Taking Back Sunday Discuss Emo, Porn & Give Advice to Young Bands
TBS have long been associated with the emo genre. When asked about the so-called "revival" of the word, guitar John Nolan exclaims, "We didn't know what it was! We didn't know there was an emo revival. I don't know... no one is sure, really."
Frontman Adam Lazzara adds, "I have always looked at ourselves as a rock band. We haven't stopped so there is nothing to revive! That would assume something would have to die."
Taking Back Sunday started when the guys were teenagers, and a lot has changed... mostly their diets. "You eat one meal a day and it is Taco Bell or something like that," Nolan recalls.
The conversation shifts towards the future. Lazzara dreams big: "[In 10 years] we would do a 14-run sold out Madison Square Garden thing and then we would take three months off and then do it again."
Van Buren then asks a series of left field questions, including if the band would ever consider scoring a porno. "It would take a lot of money," Nolan considers. "I would also have to buy a Wawa pedal... Bom-chicka-wah-wah!"
They conclude with advice to young bands. Lazzara offers, "Be cool! I think it covers the whole spectrum and here's why: being cool could mean you're meeting somebody new so you're just gonna put your best face forward. You just gotta be nice."
Nolan agrees, "Don't be a jerk."