Hi Guys, how's life in the music business today?
Shitty the music business sucks.
Tell us about 'Herzog' …. How did you all get together to form a band and how would you describe your sound?
Most of us have been playing music together for over ten years in various bands. Power pop
Third album done, 'Boys'; how has your recording process changed since your 2010 debut?
We recorded in a very nice studio with an awesome producer Kevin Mcmahon,(Titus Andronicus Walkman etc) and spent an entire week together doing the tracks. previously we had done things piecemeal and over several months when we all had time. recording with Kevin it was a great experience.
Any plans of a UK/Euro tour in the near future?
We don't have a booking agent so probably not. I would love to one day.
How is Cleveland for music, any other bands we should be checking out and, does your home city have any influence on your song writing?
What were the albums you listened to in school/college that you still play today?
Weezer – Blue, Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream, Built to Spill, their first four LPS most of the late era Beatles early kinks Neil Young decades Simon and Garfunkel greatest hits Elvis Costello, firsdt two albums, all of the Elliott Smith and early Leonard Cohen and on and on. The bassist in Herzog Brian commented recently that "I listen to old records like people talk to old friends".
What are your ambitions for the band and how important do you think it is to have a record label behind you these days? just to make great records.
I feel having someone believe in you on any level helps the band emotionally a lot. But let's face it even with a label it's hard to sell records now.
Any particular instruments, effects, or recording techniques used on the new record, that you would like to share with your fellow musicians?
Always record as much live as you can especially with rock music. Gear only matters so much, in my opinion energy is key.
Where are you favourite places to play gig and what are the memories of you very first gig?
Happy Dog Cleveland. it's our home. Memories; Being very nervous and sucking really bad
If you could tour with any other (active) band in the world, who would that be and why?
Diarrhoea Planet. we've played with them a few times and love them to death. Funniest band to see in America as far as I'm concerned.