1. How did you get started and who are your fans?
Jace: Making chiptunes and getting pissed that there isn’t a scene for it. I got really into AJJ and became obsessed with writing folk songs. I don’t know who our fans are? All sorts of weirdos? How do I answer that? Alex: I was already really into Heterophobia; they needed a guitar guy and I had both the time and energy to be that guitar guy. Our fans are mostly people with excellent taste. Cactus: Playing along with headphones and I have no fans. Bread: I picked up a bass when I was a teen because music seemed like a healthy outlet for my angst. Also: we have fans? I kind of assumed my friends were the only ones who begrudgingly listen out of obligation.
2. How would you describe your sound and style?
Jace: Reverb-y, punky, arty. Alex: Massive riffs, animal drums. Bread: I grew up listening to simple three-chord stuff, so that’s basically what I learned to play and my style formed from that.
3. Who are you most inspired by?
Jace: Issac Brock, J. Macis, Thurston Moore/Lee Ronaldo, Kurt Cobain, Les Claypool/Ler LaLonde and Gerard Way . Alex: Sunny Day Real Estate, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Get-Up Kids, At the Drive-In, Japandroids; that sort of thing . Cactus: Tony Royster Jr and Keith Moon . Bread: Personally, my bandmates and my totally awesome girlfriend. Musically I grew up wanting to be somewhere between Matt Freeman, Andrew Seward, and Hunter Burgan. Theatrically, it’s all Bowie.
4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Jace: Still writing, recording, gigging and touring, hopefully in a more stable, comfy way. Alex: Do they still do the Grammys? Cactus: Touring on a regular basis in a comfortable vehicle. Bread: Ideally, trying to figure out how to file my taxes without a W-2. It’s be pretty dope to have Heterophobia be my main source of income.
5. How can people get a hold of you?