I want to take this opportunity to introduce a possible new MFR artist, even if we don’t release anything for another year. We don’t have a definite name yet, or a commited drummer (although we know a guy who said he would do it, so as soon as he e-mails me back…). We have ten songs, and by ten “songs,” I mean three or four that are roughly finished, and about 6 or 7 that are still just kind of ideas.
We have a guitarist (John), a bassist (Tucci), a keyboardist who’s never technically played keyboards before (Tucci’s sister, Gina), and then me (Cory). I think I’ll be focusing mostly on vocals, because this is going to be a very atypical project, by which I mean I’ll probably be singing a lot louder and wackier than I ever did in Shacker.
Before when I was in bands, the point of the band was to create something original, exciting, and beautiful. Not so much so with this band. While we definitely want to do something “new” as in “not trite,” we’re not looking to break any ground here. We’re looking to be a party rock band (kind of like The Remnants, but even more so). The music is fast and loud, the guitars are distorted and aggressive, and there is literally a kick-ass, thumping, hardcore drum breakdown in almost every song (theoretically). Before, in my musical efforts, songs were mostly chord-based. Now, we’re focusing on riffs and accents to make the party get started.
This band’s purpose is to rock. We, the band, want to flipping blast people’s heads clean off, and get people jumping around and singing along to the chorus. We want to slack on the overall progression of music, and beef up on the sheer fun-factor. We want the audience to have a blast, even if they don’t necessarily remember any of the songs we just played, after it’s all said and done.
Yes, we want to have a rowdy rock band, and we want to blow the doors off of any party or club we play. We count our influences as Modest Mouse, The Faint, Queens of the Stone Age, NIN, and others. But I’ll be the one doing the singing, so I promise at least some of it will be simple-stupid catchy.