Interview by hstisgod
Hey man first off i wanna apologize for taking so long, it was really hard to find internet on the road, we were out for a month. also, this email sucks and sometimes i dont get things til a million days later so the bands new email is firstname.lastname@example.org
(this email obviously ;) ) alright man well here are the answers!
What\'s the inspiration behind the name Dreamfast?It comes from a movie, The Dark Krystal. There is a beautiful moment between 2 Gelflings where they touch hands and "dreamfast." They share their pasts through telekinesis. That sounds very nerdy.
Did you have another name or two before that? I actually tossed around "Metallica," but soon after found out that it was already taken...
One artist you all agree on listening to growing up... we all listened to The Beach Boys, which led us to The Ramones, me and philly loved tommy lee with motley crue, and later on we fell for the grunge movement with Nirvana. we all remember those nights falling asleep to the "Bodyguard" soundtrack too...
Some acts you\'ve played in front of you remember fondly? The ataris will always be the best for me. Kris Roe is my favorite songwriter of all time, and he sat and talked to me about music for a while. Its that conversation that made me feel that maybe i wasnt going insane afterall.. .
Band you\'re getting sick of being compared to...Hanna Montana
Band you never get sick of being compared to… The Ataris, Pretty Girls Make Graves
Radiohead just set the industry on fire by allowing fans to name their price for the new release, what\'s your reaction? I think it\'s an amazing way to distance themselves from the industry, a kind of "fuck you," very revolutionary. It\'s very honest, and it\'s amazing that they have so much faith in their music they can put themselves in such a vulnerable situation. I like that.
Let\'s play word association...you respond as vividly as possible;
Billboard…Herpes awareness ad campaign
Arkansas...h ome sweet home
Indie…that\'s greek to me
Myspace... killed the venue star-a necessary evil nonetheless
Punk Joe Queer
Emo…found in all music
War… Dick Winters
Gas...killed the venue star
Music Emissions... helps out the venue star ;)
Punk God...brian wilson to johnny cash to dee dee ramone to joe queer to billy joe to max bemis.
If we could hook you up for one gig in front of any artist, active or not, past or present, who will you play in front of? Patty Smith, i need some tips
What song seems to be a crowd favorite at your live shows? our closer at the moment, The Battle. we turned it into an epic live version of the original.
What\'s the collective bands\' favorite song off the new record? we are about to begin recording a new new new record, and we havent picked a favorite yet. :)
How many records have you sold? hardly any-long story
Willing to offer M.E. readers an exclusive discount on your music? our first record, In Armor, we will give you a super discount on. our former label paid for The No Coast EP, ask them. i wont.
Touring future? our hearts lie in playing live, we just got off a 1 month tour midwest-east, and had a blast. as long as we are a band, there is a tour or at least several shows coming up
Best thing about being an Indie Band? calling the shots. owning yourself.
Best thing about the Indie Of The Year contest? the sex
Worst thing "……"? being kicked in the shins by a midget in the parking lot of a thrift store.
What benefit do you see in having your music podcasted on Insomnia Radio? i just got home from tour, i have no idea whats going on.