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South By South West

Posted on February 12, 2008

Last night Rumblefish played at the SXSW (South By South West) festival in Austin, Texas. About So beforehand, we caught up with guitarist Jason DeCosta for a few points of interest:

Roadrunner Records: What's the current situation?

Jason DeCosta: "Sitting here with Kevin (Estrada, the bands A&R Rep) eating at the Iron Cactus on 6th Street...about a block away from tonight's gig (Club 505)."

RR: What was the flight situation to Austin from LA?

JD: "Pretty cool. Thought is was gonna be bumpy. The last made us fearful of flying, but this time smooth all the way. Kevin was with us last flight, the plane made a hundred foot drop...chicks in the back were screaming..."

RR: Screaming? Because of the flight or Kevin's cologne? (everyone takes a moment to laugh)... So, what's the Austin, Texas situation?

JD: "Humid...stayed out till three am with other Roadrunner people...kinda suffering today, but will play good tonight."

RR: What's the show situation tonight?

JD: "Load in at six, no sound check. But we brought Eddie Oertell with us - he's done sound for Slipknot and Mudvayne. We trust him. Set list will be "Far," "Wasting Time," "In My Head," "First Impressions," "Forget," "Believe," "Stumble And Fall.""

RR: And the New York City situation? (Rumblefish will be hitting NYC next week for an intimate show on the west side of town)

JD: "Excited, so ready for it..."

We thank Jason for the time, and wish him and the rest of the band all the best. As for the Rumblefish album situation (titled Exit Highland), all the mixing is complete ceptin' for one song, "Wait." Andy Wallace will be mixing that bad boy come Tuesday (March 18). Then it's off to mastering.

Oh, and before ending the phone call with Jason, he tells (in regards to going out next week in NYC) "we're kind of a reformed band right now. Used to be wilder, but now more pc from getting into trouble - we went from Deicide to flock of seagulls."

We'll just see about that come next week now, eh?
 

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