Like every day in the work week, I was riding the subway this morning, wearing my khakis and tie and trying not to make eye contact with anyone.
Then this girl got on. Wearing tight pants and a leopard print halter top and matching leopard print hair. All young and hot and shit. Thinking she’s so punk rock.
Your new album “These Ones Are Bitter” was just released on your own label, Mendota Recordings. What made you decide that this was going to a digital-only release?
I wanted to release the album myself and it was really the only way I could afford to do it and still promote it properly. CD sales are in the toilet across the board from what I’ve been told by the people I know who are running independent labels. Vinyl sales are up a bit but the main thing is that digital sales are climbing. I decided to go with this idea last October. At that point the label people I asked were telling me 30-35% of their sales were digital. 9 months later I’m hearing 40-50%.
Can we expect a new release anytime soon?
Well, the consensus is that we’re going to start working in February when Brooks gets back form the Tenacious D tour. So..I think…Greg’s written eight or nine songs and he just went and worked with Brett. I think Brett’s got two or three songs.
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