dmersonhess on 07/07/2011 at 02:00PM
What excites you most about having completed your debut solo EP, "Extended Play"?
The fact that I did everything on my own from writing to recording, choosing the cover art and having it pressed myself. Only about 5 people even heard the songs before I pressed it. This release was for me to show myself I can do more than play the tambourine for 15 years [in Brian Jonestown Massacre -ed.] and I'm jazzed on the results.
How would you compare the sound of your new tunes to that of your other band, The Dilettantes, or even to Brian Jonestown Massacre?
It's not garagey like the Dilettantes was - but that was a good type of music for trying to sing for the the 1st time. This is closer to BJM, but that's because we all grew up on the same bands.
How/where can people pick up a copy?
Indie vinyl shops or at joelgion.com.
Where do you get ideas?
Cable TV, Facebook and Netflix.
Any words of advice for all the DIY-minded aspiring musicians out there?
Keep the faith, baby!
Are you going on tour to support "Extended Play"?
Putting my band together as we speak!