I don’t give a fuck yet, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN

There’s a feeling out there. It comes and goes, and often with woes, but it is most commonly instigated by a song. Normally, it’s a song that that unclogs your arteries and pumps your body full of so much adrenaline that you’ll be glad you wore jeans that day. This is one of those tunes. It’s called “Fauser”.


Bursting out of the Nashville scene with 12 arms swinging comes Diarrhea Planet; a six-piece beast with rock and roll in it’s blood and destruction in it’s itinerary. The bio on the band’s blog states that they aim to “put the backbone back into rock and roll.”

I fucking believe it. They released their first LP, Loose Jewels, on Infinity Cat last September, and will be playing a few dates at SXSW next week. Their live shows are rumored to be bone-breaking and heart-shaking experiences saturated in pure rock and roll goodness, so if you get the chance to see these guys in the bloody flesh, you would be a fool not to take it. Grab “Fauser” and another track of theirs below.

Diarrhea Planet – Fauser

Diarrhea Planet – Warm Ridin’

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Heavy Cream, motherfucker

I’ve been on such a huge garage/punk kick lately. For those of you who don’t read the local newspaper, The Monitor, a few more bands have been announced for Galax Z Bear‘s Galax Z Fair this March!

One such band that I would like to put the spotlight on is this incredible four-piece from Nashville called Heavy Cream. They’re signed to Jeff the Brotherhood’s Infinity Cat Recordings and have released a few 7″s, a split with RTX, and a full-length titled Danny.

There’s a lot of bands out there playing their hearts out right now, and this is definitely one of them. You’ve got Mimi slaying on guitar, Seth killing it on bass, Tiffany banging it out on drums, and Jessica kicking out the motherfucking jams on vocals. It’s like the Ramones fucked MC5 in the back alley of the venue they recorded their first record at. Posted a couple of my favorite tracks below.

Fucking wig out to this shit!

Heavy Cream – Summer Bummer

Heavy Cream – Deadbeat

Can’t wait to see these girls (and guy) tear my face off at Galax Z Fair. I don’t know if the event itself has announced them yet, so consider this a ‘leak’ of sorts.

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The Photon God’s 2010: LPs & EPs

It’s often that you don’t get the same experience from listening to a single song that you do when you listen to an entire album. There’s a story being told that you miss out on when you listen to one or two random songs. If I like an album, I listen to it over and over until I digest it as best as I can. Each of these albums was there for me through thick and thin, through any kind of weather, through road trips, through heartbreak, through life, death, what have you. However, I’m tired of putting things in a numbered order. It doesn’t matter. Each of these records is amazing. I thought “this is the best record I’ve ever heard” while listening to each one of these albums. Putting them in a numbered list seems fucking ridiculous now. In no particular order:

The Photon God’s Top 50 Albums of 2010

Beach HouseTeen Dream
Arcade FireThe Suburbs
Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today
Les Savy FavRoot For Ruin
Here We Go MagicPigeons
The Flaming LipsEmbryonic
DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
Magic KidsMemphis
Las RobertasLas Robertas
Dum Dum GirlsI Will Be
Someone Still Loves You Boris YeltsinLet It Sway
Janelle MonaeThe ArchAndroid
Owen PallettHeartland
Julian LynchMare
Surfer BloodAstro Coast
Lower DensTwin-Hand Movement
No AgeEverything In Between
The Soft PackThe Soft Pack
SpoonTransference
Twin ShadowForget
JonsiGo
MedicationsCompletely Removed
Dr. DogShame, Shame
HarlemHippies
EmeraldsDoes It Look Like I’m Here?
Best CoastCrazy For You
EelsEnd Times
We Are ScientistsBarbara
Vampire WeekendContra
WomenPublic Strain (Get back together, assholes)
The BooksThe Way Out
Beach FossilsBeach Fossils
WavvesKing of the Beach
WeekendSports
DevoSomething For Everybody
Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Xiu XiuDear God, I Hate Myself
Coma CinemaStoned Alone
The WalkmenLisbon
El GuinchoPop Negro
WoodsAt Echo Lake
The NationalHigh Violet
Frankie Rose & The OutsFrankie Rose & The Outs
Thee Oh SeesWarm Slime
Jeff The BrotherhoodHeavy Days
Lord HuronMighty
Foxes In FictionAlberto (Really recent, but really good)
GirlsBroken Dreams Club
Twin SisterColor Your Life
WarpaintThe Fool

This is my last list for LISTS WEEK. I am announcing here and now that I will be taking a break from the blog to regain whatever hours I’ve managed to shave off of my life from not sleeping. Call it a period of hibernation. I will be back sometime in January. Until then, if I don’t see you tonight or tomorrow, Happy Holidays!

