Maybe it is just me, but this new album sounds more like your first one (Smells Dead) than your second LP, Glazin. Is it a conscious return to your Florida's Dying roots?
It's sort of similar, but I think it has its own vibe. We recorded it in Benton Arbor, MI., at Key Club Recording Company, which is where we recorded the second one, and had more time to flesh things out and experiment. We also wrote some of the songs there in the studio.
Being from the South, you guys have made it to Atlanta a lot, especially on earlier, more regional tours. Do you feel a connection with the Atlanta scene?
We have played there a lot. I think that after this show (at the Masquerade), we will have played all or almost all of the bars in Atlanta. We've played some of those places more than once. It's always a good time, and we love Atlanta.
Though you guys have had some exposure, I'd imagine that touring with Wavves has introduced you to a different audience.
They do sort of have a younger crowd, which is cool. It is young kids who are really into rock 'n' roll and getting wild.
Like more of a college student audience?
A lot of them are even younger than that. Some of these kids are probably in high school.
King Tuff is on the same level as Jacuzzi Boys, I'd imagine, when it comes to popularity and exposure. But he still has fans that might have just heard of you guys or only listened to a few tracks. You're probably getting new listeners from that band, too, and vice versa.
Exactly, that's one of the best parts of these package tours. We're turning people on to each other's music.
How did this tour come about?
I'm not really sure. We've played with both bands before, have hung out, and are friends. The timing was perfect.
It's going to be a packed night (on Oct. 8), with Burgerama, Quasi, and Fuzz drawing like-minded crowds elsewhere in town.
That's happened a couple of times with Burgerama being in town the same night as us. It happened in Chicago, and I think it happened in another city, too. Maybe the shows will end at different times and there can be an after-party with friends!
Wavves, Jacuzzi Boys, and King Tuff play the Masquerade on Tues., Oct. 8. $17. 6:30 p.m. 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178.
Tues, Dec 31st. Not 21st.
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