KC Hardcore Punk act Meat Mist has a new LP coming out and are going on tour behind it next month. Here is the long delayed interview that I did with the trio. Check out 4 tracks from their upcoming LP Smut below. I got a free preview of it, and WOW. It's intense.
Me: Please state your names, occupations, and locations.
Meat Mist: Dan, James, and Stephen. All living just off Troost in Kansas City, Missouri. All currently UNEMPLOYED so we could drag SMUT across parts of USA on a tour we're booking for this summer.
Me: Alright, so you have you have a new 12" coming out soon, Smut. Can you give some insight on the recording and release?
Meat Mist: OH SURE! Recorded the whole bad boy live at my neighbor Neil's house. Tracked all 14 songs in a night and it sounds pretty much exactly how we wanted it to. We are releasing it ourselves as the first Vinyl pressing for our KCMO label XO PRESS on JULY 24th. Gonna be a big wicked house show in KC for it that night!
Me: Your live sets are usually pretty intense, and often involve a lot animal blood. Can you explain that?
Meat Mist: I mean.... it is called MEAT MIST. We could just stand there all normal like we do in all our other bands, or we could get people to throw around weird animal parts. Figure people probably enjoy the spectacle, I do at least.
Me: Where's your favorite place to play?
Meat Mist: Anywhere out of town. I love KC but we play here all the time and it's way more fun to play to fresh faces and meet new freaks and weirdos. Really prefer basements and other places where there are NO RULES and ALL AGES.
Me: What is XO Pressings?
Meat Mist: Glad you asked! XO PRESS is a collaborative effort of us meat boys and couple close friends that releases KC Tapes, Books/Zines, and now Records too! All started with our first release of the TROOST DIY compilation of 25 KCMO bands that all live about a mile from each other. All of our bands we've ever been in have self released all of our own tapes so we just started doing them for a bunch of really awesome KC bands after that. I think right now we've done about 15 different releases since the beginning of 2012 and are about to put out the SMUT LP. Our focus has mostly been on music stuff, but we're starting to get the books and zines rolling now that we have a lot of projects we've planned done.
Me: Who are some of your biggest music influences?
Meat Mist: For nerds like us, this is a HUGE question. I like Hank Williams, I like Brainbombs and a HUGE pile of stuff in between. My biggest influences are just the musicians who don't give a f***. They made a record because they're out of their skull and they need to get those demons out, or maybe they just really needed to shake their ass to forget about all the bullshit that makes them insane. Real honest music that expresses real s***.
Me: If you could do any unlikely collaboration with any artist, who would it be?
Meat Mist: We're working out a collaboration with my friend William from Robert Plant's Dingleberry, but I couldn't imagine us doing anything with anyone else. Gonna be SO NOISY and probably awfully heavy.
Me: Who are you voting for for the 2012 election?
Meat Mist: ....NOT voting. LOTS of reasons why. We all HATE the capitalist spectacle. Think I'm just gonna leave it at that.
Me: What is Sludged Blood?
Meat Mist: Name of a demo tape we did for our LP. It just means COAGULATED BLOOD like after too many sticks of butter and fried dinners when your arteries go to hell.
Me: Any closing coments?
Meat Mist: I'm glad you're so interested in all these things at a young age. STAY COOL