They're Nashville's most recognizable underage rock band--or at least they were before Paramore came along. Either way, they've got a new record coming out today that packs way more of a groin punch than Paramore's G-rated mall punk ever will. I interviewed the band last week for an upcoming feature in next week's Scene, and wouldn't let them leave without giving me the Five Finger Discount first.
1. What product would you license your music to endorse?
Jonas: Big League Chew.
Jemina: If there were a commercial for pizza...like not any specific brand, but just like, "You should eat pizza!"--kind of like "pork: the other white meat" but more like "pizza: It's delicious. I would be down to do that.
Nathan: Hot dogs..."Nathan's Hot Dog."
2. My boyfriend just broke up with me. What should I listen to?
Anything but the Smiths.
3. Your music is best suited to:
a) Road Trip
c) Doing it
d) Dance Party
e) Baking Muffins
Doing it, but only in specific "doing it" situations, like in a bathroom stall or a park.
4. I was almost named Eleanor. What was your band almost called?
Night Shift Nurses, Boom Boom Four, The Buggles.
5. I cannot resist the delicious taste of __________.
Jonas: A Taco Bell bean burrito.
Nathan: Nathan's "hot dog."
Jemina: The obvious choice is pizza, but I feel like I shouldn't say it again, but...I really can't ever turn down a piece of pizza.