9th Annual Punk Song Winner
9th Annual Punk Album Winner
[mp3player width=170 height=120 border=1 config=multiplesongconfig.xml file=http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/ima_wordpress/wp-content/fmp-jw-files/playlists/TheSoSoGlos.xml]
HOMEBASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Brooklyn, New York City, USA
ALBUM NOMINATED: Tourism / Terrorism
WHERE WAS ALBUM RECORDED? On the 5th Borough of Staten Island
WHERE IS YOUR MUSIC AVAILABLE? Everywhere.
WHICH GENRES BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC? Tropic-Apocalypso Punk Rock ‘n’ Roll
IS THERE A THEME TO THE ALBUM? It’s a loose concept based around a broken America and its exports during the Bush years.
WHAT UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS OR TECHNIQUES DID YOU USE ON THIS ALBUM? I think the most unusual thing we did was put our vocals through a broken PA and record it in the hallway.
DID FANS HELP FUND THIS PROJECT? Not monetarily.
WHO IS SITTING IN YOUR AUDIENCE? People like you and me.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FANS UNIQUE? I think our fans hear something both classic and brand new in our music, and that is exciting, at least to us.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO PLAY? House parties.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BAND’S MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE? Staying in a hotel on Britney Spears’ bill.
WHAT’S IN THE WORKS FOR 2010? A new album is in the works and as always, more touring.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS… In desperate need of new ideas.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Sweetness.
WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOUR FANS? NPR’s “Fresh Air” podcasts.
NAME SOME ARTISTS YOU ARE CHAMPIONING: Titus Andronicus, Carnivores, Sweet Bulbs and Ninjasonik are some friends of ours.