Andres


The Photon God’s 2010: Songs

I listened to a lot of songs this year. I’m talking A LOT. A few stuck with me, a few didn’t. This list was hard to pin down. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked each and every one of my friends’ heads off about at least one of the songs on this list. I have a habit of going “HEY EVERYBODY, LISTEN TO THIS” when I hear something I really like. Sometimes my exclamations are met with indifference, sometimes they’re met with “Yeah, we know”s. Other times they’re met with “QUIT YELLING”s. Just the same, I love these songs. Feast your ears on

The Photon God’s Top 50 Songs of 2010

50. The BabiesMeet Me In The City
49. La SeraNever Come Around
48. Kanye WestMonster [feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver]
47. Ba BabesHoly Ghost
46. The Soft PackAnswer To Yourself
45. Panda BearYou Can Count On Me
44. Owen PallettLewis Takes Off His Shirt
43. Lower DensCompletely Golden
42. Cee Lo GreenFuck You
41. Magic KidsSuperball
40. GirlsHeartbreaker
39. Big SurrAlright
38. El GuinchoBombay
37. Les Savy FavLet’s Get Out Of Here
36. Janelle MonaeTightrope [Feat. Big Boi]
35. The BooksThe Story Of Hip-Hop
34. WomenEyesore
33. DevoFresh
32. Jeff the BrotherhoodU Got The Look
31. Xiu XiuChocolate Makes You Happy
30. Surfer BloodFast Jabroni
29. Active ChildI’m In Your Church at Night
28. WeekendComa Summer
27. Perfume GeniusMr Petersen
26. WavvesGreen Eyes
25. VulpesGhost Dance
24. WoodsSuffering Season
23. No AgeFever Dreaming
22. The Young MathsHospitals
21. MedicationsLong Day
20. Dr. DogShadow People
19. Arcade FireEmpty Room
18. The YoungBird in the Bush
17. Best CoastWhen I’m With You
16. DeerhunterDesire Lines
15. Twin ShadowI Can’t Wait
14. Las RobertasGhost Lover
13. Someone Still Loves You Boris YeltsinSink/Let it Sway
12. The Tallest Man On EarthLove Is All
11. Local NativesCamera Talk
10. Twin SisterMilk & Honey9. Reading RainbowWasting Time8. Dum Dum GirlsJail La La7. Beach FossilsYouth6. The VaccinesIf You Wanna5. Here We Go MagicCollector4. Beach House10 Mile Stereo3. The Morning BendersExcuses2. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiRound and Round1. Thee Oh SeesI Was Denied


Photon God Mixtape Volume IV: Twang-g-g

At long last, I am finally posting the new blog mixtape! Consider this an early Christmas gift. Some of these bands I have yet to post about, some of these bands have already met my homepage. All in all, I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I did putting it together.

I’ve been playing guitar since I was seven years old. I’ve been playing an electric guitar since I was 12 years old. I still play today. One of the most fascinating things about an electric guitar is the range of sounds it makes when it’s out of tune. Traditionally, a guitar is played in tune. Songs have been written for thousands of years and for a small fraction of that time, which is still relatively large if you think about it, songs were written on guitars that were tuned a certain way. So, naturally, tuning is important; it provides the basis for creating sounds and arranging patterns of said sounds in ways that appeal to someone who is listening to them. (I don’t know of very many musicians that purposely arrange sounds in unappealing ways.)
However, I can’t explain how much of a kick I get out of striking my guitar’s strings when it’s horrifically out of tune. I’m not talking about them being so loose that they don’t vibrate fast enough to make sound, but just tight enough to resonate in the filthiest way possible. It always makes a noise that sounds vaguely but not entirely unlike “Twang”. I love that sound. The only sound I love more is when I put my guitar through a delay pedal that I bought off of a friend during the summer. “Twang” becomes “Twang-g-g”. “Twang-g-g”: the most beautiful sound on earth.

