Atom From Feable Weiner answers my questions
1.how did the band form?
The band formed, unlike many other rock bands, in acoustic venues of all
places. It started as just Josh and me playing these really catchy and
unserious rock tunes for a handful of people on a weekly basis aside from
our harder rocking outfit called TheirOhnStars (ultra melodic post
We had a great time doing it and didn’t think much about
it…UNTIL… we started noticing more and more people week to week that
would show up and know all the words the songs.
It didn’t take long to
figure out that these kids were recording the shows and passing them to
their friends while encouraging them to come to our next show. Finally
that was the sign that we should put something together with our most
excellent pals Jeff and Ben. That’s how we came into the world. The people
sang back at us and we listened. We were elected to rock by the people, in
a manner of speaking.
2.what were your major influnces?
Major influences include Little Richard, The Promise Ring, Nerf Herder,
Ben Folds 5, =W=, Rocket from the Crypt, Superdrag, to name just a few.
3.if you could have a three band bill who would they be?
Twisted Sister and Warrant opening for US!
4. what music do you class yourselves as?
Hyper fun rock’n’soul, baby.
5. where do you think you will be in 10 years?
just check http://www.twistedsister.com for the answer to this question.
We are going to be doing THAT!
6. what has been your best gig you have played so far?
There are sooo many incredible shows bills that we’ve been on, but the
show that is #1 in my book has to be our show with Jimmy Eat World right
when their record hit gold status in Nashville @ The Exit/In. It was
absolutely a big highlight in my short life span.
7. what made you want to go out and play music?
The Beatles hairdo.
8. what your fav type of drink?
Vanilla Pepsi poured into a half-full Corona bottle with lime twisted, not
9. who would most like to record a song with?
It’s a tie between Ben Folds and John Reis (Speedo from Rocket from the
Crypt)….how about record the song with Ben Folds and John Reis as the
producer. Yeah, that would work for me.
10. where would you most like to play on the simpsons?
Mmm, the obvious one would have to be Moe’s Tavern, but since we are in
smelly smokey bars every night I’m going to opt for the very natural and
dangerous choice of Bart’s treehouse. In one episode it looked pretty damn
spacious up there. Milhouse would be serving cocktails at the minibar.
thanks again for yah time any last words
YES! PLEASE pick up the new record that comes out THIS TUESDAY,
Oct.14th!!! It’s absolutely imperative to pass along the word of the
Weiner and let everyone know that it is in stores.
Please check out our songs and website and if you see and like, please buy
and help support good indie music.
Thanks again for the coverage, Chris!