Spring tour with Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred! Holiday bundles are on sale over here.02/20 West Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
02/22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/23 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
02/24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
02/26 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
02/27 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON London Music Hall
03/02 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
03/05 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s
03/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX South By So What?! Festival
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop’s
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Interview with Tommy and Paul from BTBAM
Waggoner: I dunno. Well, it fits the music. We play experimental music and you’re trying to get out there and do some weird, wacky stuff musically. Space is the go-to concept..
Rogers: I wanna write a transvestite love story.
Waggoner: Hey, little known fact: We had actually talked about… this is a true story…
Rogers: Don’t tell people this…
Waggoner: Why!? I think it’s great, I think it would’ve worked. We thought about the two characters in this concept, even though they’re both male, we thought about them being lovers.
Nothing wrong with that.
Waggoner: Nothing wrong at all.
Rogers: It would’ve been weird because it’s himself. That’s the weird part.
Waggoner: Well no, it would’ve been like masturbation, which is cool. [Laughs]
Waggoner: So yeah, but we thought about doing stuff like that.
That’s very progressive!
Waggoner: Politically progressive!
That’s right! Between the Buried and Me becomes a political band!
Waggoner: Well, I mean, we tried to make, not a political statement, but a statement of what we kind of thought of humanity. That was the whole idea to use sci-fi or whatever you want to call it to sort of make a very simple point that we’re kind of a destructive species, that we have tendencies to f— everything up. Obviously, a lot of bands write about that, but they just don’t do it in the same way. But yeah, I guess you heard it there, we’ll probably continue to do some more concept stuff and I think our music kind of blends itself towards it.