Side A
1. Big Surr – Alright
2. Air Waves – Water (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
3. ba babes – Holy Ghost
4. My Teenage StrideMessage
5. La Femme – Sur La Planche
6. Jeff the BrotherhoodDiamond Way
7. Oberhofer – Away FRM U
8. Zombie Girlfriend – I Always Cry On Sundays
9. The Mantles – Don’t Lie

Side B
1. Weekend – Coma Summer
2. Thee Oh Sees – I Was Denied
3. Real Estate – Out of Tune
4. Guards – Swimming After Dark
5. The Stepkids – Legend In My Mind
6. FLIGHT – Real Estate
7. White Fence – Lillian (Won’t You Play Drums?)
8. Bobb Bruno – Look Out The Window So They Won’t See You Crying
9. Fair Ohs – Hey Lizzy

Download and enjoy. :)


Photon God Awards: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 Edition

Ah, the music festival. The true test of a music lover. I’m of the opinion that you aren’t truly a fan of music until you have endured the energy-depleting and wallet-emptying hijinks of a good music festival. When I attended last year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, I was introduced to the concept of waiting in crowds two hours in advance just to get a good spot close to the stage for a certain band. I almost blew my brains out just standing there for two hours listening to people talk about who knows what. I won’t lie, it can be pretty tough. Some people alleviate this painful bore with alcohol or drugs, but I played it clean and therefore was conscious of every passing second and grew to hate each second that the band I was there to see was not playing in. It’s fun. Totally.
(Photo: Mary Rehak)
This year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest was quite the experience for me. Beyond the fact that I was attending as a member of the press for the first time, I think that I had a better festival experience than I did at least year’s fest. For starters, it didn’t rain. That made my experience last year quite frustrating. Instead, this year’s festival was plagued with dust clouds. I saw people left and right coughing or wearing bandanas over their noses and mouths. I think I even saw a guy get taken away in a stretcher, but that may have been for another reason. Like last year, I’m going to give out ‘awards’ for various achievements and happenings that I witnessed during the festival. Hello and welcome to the 2010 Photon God Awards: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 Edition!

The “pulled out of the Fun Fun Fun Fest’s founders’ asses at the 11th hour” Award: Descendents
Best Performance: Descendents. Best Song: “Suburban Home”1st Runner-Up:Jeff the Brotherhood Best Song: “Bone Jam” 2nd Runner-Up: Monotonix Best Song: I didn’t really pay attention to which songs they played, I was too busy making sure I didn’t get my head kicked in.
3rd Runner-Up: Cap’n Jazz
Best Non-Festival Set: Joan of Arc at the Mohawk.
The Robin Hood of Weed Award: Nathan Williams, for presenting an audience member with a blunt before Wavves‘ set.
Best sentence I overheard: “I’m gonna pee all over myself! Damn water moccasins…” – guy walking into the port-o-potty next to mine.
Best opening line to a band’s set: “Hi, we’re from here not the woods.” – Andy Burr of Woven Bones
Coolest view from Backstage: Delorean‘s smoke-filled stage
Nicest Person: Haggai Ferschtman of Monotonix
1st Runner-Up: Allen Chen of Austinist
Most Evil Person: Guy in beverage line backstage who I heard planning to tackle the Media tent in the name of possible free pizza.
The “Destruction: Business As Usual” Award: GWAAARR. It’s like watching the Rock-A-Fire Explosion if they played metal.
The “Play into Bad Religion’s timeslot and piss off their manager” Award: GWAAARR
Longest Soundcheck EVER: Bad Religion
Shittiest Soundguy: Bad Religion‘s set
The “Spirit Fingers” Award: Greg Graffin’s hand motions.
The “I got there for the last 45 seconds” Award: MGMT
The “I’m a dumbass and now everyone knows that” Award: The punker kids who jumped the backstage fence and were quickly tackled to the ground by both attending media people and Austinist employees.
Crowd Participation Award: Peelander-Z
1st Runner-Up: Tim Kinsella, for using the photographers as a bridge to get to the audience who later held up his mic stand while he leaned against it to sing.
Best bass solo while hanging from the top of the stage by your legs Award: Peelander Red
The “Jimi Hendrix’s all-white rhythm section, Stevie Wonder’s piano playing, and Curtis Mayfield’s funk, soul, and looks all rolled up into one” Award: Toro y Moi
The “Damn, they’re here” Award: Cults, for coming so far in so little time.
The “I thought they were Fleetwood Mac for a second” Award: Cults
The “drooooooooooolllll” Award: Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. (heels!? :faints:)
Hottest Woman Ever To Smoke An Audience Member-Presented Joint: Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast
The “It was fun while it lasted” Award: Deakin, for having his set shut down by the police.
The “I Keep Seeing This Guy EVERYWHERE” Award: Nathan Williams of Wavves
1st Runner-Up: Bradford Cox of Deerhunter
2nd Runner-Up: Andy from Woven Bones
Shittiest Hair-Cut of the Festival: Bill Kelliher of Mastodon
Best Interview of the Festival: Jeff the Brotherhood
The “I’m still kicking myself for not going” Award: Cowabunga Babes at Beerland.

That’s all I could think of, but I hope you have enjoyed the annual Photon God Awards! Next time I promise to have them up before three weeks pass.


Interview: Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood might be my new favorite band. Ever since I saw them kick ass on the first official day of Fun Fun Fun Fest and later that night at the Mohawk, I’ve become a convert of the Brotherhood. I’m not even kidding, to quote Henry Rollins’ thoughts on Iggy & The Stooges’ “Down On The Street”, this band’s music makes me want to “fight and fuck at the same time”. Ahem. What I mean to say is that their music appeals to my ‘puny’ male mind on some of the most basic, primitive levels in ways that only good rock music can. I won’t even bother continuing to try and explain it.
(Photo: Jamin & Jake Orrall, Credit: Kahan)
This interview was one of the more memorable experiences I had at Fun Fun Fun Fest. For starters, it happened on the floor. When I met up with the band backstage for the interview, they walked over to a nearby tree next to the media tent and just sat down on the ground. I had never done that before in an interview, but I figured, “fuck it”. So, I dropped my bag, sat my ass on the ground, and started the interview. I really enjoyed talking with these guys. They’re both around my age, so it felt more like a casual conversation than an interview. I think that’s enough out of me. Check out the interview below.

The Photon God: So you are?
Jamin Orrall: Jamin Orrall.
Jake Orrall: I’m Jake Orrall.
TPG: Alright, first question. How was your Halloween?
(Jake giggles)
Jamin: Our Halloween…was a bit of a–it was–alright, it was a really nice night. We had a really nice nigh–
Jake: It was a nice night.
Jamin: –yeah, but it really didn’t have anything to do with Halloween. So, it was a bummer because we didn’t, like, go to a Halloween party or see any costumes. But, it was still a really nice night. It’s just the fact that it was on Halloween.
Jake: We just hung out. We played an instore…
Jamin: Yeah we played at our friend’s record store…
Jake: …in Richmond, Virginia which is where we hung out.
TPG: What’s it called?
Jamin: It’s called–um…
Jake: I have the card! (begins searching his pants for the card)
Jamin: Strange Sounds? No. Something Sounds.
Jake: It’s uh…it’s a really great record store.
Jamin: (still searching) It’s brand new, it’s really awesome. My friend Marty runs it.
Jake: Steady Sounds!
Jamin: Steady Sounds!
Jake: In Richmond, Virginia. It’s excellent, excellent, excellent.
Jamin: We played there–
Jake: –after we bought, like, a million records…
Jamin: Yeah, and then we hung out with our friend Marty and his Wife and–
Jake: –they had dinner…
Jamin: Yeah they had, like, a nice dinner and then went to bed at, like, 11 o’ clock.
TPG: That’s cool.
Jamin: ‘Cause Jake lost his voice so were kinda like (shrugs).
TPG: Oh, okay. Can’t sing or anything…
Jamin: Yeah, and we had a show the night before. The two nights before we had some Halloween-vibe shows.
TPG: Did you dress up?
Jamin: Yeah at one of the shows we just dressed up as trash.
TPG: As trash?
Jamin: We just had trash bags on; that’s it.
TPG: Haha, alright. That’s simple, clever. Okay, the obvious question: the band is called ‘Jeff the Brotherhood’, but neither of you are named Jeff.
Jake: Correct, yes.
TPG: Why Jeff?
Jamin: Uh…
Jake: It was really just a ‘name out of a hat’ kind of thing.
Jamin: Yeah, we pulled it out of a hat. We, like–
Jake: Well, we didn’t literally, but it was that kind of a thing. Just whatever. Name it a name.
Jamin: We don’t really know how to explain it.
TPG: You just picked it, like, “Jeff”.
Jake: Yeah. Well we had wanted to name it, like, a name. Instead of like a…word or something.
Jamin: We named it like a person.
Jake: Cause it’s kind of like the entity that we become when we play together.
TPG: Yeah, you guys are really in sync. And ‘Brotherhood’ because you’re brothers?
Jake: Yeah.
TPG: Does that make things difficult on tour? Or in general?
Jamin: Uh…
Jake: Being brothers?
TPG: Yeah.
