Well I guess if you factor in the atomic weight of the gas and divide that by the air pressure surrounding the bulb (taking into account the wattage of the light and the stink factor of the fart)… Just ball-parking it here… 13,428. Give or take one or two… Of course if it’s Brian doing the farting, just one would be enough to power most of the GTA…
Tell me how you guys met and formed, but make it romantic.
We came together in September/October of 2012. Toogood (lead guitarist) and I were in a band together previously, but when that all fell apart we started up our own project, initially as just a punk cover song band, but after we started jamming with Brendan (drummer) and Brian (bassist) we decided to write some original songs and play those. Mainly because we had run out of cover songs that we all knew! We are just four guys who liked straight forward punk rock music and love to have some fun playing it together and sharing it with anyone who will listen. It was one of those starts where no one was sure how it would turn out. Hell, we didn’t even know each other! But in the end it’s really been great for all of us.
How’d you come up with the name?
We all came from a lot of different bands; some good, some not. We liked the name The Outcasts because we felt it fit our personalities and described where our band came from. Also, we thought it was just a cool sounding name… A little too cool maybe, as it had already been used by a late 70’s Irish punk band from Belfast. We decided to put a little spin on it and go with The New Outcasts. After contacting the guys in The Outcasts (Ireland) to make sure they were cool with us using this name (they are really cool guys by the way, check them out) we were 100% sold on it and have been Outcasts ever since!
Would you consider yourselves outcasts in real life?
I know I (James) consider myself one. I’ve never quite fit in with the greater group in the classic sense, but I mean, we all have friends and families. We have all been kicked out of previous bands, so it just sort of fit. Everyone is an outcast at one point or another in their lives, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Outcasts have been responsible for a pile of great things in the world and we just hope we can continue that legacy. I think we are all pretty proud to wear the title of Outcast.
Say Beethoven’s ghost started haunting your band because he really wanted to know what you sounded like but couldn’t tell from the vibrations… how would you describe yourselves in order to get him to fuck off?
It’s tough now with all the different subgenres floating around out there. I’ve always said we play punk rock, plain and simple. Our influences span across many sub genres of punk, and our sound draws on a lot of those. So we may have some songs that are more “pop-punk” and some that might be more “hardcore-punk”, but generally we just say we play punk rock. If you wanted to do the “band hybrid” model, we are like Bad Religion crossed with Teenage Bottlerocket/The Ramones. Maybe toss in some Bouncing Souls for good measure and that sums it up. We have a lot of influences, and we try not to pigeon hole ourselves too much.
Who the fuck is Toogood, and how’d you get in his basement to record your album?
What a great name eh? If only we could all be so lucky. Jeff Toogood is our esteemed lead guitarist. One of his many jobs is owner/operator of his own photo studio out in St Thomas Ontario. This studio has the creepiest basement you could imagine. Dark, dingy, dank, and all sorts of other D words associated with basements. Namely, a perfect place to record some punk rock demos!!
I thought punks didn’t want to go down in the basement?
Well you know, we’d heard Teenage Bottlerocket sing about it, but we never really paid it any mind. It was fine being down there with the band doing the recording, but you know, wouldn’t want to be locked down there in a thunderstorm at night during a power outage or anything like that…
How’d that process go?
We were just recording of our demo tracks, so the process was fairly straight forward. We all set up, and just did live takes right off the floor. We had considered doing some extra work to pretty it up, but then decided we’d be better to save our energy for the final recordings. We were able to get the songs done up and ready in just a few days, and if you listen to the quality of the recording, it’s really a testament to Jeff’s engineering ability more than anything. He made a rough jam session sound great.
Is Toogood realllly too good at recording?
I (James) use his name all the time to rib him, but he really does come by the name honestly. Jeff is sort of the strong silent type and he really has a knack for engineering our stuff, and getting the best performance out of the rest of us. And man, can he play guitar… It would have almost been a fitting name for the whole band, as I’ve never worked with a better bunch of guys. Brian is great to have around and Brendan is a phenomenal drummer. The recordings we’ve done so far for the new album have been sounding great. We’re currently done tracking the guitars and drums. Just bass and vocals to go now!
When can we expect some new music?
