WHERE: The Boot
WHEN: Sunday, July 29
After an EP and two LPs, opening for the likes of Matthew Good and The Headstones, winning major kudos (and a good chunk of cash) from Yahoo! and BMG, superGARAGE finds itself in the thick of a national summer road tour somewhere between Saskatoon and Edmonton to be exact. Trapped in a minivan for hours on end, the cell phone their only contact with the rest of the world, the boys were more than anxious to talk about writing, women and cats?
Pique : There are a lot of songs on your albums directly about or mentioning girls, but they dont seem very happy.
Marco : (laughs) Would I write if I were happy?
Pique : Are you unlucky in love?
Marco : Its simpler, its easier, its more motivated, when its like that.
Pique : When its sour? Have you had a lot of girls break your heart?
Marco: Uhhh, well I guess there have been a few.
Pique : How about now?
Marco : Oh no, Ive been in a healthy relationship for about a year. And I havent written a song since! (laughs)
Pique : I had the women in the office to take a read through the lyrics and look at the cover of your latest CD , Demolition (depicting a cartoon female, holding her very ample bosom), and several of them said, "Guys, like that are messed up."
Marco : Yeah, well it was actually supposed to be a mocking of a Maxim magazine, but no one ever got the joke. It was supposed to be based on the idea that you could just put a girl on the cover, have her doing something really lewd, and then all of a sudden you could sell your magazines. Thats what we were trying to do but no one seems to get it. Some are getting offended and others are loving it.
Pique : And has it been selling a lot of CDs?
Marco : Its been doing fine. Its independent, so our expectations are what they are.
Pique : On a more serious note, the song Grand Designs is pretty dark. Its about suicide.
Marco : That one is more of a dream sequence. You know when you have these dreams that dont make absolute sense, Im talking about that. But Im sure a lot of people take it that way.