’s here on this tour, they’re like Aussie gods right now which is cool for us. I guess we couldn’t have really asked for a better opportunity. It’s cool that Northlane sees something in our band that they’re willing to take us on this tour and Australia. Plus ABR, they’re like one of the most iconic bands I feel like for metalcore and just metal in general for people of my age and people who grew up in the metal scene. It’s something else.

So are you just going to be like doing that touring?

Yeah a little bit. There’s time between so that we can properly put energy into the album. I feel like the last album, we were on Warped and we didn’t get to focus on the album coming out. This time, we’re home so we can all focus and put our ideas in and make sure they get to see the light of day. So this is giving us the chance to do so. So yeah we’re off after this. We got about a week left to get home right at the beginning of September. Then probably do some release shows before or after Australia. Depending on when the album decides to come out.

The album is alive.

When the album speaks and wants to come.
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In Hearts Wake chats Skydancer, touring in America and the band's journey!

Last week, I sat down with a band who just started touring in the US earlier this year. Since that point, they have already completed three US tours and told me in our interview, they will be back for a fourth time before the end of this year. In Hearts Wake has been killing it in Australia for years but recently made the move to come stateside. With successful tours under their belt with Stick Your Guns and Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside and most recently with Northlane, they have been absolutely killing it. As you’ll read in our interview, Jake the lead vocalist of In Hearts Wake wasn’t sure how it would go over in Boston since they hadn’t played here before and the crowd completely surprised me. The kids knew every word to the set and threw down in Boston. With the quick amount of time the band has been touring here, it’s clear this band will have a hugely successful career here that is sure to match the one they have already built back home and in Europe. It was a pleasure to sit down with Jake and it was one of the most honest interviews I feel I’ve done in a while!

A soft one to start, I know the band has obviously been a band for a very long time and you’ve been doing this band for almost ten years. Still pretty new to the US touring, maybe the three things you must have with you to survive on tour?

Some sort of bedding always. Sleeping bag and pillow come hand in hand. I think they’re the same thing. That way you can create a bed wherever you are in the world. That’s important. Must haves with me. Passport and the other thing would probably be the labtop so I can keep the band running wherever I am. Yeah!

Then maybe how has the touring been going? You were on tour here maybe a few months ago in the US and then you’re on this tour with obviously fellow Australians Northlane. Maybe now that you’ve done that tour I think it was in March or April.

It was February/March, yeah. It was Stick To Your Guns/Amity tour then we did another one back to back with The Ghost Inside.

So maybe considering that touring, how do you think it’s been going over?

So good.

So good?

Yeah like really, really good. For opening. We opened those two tours and we’re playing second on this tour. The response and reaction is gaining a lot of momentum. As opposed to starting out. Completely from the start as a band. Do you know what I mean? I think that’s because our foundation that we have is something very solid to present and people are really picking up on it so it’s really good.

Then I know ‘Skydancer’ came out in May and I was reading that it came out that it was something you had recorded the same time you were recording the last record. So are you even like thinking of recording new music considering you had those songs recorded for so long. Were they all older songs?

Yeah, so we did twenty two songs. We wrote for two albums and we didn’t split them in half. We wrote specifically for each one and they are part of a concept. Masculine and feminine. The theme of duality and they were released a year apart. We’ve got plenty of more songs already that we’ve started working on just in the background but we have really been on tour a lot and really have done a lot in the last two years. Two albums, five music videos, too many tours. So next year, we will turn our heads to our new album I’d like to think. So these songs don’t feel like old songs even though they were written in 2013, two years ago. They were written for the future of In Hearts Wake. We really projected them to come out now. We haven’t been jamming them and playing them live until this year. So it’s fresh.

And are the kids knowing the songs here, like singing the words?

Yeah! I mean I can’t guarantee it for Boston because we’ve never played here before.

You’ve never played Boston proper right?

Yeah Worcester. So we haven’t played in Boston. We have, like you said, played in the surrounding area but it didn’t feel like Boston. Worcester is like an hour away right? So we’ll see tonight.

