Decadent Nation’s Colin LaVaute fills us in on the facts behind their new single ‘My Kind’ and their mammoth rock sound.
Decadent Nations brand of high energy socio-political rock n’ roll has been quietly burning in the American underground music scene for years. Now the bands message is more relevant than ever.
Having released multiple albums to critical acclaim and touring coast to coast the band has found a new spark with a fresh lineup and a barn-burning Anti-Trump anthem ‘My Kind’.
With a new momentum the band is looking to take the mantle once worn by such acts as System of a Down or Rage Against the Machine. Decadent Nation is the new musical voice of resistance and the message has been heard loud and clear as the band have been filling venues on recent tours.
Whether it is their through-the-roof energy live performances or their meticulous musicianship DN’s blues based Alternative Rock sound is as infectiously catchy as it is powerful. The band is hard at work on new material to be released in 2017.
The line up consists of Colin LaVaute – Lead Singer/Guitar, Zack Blomberg – Drums, Devin Burrow – Lead Guitar, Cody Sprock – Bass and Jaeson Longday on guitar.
The brand new single ‘My Kind’ from Decadent nation was produced by Colin La Vaute and recorded and Mixed by Jack Gue at A-1 Recordersis.
DECADENT NATION W.M.E INTERVIEW
W.M.E met up with Colin La Vaute from Decadent Nation
How would you describe your music ?
High-energy, socio-political alternative rock.
What is your new single about and where did the inspiration come from ?
I began noticing the normalization of xenophobic hatred last year as Trump campaigned. The song is an anthem meant to encourage people not to be complacent in the face of it. We come from the heart of “Trump Country,” meaning that Missouri voted overwhelmingly for him. My Kind serves as a signal flare shot into the night sky, letting all who see it know that even in the reddest of states there are those who resist American Fascism.
What’s your songwriting method ?
I’m always writing music in my head. A lot of times, a riff will come to me and I’ll pull my phone out and record the melody with my mouth guitar. If you heard the recordings of how a lot of our songs started, you’d laugh. My mouth guitar sounds ridiculous. Sometimes, I’ll have it all written out and arranged before I bring it to the band. But more often than not, the best bits will come about after I bounce ideas off of the guys and we start playing it. One section leads into writing another, and so forth.
You have a mammoth sound that rocks, Who’s your producer ?
I am the producer of all of our music. We record at A-1 Recorders, a new studio in natural, rural backdrop of Missouri. Jack Gue is the name of our mixer engineer. A genius musician in his own right, he recorded and performed every instrument in his now defunct project Dead Bed Bad. The man has the best ears out of any engineer I’ve worked with thus far.
What are the band working on right now ?
We just finished recording and EPIC seven minute tune called Battleship Empire that we plan on releasing later in the year. We have a good amount of new material we are developing for a new album titled Post Truth Society.
Why did you decide to play the genre or style of music you do ?
I guess it goes back to influences, what we all like. Good rock gets a visceral reaction out of me. When I was a kid, rock was glorified. Much so less now, all the same, I couldn’t see myself as a pop or country artist.
What’s the best studio you have ever recorded in ?
They’ve all been great, but the most unique studio was definitely 4th Street Recordings in Santa Monica, CA. Aside from being the studio that tracked one of my favorite albums of all time (Incubus’ S.C.I.E.N.C.E.), it was Brian Wilson’s studio when recording most of The Beach Boys’ records. I actually slept in the studio one night, where Briand would lock himself up for days on end. The microphone I sang into had been used by everyone from Brandon Boyd to Jimi Hendrix.
W.M.E: Thanks Colin we predict big things for you guys this rocks with attitude.
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