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INTERVIEW: Con Etiquette

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We have been hard at work. Hoping it pays off soon so we can quit our day jobs. Thanks for having us!

Can you talk to us more about your latest video “Et Tu, Brute?”?

We chose to do a video for this song because we felt the nature of it would translate to fun cinematography. This song is open to interpretation so we chose to narrow in on the cult-like dark energy involved with sacrificing people close to us in order to get the things we want.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Absolutely. Feeling inadequate amongst my peers as a writer sparked the idea for this song. With my earlier songs I felt like I catered my writing to what was relatable in the genre with other writers and bands that have previously influenced me (Antonino[Vocals/Guitar]). With “The Company We Keep” it began the turning point of us delivering more of our own experiences through our music.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming process was incredible. Working with cinematographer Mike Magilanik and his crew was a dream in itself. Their work ethic is unreal and made everything as seamless as possible from start to finish. The jam section was filmed at Bill Diamonds studio in Cornwall, New York. Being able to meet him and see all of his set memorabilia from the 80s and 90s TV Shows that he worked on was awesome. The funny part of the shoot is that we filmed the performance section in the freezing cold of winter and cinematic scenes in the heat of summer no less than 5 feet away from the bonfire.

The single comes off your latest EP The Company We Keep – what’s the story behind the title?

The lineup change as well as the goals of what we wanted to do with this project had everything to do with the title “The Company We Keep”.

How was the recording and writing process?

Greg Thomas and Chris Teti of “Silver Bullet Studios” in Burlington, Connecticut are masters of their craft so the recording process a breeze. They helped us sculpt our original ideas into the songs we wanted to release. Being a long-time fan of Greg and his projects that he played in (Misery Signals, End, The Risk Taken and Shai Halud) it was a no brainer to get into his studio.

What role does Connecticut play in your music?

The easiest way to describe it, is that it’s the background of our painting.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Life (reality, the game, the cereal, and the tv show) has such an awesome way of giving us a story to tell. We are just giving others a glimpse into our experiences of things we have been through and how we dealt with them.

Any plans to hit the road?

Y-E-S! There is absolutely nothing more in this world that makes us happier than getting out and ripping shows. Stay tuned for dates!

What else is happening next in Con Etiquette’s world?

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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