...also this week:
- Madball, Sep 4
- Miranda Lambert, Sep 4
- Lone, Sep 5
- Nas, Sep 5
- Chevelle, Sep 6
T.O. Snob: Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me. I've been a fan since high school when Smeared came out.
All four of you guys have always shared the writing, so why this time around for Commonwealth did you choose to highlight that by each having your own side?PP: I think it was just trying to find and angle, for something interesting to do for the record for us. We've made a bunch of records. In the background there's always been people saying 'why don't you do a solo record' or 'why don't you all do solo records' and we've never been that interested in doing full solo records. But it seemed like a fun thing to do, for each of us to have a certain amount of real estate on a record, do our songs in a row and not divide them up.
T.O. Snob: So that was by design from the get-go?PP: Yeah we knew from the beginning that we were going to do it this way. We just didn't know how we were going to do it, whether we were going to do separate EPs or if we were going to do it all in one record. Finally we thought if we could fit enough music on one CD and two vinyl let's try to do it that way.