LINK | Posted by Chris on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Forget Me In Vegas, who just made their latest EP, Coulda Shoulda, available for free over at Bandcamp.
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Our music is generally the soundtrack of a wild Saturday night. We write our music about the craziest things that we go through and generally that happens when the party starts. We're young and pretty reckless at times and our music definitely captures that.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
As a group we look up to similar artists like Cash Cash, The Ready Set, Breathe Carolina and Forever the Sickest Kids but we all have our own individual musical heroes.
Chris Wurzburg: Jamie Okrzynski. That's all.
Jamie Okrzynski: Blink-182 is my biggest influence as a musician, I'm also a big fan of Elvis Costello and Sting and The Dangerous Summer.
Joe Raymond: I'd say bands like Panic! At the Disco, Cartel, and Say Anything are what inspires me in Forget Me In Vegas, but Anthony Green (Circa Survive) and The Dangerous Summer are what really lift my spirits lately.
Garrett Chamberlain: Fall Out Boy and Mayday Parade are both bands that have inspired my bass playing. Both bands have really strong bass players that go crazy on stage which is what I try to project with Forget Me In Vegas.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Chris: That Offspring album. You know what I'm talking about.
Jamie: The first album I ever bought with my own money was Cheshire Cat by Blink-182 because it had a cat on it and I was 6 or 7.
Joe: I bought a tape of Ma$e, Puff Daddy, and Notorious B.I.G from a record store in the mall when I was really little. I was a thuggin' little kid.
Garrett: Enema Of The State by Blink-182, I think. Either that or Three Days Grace.
Where did the name Forget Me In Vegas come from?
We used a band name generator to get a similar name and felt Forget Me in Vegas captured more of our musical personality.
What made you decide to give your latest EP, Coulda Shoulda, away for free?
We put a lot of heart and spent a lot of time writing and recording the album and want to put it in as many people's ears as possible. Our fans have been ridiculously supportive of everything we've done. We wanted to give them a gift while we record our next record. On top of that, we've been giving our first EP, Get Gone Stay Gone away for almost two years and that's whats brought in a lot of our die hard fans. With us diligently writing and working to get a new record out, we wanted to be able to bring in a new group of High Rollers.
2013 just started, but where do you hope to find Forget Me In Vegas at the end of 2013?
We're going to have a new record out for our fans so we'd love to see ourselves on some bigger tours. Last year and the year before we got to play our area's Warped Tour date and we also graced the pages of AP Magazine in 2012. Being able to repeat those milestones or build on them would be amazing.
Finally, Forget Me In Vegas is the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Chris: I'd play an Ultra-like festival in Brazil with Atmosphere, 12th Planet, Jimi Fuckin' Hendrix... This is about to be the weirdest Ultra ever.
Joe: Circa Survive, Queen, Cartel, Paramore, Nirvana (mot with Paul McCartney) and I would want to jam "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.
Garrett: Mayday Parade, Taking Back Sunday, Led Zepplin, A Day To Remember, and We Are The In Crowd and we'd play "If It Means A Lot To You."
Jamie: I'd play Sydney's Big Day Out in Australia and I would want to play with Blink-182, Elvis Costello, The Police, Snoop Dogg, and John Lennon. We'd cover "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees.
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