PS: You just released your new EP, TEMPUS. Where did the inspiration for the EP come from? Why call it “Tempus”?
PS: Do you have a favorite track from the EP?
PS: TEMPUS is part of a three-part series that’s going to be released as an album. What made you decide to release it this way?
CW: It’s always a struggle to keep relevant these days. Instead of releasing the album in one shot, we thought it’d be better to space the songs apart and let our fans anticipate what’s next. We want to keep it fresh, always.
CW: We wrote the songs for the better part of two years with the idea to craft really great choruses. We didn’t want to over complicate the process, and just mainly attempted to write 12 great songs; not just good. We must have gone into the studio with 20 demos or so.
CW: We try to stay busy with the writing process a lot. We really like play station a lot too. We’re kinda nerds at heart. There’s some frisbee action and skateboarding too. Sometimes our own invented combination of the the two.
PS: Have you learned any tricks of the trade from some of the artists you’ve toured with?
CW: We’ve always liked watching a good soundcheck. Most people don’t understand the struggle most bands go through every night just to hear what they’re playing/singing. So I guess you could say how quickly we learned to be nice to the sound guy. (Some of us anyways)
PS: What advice would you offer to younger artists who are just starting out?
CW: Work hard and perfect your craft. Nothing happens overnight. We’ve been at it for years, and still learn everyday. Patience is key in this game.
PS: When looking at the current music scene, if you could change one thing, what would you change and why?
CW: There’s no one buying records anymore. Full length albums used to be everywhere, but now it’s only singles. It’s just successful songwriters crafting the next top 40 hook to be blasted on the radio nonstop for a month. Pretty disheartening. How is that music?
PS: On Warped Tour, I play a game of Would You Rather with artists. Since it’s still summer, and everyone loves a fun game…
• Would you rather be stuck in a real life The Walking Dead or Jurassic Park?
CW: Probably The Walking Dead. I think every guy dreams about walking around with a six shooter strapped to his belt. Plus velociraptors are just too damn “clever.” We wouldn’t last too long.
• Would you rather drunk text your whole band or eat a stick of butter?
CW: Eat a stick of butter. Our ongoing band/group message probably has 100 texts an hour on it. The girlfriends always wonder why our phones are dead…Wed be happy to get rid of our phones all together.
• Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?
CW: Mmmmmm. Invisible probably. Think of all the five finger discounting you could do. Right?
• Would you rather have to listen to “Ring Of Fire” or “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the rest of your life?
CW: Freddy Mercury was unreal. Enough said.
PS: Any last words?
CW: You have no idea how much we appreciate the opportunity. Thank you.