Once Again…Forge On!!!

and just when you thought that you weren’t wrong 
all tables turn and you wish you knew all along 
those moments you wish that you had back 
your time is wasted, that’s a clear fact 

and though they try to say that it is me and its you 
who tops the last one with something new 
when will it be the one that really cares 
to take me somewhere nice with something that we share 

I think some day 
i’ll get our of here, i’ll move away 
but just for now i can close my eyes 
and never deal with you again 

and just when you thought that you were right 
we start again, another fight 
you ask me why i think the way i do 
because the decision is up to me, it’s not up to you 

don’t think that i’m coming around again 
cross my heart to pretend that we are friends 
you turn to me to make amends 
and i say, i never want to see your face again 

I think some day 
i’ll get our of here, i’ll move away 
but just for now i can close my eyes 
and never deal with you again

 

This was one of the first songs I wrote almost in immediate conjunction with the release of our Just Regression EP. The words came first, whilst the music evolved from a multitrack recording I’d done of just acoustic guitar based on the hook in the chorus. I think this is something that a lot of people can sympathise with, but this was one of the first times I’d been able to express this feeling through lyricism. Very much driven by the bitter anthems of Three Cheers for Disappointment by The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, (which very much had a part in our choice for production team) this reflects the utter disappointment of realizing that a relationship just wont be the same. Sometimes when something seems so void of reality, the easiest way to deal with your anger is to sleep it off. Because as the good Doctor Steven Brule says, “when you’re sleeping- there’s no lonely times, just dreams”. The chorus is also a nod to one of my all time favorite records of The Slackers, Close Your Eyes. Vic’s laments on heartbreak brought comfort in my time of devastation as I watched many people around me move into new phases of their life and I just had to sit back and accept that. The good news is- that with time, most things will heal and those who you never might imagine seeing your way, just might come back around. So this is for anyone who has indulged the possibility of a transient dreamland to escape from the omnipresent conflict that surrounds them.  

-Colin

 

ADAM DEMIRJIAN - BASS 

CHET OSBORN - VOCALS 

COLIN BRIGGS - GUITARS, ORGANS, VOCALS 

EVAN BRIGGS - DRUMS

RORY NOLAN - VOCALS 

Less Talk More Rock

I don’t care what you like 

I don’t care what you hate

I just want to see some music 

For the going rate

If its not what youre buying

Then its what youre selling

I don’t care if youre screaming

Singing or just yelling

No one cares about what you know

They all paid money to see the show

Don’t you think you should impress

Some girls your age?

But you cant do it with that banter on stage

If you’ve had enough of those who think theyre tough

What I want to hear you sing is less talk more rock

Talk is cheap, but the ticket’s not

For those who paid to get in say less talk more rock

Yeah im sure you can talk, for how long?

Cause ive seen bands talk more than play songs

And I know why you think youre funny

Cause youre doing nothing and taking peoples money

I don’t care what you like I don’t care what you hate

I just want to see some music For the going rate

If its not what youre buying Then its what youre selling

I don’t care if youre screaming Singing or just yelling

If you’ve had enough of those who think theyre tough

What I want to hear you sing is less talk more rock

Talk is cheap, but the ticket’s not

For those who paid to get in say less talk more rock

 

 

I found myself in very different musical worlds coming out of high school. Still attached to the roots that this band was founded on, seeing many a concert at the avalon and axis clubs. But also finding myself in more subversive atmospheres, such as basements, churches, and other community centers. But I found myself really surprised at some of the parallels between these scenes. Whether you’re a longstanding professional ska outfit, or a largely elusive hardcore group, sometimes its hard to avoid shallow and meaningless banter. Whether it be endless facebook, twitter, merch or myspace plugs. Or now defunct bands, who’ve reached a legendary status post mortem, who dwell on internet drama during their shows.It was hard for me to be so influenced by the motives of bands like Fugazi, to then watch bands I respected go on and make a fool of themselves based on the way that they treated their fans. Especially in some of the ways that I watched older men make sexist remarks towards the obviously younger girls in the crowd. This was one of the first instances I remembered thinking, that sometimes it doesn’t matter how great a performance is, if their actions before after or in between are inconsiderate, this can absolutely deter the positivity of an event. Now, it is much harder to disconnect these two elements and be forgiving.It serves as a constant reminder that good music can be written with not necessarily the best intention in mind and we can’t be too quick to forget this.

