Alex Vazquez former drummer for Sky Harbor, Shout Out the Crowd, Jack the King, The Worst is Yet to Come, and who knows what else, recently let me in on some details about his reunion with Weigh the Wind and fallout with Shout Out the Crowd. Check it out.
Sam Acevedo: So why exactly did you and SOTC split?
Alex Vazquez: (After a quick laugh) Well shit between me and John’s mom… she was bad mouthing me behind my back… you can just say the band and i “had our differences.”
Sam Acevedo: Wow the last thing I was expecting was someone’s mom being involved. After the breakup what put the idea of a reunion with WtW in your head?
Alex Vazquez: Well it wasn’t just me. It was Joel and Jenna as well. Jenna and I were gonna start a side project punk group, but Joel wanted to start jamming again. We then came up with the idea to start up again. Also with a fourth member (Jorge) on lead guitar.
Sam Acevedo: So you guys finally got that second guitar you wanted, has it changed your sound at all?
Alex Vazquez: Absolutely. He definitely gives us that fuller sound we’ve been looking for. Jorge is honestly the most talented guitarist I’ve ever jammed with. Not only has he come up with excellent leads in our new material, but he came up with leads for our old EP as well.
Sam Acevedo: Speaking of new music, what kind of stuff can we expect out of WtW and when do you think you’ll have it up on Facebook?
Alex Vazquez: Well we’ve definitely matured in our sound. We haven’t necessarily changed it, we’ve just become more well-rounded as a group. Expect the same catchy choruses in the new material, but also expect the music to be much more intense. We’re planning on releasing a full length, but we’re not sure when at the moment. We’re still writing and prepping for shows.
Sam Acevedo: Going back to BrokenSound for that? (BrokenSound recording)
Alex Vazquez: Actually, we’re not sure yet. We’re thinking of going to Vince Ratti, who recorded The Wonder Years’ concept album “The Upsides”. He’s a really chill dude, and I’ve worked with him before so we’re hoping he’s available when we’re ready to record.
Sam Acevedo: Wow, that’s pretty intense, sounds like a decent bit of cash too. last question, do you guys have a set date for the reunion show or any ideas of where you want it to be?
Alex Vazquez: Honestly, Vince isn’t that expensive. He’s very fair with his pricing/payments as well. In terms of a reunion show, we’d like to get something huge set up, but we don’t know when and where. Hopefully before April since we’re dying to show the world our new material.
Well there you go, you can follow Weigh the Wind here, and stay posted for follow ups and more interviews with local bands headed your way. Later.