We are in the studio this month (May) to record our first full length album. It’ll be called “The New Outcasts - Go Smash Now…” and it’ll be ten tracks in length (about half an hour playing time). We are really lucky and feel very privileged to work with Producer/Engineer Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack here in London. He just won a Jack Richardson Music Award for top engineer in town here, so basically if the album goes to shit we can’t blame him for it! He’s a great guy and we really enjoy working with him. We expect to have the new album released fully by the end of the summer (mid-August 2013), but I’d expect to see a couple singles come out before then. We’re currently running a crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo.com if anyone would like to contribute and help us out. Just search for The New Outcasts and you’ll find our page on there.
What are some good London punk bands that we Torontonifucks should check out?
Well currently, I’ve (James) been listening to Wasted Potential’s demos, which are great. Especially, “Here’s Your Exit Letter” which is a really great tune. They’ve been to Toronto a couple times and I think they’re playing your birthday party show! It’s too bad we can’t get down for it, but a Happy Birthday from us to you; it’ll be a great party! I’ve also been listening to Capt. Bringdown’s new LP that’s out. It’s a really fun record to listen to, especially when I go out skateboarding. Another song that’s been on my playlist a lot lately is Castles In The Air new tune “Zach Braff Mania Sweeps Over Zach Braff”. The title is a mouthful, but they have a really cool sound. In fact, we’ve played with and seen so many great local bands over the past few months that it gets hard to keep them all straight!
When’s your next show?
We have a couple shows coming up in London. One is on May 17th at The Blackshire Pub with our friends The Offensive Senses. They are playing their first show and we were really happy they asked us to be a part of it; they’re a great pop punk band. At that show will also be Mining the Sun and Dalliers. We also have another show coming up in London on June 2nd at APK Live with Castles In The Air. It’s a benefit show for Relay for Life and should be a fun time. We generally try to play shows with bands that have a similar sound, but sometimes it’s nice to have some variety at these shows. We’re currently working on booking some out of town shows.
Coming to Toronto any time soon?
We certainly hope so!!! We’ve been talking with The Bovine to try and set up a show there, but so far we don’t have anything firm in the GTA. We were recently in Oshawa, and had a blast playing with our pals Mad Murdocks, but we’d really love to get into downtown Toronto and have some fun. Any updates we have on shows, or any other band news, you can find on our bandcamp.com page, or you can just follow us on Twitter ( @NewOutcasts ) or Facebook
What do you have planned for this summer?
Well we’ve got this album that we will be finishing up and releasing. Besides that, we are just going to play as many shows as we can, enjoy some nice weather and try to get our music into as many people’s ears as possible! You know that task is made a lot easier for us by folks like you Sarah, who help support local music scenes, and punk in particular. So thank you for that, and thanks for giving us your time for this interview! Maybe we’ll see you this summer! Everyone remember to keep checking back for more show dates!!! We want all of us to be Outcasts together!!!
So first off let's break the ice, or rather melt the ice, with a random question I used to use to start off interviews... it has nothing to do with your band whatsoever but it's something that I'm really curious about...: Are farts ever NOT funny!?
Shawn: Off the top of my head, no! Not a chance. And I'd like to believe that!
Cindy:Maybe at a funeral or something? Like at church for a funeral..
Paul: When you meet the elderly grandparents of a girlfriend or something?
Shawn: But that's funny to me!
Paul: It's funny after, but at the time it's like 'oh no'
Shawn: It's still funny, farting in general is funny.
John: What's that movie with the Canadian comic where they went to space and shared a space suit and the one dude farted but they had the lifeline between them and you see the fart bubble go through?
Shawn: See, that's still funny.
John: Well... for the guy farting.
Shawn: I've never farted - and I've farted in many situations - but I've never farted and not laughed.
John: It's true, you can always laugh no matter what, if it's you or if it's somebody else even if the situation is really bad.
Shawn: I remember farting once at work and it was a little more than a fart, uh, and I had to go home and change my pants.
Paul: I did that at work once too and it was, uh, funny but not as funny. It was a long subway ride home.
Shawn: I thought it was great! I like experiencing new things.
John: It was after my first 2L tub of Rolo Ice Cream that let me know yeah you don't need to be sitting down to poop. It will happen. Fucking Nestle!
So, are you guys aliens?
Shawn: That's just like, our gag on Facebook, we say we're aliens but we're actually from another dimension of another Earth and we just visit Earth Prime, this one, to hang. We like the people here, there's a lot of interesting better people on Earth Prime.
Paul: We're a lot less popular here.
