Check out my interview with Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine on MammothPress.com. Devine shares the details behind his latest critically acclaimed album, Brother's Blood, and reveals the insecurities he faces as an independent artist and touring musician.
You whispered into my ear a few words in the right key
So soft I could barely make them out over the lull around us.
“What’s the word that’s burning in your heart?”
Or at least that’s what I think you said.
Distracted by the light emitting from the Golden State
I wasn’t sure about much of anything anymore.
Not that it would have made a difference
As I could barely look you in the eye.
Still here I was too stubborn to surrender,
Ever hopeful for a break in the game of meaninglessness.
But like a song with no refrain droning off into the ether
We danced around each other time and again,
Only to find there’s no use in bandaging
Blood as it drips off broken fingernails.
Inertia was confirmed impossible to control
For the lives we lead will surely kill us.
Now sit perched at the precipice of space
We stare down into what will become the future.
After twenty some odd years life is finally set for takeoff.
The only question is what direction it’s flying in.
Check out my interview with Fall Out Boy at MammothPress.com. Guitarist Joe Trohman discusses touring experiences, the collaborative process behind Folie à Deux and why being a polarizing band is a good thing.
Check out my epic interview with New Found Glory, available now at MammothPress.com. Guitarist Chad Gilbert gives a behind-the-scenes look at Not Without A Fight, producing, the music industry, fashion, relationships, straight edge and how to keep it real with fans.
My in-depth interview with Thursday is online over at MammothPress.com. Vocalist Geoff Rickly divulges on Common Existence, experimenting in the studio, side project United Nations and the major flaw of the label system.
My interview with The Classic Crime can be viewed at MammothPress.com. Vocalist Matt MacDonald explains the life and death metaphors behind The Silver Cord, the reason why he writes about addiction and what the songwriting process is like.
My interview with The All-American Rejects has been posted at MammothPress.com. Guitarist Mike Kennerty talks about the band's latest album When The World Comes Down, the ups and downs of popularity and the second chance that first got them signed.
Standing on the shoreline might feel safer
But it’s a lie many have fallen for
Despite what propaganda others may speak
The rip current isn’t fatal
Believe me, it only lasts for a second
If you take the risk and jump into the river
You’ll discover lungs are useful for more than air
Breathe in deep the sweet serenity
To find there’s faith beneath the surface
Let the undertow carry you under
And bask in the uplifting descent
As we drown in the frigid sound
So come on in, baby
The water’s just right for a swim
My interview with Anberlin is up at MammothPress.com. Vocalist Stephen Christian chats about making New Surrender, the meanings behind his lyrics, the latest on his side projects and life apart from music.
My interview with Underoath is now available on MammothPress.com. Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain reveals his personal lyrical and vocal approaches, the band's recording philosophies and what all exactly went into creating Lost In The Sound Of Separation.