-Colin

 

ADAM DEMIRJIAN - BASS 

COLIN BRIGGS - GUITARS, SYNTHESIZER, VOCALS

CHRIS MUNSON - ALTO SAXOPHONE

EVAN BRIGGS - DRUMS 

JAMES GENTILE - BARITONE SAXOPHONE 

MIKE KASKIEWICZ - TROMBONE 

RORY NOLAN - VOCALS

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This is the most South Shore thing that has ever happened on my internet
(that’s probably a lie, but)

represent! 

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This is the most South Shore thing that has ever happened on my internet

(that’s probably a lie, but)

represent! 

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hey all, 

as you may already know, we released our first full length album last week entitled Forge On. In the coming weeks, as we prepare our physical releases in anticipation of any release shows that may happen this summer, I’d like to provide some anecdotes for each of the eleven tracks from the standpoint of the lyricist. 

Some of these lyrics were written many many moons ago. So in hopes of reconnecting with some of the content and properly setting up context, we can bring the motivation of these songs back to the present. Hopefully this will give you all an understanding of where we’re coming from. 

In addition to any lyrics and description, we’ll also provide a full list of musicians that play on each track, seeing that it does change from track to track. We were very lucky to have help from some wonderful people and we want to make sure that outside of the physical release, that they get some recognition. 

So we’ll go sequentially through the album and every few days we’ll post another track for you to soak in and hopefully better understand our intentions, lyrically and musically. Who knows, maybe we’ll throw in a few little fun facts and easter eggs along the way, studio anecdotes, who knows? So stay tuned and most importantly FORGE ON!

It is with great great pleasure and anticipation that we give a long awaited announcement. After years of toiling, and hours of laboriously redefining what this band stands for, and what it means to us, we present our first full length effort Forge On. The culmination of of a seven year effort as a band, that reads as a reflection of those times, good and bad. 

After the release of our first EP, this band saw many changes, which we are nearly all portrayed in the instrumentation as well as the lyricism of this record. This outfit, though largely inactive due to re-prioritization of bigger picture life events, are already in preparation to properly orchestrate this effort as well as re-imagine the songs that this band held roots with. 

FORGE ON will be released on WEDNESDAY MAY FIRST for digital download, with physical versions available through the band soon after by mail order and at shows. To celebrate its release, we will announce a series of album release shows in places that we hold closest to our hearts. For any further booking inquiries, questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at interroband@gmail.com 

For a sneak peak, click the link! http://interrobangmusic.bandcamp.com/

we make our triumphant return to the sad cafe for the first time since in the face’s last show in september of 2008. time flies. anywho- thanks dante for makin ends meet on this one!<3

we make our triumphant return to the sad cafe for the first time since in the face’s last show in september of 2008. time flies. anywho- thanks dante for makin ends meet on this one!<3

we&#8217;re pleased to announce that we will be returning to
anchors up in haverhill, ma - march 2nd - 6pm
you can check out the event on facebook here
thanks to chris of new england ska for setting up the show!

we’re pleased to announce that we will be returning to

anchors up in haverhill, ma - march 2nd - 6pm

you can check out the event on facebook here

thanks to chris of new england ska for setting up the show!

just throwing this out there..

so we played our first show in a year and a half two weeks ago

under very special circumstances, of course

but, we are looking to get back in the saddle and play out songs from the new record

which is finally in the MASTERING PROCESS!!! yes, you heard tracked 100%

and it feels oh so right,

so if you are interested in booking us within a few hour radius of boston

if time allows and we are free amongst our collective schedules

shoot us an email at interroband@gmail.com

-colin

jamesgentilephoto:

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someones happy to be back in plaistow

jamesgentilephoto:

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someones happy to be back in plaistow

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