Anonymous asked: Who are these rapist bands? These people shunning bands are the lowest level activists possible. My brother works helping homeless get back on their feet; once this girl overhead him talking shit on homeless people and got in his face about it. He asked her if her good intentions ever did anything for anyone. I thought it was sharp.
Aerosmith was the only one I can think of that any adult would willingly listen to.
Unless we’re also talking about rapist language. In which case, any ‘active rock’ radio act or 90% of hip hop that sells real numbers.
2:22 pm • 17 April 2014
Anonymous asked: what's up guys sorry if this sounds like kind of a pathetic question but on average what % of your audience are female? I'd really live to see you play but have had some nasty situations at shows recently so I'm kinda nervous.
It varies based on the city, the promoter, and the bands that we’re playing with.
Higher than average for a hardcore show, certainly. But maybe just below a traditional indie crowd. So, I dunno, is that punk level?
If at any point someone is making you uncomfortable, just approach Benny and he’ll gladly split that jerkoff’s head open.
2:20 pm • 17 April 2014 • 5 notes
spencercvx asked: What do you think about people that say "I would go vegan but it's too expensive?"
The same people can google what time a movie is showing, or ‘what’s up with Megan Fox’s thumbs’ but can’t see fit to do the same for their diet.
Being vegan is easy and not expensive. I know this because I am lazy and cheap and I’ve been vegan for a long-ass time.
1:32 pm • 17 April 2014 • 13 notes
Anonymous asked: Pay, could you imagine to live in Germany? Or more explicit in Berlin?
One of my favorite cities. I could live there a couple years.
1:27 pm • 17 April 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: Will SDF ever play Denver?
12:34 pm • 17 April 2014 • 3 notes
Anonymous asked: I wrote a rather long reply, and then I realized that I had just wasted my time, and I would rather just ignore you. Have fun listening to your rapist bands though.
Glad we all agree.
12:33 pm • 17 April 2014 • 3 notes
Anonymous asked: I just don't understand why music has to be a "project". It's hard to disagree that you can make and record music for close to free. What's the point of distributing your music at all if you're making it for yourself? Especially if touring is just something you do to appease the label(s).
It doesn’t have to be anything.
That’s what I don’t understand about your line of questions. You’re acting like millions of people don’t do exactly what you suggest and stay home and make music in their garages. They do.
Some people want a different experience. For us, that’s included recording in remarkable places and seeing wild-ass spots around the US and Europe.
If someone else’s relationship with music keeps them glued to their basement, more power to ze. Fewer fossil fuels used on travel.
12:25 pm • 17 April 2014 • 5 notes
Anonymous asked: Yeah but hearing something like "die nigger scum" sounds as bad as a lazy riff that holds no appeal. So it's still the music. Are we supposed to ignore language, something we understand and respond to just because it's in musical format? Language is part of the art.
But you’re an adult. You don’t need to file everything into ‘GOOD’ or ‘DIE NIGGER SCUM’.
If something is lazy, it’s lazy. But, what’s that got to do with the sentiments or themes? You’re saying you don’t like something because it’s not well-crafted? Yeah. We’re all there with you.
12:20 pm • 17 April 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: No, I just have been and I can't believe how removed and uneducated your opinion is.
Weird that someone who has been through something like that would ever have the gall to question if someone else has. Seems like perhaps an awful thing to do.
Bring an reasoned voice to the discussion or take your shit elsewhere.
12:13 pm • 17 April 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: So you believe good art/art you like should actually be supported, regardless? If good art is personal and no one should expect to be rewarded then is it necessary? Is listening to music just as personal and, more or less, selfish as playing it and making it? Like, if a person shouldn't expect to hear the song they like when they pay to see you play live then why should you even expect to paid? I guess I'm going off topic, but I don't fully understand your motivations. Why do you even need a
[cont] label? In 2014 you can make and record music for almost free. If it’s 100% personal, why does anyone else need to be involved? If you don’t like touring or playing live, outside of practicing and writing, then why even use labels?
I don’t understand most of what was asked. If people come to see a specific song, they’re at the wrong show. They can talk to the promoter about getting their money back. The promoter pays us a figure agreed upon ahead of time. If the promoter wants to hand money out, that’s ze’s business and does not impact our money.
Labels pay for things. That should be apparent.
No one needs to be involved. Bands involve people because they choose to based on the needs of a project. Any effort to paint it with a broad brush is pointless.
12:06 pm • 17 April 2014 • 1 note