Upon hearing that the band has been compared to Four Year Strong and likened to them, they seemed a bit taken aback, but positively so. FYS helped produce From What We Believe, so LL and FYS have collaborated before
He has a record label distributed by SONY, he has a family of musicians who play upon each others records for True Groove Records, he gets to play whatever he likes for whoever he likes whenever he likes, release the music, tour, and grow his Label and concept larger and larger
a blue collar worker who reads Chekhov, a punk rocker who worships Captain Beefheart, a rock star who mends wheelchairs, a workingclass hero pondering his significance in the greater scheme of things, a man who goes everywhere and the jerk who stays at home. And the man behind the best album of the year raising a family and singing Bread songs.
Helen said this was THE band of Warped Tour 2012. I think they’re some of the coolest down to Earth musicians I’ve met in a long time. Lets hear it for nerd rock
Jan Xavier discusses the New York music scene of the 1970s and why the Nitecaps, his great rock and roll soul band of the early 1980s, didn’t break through.”I have no bone to pick. I am one of a million people who has recorded an album that wasn’t a hit .I got to do it. “
Starting anew, Beckett says that in a band “you’re a bit tethered to what you’ve done before.” Now that he’s solo, he’s able to “focus it all in, and hone it and follow my instincts.” He’s doing it how he wants, free from the reigns of other’s input.
‘I think there are different kinds of arts, art can be different things. I think people should be engaged and involved in politics, it’s a bad rap that people think politics are just elections, bourgeois policy and laws, but politics is the life of society”
Going in to her interview I expected alot of ‘hey man rock and roll’ swag but instead got an incredibly upbeat and diverse woman who admits to ‘going wild and getting exhausted’ behind her drum kit and sometime getting so hyper shes unable to sleep.