Jamin: In some ways it does, but in most ways, it makes it much better.
Jake: It makes it better, yeah.
Jamin: Because we’re completely honest with each other, and can like…
Jake: We understand each other a lot more than most people.
Jamin: Yeah we get each other really well, and work together really well. We fight all the time but it’s fine, like, five minutes later.
Jake: We always have someone on tour with us to kinda break it up.
TPG: To mediate?
Jake: Yeah.
TPG: That’s cool. Is it another family member? Or a friend?
Jake: No, no it’s a different person every time. Right now, we have our friend Louisa who’s sitting right there. (turns and points to nearby bench) Louisa!
(Louisa turns around; startled)
Jake: (to Louisa) Whatsup?
Jamin: (to Louisa) Just saying hi.
Louisa: (still startled) …heyyy!
Jake: (turning back) Whoever wants to come.
Jamin: Yeah, whoever can get off work.
TPG: Okay, how long do you guys tour for at a time?
Jamin: Usually, four weeks.
Jake Yeah, three or four weeks.
TPG: Do you guys have day jobs and stuff?
Both: Nope.
Jamin: We tour too much.
Jake: We usually have like, a week or two off in between tours.
Jamin: Yeah we did like, over 250 shows in the past year, so we’re not home often enough to have jobs.
TPG: Wow. But it’s fun though, right?
Jamin: Yeah, it’s awesome.
Jake: It’s great. It’s the best thing ever.
Jamin: Yeah, it’s a lot of hard work, but it pays off.
TPG: Alright, you guys are a two piece, did you intend to be a two piece–just guitar and drums–or did you have trouble finding a bass player and stuff?
Both: No–
Jamin: I think it’s just easier, like, it’s better with just the two of us.
Jake: Yeah, I mean, we kinda grew up in the country when we first started playing together. So there wasn’t anyone else around in the first place. It kinda just worked out that way, I guess.
Jamin: It’s just easier.
Jake: Yeah, everything is easier being a two piece except for sounding big and full. That’s the only really hard part.
Jamin: Yeah, but we’ve figured out ways to cheat.
TPG: Yeah, I mean, you guys were mic’d really well. (to Jake) What’s your setup, man?
Jake: Well, there’s a couple, like, keys…a couple secrets…that I’m willing to disclose because I don’t really give a fuck. I mean, I spent the last 10 years trying to figure it out. But, basically I just play through bass amps, but I have separate amps for my low end sound and my high end sound so I can mix them accordingly to the room. ‘Cause that’s a big problem if you’re just playing through one amp; it’s just gonna sound one way and like, if the room is making it to like–well, I don’t need to go into detail, but anyways, I play through separate amps for my high end and my low end and…uh, I also only play the lower three strings because I feel–I don’t know if this is true ’cause I don’t know about sound and science and stuff but I feel like if I had all six strings, like…if you got six strings that are making sound, then it’s gonna be like, less sound. If you just have three, then it’s all gonna–like, three low ones…it makes sense in my head but I can’t really explain it.
TPG: I get it, though.
Jake: I don’t even remember what the question was now.
Jamin & I: What your gear was…
Jake: Oh, yeah I play through a bunch of bass amps…and a shitty guitar.
TPG: That’s cool, man. I want to get an old, 70s Fender Bassman. I want that low end.
Jake: Yeah.
TPG: I know Sunn O))) uses one of those. Those guys are fucking ridiculous.
Jake: Yeah, they have some crazy sounds.
TPG: Yeah, I want to emulate all of that.
Jake: I use all Acoustic amps right now.
Jamin: He used to use Sunns.
TPG: Oh, okay. They’ve been out haven’t they?
Jake: Oh yeah. They’ve been out for a while. Acoustic just started again. They’d been out for a while, too.
TPG: Okay. So would you guys call yourselves a ‘Garage’ band?
Both: Nah.
Jamin: I mean, if you listen to Garage music, we don’t really have much in common except that we’re loud.
Jake: We’re kinda like a rock band.
Jamin: More like a classic rock–like, 70s hard rock or something. Maybe something like grunge…I dunno.
