Sunday, December 26, 2021

REVIEW & INTERVIEW

A couple of months ago Sean and Jason did a short interview with Julia Corrie of Narrow Magazine. Check it out below!

 By Julia Corrie (Sep. 9, 2021)

Jason Paul & The Know It Alls released their fifth full-length album on August 12, Homemade Vol. 1. It was a long time in the making, as COVID postponed their transcontinental touring plans in the spring of 2020. I sat down with lead singer, Jason Paul, and drummer Sean Cole to discuss their creative process with the record, and how they came to be as a band. 

Q: Where are you based out of?
A: San Pedro, CA

Q: How did you guys meet, coming together to make a band?

A: Jason moved to San Pedro from Milwaukee at the start of 2013. There’s a very close knit music scene there. I (Sean) am in another band and knew some people from Milwaukee, and we ended up meeting through mutual friends.

Q: What was the thought process behind Homemade Vol. 1?

A: Jason needed a place to stay, and then a room opened up. We've been living and working together ever since. We were supposed to start our tour in March of 2020 in Japan, but everything shut down 4 days before we were supposed to leave.

Q: So COVID-19 definitely affected your plans, so you had to stay inside the whole time instead of going to Japan?

A: What was good about COVID was that we were able to make tons of music no matter what it sounded like, all of the good, bad and ugly. We would often write a song one day, and then record it the next day. It was a fun challenge

Q: What are some of your goals over the next year for your music?

A: There is definitely going to be a Volume 2! Hopefully we can go back to Asia for our tour.

We postponed it but we have a voucher for Air Japan from last year.

Q: Where are some places in Asia that you’d like to hit?

A: We’d love to go to Taiwan, and we still need to go to Vietnam at some point!

Q: What made you choose Japan as the must-have touring location?

A: I (Sean) went to Japan for the first time in 2003, and we have a lot of friends over there. We’ve played some shows and have built relationships with many of the people there.

Keep up with the latest on Jason Paul & The Know It Alls:

https://jasonpaulmusic.bandcamp.com/ 

Instagram: @jasonpaul_theknowitalls

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