Shawn: Oh yeah, Earth 37 we're huge. We beat that game.
Paul: One life.
Shawn: We never even got small. No fire power the whole time.
John: We got the space mushroom and solar flare, or fireballs.. umm no they were nice enough to pick me up on the way to Earth, a lot of shit has been happening on my planet. Lot of illegal immigration, people from Earth trying to get in.. our economy isn't doing so well and we need somebody to blame so, Earth, but yeah I got here and it's great. Never been better!
How'd you get here, Spaceship?
Shawn: When we showed up we used something similar to a Boom tube
and it ended up way out there in Sector, what sector was it?
Shawn: Yeah something very close to 7G, I want to say it was like somewhere like 667 or something like that.
John: It was the neighbour of the beast.
Shawn: and then we had to buy a spaceship to get here.
John: When they picked me up I was just using a shake weight.
Where do you hide the spaceship?
John: Ooh, Paul... ... he's going to keep his pants on but let's just say it's in the hanger.
Paul: It folds. It's collapsible, you know like those cool scooters? It's like that.
Why all the binary code?
Shawn: We're a big fan of math, numbers, when it comes down to it. It's the easiest way to talk to each other. 0100101
John: 001011101 101
Shawn: 001. It makes sense to us, it really does.
So how'd the band start? Most of you were in the Roman Line right?
John: *points at Cindy* This is Pod post op!
Shawn: Well when we got here to Earth Prime there was already a Paul, a John and a Shawn but 2 can't exist at the same time. and we offered Pod to play with him but he was like you just killed my friends, fuck you guys. So we found another dude Petey 7, I like to call him Popsicle Pete..
John: It's true, he is made of Popsicles.
Shawn: and you know he came then he went off to law school and we got Cindy here.
John: Who guaranteed us she will never go to law school.
Shawn: Yeah she's promised. We had to go back to Earth 37 to grab her and bring her back, and obviously had to get rid of the Cindy from here first.
How long ago was that?
Cindy: I joined in September. They messaged me asking if I wanted to play one show and they asked me at that show if I wanted to be in the band.
John: It was kind of like a 14 year old courtship, like, did you like the show... do you like us..
Shawn: I remember playing that show and going outside and smoking a cigarette and being so angry at myself for how shitty I played, like ugh I was going to ask Cindy to be in the band and I played so fucking terrible I don't know what to do, and then John walked up to me and goes 'yeah so Cindy joined'!
Were you guys all friends before that?
Cindy: We had played shows together with my old band and their old band.
John: Yeah I think we were the ones out of our old bands who got along the best and it was just like those perfect storm kind of moments. Not like the popular movie, but something that benefits bands.
Cindy: Yeah there's a shark in that I don't like. I actually will walk away from the TV when it's on the screen.
John: Sharks are the assholes of the sea.
How'd you decide on the name Plan 37?
Shawn: Well I guess the first 36 just didn't work! We're just moving on, eventually we'll become Plan 38 when we skip this dimension and go to another Earth, then Plan 39, eventually it will be Plan 69 which I hear is a funny joke here!
How long have you guys been around for?
Shawn: In total? Probably about a year and a half, something like that. Not long. Pete was in the band for pretty much a spring and a summer then Cindy jumped in.
When I was researching you guys for questions I couldn't really find too much about you... so how would you describe your band to people who want to know what you're all about?
John: Fun. Happy. Interesting. Not pretentious. Just, good old dirty punk rock.
Shawn: I know it doesn't really describe music or anything but the first word he said, fun, we've said from the beginning like when Cindy was joining we said we're here to play in a band and play shows but the main goal at the end of the day is to have fun. In our old bands we had fun but we took ourselves too seriously at times and it kind of ruined it at the end of the day, so now our main goal is to have smiles on our faces and hopefully the people watching have smiles on their faces too.
Cindy: Yeah I took time off music for a while because I was just like, fuck it, I need a break. And then they came up to me and said it was all about having fun and I was like okay I'll do it.
You're working on a 7" right now, when's that coming out?
Shawn: Right now it's at a stage that I can't exactly predict, the record is getting the lacquer done.. I'd like to explain what that is but even I'm confused. It's going to be released on Merman Records!
Cindy: But it's done, it's all recorded and everything.
Shawn: Yeah in the next few weeks we'll be working with the pressing plant so we're hoping for a release show in June. And that's also based on our schedule you know.
