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INTERVIEW: rolodex darko

Hi, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

SALLAS: Supreme.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single?

SALLAS: We have one song recorded. I wouldn’t call it a single, in the traditional sense. It’s only available at our shows. The track is burned on a CD and placed in an envelope that’s decorated with my blood. If you’re in attendance – and are a good enough audience member – you’ll earn a copy.

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

SALLAS: The artwork of Robert Smithson, modern noise rock.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

SALLAS: Never say never.

How was the recording and writing process?

SALLAS: Simple. It’s raw, straight-to-the-point. No overthinking. One or two passes and done.

Would you call this a total departure from your previous musical projects or rather a continuation?

SALLAS: My previous music was all, to some degree, poisoned by outside concerns. Is it commercial enough? Too out there? Overly technical? Most depressingly: Will people like it? This band has none of that. It’s exactly what it should be. If you like it, great. If not, I don’t care.

What role does Hamilton play in your music?

SALLAS: On some level, this music is the product of extreme disdain for our local scene. It’s depressing. So many bands are clones of one another. Clones of clones, copies of copies. There’s no authenticity. It’s embarrassing. Now, it’s not all bad; the bands we choose to play with are cool. But most aren’t.

How has My Bloody Valentine and Nine Inch Nails influenced your writing?

SALLAS: I admire My Bloody Valentine’s meticulousness. (We’ve all heard tell of the Loveless recording sessions.) Nine Inch Nails hasn’t influenced me at all. Our guitarist, Josh, is a fan.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

SALLAS: Coming along nicely. No idea when it’ll come out. But when it does, it’ll blow your ears off.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

SALLAS: Negative.

Any plans to hit the road?

SALLAS: Our first show is August 31st at the Doors Pub, in Hamilton. Nothing else for a while.

What else is happening next in rolodex darko’s world?

SALLAS: Writing.

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