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Double Interviews

Well, today we have two interviews for you because we're special like that. Enjoy!


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Frontline Rosa


Members: Nick(guitar/BG vocals), Joel(guitar/BG vocals), Joe(bass/lead vocals), Andre(drums)


Time Together: One year.


From: Valdosta, GA


Sounds like: Political rock plus The Explosion.


Give them a listen: www.purevolume.com/frontlinerosa


 Who would you consider to be your biggest influence?


We dont just have one big influence, we are influenced alot by Anti-Flag, Death by Stereo, and Pennywise.


What made you want to join a band?


We all just love playing pretty much.


 How'd you learn to play an instrument?


 All of us just starting playing.


Who are some of the bands you've played with?


Mostly small locals bands but we have played with Monday in London, Red Threat, Strike Back, and Nine-Tenths. 


Have you been in any other bands besides this one?


We all started of in other bands, some of us are still in other bands along with this one


Do you have a favorite part about being in a band?


One of the best parts about being in a band is playing shows whether they are out of town or not, they are still always fun.


Do you have a least favorite part?


Having to buy equipment sucks. 


What plans do you have for the future?


Same plans that all the other bands that arent signed have, get signed so you can just play shows all the time with out having to have a job.


 


The Apathy Code



Members: Jason Montagna-Vocals, Guitar,
Brian de Mello - Drums, Michael Murphy - Bass (Quit 9-18-04), Ryan Eger
- Guitar, Vocals ( Quit 6/04) and at one point Trevor Ramen played
drums.


A quick side note: I can't format this interview like the others because of the in-depthness of the answers (which I would like to thank Jason for!) so I'm just gonna let him explain all of this and leave out the "From" and "Sounds like".


Give them a listen: www.purevolume.com/theapathycode


How long have you been playing together?



That question is hard to answer. The Apathy Code has gone through many
different phases. I'll give you the band history.  In the summer of
2002 I started writing things with Ryan and we booked a show for August
29th as The Apathy Code.  I went away for a few weeks, when i got back
i couldn't get in touch with Ryan, so I had Mike Murphy who i had been
in a previous band with fill in.  Him on synth and bass. Me on guitar
and vocals.  In the Fall all 3 of us started writing songs together and
we got our first drummer Trevor.  Trevor quit and we didn't find a
drummer until January.  In the meantime we recorded the (alternate
versions) of Structure Vs. Compulsion and No Alarms in Mikes attic with
acoustic instruments. de Mello joined the band in January and we
recorded a demo with The Apology and  An Obstruction to Speech in March
at Technical Ecstasy in New Brunswick.  Those recording ended up on
Thick Red Moment.  We Played our first show at the Brighton Bar in May.
  Soon after we moved to a house in New Brunswick and had shows in the
Basement.  We played a lot in the next year with the same line-up.  In
March Mike quit.  We decided we should record the songs we had been
playing live before he left so we went back to Technical Ecstasy and
recorded Thick Red Moment.  Mike decided he wanted to stay.  A few
months later Ryan quit.  We've played as a 3 piece ever since and our
Cd has Just been released. Mike Has now left the band for good and the
future of The Apathy Code is undetermined.  We are hoping Ryan will
re-join and we can just find a new bass player.

Who would you consider to be your biggest influence?


My personal biggest influence was probably Neil Young.  He has a biography called
Shakey.  That man has become my hero.


What made you want to join a band? 


I think it was a combination of Pearl Jams No Code album and not really having any friends in High School that got me to really love music on a level that I hadn't before. So i started  playing music and writing songs.  I started to get into underground music and going to shows and stuff and that's when I felt I  NEEDED to be in a band.  It wasn't so much a decision as a compulsion.


How'd you learn to play an instrument?


I guess it was like summer 1995.  I had always been into music but at that time I found myself in
the hospital in New Brunswick for a week undergoing major surgery.  It was explained that I would be in bed for like a month or 2 and it would be a full year before i could resume any type of physical activities.  My parents got me a guitar.  I guess i was 15.  That September I
entered a new school where I knew no one.  And music really became my
life.  I took some guitar lessons.  I learned a bunch of cover songs, but not really any theory. and that's how I learned to play. I've never really resumed any physical activities. haha.  I'm not really answering the questions you've asked me am I? Sorry. I'll try harder.

Who are some of the bands you've played with? 


Some of my Favorites have been Fanshen, Outsmarting Simon, Bear Vs. Shark, Codeseven, Liars
Academy, Boys Night Out, The Break, This band called Gods was real cool. The Grillers, The Killing Gift. and My Shinning One. We've played with the Fever Few and Meghan Storm a few times and they are always awesome.  We Just played with Let it burn and this band called
Bubble Gum and both those bands were really cool. We are supposed to be playing with Del Cielo and The Scarlet Letter at their last show on October 30th. Hopefully we can get our shit together before then because I really love those bands.

Have you been in any other bands besides this one?


Yeah I did a band when I was younger, and right now I'm playing with a band called
Silhouette with Jason from This Ship Will Sink and some of the guys from Is This Real and Kill Crush Destroy.  I don't know if it is going to work out with me, but what they are doing is really awesome.  So if anyone should get a chance to see that band they should go see them.

Do you have a favorite part about being in a band? 


Writing songs, playing them for people. RECORDING!!! I just wish I could afford to do it more.

Do you have a least favorite part?


Driving, Fighting with band members.  All the politics involved.  And the compromises.  I think
that is why Neil Young is so awesome. He completely avoids that.

What plans do you have for the future? I'm hoping we can keep The
Apathy Code going for at least another LP and a tour.  I want to do an
acoustic record by myself soon, and I hope I can fit into this new
band. If none of that works out i will just Keep writing songs if nothing else.


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