Cindy: It's gotta be after our world tour.
John: The Earth tour is 2 dates in May.
One being my birthday, May 26th at Sneaky Dee's! What's the 7" called?
Shawn: It doesn't really have a title, it's a split with the Fairmounts, our Earth Prime pals, and the way we've done it is we're going to have separate covers on each side and there's no real title, just like Plan 37/Fairmounts split.
Who did the cover art for your side?
Paul: John did!
John: You gotta do something right. It just happened to be the cover art.
Do you have plans for a full length?
Shawn: No plans for a full length, but we want to record soon and do 6 songs, release 4 of them on a split cassette tape with a band called The Clydesdales from London/St. Thomas Ontario, they're super old good pals of ours. The singer Matty played in a bunch of bands with me back in the day, on the other Earth of course. So yeah that's our next plan.
Cindy: And there's a compilation coming out soon, with Cactus Vella, he's doing a comp with Brutal Youth, School Damage, Teenage X.
Shawn: I think it's called something like The Best Punk Bands Of Southern Ontario or something, it'll be a free download on bandcamp. I'm not entirely sure about the release date but that will be coming soon. And other than that I think we all agreed that for the next while we just want to do 7" and smaller releases and stuff
Cindy: Nobody does full lengths anymore really..
Paul: Nobody has the attention span.
You have the 2 shows in May, any other plans for the summer?
Paul: July 19th there's something at the 460.
Cindy: We're just starting to go out of town now, we're playing Guelph next week then we have London and Guelph and somewhere else with Captain Bringdown and the Buzzkillers, but that's not until September!
What are some of your favourite local bands right now?
Shawn: It's funny I was just saying to a guy at my work, he moved here from BC in September and was asking about bands and I was like dude you came at the right time because I am loving the Toronto punk bands right now, like Brutal Youth, School Damage, The Victim Party, Fairmounts, Careers In Science.
John: It's finally a good time for well supported bands, and I hate to use the word but scenewise things are really good. People are coming out to shows, they're happy to support the bands and on the other side of the coin there's actually really great bands to give people a reason to come out. It's finally good. It was 10 years of people trying their hardest and stepping over each other. Now we're playing and having fun, actually enjoying it, so it's a really good time.
Cindy: We get emails now asking if we want to play shows and we're like what, you're asking me to play a show? You would have never asked three years ago, it's really cool, everybody is super friendly now.
COWABUNGA, ALIEN DUDES!
So what makes you the ‘most insanest’ and ‘most undeadest’ !?
We party really fucking hard which usually ends up with some wild insane shit that should probably have killed us but we keep sneaking past death's cold grip haha.
Your album cover for The Monster Within is fucking awesome, who did it?
Our very good and insanely talented friend "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin ( www.ghoulishgary.com/) did it for us. He also did the cover for Zombie Nation so he was the natural choice as we wanted some extreme badassery.
How was your Canadian Music Week?
It was fun! We got to hang out with a lot of our musician buddies and label guys. Much drink was had by all.
What should somebody like myself who has never witnessed you live expect?
Expect the unexpected, that's my best advice haha. We go up there and try to play ourselves raw to the bone. No second chances , no do overs. Every show is our most important show. If you give a damn to come see us then we owe you the sickest show you've ever seen. It's always a raging good time.
You were asking fans to send you questions for a Q&A video, has that been posted yet?
No we're still trying to decide on which questions are best but as soon as Rene returns from Mexico where he's recording a band we'll film it and post it up. Should be fun haha
Did you get any fucked up questions?
Absolutely!! "Who has the biggest ****?" "Will u marry me?" and lots more ... those are just off the top of my head. I honestly haven't had a chance to go through all of them yet. We're probably gonna throw some of the weird ones in the video.. why not right?
If you had to choose between only writing/performing instrumentals or only writing/performing non-instrumentals which would you choose?
Are you talking about DO-WOP??? haha No i mean if it was between instrumentals and accapella i'm sure we'd go with instrumentals hahaha. It's fun to just rock out.
You’ve got a pretty intense tour schedule coming up, what do you guys do on the road to stay sane?
The trick is to forget sanity all together. From the moment you leave your door step you gotta go into tour mode. Lots of booze, no sleep and super long drives. If we tried to maintain some form of sanity and normalcy we'd probably steer ourselves into a telephonepole after too long haha.
