Q&A Take Aim with Rosetta's Eric Jernigan
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:41:38
Serious music, unserious people!
Today's Take Aim takes place with Rosetta's Eric Jernigan. The band makes artful metal. The kind the cool kids like but that isn't solely reserved for cool kids. It's cool metal that all metal fans can dig.
It's serious music... made by unserious people. And that's something we can totally co-sign.
The Philly band's new album Quintessential Ephemera is out now.
Find out how democracy found its way into the creative process on the album and much more!
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5 dudes: 3 on stringed instruments, 2 not. 3 sing live, 2 don't. 3 with tattoos, 2 without. 3 with beards, 2 without. 3 eat meat, 2 don't.
That was specific and we love it. If you were not doing music, you would be...
A respectable adult with a savings account. Maybe a long-haul truck driver.
Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?
Living in the northeast U.S. for the last eight years has allowed me to hone my parallel parking skills. Smart Car to box truck — give me a space and I'll get in it.
Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?
While tracking 'Untitled II,' Dave laid down a vocal melody which played on one of Matt's guitar lines near the end of the song. Three opposed it; two loved it. Democracy prevailed. Any record any of us have ever made is full of 'what if?' situations just like that. That vocal part could've ruined the song, or made it the standout track. I think we all use those fleeting moments of second-guessing as fuel for the next creative endeavor.
Finish this sentence: Rosetta is the artist that...
Rosetta is the artist that best exemplifies serious music made by unserious people.
Serious music, unserious people? Our kinda combo!
Quintessential Ephemera is available now.