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Interview with The New Limb #2.
This week, for the first time ever, I interviewed a band for a second time. That band is The New Limb. We had such a positive response from their first interview that we thought we should do it again, so I caught up with Lauren, Joey, Dan, and Adam. Since our last interview, The New Limb has become more popular than ever. They've continued to perfect their quirky brand of rock and their exciting live set. The New Limb has become a must see band. They've even received a passing mention in one of our very own comics! Seriously, do yourself a favor and see them live before they get to the point where the tickets for their shows sell out online in less than a minute. Enjoy the interview, and don't forget to visit The New Limb at the links below.
Brax: So, what's been happening with The New Limb since last we spoke?
Joey: Recording, recording, recording.
Dan: Recording, recording, recording, and shows, shows, shows.
Joey: I feel like a vampire. We only come out at night to play shows.
Lauren: I've been cooking a lot lately and I made beer bread last night!
Adam: We all got sick at the same time during recording.
Joey: 'Cause we rub our fluids all over each other.
Lauren: That's gross. And not true. But since we last spoke we did get ourselves a great producer, Tom Mgrdichian, and are almost finished with our full-length album to be released in January 2010! That's for reals. Oh, I guess that is already answering question number two.
Brax: How's that full length album coming along?
Adam: Good. It's longer than the EP.
Joey: I'm just stoked to be working with a producer. We're randomly getting awesome deals and favors and it's totally unexpected. It's like that song "The Christmas Shoes." Except my mom doesn't die in our album.
Lauren: Like I said, it will be released in January 2010, date still to be decided. It's going to be a great day.
Brax: You've been around for a little while now, and yet you are still known as "The New Limb." At what point will you change your name to just "The Limb," and finally to "The Old Limb?"
Lauren: I've often thought that myself... I don't know.
Adam: When New Order becomes Old Order.
Dan: I don't understand the question.
Joey: Uh, we'll let Brax make that decision!
Dan: I just got the most ridiculous App on my iPhone- it just vibrates!
Brax: Star Wars or Star Trek? Discuss.
Lauren: Joey pronounces Star Trek "Star Track" and it bothers me, so Star Wars.
Teddy (A friend of the band): For the last ten years, Star Trek.
Dan: Joey isn't qualified to answer this question cause he calls it "Star Track."
Joey: I don't care, or anything... I really like the new Star Track movie. I like the new cast. Snap. They're all right on. Solid.
Adam: I think once they introduced Jar Jar Binks in it, it went to the pooper.
Joey: They captured something special in the 60's.
Adam: "It's Christmas Time and these shoes are just her size..."
Lauren: I have no idea what's going on. I lost my voice so I can't speak at all.
Joey: I have the strongest memory from Star Trek from my childhood of my dad yelling out "KAHN!!!"
Brax: Describe your dream live show. Include where you’d play and what other bands you’d play with.
Joey: Ah, our dream live show?!
Teddy: Do it on a boat!
Joey: Where would be the craziest show...?
Teddy: On a boat! International waters!
Adam: I want to play on Air Force One.
Joey: Somewhere outside of time...
Teddy: Knott's Berry Farm?
Joey: Kingdom of the Dinosaurs! No, but I'd like to play for all of human history. Inside of the Roman Colosseum. And everyone's naked. I want to play for all historical figures, fiction and non-fiction. And have the Foo Fighters open for us. And Led Zeppelin.
Dan: I'd want to play for 10,000 people in a huge forest in complete darkness. No one can see us. I'd want four stages, with Sigur Ros on one stage, My Bloody Valentine on the other, and The Who on the other, and we each rotate songs with a crowd of people between us. 5,000 out of my crowd would be animated characters.
Joey: I thought of another opening band: Peaceful figures like Jesus, Ghandi, Buddha, and they'd have their own band and play too. It'd be one of those bands everyone likes just because of the people in it. Mother Theresa on drums.
Dan: That's cute.
Lauren: I want to be in that band instead.
Brax: Now that you've been loosely referenced to in one of our comics, what's the next big thing you hope to accomplish as a band?
Joey: I gotta read that comic!
Adam: Next thing: Obviously referenced in your comics. We're gonna open for Foo Fighters first.
Lauren: Become a better baker.
Joey: Make some money.
Lauren: I'd really just like to finish the album and go one day without doing something for this album. I'd like to tour. I really want to tour!!
Dan: Finish the album.
Joey: Hear my father say that he loves me.
Adam: Ha ha ha! You suck.
Brax: What's the craziest thing a fan has ever done or said to you?
Lauren: I've been proposed to on and off stage several times. People always ask Adam for drugs.
Dan: Some guy hit me in my mouth with my microphone once, cause he was really into it.
Adam: Someone really wanted my drum sticks, and he was trying to conduct me while I was playing.
Lauren: He was crazy.
Joey: He was drunk. He tried rapping to our songs.
Dan: My mom said we were better than The Beatles.
Brax: If you could time travel to any era of the past to play a show, when you you choose, and why?
Adam: If we could bring our instruments, the Renaissance era.
Joey: It all depends, if we could harness some electricity.
Lauren: The day Tupac died.
Adam: Biblical times, and then Jesus would look at us and say, "You're not supposed to be here."
Dan: I'd play on the seventh day of creation, when everyone's resting. For the rest party. I'd play for the creation after party.
Lauren: That's silly.
Dan: I'd play at the tower of Babel when they all spoke one language.
Adam: I like it.
Joey: That's a hard question, cause I'd want electricity.
Dan: We should have residency at the Guillotine Ceremonies.
Adam: (Sings melody to the beginning of The New Limb song "Cycle Mother Earth").
Joey: Maybe I'd go to the 60's cause I'd like that era.
Lauren: Woodstock. 1969. Hands down.
Brax: Do you read any webcomics (aside from ours, of course), and, if so, which ones?
Lauren: Only yours Brax. You rule.
Brax: Thank you! You're too kind.
Joey: One time my friend Bill showed me a comic, and there was a little Japanese kid and he was a samurai and he was chopping off people's arms and calling them demons...
Dan: Salad fingers!
Brax: What's the hardest part about being in a band?
Adam: Well, our band is weird. We all sleep next to each other, so we're like, stuck here.
Dan: Being like every other person who's also in a band.
Joey: Not feeling like you're wasting your time.
Lauren: Not having enough time to cook. I'm hungry.
Adam: Lauren's always so hungry.
Brax: Anything else you’d like to add?
Lauren: We have a residency in December at The Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest. December 3rd, December 10th, and December 17th!
Joey: I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas! This is my favorite time of year.
Lauren: Me too!
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Check back next Wednesday for another exciting band interview.