Flashback Friday 011. Choir Vandals
Every week here on 36vultures, we try to sit down with some of our favorite bands for a quick and lighthearted interview. This week, we got to sit down with the guys from Choir Vandals. The guys have a new EP coming out on October 28th. Click through to hear two of their four new songs, while you find out their ten Flashback Friday moments.
- Where/When was your bands first show? How did that go?
- Our first show was at The Firebird in St. Louis with Everything Went Black. We had a really good response, considering the diversity of the bands we played with.
- Did you guys play any covers? If so, of what?
No, we have never covered anything. We talk about it a lot, but it never happens.
- What was the first song you guys wrote as a band? Is it on any of your releases?
An Honest Conversation. It’s on Darker Things.
- Did your band ever have a different name?
We never had a different name, but we didn’t have a name at all until after we recorded our first EP.
- When did you decide that making music was something you really wanted to pursue?
It was probably after the first song I ever wrote. That was in the sixth grade. It was such a cool feeling that I just kept writing more and more songs.
&lt;a href=“http://choirvandals.bandcamp.com/album/at-night” data-mce-href=“http://choirvandals.bandcamp.com/album/at-night”&gt;At Night by Choir Vandals&lt;/a&gt;
- What is the first band you remember getting really, really into
It was probably Sum 41. I had a CD of All Killer No Filler that I listened to so much that it broke in my Walkman.
- What was the first album you bought?
Juturna by Circa Survive. A friend sent me a couple of songs from the record, so I went out and bought it. Getting to see the album art and looking at the lyrics while I listen to it was really cool.
- What was the first show you went to?
My brother in law took me to The Taste of Chaos tour in the fifth grade. It was Deftones, Thursday, Thrice, As I Lay Dying, and The Receiving End of Sirens.
- Favorite One Hit Wonder? If you don’t have one, then Favorite song not from this decade?
Al Green’s ’How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.’ It’s not a one hit wonder, but it’s the only hit you’ll ever need.
- Favorite movie? If you can recall, favorite line?
The Virgin Suicides. I don’t have a favorite line, but the scene where the boys and girls are calling each other and playing records over the phone is my favorite part.