The Pharmacy: I don't think we're prolific enough, actually. We still have a whole other album of demos left over from New Orleans. We just have really low living standards and fairly high standards for playing music as much as possible.
The new single, Dig Your Grave, doesn't stick to any one genre. What's your inspiration to mix things up so thoroughly?
Yeah, I guess it's like listening to every third song on our upcoming LP. The songs were recorded all over the country and past couple years. The A side was recorded in Seattle; Portland, Vancouver and Vashon, Washington. "Lazy Bones" was recorded in a military barracks converted into art installation on Governor's Island, NYC. There was rotting meat and skin all over the room where we set up. And an old-timey ether machine was in the corner. "Burn Your Bridges" was recorded at our house in New Orleans right before we left.
Even as you switch sounds in such a limited time, all of the songs are distinctly by the same band. How do you maintain a core sound?
We all share the same sleeping bag on tour.
You're out on the road for a long time, playing small venues to people who might not know you. What's a two-month tour for a small garage band like?
Generally, it's really great! We've been doing this long enough to kinda expect things to not be totally stellar all the time crowdwise. Occasionally there will be a freaky weird superfan with a video camera lurking after us ...
No, no, we always have a pretty awesome time down there. Our friends in Shellshag have thrown some awesome parties for their label Starcleaner Records, and there's always the random house parties that are super last minute. We got to meet Nardwuar last time we were there! I think I usually just block out all the boring shows and blend them into one super show of douchey funk jam bands and mediocre guitar smashing.
Do you have anything that you want the audience who comes to your shows to expect?
Expect that we'll probably be late.