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The Ongoing Concept’s new album, Handmade, is out now, and guitarist and vocalist Dawson Scholz spoke with us recently for Concert Crap on a variety of things. The topics ranged from (fast forward to the start time after each topic):
0:34 – Significance of this house http://on.fb.me/1NXRU5w
2:49 – Talking about the studio in the house.
3:34 – Why did your parents build the studio?
4:21 – How did you get into music?
6:03 – Album #3 be recorded and the issues with working from home
8:12 – The reception of Handmade, the different musical sounds on the album, and bringing their own handmade instruments on tour
10:40 – Band influences and trying to make their own sound
12:06 – Bring Me The Horizon past and present
12:37 – Brand New past and present
13:06 – Underoath past and present
13:43 – Getting on their level
14:24 – Respecting Thrice
15:01 – Being a hiatus band
15:49 – Impacting young people and the 10-year Handmade tour
16:52 – Touring with Norma Jean, Sleepwave, ’68 and Belle Haven
18:54 – What people can expect from a live show
19:45 – Realistic and unrealistic bands to tour with in the future
21:39 – What the next year holds for The Ongoing Concept
23:16 – Allergies, forest fires and the weather
26:22 – Why should people listen to you?
28:26 – Final thoughts
29:40 – Bonus round
Keep in mind, this is an “ongoing” (pun intended) interview, but the good kind.
Interview and post by Corey Kleinsasser
Audio edited by Matt Saunders
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