– Hi, thanks for your time. What are you currently up to? How is everything doing right now with INDIAN?
Lately, getting FAP ready for the stage. During the writing process most vocal idea’s are hands free, so time to juggle. We think we are playing SXSW, an early start to summer. EU in the works shortly after. Trying to get someone to watch my dog over a decade of touring is trying, but being practical is a bore.
– First off, where does the band’s name come from?
Fuck I loathe this question. Raymond Lamont Billinger was an original member. He was an african american and native spender of humanity with a major issue towards gravity. We, the band in 1999 and earlier, before we played shows, just loft jams, would annually take the train to New Orleans to jazz fest. Gospel tents, posthumous drug stashes and heart attacks building their case caused the commemorative iconic blasphemy. For any pain this has caused the uninvolved i sincerely apologize. Something about a race horse too!
– Your latest album, entitled «From all Purity», will come out in just a few days so, what are your expectations on it?
We expect it to be. We don’t get to caught up with being all things to all people. Pan it! Cool beans, we have done our thing.
– Digging deeper on this record, what do some of the lyrics on it deal with?
The lyrics deal with all forms of abuse. FAP brings elements of perversion. On Guiltless the feel lyrically was pure. The idea of the meaning had hope and lust for redirecting anxiety. No such feel on FAP. This is the load bearing submission vs. revolt. There is no Rodion RR, just the Guiltless purity of not only accepting the perversion, but loving the defect. An appreciation for the joy of all things unnatural.
– And what did you want to depict with the cover artwork?
The artist Scott Fricke does what we have done for five records. He gets the lyrics, we get drunk, and the art gets to menace minds. Scott Fricke is a big part of INDIAN. The cover is inspired from «directional» I think. Scott’s heavily armed so i keep things pleasant. Armed with sharpie’s.
– Personally I find a great evolution in the band’s sound, with even more feeling on your songs, maybe an overall saddest emotion. Is each album you release a reflection of a certain moment in time?
I’m not sure. We definitely write in blocks intentionally spaced with ample time for time to twist the internal band attitudes. Some trite shite cliche crap like we were all going thru a lot of stuff man jive blows. Dirt kicking sissy explanations not in play here. Regarding the emotive feeling is something i can’t explain. Just that. A very nice compliment. Thank You.
– All this about «From all Purity» being said; how could you describe it in just 3 words?
Really? WORK THE BALLS!
– Now, as 2014 has just started; could you please tell us what are your 3 favorites albums of 2013 as well as the least favorite one?
Crap. Not good with the name game. Anatomy of Habit-Culted-Bloodiest, i like these bands. Sorry, I will not get any jabs in here directed towards contemporaries. The real question is how few people have stood tall with shit running down their leg, sores in their crotch, songs that don’t play themselves. Cheers to the roster of all things heavy.
– And finally, what are your nearest future plans? What does 2014 have in store for INDIAN?
Future plans? SXSW, release show in Chicago at the Subterranean in March. EU tour almost inked. New riffs.
– That’s all, thank you once more for answering our questions. If you want to add some final words; feel free to do it.
That wasn’t so bad. Thanks for the opportunity to talk INDIAN. I strongly apologize to any person we may have offended, this has not ever been our intent…