Tell me about your new record? Its called “A Real Good One” - I guess that means youre happy with it?
A: Ooooh, I LOVE the new record! Yes! Im happy as hell with it, Ithink it sounds great and really captures what were about. It rules!Its my favorite thing weve done. Its so good. Were playing so well.It was fun working with Jim Diamond, he stayed out of our way and letus do our thing. We set up the studio so that I could sing and playguitar live with the band and it made all the difference. We recordedit in 3 days in Brooklyn and then I went to Detroit for two days andmixed it with Jim. It was so easy.
How did you end up on Gern Blandstein? Its not really a garagerock/rn’r label?
Gernkingpin, Charles Maggio is an old friend of mine. He called me up lastOctober and asked if wed like to do something. I knew that it was astrange and unexpected match up, and I kind of liked that. Its good toshake up peoples preconceptions. Charles gets his records out there,and I want people to hear my band. Thats a good combo. He has animpeccable reputation among the bands on his label, a loyal fan base,and he really loves the Little Killers. So, Sara and I went to meet himdown at a bar here in Brooklyn to talk about putting out a record.After two minutes I knew it was the right thing to do. Charles is astraight shooter, hes been in bands, hes toured, he knows the deal.Hes just a great guy, which I already knew being his friend, but Ididnt know anything about how he ran his label. It turns out hes gothis shit together.
Did Crypt consider putting out the new one or is Tim back in never gonna put out a modern band again-mood?
A:I dont know, youd have to ask Tim. There was a point after the firstrecord came out where it becameobvious to me that there wasnt going to be a second one on Crypt. Therelationship between the label andthe band wasnt the greatest. Dont get me wrong I love Tim, werefriends, we talk on the phone all thetime. Its kind of weird to talk about it because I dont want to givepeople the wrong impression. I justthink that it both parties were unsure of where they stood with eachother from early on in the relationship. Im really proud of the factthat Crypt put out the record. It was a big fuckin deal for a lot ofpeople. ( Its funny, Tim just called, the guys got great timing!)
How did your debut sell? Did it do okay?
A:Onceagain, youd have to ask to Tim, I havent heard anything about salesin a while. From what I understand it did alright. Its not like Idont care, I dont want anyone thinking oh look at him, hes taking adig at Tim beause Im not. I really dont know how it did.
Whatre the plans for the foreseeable future?
A:Its hard to tell, Karis coming back today from an extended tripacross South East Asia, I havent seen her in 4 1⁄2 months. So we haveto get together and practice a bit. Im itchin to play. We haventplayed since we recorded in November.
Any tourplans for Europe?
A: Nothing planned. I wouldnt mind doing a short one. Well see.
..for the US?
A:Same here, The US doesnt really hold much of an attraction as far astouring goes. Its big and ugly. But I wouldnt mind a short trip hereand there to drop in and see some friends.
Any new singles etc coming?
A: I dont know, weve been so busy getting the album together we havent really thought about it. Its beenin the back of my mind for a couple of weeks actually, I just havent mentioned it to anyone.
Whats the NYC scene like these days?
A: Maybe its me, but it seems a little slow. Thats not bad, itll pick up soon.
Well, guess thats it..what do you have to add?
A: I just want to thank everyone for all of their support and I hope that they like the new record. Play it LOUD!!!!