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Interview | Transmit Now

November 16, 2009
By: Megan Washington
Label: Silent Majority Group

* Transmit Now has had music featured on different MTV programs, and even on ESPN. Was there one specific show that really excited you over all of the others?
Hearing ourselves on the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards was pretty surreal. It was one of those giddy school girl moments for me.

* This past summer the band released the Test Test EP. The five tracks that appear on your EP are going to be included on your album. Did you guys make any changes to the songs since the EP’s release?
Actually only a few of those songs will be on the record. They are all brand new mixes but the arrangements are still the same.

* Your first full-length record Downtown Merry-Go-Round is due out in early 2010. Are there any juicy details you can let everyone in on yet, about this release?
I don’t know if I’m quite ready to admit that none of us even play our own instruments. I mean even Andy has a stand-in while we’re in the studio. We’re just there for the looks… just kidding, but we’re going to have 11 tracks on this record, and a couple that will be exclusively available online. It’s going to be some songs from our first two EP’s as well as some brand new stuff that no one has heard yet.

* Brett Hestla produced the new full-length. What was your experience like working with him?
Working with Brett was great. It was so laid back and it felt more like a jam session than recording a record.

* What do you guys feel Brett added to your album?
I think for everyone it’s different. Brett is a really talented musician and songwriter, so when we were having trouble envisioning a part, he always knew how to coach you through it and bring out the best in all of us.

* Your myspace page is flooded with comments from fans asking (and begging) when you will be back out on tour to visit their cities. Do you guys have any tour plans confirmed yet for 2010? If so, who will you be on the road with? When will the dates be released?
Kevin: The only thing I can say right now is that we plan on touring in 2010 – a lot. We have some things in the works right now, but right now we’re just gearing up for the album release.

* What exactly are you guys looking forward to the most about 2010, and your upcoming release? Any New Years Resolutions?
Well I love to travel and play shows, so it’s the touring that I’m most looking forward too. Meeting new people, seeing our fans again, that’s why we do this.

* If you could pick one song that’s currently your guilty pleasure, which one song would that be?
I gotta say “Fast Ride” at this point is the song that I have to listen too when I got the record on. Our single “Issues” is right up there too. It sounds weird, but I’ll even put those two songs on repeat in my car.

* What is the collective long-term goal for Transmit Now?
Well the collective goal is to try not to suck… ever. We’re all having so much fun right now, so it’s hard not to say that we just want to keep this going for as long as possible, as cliche as that sounds.

* There is a show scheduled for December 6th in Orlando. What can your hometown crowd expect from you guys?
Longer hair, I don’t think I’ve gotten a haircut since the last time we played in Orlando. But our hometown fans know they’re going to come to a fun show. We’re going to leave it all out on the stage that night. It’ll be the last show of the year for us, it’s our first show back in 5 months, we’re amped, I hope they are too.

* Lastly, what would you like to tell all of your fans?
You all are crazy, but it’s okay cause I dig crazy, and I love you all!