Stickup Kid have become increasingly more popular and more popular as each day passes by, and even though they’re out on tour with Real Friends and Candy Hearts right now, the guys were able to take some time out and answer a few questions for us.
FYPP: Who are you?
I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman. But really i’m Tony Geravesh and I sing for Stickup Kid.
FYPP: Your new album, Future Fire, comes out on July 9th. Did you approach writing this album differently from any of your last releases?
Tony: Completely different. Bo and I wrote this record ourselves and brought it to the other guys, when it used to be Jonathan (bass) who did the bulk of the writing.
FYPP: Recently, you guys opened up for Green Day. That is HUGE. What was that like?
Tony: It was a little surreal, but we took it in stride and it felt like any other show. You can’t let that kind of thing get to your head so we approached it like we would any show, and we went out there and killed it; cool as the backside of a pillow. It was a great time and we’re grateful to Green Day for being rad, genuine people, and for giving us a chance to show Austin, Texas what Stickup Kid is all about.
FYPP: You guys are out on tour with Real Friends and Candy Hearts. How has that been going?
Tony: The tour has been fun and successful. Everyone on the tour are true homies and its totally drama free. I’m going to miss this tour a lot when it’s over.
FYPP: 2. Now that Future Fire is out, how has the response been with playing new songs on the tour?
Tony: The response has been great and all positive. Since the record only came out recently we thought people haven’t had the chance to really grasp it, but we’ve been surprised by people knowing the words already. Mixed in with our old stuff, the new songs blend well and we absolutely love playing every night. We all wake up and look forward to playing every night.
FYPP: How has being on Adeline Records changed your band?
Tony: It’s put the power in our hands to make records more on our own terms creatively and it’s like a family. We all look out for each other and care for each other. There’s nothing better than working with people you trust/trust you.
FYPP: I saw you guys are selling your guitarist, Curtis, for $1,000,000 on your BigCartel store… what happens if someone actually buys him?
Tony: We’ll actually knock him out and ship him to you for free, but once you receive him he’s free to do as he pleases. Which means he’ll probably pickup a flask of gin, smoke a few cigarettes, disappear randomly, reappear randomly, then ask you for a ride somewhere.
FYPP: What bands should we keep our eye on this year?
Tony: Citizen has a solid new record out, Heart to Heart, as they will be touring buck wild on their self titled record which is amazing, Daft Punk because that new record slays, our friends in Forever Came Calling, Leer, Point of View, The Story So Far, The American Scene, Hear the Sirens, Till I Fall.
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The first half of 2013 was inundated with great releases from bands like Fall Out Boy, Man Overboard, and The Wonder Years. Basically, lots of big names releasing big albums, and I’ve been wondering if the next six months could possibly measure up.
Admittedly, I’ve never listened to Stickup Kid before, despite hearing quite a bit about them. I went into this album with no expectations, and walked away with a new favorite. Future Fire is eleven fearless pop punk songs that are sure to catch on like wildfire.
It’s hard to pinpoint one specific thing that makes this album so exceptional. In “The Depths Of Me,” it’s the guitar that takes center stage. It charges in at a blistering pace, with crunchy chords that break through the chorus like a crashing wave (“I’ve been broken / So many times I’m scared I won’t get up again / If I’m open like the ocean / You’ll drown before you ever reach the depths of me”).
Water is a common motif for the album, also appearing on songs like “What’s Missing” and “Chariot.” The former features a bouncier chorus, in which lead singer Tony Geravesh admits: “I spend my time wasting away / Wasting away / We’re broken / We’ll sink like stones inside the bay / inside the bay.”
Stickup Kid are releasing Future Fire on July 9th via Adeline Records. PropertyOfZack is happy to be giving away a free download of a track off of the record called “The Depths Of Me.” Pre-order Future Firehere and download the song below!
Stickup Kid will releasing Future Fire via Adeline Records on July 9th, and PropertyOfZack is teaming up with the band to give away a copy of the album. The contest will end on June 20th, so find out how to enter below!
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