Categories: Interviews

Q&A with Off by One

MEMBERS: Marc Gould (vocals), Jon Bishop (guitar), Jordan Brownwood (bass), Trevor Easter (drums).

HOMETOWN: San Diego.

ALBUM: “Off By One” (LMC/MCA; release date: Aug. 6).

THE SOUND: Punk rock for the “American Pie” crowd.

PRODUCER: The Matrix.

THE TRACKS: “Cinderella,” “Been Alone,” “On My Way,” “Untouchable,” “Change,” “Deja Vu,” “Try,” “Need,” “Punk Rock Girl,” “Mr. Universe,” “High School,” “Torn,” “Finish Line.”

WEB SITE: www.offbyoneonline.com.

SOMETHING TO KNOW: The band does a high-octane version of Ednaswap’s “Torn,” which also was covered by Natalie Imbruglia and subsequently a hit off her multiplatinum debut album “Left of the Middle” (1998).

WHAT SONG DEFINES YOU?:

Gould – “All of them. I like them all!”

WHAT WAS YOUR MANIFESTO FOR THIS ALBUM?:

Gould – “To make a completely different studio LP than the live performance.”

YOUR PERSONAL MUSICAL HERO?:

Gould – “Billy Joe from Green Day, because he can hold a crowd for the entire show.”

DO YOU DOWNLOAD SONGS? IF SO, DO YOU FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT?:

Gould – “No, I don’t even own a computer.”

YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW OF ALL TIME: ” ‘The Smurfs’! Oh, can you also add that my favorite book is ‘Where the Wild Things Go’?”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES: (part of Vans Warped Tour Aug. 13-18) Aug. 13, Pittsburgh, Post Gazette Pavilion; Aug. 14, Buffalo, La Salle Park; Aug. 15, Boston, Suffolk Downs; Aug. 16, Montreal, Park Jean Drapeau; Aug. 17, Barrie, Ontario, Molson Park; Aug. 18, Detroit, Comerica Park; Aug. 19, Philadelphia, Theatre of the Living Arts (tentative date); Aug. 20, Washington, XM Satellite Radio broadcast; Aug. 21, Buffalo, The Backstage Pub (with Hey Mercy); Aug. 22, Dayton, Ohio, McGuffys (with Jettingham); Aug. 23, Cleveland, TBA; Aug. 24, New York, Mercury Lounge; Aug. 25, Hartford, Webster Theater (with River City Rebels); Aug. 26, Boston, Bill’s Bar; Aug. 29, Roanoke, WZZI radio show; Aug. 30, Tallahassee, TBA; Aug. 31, Jacksonville, Club DV8 (with Rufio); Sept. 1, Orlando, The Social; Sept. 2, Gainesville, Fla., Ballyhoos parking lot (WHHZ radio show); Sept. 4, Little Rock, Pursuing Vinos; Sept. 6, St. Louis, Creepy Crawl; Sept. 7, Kansas City, Mo., The Hurricane; Sept. 8, Omaha, Ranch Bowl (The River Radio show); Sept. 10, Lawrence, Kan., The Bottleneck (tentative); Sept. 11, Oklahoma City, The Green Door (with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Groovie Ghoulies).

Gerry Galipault @https://twitter.com/Pauseandplay

Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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