New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 42

it’s like if we’re going to do a gig, let’s release a single. And if we’re going to release a single, why don’t we do a photo shoot. It keeps building. Have you guys done any writ- ing? Or mostly jamming? At the rehearsals we’re mostly playing material from the first album, some from the ill-fated second album, and a cover or two. All in all we have 3 differ- ent albums out there. We have the first self-titled album from Mercury, then we have Shakers and Tambourines, which were the demos that got us signed to Mercury. And then there’s Steryl Spycase, which has a lot of the songs written for the second album that didn’t come out on Mercury. We had a drummer who used to mix words up backwards. He would say, “I went to this party the other night. It was outra- geous man, the house had a steryl spycase and everything” - instead of spiral staircase. Watch the video for “Front Page News” by John Conte NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 42