Me: Ok so how did y'all come up with your name?
Scott: 400 blows is the name of a French film, I highly recommend it.. However, I also highly recommend the movies of Jim Varney.. So.....
M: How long have you guys been a band and are you all founding members?
S: The band has been around for about 15 years, Kevin and I are the new kids, Skot is the founding member.
M: What's the story behind not having a bassist?
S: Not necessary, we have our own little dynamic that we rather enjoy. Plus, how would we pay him? No thanks!
M: Who writes the songs?
S: We all write everything together, although, I heard a rumor that Barry Manilow writes the songs. Wow! How bad was that joke?
M: What has been your favorite show/venue/city that you've played?
S: Probably the greatest town we've ever played, hands down, is Eugene, Oregon, real nice people, real open minded.... Just kidding, fuck that place. We usually do well in Chicago, New York, SF, LA, Baltimore, and Austin... I have noticed, after being out on tour for so long, almost every city has it's pocket of awesome. They all kind of rule, and it's always a blast making new friends and finding said pockets... Except Eugene, Oregon. Seriously, I repeat, fuck that place!
M: And what are your musical and nonmusical inspirations?
S: We all listen to a lot of different stuff. Not to sound cliche, but in the van we're pretty much bumping everything and anything... I don't know how much that influences what we do though... I think personally we're inspired by torment, depression, puppies, ice cream, the devil, time travel, the future, the winter olympics, and the current economic crisis. Oh, and dub-step, that shit's juuust great.