How do you feel about your latest effort and how was working with matt?
Oh it was a lot of fun and a huge step up from our last album we feel. we put a lot in and got a better product. I am very happy with the way it all turned out. Hopefully all of you guys will feel the same.
New American Saint is one of the best lyrical albums I've heard all year, where did you get your inspirtation for this album from?
Alot of it coems from life experiences and also whats happening with people all around us, everyday. The title of the album is from jack kerouacs novel "on the road again"
What is the meaning of New American Saint?
The novel is about soaking in life and enjoying every day. live life to the fullest. drive around the country in a van and play music. Well, thats what we think is cool anyway.
I've heard rumors lately of you moving to a bigger label, can you elaborate on this any and how has sidecho been to you?
Haha are you trying to get me into trouble or something?
How has the newest album been received by your fans?
Really well actually. We were a bit afraid of how people would react to it because it is a bit different then our old album, but we have been playing alot of new songs every nite and kids are already signing along, so thats pretty cool.
A user from absolutepunk wanted me to ask if you guys will be touring Canada anytime soon?
Hmmm...we would like to. well not to soon, hopefully in the spring or summer when it gets a bit warmer.
Is it true you were once called Tokyo Bro's?
No, we were once tokyo ho's. but then we changed our name to tokyo chode. We eventually came to tokyo rose where we decided to end all other name changes.
What is it like coming from such a big scene in New Jersey?
It is inspiring and overwhelming at the same time. It is great to come from such a vibrant music scene, because other nj bands definitely helped pave the way for bands like us...being from NJ it is easy to get lost in the mix , having so many great bands come out of NJ and also being so close to nyc and philly.
Who or what has been your biggest inspiration to your band as a whole?
Like musically? I would have to say Jimmy Eat World. A personal influence to me in my everyday life would have to be george w bush. he is like...the smartest guy ever. I love him. He rules. Ok no he doesnt hes a fuckin stupid idiot.
Tell us something really dirty.
I like hookers and pornos.
Chris, are you ready to be beaten by me in basketball?
Hell no you are going down dude. Seriously. It will be sad. I am going to take you down low in the post and give you some head fakes and bury the skyhook. Automatic baby!
What can we expect from Tokyo Rose in 2006?
Alot of touring. A video. A japanese tour. A uk tour. Hopefully warped and a few festival shows. And maybe even some big bands will take us out and let us support them on tour.......please?
Any parting words for our readers at absolutepunk?
Be thankful for such a great website....and thankful for such a great writer. (Caleb) Oh lets not forget that other guy, what was his name again? Oh yea Jason. Thats it! Oh yea and Caleb, I will own you in our one on one game. Loser has to buy the winner lunch....and a new copy of New American Saint!