Matt: The guys in Cross My Heart are our good friends, those guys rock. There's a lot of good bands on that label, even though it's not really what I'm into musically. We're friends with the guys in Appleseed Cast. A lot of the bands we just don't even know as people. Cross My Heart and us have gotten along really well since we've met and we're hoping to do stuff with them in the future like possibly go to Europe with them.
Jenn: You guys have been on the road now for a little while, what's that been like? Any funny stories?
Matt: There's a funny story from an old tour, but I'll just say go to buddyhead.com and read the interview there cause it's way too long to even go into right now.
Jenn: Yeah, I read that one. It sounded like an interesting experience.
Matt: Rock on. Yeah. So far on this tour though, I dunno.
Mike: Don't go to Monroe, Louisiana.
Matt: Yeah, don't go to there. It's a scary place.
Mike: We ended up staying at this trailer with this dude.
(The interview is interrupted at this point by Gared coming up to the window and asking the guys what they wanted to do that night)
Mike: So, Monroe. We ended up staying with this dude in a black jumpsuit in his trailer 30 miles outside of town in the middle of the woods in some swamps. He warned us of his hillbilly brother with a shotgun. We got kicked out of this place at 7 the next morning.
Matt: Because his brother was going to come shoot us and have the cops come after us.
Mike: It's a strange place. There was a real Civil War cannon in the front yard, that was the scariest part.
Matt: Yeah, but no sexual offers yet on this tour. We're still waiting.
Jenn: What have you guys been listening to in the van?
Mike: Anything we can get our hands on. We listen to a very diverse mix of music, I would say, especially between the four of us. We all have our little areas of interest.
Matt (to Mike): What did we listen to today?
Mike: I don't know.
Matt: Trying to think. We listened to Engine Kid, Threadbare, Iceburn, Black Flag, Long List.
Jenn: Do any of the members have certain religious beliefs?
Matt: Nope, none of us do. We're pretty vocal about letting people know that we don't have any religious affiliation. A lot of people think Deep Elm is a religious label, or a Christian label and it's far from it. There just happen to be a couple bands on there that have a Christian affiliation and he gets a bad rep because of that, or a good rep because of that but he doesn't have anything to do with it (the "Christian" music scene) and neither do we.
Mike: We don't like isolating ourselves to certain denominational churches. There's Christianity, there's Catholicism, and there's Buddhism, all that **** and they're all so similar in so many ways. Why can't you learn from all of them, instead of just one of them?
Matt: Yeah, I just think they're all a bunch of fairy tales myself. I'm completely agnostic.
Jenn: All right, well that's all the questions I had. So, is there anything else you'd like to say?
Mike: Rock on.