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with JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights

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Indy: Was it the plan for your current CD, If Only You Were Lonely, to seem stylistically similar to your previous CD, The Silence in Black & White?

JTW: One thing we can say if people listen to our last album and listen to our new album, I think they will say, 'Well, this sounds like a better version of their first album.' We really wanted to keep that. We wanted to sound like we sound. We want to do what we have.

Indy: Around the time If Only You Were Lonely was released, you talked on your website of wanting to get more rock on MTV and the charts. Why don't rock CDs sell better?

JTW: Maybe just people in the urban scene buy more CDs. Also, I think that there's a lot less to choose from when it comes to hip-hop. There might be five or 10, like, big hip-hop records a year. There might be 20 released. But, like, rock records, there might be five or 10 that get big, but there are hundreds that are released. There are so many more rock bands out there than there are hip-hop acts or anything like that because you have the means. We can go and play basement shows, or play, like, little bar shows. The hip-hop scene can't really do that. It's like it has to be at a certain level before those people will even play shows.

At Denver's Fillmore Auditorium, Nov. 4.

  • with JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights

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