Indy: Even on your MySpace page (myspace.com/theeemergency), you guys sound like you're ready to rip Seattle apart. How do you transfer the energy in your music from a live setting to a studio setting?
DV: For our latest record, we recorded it ourselves in a studio our drummer built. We really enjoy what we are doing, and we love the songs we play.
Indy: Your music harkens back to classic rock 'n roll bands, but you aren't really retro. Do you ever worry about being labeled as derivative?
DV: When people ask me what we sound like, they want me to say that we sound like the MC5 or The Rolling Stones, or even specific genres, but I tell them that we're just rock 'n roll. We are influenced by those bands and different eras in rock 'n roll, but we've figured out a way to incorporate what we love about those bands and what we've learned from those bands into our own sound. We genuinely try to sound unique and fresh, I think.
Indy: There's a big streak of that muscular '60s R&B in your music. What is it about that music that influences you all as you're playing?
DV: It's great music. Everybody in this band is music lovers, and we steal from everything. [Laughs.] We aren't afraid to learn from all things. We learn from rock 'n roll, country, R&B and punk rock we try to learn from everything.
At the Rocket Room, March 21.
This is awesome! Excited about the new music and adventures for his year!
Thanks so much!!!
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