A Thorn For Every Heart - 03.31.05

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A Thorn For Every Heart - 03.31.05For those who don't know, what is your name and what do you do in the band?

Justin: Iím Justin I play bass.

Jeff: My names Jeff. I play guitar, sing, and some piano.

Phil: Keyboards cool dude. My names Phil and I play guitar and some backing vox.

Now, you guys have been together for a short time, how did you guys go about becoming A Thorn For Every Heart?

Jeff: We just started a project with no intent of doing anything to serious. Just jamming.

Justin: Jeff and I actually met in high school guitar class. I was in another band and they showed up at my door and asked me to play bass. At first I didnít want to because I was busy with my other band. I told them I would come down and jam with them for fun a few times. About a week later my other band decided to kick me out because they thought I was too busy. So I then focused all my attention on ATFEH. After we had a few songs written we started trying out singers. We tried out about 5 people and then

Kelvin came down. He just flowed through all the songs. It seemed like he already knew them. So then in July 2003 we became A Thorn For Every Heart. Phil joined up with us in November replacing our old guitarist Joel.

Were you guys in any bands before?

Jeff: I donít think mine counts.

Justin: Yeah, I played in a band called Get Well Soon. They were the band that kicked me out... I was upset at first but now I'm so happy they did! Kelvin played in a band called Likewise with a couple of the guys from A Static Lullaby, and then a band called Cut Away. After Kelvin joined our band the rest of Cut Away ended up playing in the Ashley Simpson band.

Phil: I was in a local pop punk band called Nothing To Prove.

How has it been for the band with all this attention so fast?

Phil: Itís pretty amazing. Were lucky to be where were at.

Justin: Yeah we are very grateful. We love our label and all the people who have helped us out. Thanks Wendy and Matt!!

Jeff: Sometimes itís a little overwhelming.

Justin: Yeah to think back even to where we were a year ago, its crazy that we've done so much in one year.

What is the meaning behind the name A Thorn For Every Heart?

Jeff: It doesnít have any official meaning. We came up with a bunch of names and all chose that one. Our name was almost Summer So Bleak, which ended up being a song title.

Justin: Its open to interpretation.

Phil: The meaning of A Thorn For Every Heart is ________________. (Fill in the blank)

I see you guys played the smartpunk stage at Warped Tour, how was it playing
that tour?

Phil: It was amazing. It was hot as hell and hectic. It was really hard to do in a van because of the scheduling.

Justin: But yeah it was great. I can't wait to do it again this summer. Itís like a Traveling circus.

Do you guys have any plans of playing Warped this year?

Justin: Yeah we are confirmed 6/29 - 7/7 on the Ernie Ball stage, and 8/1 - 8/14 on the Smartpunk stage.

What's it been like working with Shawn Sullivan?

Justin: It was cool. I like his style. He went for all real tones. Minimal auto tune, no triggers on the drums, and vintage rock guitar tones.

Jeff: He did a great job on the record, but he had his fair share of kicking our asses.

Phil: He whooped us into shape.

Justin: When we first met him he said to be ready. He will tell you straight up if you're sounding like shit.

Do you guys have any big plans for the new year?

Justin: Tour always, stay home never, and talk to lots of strangers... A second record will probably come next winter.

What was the best tour that you guys have been a part of?

Jeff: Taking Back Sunday, Fall out boy, Matchbook Romance.

Justin: That tour was crazy.

Boxers or Briefs?

Phil: Commando.

Jeff: Commando for me too.

Justin: Usually boxers for me.

Have any crazy stories on the road?

Justin: Yeah we ran over our merch guyís foot with our trailer while he was taking a crap in the middle of the desert. We tried to play a joke on him acting like we were going to drive off and we didnít know how close he was to the trailer.

Best album of 2004?

Jimmy Eat World "Futures"

Any bands we should all be listening to?

Justin: Head Automatica and Queen.

Phil: Auditory Aphasia

Jeff: Cartel, Saosin and Emanuel.

Any last words for the readers out in AP land?

Justin: Checkout our website www.athornforeveryheart.com we will have a new one up soon. Lui our tech has his balls pierced and he's single ladies!!

Jeff: Look out for the next record. Be our friends on myspace.

Phil: Check out the songs we have coming out on Punk Goes 80's and The Smashing Pumkins tribute comp.

Justin: Thanks for reading. If you see us on tour come say hi.
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09:26 AM on 03/31/05
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Originally Posted by Brandon Herbel
After Kelvin joined our band the rest of Cut Away ended up playing in the Ashley Simpson band.

haha thats hilarious. Good interview...A Thorn for Every Heart rocks.
10:22 AM on 03/31/05
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they are listening to good music HA, Cartel, Emanuel. nice choices
01:04 PM on 03/31/05
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ATFEH are some of the coolest guys haha i love em and theyre music is sex for the ears
04:25 PM on 03/31/05
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nice interview. I'm looking forward to record number 2
11:41 AM on 04/20/05
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Awesome interview, I love A Thorn For Every Heart! I saw you guys at a show in Mcallen, Texas. You guys where amazing!
05:31 PM on 05/11/05
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yeah they rock
04:28 PM on 06/16/05
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I adore ATFEH <33
After Kelvin joined our band the rest of Cut Away ended up playing in the Ashley Simpson band.
Is that true? That's kinda cool.
04:34 PM on 06/16/05
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man i love these guys, February is prolly one of my fave songs too
08:33 PM on 08/29/05
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Originally Posted by dumbcorey
they are listening to good music HA, Cartel, Emanuel. nice choices

i 2nd that!
05:28 PM on 09/07/05
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i listen to them in warped tour.. .. they totally rock!
original musik and voice.. & perfomance is awesomee
things arent so beautiful now..favorite song ever!
05:15 PM on 08/19/07
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man i love these guys, February is prolly one of my fave songs too
that song is rad
and i love these guys
i hope to see them live soon
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