It’s where a lot of these shows go and it’s starting to come to Boston. I’m so used to having to go to Worcester.

You go to The Palladium, right?

Yeah The Palladium. Then I wanted to ask you, I know touring in the US is still relatively new.

It is.

Pretty new for you but you’ve had bands that are really big here like We Came As Romans open for you back home. Maybe advice to bands to kind of make that jump considering you have such a big following at home? You have these huge bands in the US that play to like 2500 kids a night opening for you in Australia.

Advice for Australian bands? I don’t think you can make a jump. I think it’s such a slow process.

You guys have been together for so long.

We have but when we started In Hearts Wake, we were like fifteen. We were in high school. We weren’t touring. We weren’t even thinking about touring like ten hours away from our own home at that point. So it was only until we left school at eighteen, nineteen which was five years ago that we went alright, we don’t want to go to college. We love playing music this is what we want to do. That’s when Kyle, the bass player who sings, joined the band. At that point, we could have called it a new name because we were like let’s keep the little baby going and we’ll raise it further. So these things don’t happen overnight and we couldn’t have gone on tour to America five years ago because, I don’t want to use the word conquered Australia but we needed to show Australia the band that we needed to be. Then take that foundation and when you bring that to another country, it’s already so well established and you’ve got focus on what exactly it is you’re promoting. It’s quicker to grow somewhere else. So Australian bands, I wouldn’t make any jump. I’ve seen a few bands come over here and try to get big over here before Australia and you can never do that and go back. It doesn’t really work like that so I think that you should focus on Australia. Grow that before you spread your wings. That’s what I would say. That’s what Northlane did too.

You started your band so young so this is when like most bands would be coming over the first time anyways.

Yeah, the age that we’re at. When you’re twenty four, twenty five. So that would be my advice because if you do plant seeds everywhere at such an early age in your career, the finances that you have you won’t be able to get back to those cities because it’s just way too hard. It’s fiscally impossible to try and get to Europe and go like everywhere on your first album. So you really need to just stick with what you got and just let it naturally grow. It will happen.

I wanted to ask you, I know we kind of talked about the record before but considering you’ve been writing for this band for so long. You’re a few records in now. Do you think the songwriting process still changes?

Yeah it evolves. We’re much better at it now. Then we were when we were fifteen. Hundred percent. Always getting better but as you get better at it, you also want to try new things. So you’re always on new ground but I think we’re more confident at taking risks.

Then do you remember the first CD or first cassette you ever got as a kid? Then the first concert?

I think the first cassette that I bought, like this goes beyond like Disney like Lion King soundtracks.

Did you have a lot of Lion King soundtracks?

I think I had like the whole Disney collection on cassette but I remember buying Limp Bizkit’s ‘Nookie’ on a cassette.

Do you remember your first concert?

My first concert, well. My stepdad played in a band called Mass Appeal and they toured with Henry Rollins. They were playing Black Flag songs. It was a tribute tour in Australia and they asked my stepdad’s band to reform to do the tour and I got to go along when I was twelve or thirteen. Got to go to stand side stage and watch my stepdad go nuts. That was really special but my first concert being in the crowd was Yellowcard one year later. It was fun. I was crowd-surfing. Seeing what it was really about.

Then to maybe to end it off, I know you’ve kind of talked about this how an album is something you’ll probably be working on maybe early next year but kind of what’s coming up for In Hearts Wake? You’ve been over here so much these past few months. Do you think you’re going to like take a break and just tour in Australia?

No we finish this tour then we’ll have three days at home. Then we do a headlining tour then we go straight from that to Europe for a European/UK tour then we go straight from London and fly overnight to LA. Then we start another tour here and it goes for like six or seven weeks.

Really, that fast?

Playing everywhere so we’ll be back here in November.

Really, back in Boston already?

Yeah back In Boston. I’m not sure if it’s Boston proper. The tour is announced but we’re not announced on it yet.
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