An Interview with Marianas Trench: The Intimacy and the Ecstasy

It’s no coincidence that Canadian pop rock quartet Marianas Trench will soon be stopping by on their American SPF 80s tour just as the true Jersey heat is settling in. Founded in 2001 by the son of a vocal coach and recording studio owner, Josh Ramsey (lead vocals, rhythm guitar …

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The Original Animal: An Interview with Eric Burdon

It’s interesting that we tend to associate a band’s sound, look, even, with its lead vocalist. Sure, the “frontman” is right in front. They are the band member the eye is drawn to. Above the percussion, playing with the guitar, trading off with synth, their pipes are glue filling in …

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An Interview with Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration: Patience Is A Virtue

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Frank Iero has the kind of speaking voice you can hear grinning through the phone. There’s a lilt that sometimes punctuates the conversation with a sort chuckle that seems to belong there as much as much as an em-dash or an ellipsis would. His answers to …

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Letting Go Of The Wheel: An Interview with mewithoutYou

MewithoutYou, stylized as mewithoutYou, is a five-piece rock band hailing from Philadelphia, PA. The first song of theirs I ever heard is called “Disaster Tourism,” which comes off of their second full-length album, Catch For Us The Foxes. Off the same album, the second song of theirs I ever heard …

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An Interview with Into It. Over It.: Opening Up

Into It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss is running a little late for our phone interview, but with what little time he has off these days, who can blame him? A week out from a fairly aggressive 31-date spring tour for the US and UK with barely any breaks, Into It. …

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An Interview with Underoath: Answered Prayers

 

When there is a question of what legacy the Millennial generation leaves music, Underoath comes to mind. Directly associated with nearly every post-hardcore, metal, emo, and indie scene in the early ’00s, Underoath, with their juxtaposition of clean and carnal vocals, play on melody and rhythm, lyrical anguish, and …

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American Renaissance: An Interview with Murder By Death

When I was introduced to Murder By Death over a decade ago in 2005, they were already two full-length albums in and more than piquing the interest of pre-Millennial torrent-freaks, MP3 scavengers, and compact disc purists sharing music suggestions on instant messenger and Jersey pizzeria napkins. Their first album, Like

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The Language Of Lettuce: An Interview with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff

Brooklyn-based funk band Lettuce was so named by a close friend who heard the group say “let us play” with such frequency and earnestness that it became a sort of instant history. Two years prior in 1992, the rambunctious teenage septet would cross out other students’ reservations for the jam …

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An Interview with Julius Seizure: Are You Not Entertained?

It’s a cold night in New Jersey when Julius Seizure frontman and vocalist Yosef E. offers me a chair in the cozy back bedroom-slash-recording studio of guitarist Steve Toth’s modest Sayreville dwelling. Drummer Kyle Wilson is seated close to the desk where high-quality speakers and a laptop boasting a new …

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Convos With Friends: An Interview with The Union

When I think about The Union, I can’t not associate the second stanza of Brian Adams’ “Summer Of ‘69” in my head: Me and some guys from school/Had a band and we tried real hard/Jimmy quit, Jody got married/I shoulda known we’d never get far. Believe me, I’ve …

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