*Generation Clash*

Interview: Sensible Procedures

1: How did you decide on the name, “Sensible Procedures"?So the name was originally a joke, we were brainstorming ideas and someone was like ‘call it Sensible Procedures and just have like filing cabinets on stage and be really chill and boring’ and we all laughed. After a while we just thought it’d be a really sarcastic and ironic name to have so it just stuck. Basically we thought it’d be cool to be called Sensible Procedures and then just go crazy.

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JOURNEY TO GENERATION CLASH

Some of you know, and some of you don't, but CC released her first ever book in 2020. 2 years ago I was contacted about writing a book and honestly, I wasn't sure what I was going to write about. One day, I came up with the idea to write a book about the events that led to me creating Generation Clash in 2019. It all started with something I experienced in 5th grade, when my friends were looking at a teen magazine and they were amazed by it...and I wasn't. It felt strange because it made me wonder, why don't I like what my friends like. What I realized this meant was that I wasn't interested in something because it was popular, anything I was interested in was because I related to it and I thought it was interesting. I was never one of those people who was told what to like and felt pressured to like it. 

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Interview: Don't Tell Sarah

1: How did you decide on the name, “Don't Tell Sarah"? The name “Don’t Tell Sarah” Is a song off the score of the 2016 film “Swiss Army Man” starring Daniel Radcliffe as a fart powered human sea-doo, we highly recommend the film. It’s just a name we could all agree on really.

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Premiere: Endless Midnight

The latest tune from Endless Midnight is unique, as they all are. The latest tune by Endless Midnight is about praying for everyone, and hoping for the best. I think that COVID has changed life for many people because we have to be careful and it feels like we're always hoping for everyone to be okay.

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Interview: Endless Midnight

1: How did you decide on the name, “Endless Midnight"?The name “Endless Midnight” was decided upon during an earlier version of the project that was a duo indie pop style band with a bit in common with current Endless Midnight. I originally wanted to use the word “midnight” as part of the band name. I hoped to capture the project’s focus on neutrality and duality and believed that the concept of midnight had many different ways it could be interpreted. This was intriguing as it could either be ominous or more painful. We went between three main options, “Sleepless Midnight,” “Eternal Midnight,” (which was very close to being used) and, of course, “Endless Midnight.”

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Premiere: Izzi Sleep

Izzi Sleep's debut album is unique. It features tunes that are both interesting and memorable. I got to hear this album early and it amazed me because few albums keep me interested for the entire duration, but I wanted to hear this whole album.

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Interview: Radattack

1: How did you decide on the name, “Radattack”?It’s honestly hard to remember. I knew I wanted something immediate and like an onomatopoeia speech bubble in a comic book, that would look good if a character was shouting it.

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Premiere: In the Mourning

The latest tune from In the Mourning is the soundtrack to your favorite coming of age movie. In this story, the main character and her love interest both have feelings for each other but the guy doesn't think he's good enough for her. Even though the protagonist will do whatever it takes, it makes you wonder if it's worth it.

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Retronaut Favorites: Chickenfoot

I discovered Chickenfoot from hearing their first album played on my dad's stereo. I remember our copy of the first album was the version that would show the members on the cover if it was in 84 degrees or higher.

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Interview: The Dirty Shirts

1: How did you decide on the name, “The Dirty Shirts"?I feel like The Dirty Shirts is a way for me to be entirely myself, rough edges and all, and I wanted the band’s name to reflect that attitude. Cam Moreland, my songwriting partner, came up with it after we had the first few songs written, and we immediately connected with it. I also thought the aesthetic of the band would be a big part of it, and I loved the irony of “Dirty Shirts” with a glam, highly-stylized look.2: What inspires you to create?The Dirty Shirts started in the middle of the pandemic, so I had nothing to lose by not just being myself and exploring what that meant musically. And I’m like a kid in a candy store when I’m putting a song together. There’s nothing I love doing more. I’m a firm believer that inspiration hits hardest with intension. It always seems to come when there’s a guitar already in my hands.3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?Be honest and uncompromising to your vision. If it means taking a shitty job to pay for studio time or whatever, take the shitty job, get it done, and move on. Don’t get put off by the slow roll, just stay true to yourself.4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?I try really hard to. I realized a few years ago that I stopped being open to new music, and I had no idea what was out there. I try and listen to a little bit of it all. But Marvin Gaye and The Strokes were still at the top of my Spotify wrapped haha5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)There’s some great record stores in Dallas – Red Zeppelin and Spinster Records, for a couple. They have a great mix of new and classic music. KXT Radio in Dallas is also great for new music from all over. And I’m just always on the hunt online for something new that’ll blow my hair back.6: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)Vinyl will always be my favorite way to listen to music, but it is nice to be able to hit a button on my phone and have the entire Gorillaz discography on shuffle through the house. I’ll listen however I can get it.7: How do you feel the internet has impacted the music business?Like I said, we started in April of 2020, so we had to embrace the online platform immediately because we couldn’t play shows. But I think it helped us establish ourselves and made for a great jumping off point. It’s easy to get very old-man, “Get off my lawn” about the industry and the internet, but it’s allowed tons of artists and creators to have a larger platform for their music. I don’t like the way it can be very pre-packaged depending on whatever trend is hot that month, but I don’t think you have to look far to find some really incredible music and the people creating it.8: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?It’d be a tie between Michael Jackson and Van Halen. My parents played both on their turntable a ton growing up. Both blew my tiny little mind when I was a kid, haha, but in the interest of honesty, my first favorite song by all accounts was “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer. I have no regrets.9: Who would you most like to collaborate with?I’ve gotten to work with some really great female artists through the years, and I’d love to keep that up. Billie Eilish would be a bucket list collab, and Alison Mosshart (The Dead Weather, The Kills) is one of the coolest and most talented artists/singers out there. Past them, Julian Casablancas is a genius that I’d love to work with, and doing a song with Bring Me the Horizon is definitely up there. I’d also love to do a fashion collaboration with The Struts – their music and style is mind bafflingly amazing.10: What was the inspiration for your song “Shake”?I wanted to write something that sounded aggressive and punk-rock, but that also felt anthemy and could work in a club. Who knows if we got there haha lyrically it’s about infatuation. Seeing someone at a show or club that you’ve never met before, and probablywon’t see again, but that you instantly have a connection with and you become obsessed with. I think we’ve all made eyes with someone and in ten seconds you can already picture your life together without having said a word. And when you walk out the door, the haze clears and you move forward.

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Discovered On CD

The first artists I remember hearing were Maroon 5, Kiss, and Midnight Oil. They were artists my dad would play on our home stereo. There were some artists that he would play albums on CD,  that aren't on Spotify, like Jughead. The only reason I knew about artists like them was because of my dad's CD collection!

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Retronaut Favorites: BRKN LOVE

I discovered BRKN LOVE while listening to ROCK MY SOUL. I was writing drafts for my book, Journey To Generation Clash and I heard "Flies In The Honey" for the first time. I couldn't wait to share their music on Generation Clash.

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