This is the last in the "ask random questions to random bands at Warped" series. The final installment is with Jason, singer of good times rock band Further Seems Forever. To get more info on the band, go to FurtherSeemsForever.com, and click on READ MORE to find out who Jason likes better, John Bonham or Keith Moon.
Scott: State your name, what band youâre in, and what you do.
Jason: My name is Jason, I sing for Further Seems Forever. S: Howâs the tour going for you so far?
J: Itâs been totally rad. Every day has been totally awesome. The stage we play isnât the greatest stage on Warped Tour or whatever, but I donât think weâve had less than 300 kids at a showâ¦ Like today, there mustâve been 700 kidsâ¦ It was huge. S: The kids are really digging it.
J: The people at Punkrocks.net are awesome, I mean theyâve helped us out a lot, just getting us on this tourâ¦ Itâs like, they donât get paid, we donât get paid, itâs just kind of like a "have another stage and get some good bands on." Weâve been having a blast hanging out with our bros in New Found [Glory], seeing all the good bands play, just hanging out with everybody, itâs been really good. S: When are you guys going back into the studio to work on new stuff?
J: Weâre right in the middle of it right now. The new record will be out February 3rd, itâs going to be called "How To Start A Fire." After Warped Tour we have like a three week tour on the East Coast/Midwestâ¦ S: Yeah, with Breaking Pangaea.
J: Yeah, itâs gonna be a great tour. But yeah, after we get done with that tour, we go back into the studio for another month, weâre recordingâ¦ Weâre also doing a Bjork tribute record at the same time. S: I know you guys get a lot of the "Well, heâs not as good a singer as suchandsuch" and things like that. I look at you guys and I see a band thatâs been on the road for pretty much two years straight - do you think that has helped you overcome the curse?
J: I donât even know if it was a curse at first, I mean, I still hear a lot of it, but at the same time itâs like, he has his own fans, we have our own fans, some of them intermingle or whatever, but kids have been so supportive from the get go, from my first show. Yeah, I guess Iâve gotten over the hump. S: I personally think youâre leaps and bounds better. I think you have more raw emotion in your voice. I guess that comes from being in Affinity and stuff like thatâ¦
J: You know about Affinity? S: Oh, I know about everything, Iâm a music geek. Yeah, do you ever have people saying "play that Affinity song!"
J: Yeah, I still get that, yeah. S: Do you ever get sick of it?
J: Yeahâ¦ Well, naw, I guess itâs kind of cool that people know that. That band only went on tour once, and it was like 5 shows. That album has sold like 5000 copies, so who knows? I guess itâs cool. I started that band when I was like 15â¦ The last three tracks on that CD are when I was 15. Itâs cool, but weâll never, ever play one of those songs. S: Not even the Weezer cover?
J: The Affinity Weezer cover? S: Yeah.
J: No, no. [laughs] Theyâre actually going into the studio in August to record a new record. They donât have a new singer yet, but I heard the music the other day, and dude - it is so good. Itâs like Meshuggah meets Sunny Day Real Estate, which is the stuff we were kind of writing when I left the band, but now itâs likeâ¦ ridiculous. S: Maybe they should call up Chris Carabba! You guys could just trade off bands, itâll be one big family.
J: Oh yeah, yeah. [laughs] S: So whoâs one band on the tour besides you guys that you think people should go check out? Like, the one unknown talent.
J: I donât know if theyâre really unknown, but Iâve watched the Used a couple times, those guys are really really good. Quarashi is awesome, thereâs a band called Park, they played right after us, they are soooo good. Really good. S: It sounds like the guy from Millencolin singingâ¦
J: Definitely. S: But itâs still good.
J: Yeah. S: If you could tour with one band for the rest of your life, no worries about money or anything, who would it be?
J: Led Zeppelin. Or Sunny Day Real Estate. Speaking on the bandâs behalf, it would be Led Zeppelin, because weâre all huge into Led Zeppelin. S: Well, would it be SDRE before the first breakup, or after the first breakup? Like, pre "How It Feels To Be Something On" or post-"How It Feels To Be Something On"?
J: Post. S: Post?
J: Definitely. I would say that that record is my favorite record of all time. S: Yeah, but "The Rising Tide" wasnât that great.
J: Oh, I love that one too. I love everything theyâve ever done. Jeremy Enigk could friggin poop on a record and Iâd buy it. S: Do you have his solo album?
J: I do. I heard heâs recording two other ones that are coming out sometime soon, and the rest of the guys minus Dan Hoerner started a new band. S: Yeah, I heard about that one. Okay, finally, since you mentioned Led Zeppelinâ¦ whoâs better, John Bonham or Keith Moon?
J: [whistles] Iâm gonna have to say John Bonham. S: Ooh, thatâs balls.
J: Yeah, itâs balls, but that guy plays rock like no one else, though. Keith Moon, donât get me wrong, was friggin psychotic, but no one just friggin lays in and has a groove and just goes nuts like John Bonham. S: All those weird time signatures and stuff.
J: Yeah, that guy, heâs awesome.