TPG: You’ve got the riffs; definitely.
Jamin: Yeah, I feel like Garage bands are very Blues-based in a way.
Jake: We kind of, like, avoid blues.
TPG: Any reason?
Jamin: No, I mean, I like listening to it but I don’t want to try to play it. It seem like something that’s pretty difficult to get right.
Jake: It’s also like…there’s plenty of that going on. We’re trying to kinda do something that’s interesting to people…and fun is the main thing.
TPG: Yeah.
Jamin: Like a lot of 70s hard rock music–
Jake: –total party music. It’s total, like, ‘getting wasted with your friends’ music. That’s really what it is.
Jamin: But we’re not getting wasted, just having fun.
Jake: Or, you know, getting wasted doesn’t necessarily have to mean drinking.
Jamin: Yeah, it could mean, like, just having a good time.
TPG: Just wasted on fun.
Jake: Yeah, but for me, it’s usually beer…and whiskey. (laughs)
TPG: Would any of that influence have been in the show today?
Jake: A beer and whiskey influence?
Jamin: Not very much, cause we played at like–
Jake: –like, 1:30 in the afternoon. (laughs) But, a fair amount–come tonight.
Jamin: At the Mohawk.
TPG: I think I’m gonna be there!
Jake: Yeah, it’s gonna be wild! (he was right)
Jamin: It’s gonna be wild.
Jake: It’s probably gonna be completely packed. (It was)
Jamin: Hopefully.
Jake: –and…fuckin’ off the chaiiin. (It really, really was)
TPG: Cool, man. Hopefully I make it to the front. (I didn’t. :-( )
Jake: We’re playing inside! We made sure that we got to play inside because it’s always way crazier inside.
TPG: The sound is great too! It’s perfect for you guys.
Jake: So that’s gonna be cool.
TPG: Awesome. Alright, you have a blog, right? The Blogspot? jeffthebrotherhood.blogspot.com?
Jake: It’s just jeffbrotherhood.blogspot.com. Kind of confusing.
Jamin:You should check it out.
TPG: Oh, I got it on my RSS reader.
Jamin: Oh, I was just telling it to that (my audio recorder) to check it out.
TPG: Oh, right. I’ll edit that in.
TPG: Alright, do you think it’s important for a band to have a blog?
Jamin: Yeah.
Jake: Yeah, absolutely.
TPG: Yeah? Why?
Jamin: I mean, if you’re trying to, like, have a–I dunno…
Jake: Yeah, it depends on what your goals as a band are.
Jamin: Yeah. I mean, I do it cause I want people to know what we’re doing.
Jake: Yeah, you want to be able to connect to the people who are into what you’re doing.
Jamin: Yeah, and it’s fun for me.
Jake: They go on there and are like “oh, look at that! They’re eating at this restaurant; I might check that out the next time I’m in town”!
Jamin: Well, it’s fun ’cause you get bored on tour and it’s something to do for me. It’s also a way for people that like our band to keep track of us. And I think we’re trying to like, do this for a living, so we want to connect with people that are going to support us in our music.
Jake: Right. The blog is also–if you go to the blog, you’ll notice that there’s not really any writing, it’s mostly just pictures and videos.
TPG: Yeah.
Jake: ‘Cause we’re trying to make it like, I dunno, reading can be kinda boring. It’s more fun to look at pictures and stuff.
TPG: Like Tumblr?
Jake: Yeah, and watch videos of us, like, doing stupid shit. That’s more fun than reading.
Jamin: …reading onscreen…
Jake: So, we just try and make it fun for people. Check it out.
TPG: So in one word, what would you describe your goal as a band? If you have one yet.
Jamin: Japan.
TPG: Japan? Budokan?
Jamin: Japan. We just wanna go there.
TPG: Have you played there yet?
Jamin: No, that’s our goal. That’s like number 1.
TPG: Cool, man. Well, I hope you make it.
Jamin: Thanks man.
TPG: Thanks for the interview.

Heavy Days is out now on Infinity Cat Records.

Just as a sidenote: they released a new track earlier this year that I didn’t get to cover but believe that you all must hear. It’s called “Diamond Way” and will be on their next album, We Are The Champions, which is out sometime early next year. Check it out below. It rooocks.
Jeff the Brotherhood – Diamond Way