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with Blue October guitarist CB Hudson

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Indy: You were dropped by Universal Records after your 2000 CD, Consent to Treatment, tanked. Now, two albums later, you're back on Universal with your latest CD, Foiled? That seems like getting re-married to your ex-spouse. Why did you go back to Universal?

Hudson: We're not an easy band to describe. It was like, do we re-explain ourselves to someone else, or do we go with [a company] that really already has a good idea of what we're about and we've worked with before? It just turned out that we did go back to them.

Indy: Were you angry over being dropped?

Hudson: Business is business. If I own a business and I'm not selling these apples, I'm going to drop them and I'm not going to sell them anymore. It was one of those things where it was just a business move. We understand.

Indy: Did getting dropped cause you to question your music, or whether you should continue as a band?

Hudson: We just believe in our music so much and ourselves that we were like, you know we're not in this to make a record label happy. We're in it for the music. We just stuck with that and we just believed in ourselves. Actually, I remember we drew a line in the dirt out back of [drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld's] house. [Singer-guitarist Justin Furstenfeld] said, 'What are we going to do? Who's with us? Are we going [forward]?' Justin did this. And we all just stepped over the line and it was like, let's do it.

At Denver's Ogden Theatre, Feb. 17 and 18.

  • with Blue October guitarist CB Hudson

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