An Interview With Die laughing
A new EP release from Die Laughing brings on a crisp and dirty fuzztone pop punk and garage rock style with a set of bright and edgy songs that you can get down to, bang your head, dance, and even sing long with catchy vocals, and this sort of classic songwriting style brought into a current platform.
The More Popular Than Jesus album is intense fun and you can feel the swagger in your bones. It's all attitude, good time, and touches of aggression hidden just beneath the surface at times.
The songs are super catchy especially at those choruses and that's the big thing here. These songs are gritty and come through as a soiree of garage toned riot rock but they have so much pop embedded in them that you just can't deny it.
You shake your ass, you get up and move, you get your blood pumping and this record is driving as hell.
There are of course these surf rock elements but that's strongest in the vocals than anywhere else. The bass is distorted and gigantic, the guitars are ripping and shredding these wild but tasteful solos all over the place.
The lyrics are straight up front and right in your face to go along with the face melting soundscape of the bands thrashing nature and along with tse solos and crushing drums, you just come out of it really wanting to see these guys live.
There's not one single track on this record that isn't like a blitzkrieg of a pop punk and surf garage rock punch to the gut.
Be ready. You want to blast this record. It's best with headphones nice and loud as you do your thing. It's really a great time and you can hear how much fun it is for these guys to perform.
It bleeds through every note on this album.
You may not be ready for this level of catchy fuzz rock but have a seat and do this thing because it's killer from start to finish and with such a great record we wanted to have a chat with the band to see what this is all about.
Here's what happened.
TSWS: Okay so let's start with the More Popular than Jesus EP. This record has an amazingly thrashy feel with surf undertones to it! Where did this EP come from?
More popular than Jesus (EP) came from 4 friends stuck in a rock n roll less pandemic, while other bands quite, broke up, moved on, in some cases died, we stacked songs recorded and rehearsed.
TSWS: So how did this all begin for you guys?
It’s been a long time coming to say the least, we’ve had many line up changes thru a pandemic but finally completed are tribe and are playing shows currently
TSWS: Who is in all your headphones right now?
Brad Pot, Duderella, Bad Brains, Murder City Devils, hank wood and the hammerheads
TSWS: What inspires you guys to write a song?
It's all we want to do really, play loud and fast and have a good time
TSWS: I'm hearing some great styles on this song. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Jeez, way to many to mention, just about everything a Millennial punk music snob from Southern California or New York would be influenced by
TSWS: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
Trying to survive the economy in Los Angeles
TSWS: Would you say live performances are a big part of what you do?
Oh yea, energy is everything when we play, we love making the room move
TSWS: This EP feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming bands out there?
Do it, write, record, play repeat
TSWS: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
A lot of fun shows
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
What Fans? we say thanks for supporting us and we love y'all, keep coming for a good time cheers