Interview: Raw Fabrics
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:54:27
L.A. band discusses their new EP.
On their brand new EP Plastic Joy, Los Angeles trio Raw Fabrics bring some pure fire back to rock 'n' roll. Like a cross between Muse and Nirvana, its percussion is almost industrial in its grind and execution adding a wild sonic backdrop for gnashing guitars and chantable hooks that remain instantly entrancing. This artful amalgam yields one of the year's best releases and a potent blueprint for major success from the band. Raw Fabrics singer and guitar Jack B. Franco spoke to us in this exclusive interview about Plastic Joy, influences, movies, and so much more.
What ties the songs on the EP together for you? They fit so well!
I wish I could say we planned it like that! It being cohesive has to do with the fact they were all written at the same time period. We had an intense energy as a band when we started working on the EP. I was going through a lot of personal challenges, dealing with loss, dealing with criticism, and it felt like I had to write a specific way that made sense for me in my life at that time.
What does that title Plastic Joy mean to you?
Plastic Joy to me is when you start confusing happiness with anything that gives you a temporary or false sense of joy. It's about realizing that there's more to life than a constant chase of quick satisfaction.
"Beast" really stands out. What's the story behind it?
"Beast" was a really important song to me. "Beast" is the voice of fear that holds you back from doing things that you want to do. The song is about recognizing that and getting out of the cycle. It's got a lot to do with learning how not to believe negative thoughts.
Watch the Music Video for "Dead Instruments" from Raw Fabrics: