We're 5 guys who play aggressive music. We ignore what's going on around us and play what feels right to us. We've been a band for 4 years, and we are 100% DIY.1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
Loud, angular, abrasive.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Esoteric shit. Societal problems. Personal issues. Religious cults, the crushing weight of personal debt, the genocide of the american indian.
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music.
It's a euphemism.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
My personal favorite show we've ever played was at a venue called Suite 8 in Greenville, South Carolina. We had an insane amount of energy and the crowd responded accordingly. And we played tight. Another that stands out was at Crucial Fest in Salt Lake City, Utah. We played with great bands, the room at Kilby Court was completely packed and the crowd response was incredible.
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
I've had our stage performance described to me before as foreboding yet uncomfortable. I suppose I'll just leave it at that. I'm too busy playing to really notice.
Yes, we're currently working them out and haven't announced them yet.6. Do you have any touring plans for the future.
Matthias at Throatruiner has been great to work with and I can't say enough nice things about him. He approached us a long time ago, he wanted to buy some copies of our first record for the label's distro. As we spoke more, he told us he'd be interested in doing a release for us. Time went by, I went on tour with some friends in Europe and we actually met in Nantes, France and talked a bit more. He mentioned that he felt Plebeian Grandstand would be the perfect band for us to do a split record with. I told him we didn't really have any material for a split, but we'd keep it in mind for the future. Time went on, and the subject came up again, as we had a couple song that we wanted to get out there. It turned out the guys in Plebeian had begun talking to Divider, whom we had recently played a few shows with while on tour. We asked if we could be involved in the project and everyone was gracious enough to say yes.
7. The 3 Way Split came out on Throatruiner Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far?
There's been a shitload of roadblocks on the way to getting this split record in physical form, but Matthias has been more than supportive the entire time. He helped communicate everything between everybody, threw ideas out there, helped get press for the record, etc. He works hard and runs a great label, I don't think there is a bad band on his roster. Throatruiner continues to impress me, and if you're not currently paying attention to this label, you really should start.
This is full time, no other projects.
8. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time line-up?
At this point, it's hard to say. We've finished writing a full-length record, so I'm not really in a place to be looking towards the future right now, as we're currently pretty absorbed with new material. I know we have a few ideas laying around for our next release, but nothing with any flesh on it yet.
9. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
Everyone in the band is pretty different from each other with their influences and sensibilities. I suppose we tend to lean towards the more angular post-hardcore stuff, but it's definitely a conscious decision that we don't ground ourselves in it. Bands that write great SONGS, not just great riffs, are what really influence us. There's a difference there and I feel it's important to recognize.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Currently listening to: Chelsea Wolfe, Mogwai, Helms Alee, Young Widows, Capsule, that weird pop stuff that Boris has recently been doing, and recently the soundtrack to Drive has been a guilty pleasure. I'm always listening to: Coalesce, Torche, Neurosis, Knut, Botch, Queens of the Stone Age, Pissed Jeans, just a few off the top of my head.
11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
We will finally (FINALLY!) have physical copies of the long-delayed 3-way split this week, I just checked the tracking numbers and they are en-route. Check out our website and pick one up.http://www.bonedance.net
12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
We're recording a new full length at the end of February, keep an eye out for more news about that soon.
Thanks for the interview