I mean it’s just some guys, but we play music and try to get some love and then it’s like, “Oh man, I’m going to be the star of MTV and do this crazy song for a big rock music thing or something.” You know, that’s basically what we do.
I understand there is a lot of touring on a big budget nowadays, but the amount of stuff you’ve been able to put out on your record label is insane. How do you feel like you’ve been able to do that work?
It’s definitely been fun. We started putting out a bunch of stuff and we started getting big. We’ve never really had a label, which would have been a really cool thing. It’s nice to have everything we made come to fruition. I don’t know if it was the timing, but it just kinda happened. It’s definitely a lot of work, but it’s never too much work. We’re all in this together. We’re not a bunch of strangers. I’ve known them for a couple years now. Even back then, in the beginning, when they first put out an album, I was like “They do this, but… they’re still a band.” You know, “Oh, you’ve got another record I just don’t hear anything.” I never got that reaction. It just so happens with our record label that now we have two records that I find really cool. And then we do this album. I really enjoy it and I think it’s pretty cool. That’s kind of how it goes.
Can you talk about how you approached the album and what you wanted to bring to it? It seemed like the only people who would be able to comment on the music were your parents or a big rock music website. Was that intentional?
Well, just in general, I always think you should say “You’re welcome” to everybody who says something when they’re not really, really saying something. It’s like every time we do an interview, “Thank you so much!” But I never really think that way. It just kinda just happens for some reason.
That’s interesting because you said on the album cover that there wouldn’t be “all that” on a rock record. When people get into hardcore or hardcore rap, sometimes I find it’s not all that different. What was the main difference it was in your experience when you started out?
Well, I think that kind of just happens. Some guys are