1.Cam you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
We've toured a bunch, went to Europe with Mastodon, recorded a digital single, got our PHDs in fast food management, lost 33% of our band membership, and became the first music group to climb Mt. Everest in the buff. Not a bad couple of years.
2.Recently you have released a new album how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
I would describe the musical sound as blasphemous and hedonistic. Our old stuff was very uptight and religiously focused. We had a pretty big falling out with Jesus. Turns out he talks a lot of shit!
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Forest shit, teen angst, home mortgages. I try to keep it loose so that the most serious of scholars can teach the perceived meanings in school and the dumbest ding-dong can think it's about their relationship with their girlfriend or boyfriend. Maybe it is? Who knows?
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Big Business'?
We were hoping we'd be confused with investment bankers and the money would just start rolling in. No such luck.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We've played hundreds of shows and none of them have been good. We really should have given up by now. I would describe our stage performance as "breathtaking", "a romp!", and "a romantic comedy for the ages".
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Nope. Just hoping we can ride on the work we've done for the rest of our lives.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of noise rock?
I don't know. Nobody ever explicitly makes themselves known as fans of noise rock. I'm not sure what that means.
8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other musical projects or bands these days?
Yes. Coady and I play in both the Melvins and White Shit.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I'd like to record with a string section and a choir. Also, we'd like to play the first concert in space. These things cost money, however. Can you ask people to send money at the end of the interview?
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We're big fans of funiture-core, dust metal, and cigarette rock. Lately I've been listening to sirens blasting on the street, my child screaming her head off, and all 3 of my wives nag nag nagging me to death.
11.Do you have any non musical interests?
Anything artisanal or hand-crafted. Bonus points if it's locally sourced!
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
I think it's lame when people act like bigots. Everyone is welcome at a Big Business show.