BNB: So was this the spawn of a high school musical type thing originally?
Cecelia: Well actually I was just hired on for the record and we ended up just hanging out after, and jamming- getting to know each other, and time past and here we are- pretty organic.
BNB: Any tours lined up on the near future?
Andrew: Actually- yeah! Saturday we’re leaving for our first tour together- it’s called the Rumble tour. So we’ll be driving straight up to Seattle, giving ourselves about 2 days to make it- so we’ll see.
BNB: What are you guys planning on bringing in the little transportation vehicle?
Rumspringa: Books, backpacks, ipods…I (Andrew) normally just put it on shuffle so we’ll see what happens.
BNB: So you don’t anticipate any radio wars then?
Rumspringa: No…but we’ll also be bringing a scrabble board!
Joey: And I’ll be bringing stuff to make the PB&J’s
BNB: Let’s not discredit the importance that is a PB&J
Joey: It’s perfect touring food
BNB: Major influences?
Cecelia: Been listening to a lot of Dirty Projectors. I love nostalgia- I was in a punk band a while ago, I love Angry Simoans…
BNB: So this is a totally different sound for you then!
Cecelia: I was a fan for a couple years, so
BNB: That’s right! I originally met you at an OG show about a year ago! The PC era, Pre-Cecelia. So fan first, bandmate later.
Cecelia: Well, not a creepy fan
BNB: Well I don’t know about your cyber stalking abilities, so…
Cecelia: No! none of that, none of that
Rumspringa: Well we’re all keeping an eye on her now
BNB: Tour with one eye open then? Awesome.
BNB: Can we expect the same kind of psychadelic sound or will you be altering it in any way?
Rumspringa: I (Joey) am honestly trying to take the band name to heart so in it’s truest sense of the term “rumspringa” means to run around- Pennsylvania Dutch- so I like to allow the band to run around in all aspects of songs, sounds, ideas, compositions- the whole thing!
BNB: Favorite festival you’d like to play at?
Joey: Probably Coachella since I’ve been so many times.
BNB: Sentimental value, eh?
Joey: I think I’d really feel like I’d done something then.
BNB: Lollapalooza is in about a week- who would you go directly to see- do not pass go, do not collect a hundred dollars style?
Cecelia: I don’t even know who’s playing!
Andrew: SOUNDGARDEN, is all that matters!
Joey: Well I’d go see Soundgarden with you.
BNB: Well that’s nice, he needs a partner in crime- way to take one for the team there Joey.
BNB: If you guys could party with someone of the post-mortem persuasion, who’d be your ideal candidate?
(Ricardo now looks as though he’s in fear for his life)
Joey: Who’d be your pick?
Ricardo: Oh. I thought you meant me!
BNB: Well this just took a dark turn.
Joey: I’d go with Abe Lincoln.
BNB: Honest Abe, huh? What if he doesn’t like your music though- you’re going to hear about it.
Joey: Oh, if I were hanging out with him, I would not be playing music.
BNB: Are you guys going back into the recording studio?
Rumspringa: We’re actually recording where we practice, so time’s not an issue, we can experiment as much as we want.
You can catch the kids next in Seattle at www.havanasocial.com as they get ready to rumble on tour! And you can infuse yourself with their vintage vibe at www.myspace.com/rumspringa. I’d run, not walk, to see them again.