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Where does the band stand in terms of recording now?
We just did some demos of, I think, 3-4 new songs. We have this new drummer, Gabe [Usery], who's been with us since 2010. Gabe is an engineer, and so is our bass player, John, so recording is fairly simple for us. We're working on new stuff. It's just a much different process than the way it used to be. You practiced twice a week, somebody showed up with a new song, you hammered it out right there, and you'd play it at the next show.
For some reason [these days], it's either one or the other: We can either work on new stuff or put a set together for a show. For some reason, we can't quite put it together to do them together at the same time. Getting five people together who all have varying schedules - I mean, Bob owns a club called Fubar, so obviously, his schedule's usually at night, whereas the rest of us are during the day. And, like I said, Gabe's recording, so whenever he's in the studio, he's locked up. He's got no time. It's usually day and night.
So, it's difficult, but we somehow still manage to get together.
Ultraman opens for the Zero Boys on Sunday, January 12, at Riot Room. Details here.