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    Tue, 09 Aug 2011 07:46:58

    The Republic Tigers Talk Philosophical Science Fiction - The Republic Tigers mainman Kenn Jankowski discusses his love of philosophical science fiction and so much more in this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor and "Dolor" author Rick Forino...

    "Philosophy songs are the hardest," laughs Kenn Jankowski of The Republic Tigers. "I just got done with one, so now it's time to jump to a love-type song."

    On the band's latest EP, No Man's Land, The Republic Tigers continue to evolve. The group imbues tangible emotion into every movement and musical flourish, erecting a new alternative. So where does Jankowski look to for inspiration?

    He goes on, "I'll definitely be reading when I'm writing those wisdom songs. Songs are a lot clearer when I'm reading. I'm not currently reading a book so if you have any suggestions I do enjoy philosophical science fiction".

    The Republic Tigers frontman is already quite the connoisseur on the subject, and it all makes sense given his evocative and ethereal lyrical style.

    "I might not necessarily be a tough critic," he reveals. "I really enjoy Orson Scott Card and Children of the Mind which is an Ender's Game book. They open up a lot of different theories for me, and it's fun just to contemplate. I guess I like to write that way too. Sometimes a lot of our stories are more fantastic in that way."

    It may also surface on the band's next release. Jankowski chuckles, "I can't wait for you to hear the new album because there's some of that on there. It's definitely nerded up!"

    Everybody should be looking forward to blasting off to outer space while blaring some of those philosophy songs from The Republic Tigers.

    Rick Florino

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