Existential Disco Death Squad Punk • Los Angeles, CA, USA •
“We are really trying to join the ranks of our anti-heroes without having to kill someone.”
Unraveled Artist Interview:
Q: Why did you make this song? What does it mean to you?
A: Joel ⎯ For White Nights I was imagining Jim Jones founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, cruising into the heart of Downtown LA in a convertible with the top down while listening to BCGs on a mission to achieve revolutionary suicide beneath a pale moon sky. I am also debating with myself whether I can accomplish more by dying than by living out the rest of my life. I never planned to live as long as I have. I feel as though I am on borrowed time and I need to make every second count.
A: Cruiiix ⎯ Musically this song is my attempt at a obscure Disco song. Pulling inspiration from TAPPS and The Doors all at the same time. I’d like to think that musically this song is the soundtrack to a disco dance line leading straight to our graves.
Q: What do you want listeners to understand from this creation?
A: Joel ⎯ Well death is the final frontier and the ultimate destination for everyone, and for us there has always been this urge to deny the format of living til you die of natural causes or from some other source and take matters into my own hands. And a sinister part of me has always felt like suicide is not the cowards way out but quite romantic. But this is something that is even disagreed upon within our own band. And that is in the song as well. This battle between life and death and the opposing sides of whether suicide is a right or wrong path to travel down. And you can feel that tension in the song I believe. And that’s what I think people should walk away with. Living life on a razors edge in a capitalist society with death as a shadow and whether we should accept it or confront it head on isn’t something many people consider on the daily, but we do and we think maybe you should as well.
Q: How can people support you further?
A: They can support us by carving our band name into their necks with an exacto knife… Or by purchasing our new EP Angel Lust on Records Ad Nauseam, checking out our Facebook page for updates on shows,releases and news, and seeing us perform live. We also have merch on our personal Bandcamp page.
Q: What is your ultimate vision for your work?
A: Joel ⎯ To die on stage hanging from my mic cable with a terminal erection. JK. I hope that maybe someday, somewhere a kid not too different than I will scrawl some of my lyrics on the bathroom stall door at his high school… or maybe just wear a BCGs t-shirt underneath his button down at church on a Sunday. Either one of those things would be pretty nice as far as I’m concerned.
A: Cruiiix ⎯ I would like our work to inspire those who feel alone to scream and dance and remind the world that they are felt and exist. I have always considered BCGs as a home for the lost,broken and underestimated. Where you are not accepted you are within the music, shows and gatherings of all things BCGs.
Q: Do you consider your music to fall within a genre(s)?
A: No. Existential disco death squad punk.
Featured image (above) photographed by Isabella Clarke for Unraveled during the BCGs Angel Lust EP release show at The Bucket in Long Beach on 5/15/15.