I’m not surprised that people are very interested to see what they’re doing and I’m very happy to be a part of it.It’s really fantastic to see people react to a new band this way.That’s great, that’s actually a benefit of the technology, of which there are few.Are there songs you’re particularly excited to play live?Young: It came naturally because that was the time period for all of us when we were teenagers and kids.So to tap into that was very natural, but, to be honest, we didn’t set out to do that, we just started jamming.And there was no preconceived thought of, “Let’s try to be this kind of band or that kind of band or let’s go for the new romantic sound.” It just happened naturally.What made you realize Davey was the right person for this gig?
But once we got together to demo his vocals properly over our music, that’s when I knew. crowd will only be familiar with the one song, but as we know in this day and age that by the time you play San Francisco four days later, the crowd will know every song.The current line-up also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole.The North American tour – which wraps September 9th in Edmonton, Canada – has included elaborate video projections and art, pre-recorded introductions from Sugar Ray’s Mark Mc Grath, numerous covers (including Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and several Hole songs) and an eclectic group of guest performers; their 30th anniversary show in Holmdel, New Jersey featured Courtney Love, Peter Hook, AFI’s Davey Havok and Deftones’ Chino Moreno, among others.It was produced by Sugarcult frontman Tim Pagnotta, whose production/co-writing résumé includes synth-rock successes like Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” and Neon Trees’ “Everybody Talks.” They’ve got a handful of club dates ahead, prepping them for performances both Coachella weekends this April.But how will they win over crowds before the album’s even out? How good does it feel to finally have music out there? We’ve been with this music for so long, and we started writing it about two years ago.