Who are you playing with in Toronto at the Rockpile?
Some awesome bands!! We have The Matadors who are always wild on stage, The Koffin Kats who are basically family at this point and The Turbo ACs who are just rad as hell.
Does the name The Brains refer to your nuts? Heh.
Definitely , Big Big salty sacks of man marbles.
Where’d the name Trigger Effect come from? The movie… Yu-Gi-Oh!?
Hah! The name was something that we settled on a long time ago after toying with a few options. We later found out it was a movie with Elizabeth Shue, whom our web guy has a huge crush on. Or at least used to. The movie wasn't bad as far as I remember. Yu-Gi-Oh? Isn't that pokeman's cousin? Or something you wear on your belt? Not sure what the connection is there.. But I would like to know.
Your upcoming album, What’s Left To Eliminate (out April 30th!) is your first conceptual album… described as ‘a narrative about one man's metaphysical search for truth, meaning and himself in all the wrong places, culminating in a tragic act of desperation which produces a seemingly contradictory result.’ … is this based on your real life?
Hihihi, no. As far as I'm aware, none of us has had any soul-shattering existential crises compounded with successful suicide attempts lately.. I guess there was that one time at the jazz squat in Amsterdam.
What made you decide to take the conceptual route?
Not sure.. I guess it just came from our constant drive to make things better and more fun and more interesting.
It's one thing to mash a bunch of random songs onto a disc, but its another thing to make the disc flow conceptually from beginning to end. I feel like there's just more to it, like a whole other layer of stuff going on.
Music, especially individual songs, are so cheap and disposable these days, I feel like we wanted to make something a little more interesting and substantial. We had done something similar with 'Escape From Planet Scorpion', and so this was an opportunity to take that sort of idea and make it into something even bigger.
The story is something that sprouted from the back of my brain after lots of reading. I like reading all kinds of weird shit, abstract philosophy, metaphysical stuff, golden dawn, all those weird systems. Just taking the time to consider things that aren't necessarily available empirically.
It was funny, I showed some of the lyrics I was working on for the album to Pat (our lead guitarist) and he noted that it was somewhat similar to a book he had been reading, Demian by Hermann Hesse.
I read it (fantastic book btw) and it does have a weird parallel to our story, which is kind of odd and fun.
So, IS there anything left to eliminate?
Sure. If there wasn't it would either be very boring or way too fantastic.
I just asked this exact same question in a review earlier today, but I’m going to be environmentally friendly and recycle it for you now: What’s Ian Blurton like in real life? Once he said I was cool over Twitter and I crapped my pants I was so flattered…
He's incredibly good looking, once you can manage to catch a glimpse of his radiant face.
Low-key, no bullshit, easy to get along with. Doesn't drink beer. (wtf? i know)
Hilarious and sarcastic at the right moments.
If you hold both hands up in claw shapes and scream 'necro-production' as loud as you can, you'll have a pretty good idea of what he's like as a person.
Also, huge muscles.
How did you team up with him?
Our first cross canada tour in 2007 was with Bionic, which was fronted by an old bandmate of his, John Cummings. Not many people know that they co-founded Treble Charger together back in the early 90s.
So we had that kind of peripheral connection to him before we ended up playing some shows with C'mon in various places around Canada.
We liked some stuff he had produced before, so we called him up and he was into doing the record.
So according to Quebec your business is Tur-Beaux Machine ?
Actually, it turns out that the QC govt didn't actually have such a big problem with our company name as we thought. It turns out that the issue was that the french and english versions of our company name didn't match exactly. It all worked out ok, now we're registered as Turbo Machine.
You’re playing Sled Island this year, have you played before?
Yep, this will be our 3rd time there.
Who are you most excited to see there?
It'll be awesome to see UBT and Burning Love over there.
What percentage of your time at those kinds of festivals is spent partying vs actually watching the other bands?
Hmm. Seems like a trick question. They're not mutually exclusive are they?
I'd say we spend pretty close to 100% of our time doing both. Last time at Sled we played a show with the Bronx at broken city... and let me tell you that if we've ever done both at the same time, that was a shining example.
Long Island Iced Teas = lethal? I smell a good story…!
I'm sure there is a good story in there somewhere... If I could remember it.
