Just posted online, an interview/feature with Brimstone Howl’s John Ziegler, where he talks about the making of the band’s new album, Big Deal. What’s He Done Lately?, their record label (Alive) and the sometimes one-note nature of garage rock. Read it here.
Among the stuff that didn’t make it into the interview was discussion about some of the more commercial elements of being in a rock band. Ziegler said that Brimstone albums sales have been steady — if not slowly increased — from record to record. “If we’re lucky, we can get a song used on a TV show,” he said. The band already had a song used in the series Supernatural but “we didn’t tell anyone. It’s a horrible TV show about these guys that hunt demons. Someone saw it and said our song ‘Bad Seed’ was playing on the juke box in the bar (scene).” They’ve also had a song used on Friday Night Lights, which he said “the guys like watching.” For payment, the band received “a little more than a grand” each time. “It seems to be the way bands make money these days instead of record sales,” he added. “A lot of bands like The Dirtbombs have gotten big car commercial deals.”
Read the whole feature/interview here, then get ready to see the band play their CD release show tomorrow night at O’Leaver’s with Lover! and Bass Drum of Death.
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