Some quotes from Shawn (#6) to think about over the weekend: on describing their upcoming release IOWA - "We're able to cut into the wound, crawl inside, stitch it up ourselves and fester in the fucking hurt. I feel the last album was us expressing ourselves by painting several different pictures. But the paint didn't really dip in and out of black and white. Now, it's strictly black and white, and the black is the blackest of black. And it hurts." on why People=Shit - "Besides all of us just being a bunch of spores and living in our pathetic little ecosystems, I as a fellow human am just tired of watching the majority of humans make mistakes. I'm done with it, I've had it. We are what we are, we just waste and we ruin and we corrupt and we destroy. To me, that's just waste, that's shit. Fuck people." on inspiration for their new songs - "Everything we write about and everything we do is what we're experiencing. It's the world around us, it's not make-believe. It's weird situations that have happened to us, it's corners people have pushed us into." on the song 'Iowa', the LP's title track - "We tracked a song called 'Iowa' and that was beautiful because we got the whole band in one little room and what's funny is the world thinks we need a lot of space, but this band has always been full of pleasure because of the uncomfortableness, the togetherness, being forced to be up close and in close. It's become our magic and we tracked this song 'Iowa' in a small room and we were even able to get the techs, plus Ross and Mike Frasier into this room and we turned the lights off and we one-taked it. No one did anything, aside from the normal, small engineering tweaking that had to take place. It was a one-take and was just purely spiritual and that is something that we've always had in us. We can get into a vibe and cut all the industry, the formula, the equation, all this fuckin' shit people tell us we have to do. That was one of the most powerful band experiences I had recording the album." Remember - "Heretic Song" from the upcoming IOWA LP is here on the Roadrunner site now! Check out our homepage and download it...