All i know is that as we were finishing production on the record, we decided that some nice drinks were in order, and the appropriate drinks were long island iced teas. So we went out and bought and the necessary accoutrements (do you know how much fucking booze is in those things!? Jesus god) and Ian displayed his splendid mixologist skills. He's really quite good. Those drinks are so delicious that you don't fully realize that you're guzzling pure liquor until it's too late. We all screamed 'necro-production' really loud over and over and hi-fived and ended up at our neighborhood bar and left without paying.
Tell me about Turbo Haus – the multimedia art space in Montreal? Is it band owned? How did that come about?
It is. Turbo Haüs is a space that came together after a series of fortunate incidents that all lined up in a really weird and awesome way. We were inspired by the way people do things DIY in europe, particularly at all the cool squats that we end up in. KOPI 137 in Berlin, Hafenklang in Hamburg, Metelkova in Ljubljana just to name a few. We found it really awesome the way people over there would just come together with a common goal, and work and fight for it until it became a reality, despite any social, legal or financial obstacles that might pop up.
So we ended up with a perfect little space right downtown, got some friends in a local art collective (En Masse) to come do righteous murals, and put in the work to set up an awesome stage, sound etc.
We just came off a weekend doing a couple of events for Concordia University's radio station. It was awesome.
You’re playing Sneaky Dee’s on April 27th! Have you played Sneaks before?
We certainly have. Great place. Tasty burritos.
In one line convince people to come out and see the show, GO:
Do you enjoy getting very dirty and sweaty while experiencing an overwhelming sensation of danger and exhilaration in the midst of a rain of spit, blood and broken objects? No? Too bad.
THANKS SO MUCH NICK!!
First and most importantly: Whose tits are on your first album cover?
A lady we found on kijiji, it was really weird. We were asked to leave the room shortly after.
So, apparently those who see your show are in for odd puking and rock related injuries eh? Give me some examples!
That was a long time ago and another band ago, but yes I used to puke and have rock related injuries. The band used to be out of Kitchener, Ontario up until last September with different members and we were a motley crew. There are youtube links, I’m sure. Since I moved to Toronto, the lineup has changed. I try not to puke anymore, gentlemen don’t puke.
What does Shin No Skin mean?
When we first met the guys from First Base (I’m their #1 fan), Tyler (our old drummer) thought that Shinnosuke introduced himself as “Shin-No-Skin”. We have been asked if we are a Skinhead band a few times. Misrepresentation is pretty great. We aren’t skinheads though.
Kyle from Mockingbird Wish Me Luck has said some really amazing things about you guys, including something about showing up with no instruments and using an empty guitar case as a kick drum? True story?
Yes that is a true story, but that was definitely not one of our amazing moments. Kyle is a nice guy.
Do you write all the music (Sam)?
Yes I do.
Are there ever been any ill feelings toward the name of the band? I always wonder this when a band name contains the name of a member…
Nope. I didn’t even name the band. I wanted to be called Jungle Boys.
Do you draw influences from any specific country music?
I still like country music a lot but we don’t really play country music anymore. The new lineup plays more Meatloaf/E street type stuff. But I love country music and I always will.
How’s the new album coming along? Sound-wise is it the same, different, similar, better, worse, louder, slower, uglier, fatter, fuglier, what?
I’m very excited for the new album. It doesn’t sound anything like the old stuff, it’s pretty in your face, a lot more glam, more roll than rock, and there are 6 of us. Ben Cook is helping us record it. So far I am beyond proud of it, check out “Gates Of Hell” on our bandpage!
When can we expect to hear it?
Hopefully by next year if anybody ever presses it. It is prettttty tough to get your songs pressed to wax these days, but we are talking to a couple of really rad labels that might want to help us out. I used to really get urked that other people were getting their records made and I wasn’t, but I’m okay with being prince of the underground for a little while longer.
Have you found somebody to do the Lord of the Ring’s style album art yet?
I certainly have! And it is looking gooooooood.
Have you seriously gotten shit for the song “Lose That Bitch”?
Only by people who are too uptight to be taken seriously.
Is smoking weed mandatory for your band members?
Nope! Only three of us do it now.
You have an ‘ask me anything’ button on your site; do you get really weird questions?
I’ve never been asked a questions ☹
When’s your next show?
We juuuust played with Redd Kross, it was huge. Don’t know for sure when the next one is, maybe NXNE?
Any big shit coming up in 2013 for you guys?
A really good record, a themed 7”, and a tour out east.
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