We needed a simple, one word name. We like Rorschach. Protestants built (ruined) this country. Whatever that implies, no, we don’t, though it’s one of the sillier versions of western religion/ Christianity.
The 'scenes' are pretty split up to some extent, but overall, everyone seems to find people to play to. The other big(ish) cities do their own thing for the most part, but Appleton and Madison have their slew of bands/ shows and such as well and people make the rounds, especially in the summer.
Plagued by cheese? I like cheese! (The vegans in my band don’t). Are we a mostly rural/ suburban republican state? Yes. The difference in a few miles ideologically once you leave the cities is pretty insane. Scott Walker is a weasel. So much of the state only cares about how high their taxes are while kids in Milwaukee can barely read and have nothing to eat. People who support him and the rest of his union busting cronies the nation over are garbage, pure and simple.
Nothing is deliberate per se. We just write what we do, I guess. If it’s 'too Pennywise' it gets tossed, but you'll find weird melodies beneath the stuff we do if you listen close.
Hmm… notable? You’d have to be more precise, but I guess TRAGEDY, MODERN LIFE IS WAR, THOU, WITCHCRAFT are notable. We’ve played a lot of shows over the years, and we've liked most of the bands we've met/played with, I guess. There have been assholes, sure, but mostly due to the fact that they were playing with us, a hardcore punk band, and we had nothing in common with them. Then again, lots of punks are shitheads too. AMAROK from California are the nicest people on earth. There ya go.
Yes, of course. I’m already talking to people about bands/ records all the time, so promoting Protestant comes with the territory, as it does any band/any release. Though of course, I do all the same stuff for the band as well, so it’s hard to separate them sometimes, as far as telling people to get stoked on it. A drag? Not sure what you mean, but I think the label benefits the band for the most part.
God, I have no idea. I really like a lot of them, even after a few years. Recent stuff has been especially rewarding, but I don’t have a hands down favorite.
Why? Kids are usually into shit; they’re less jaded, or so it seems.
Houses: (Ground Zero, the Paper Trail, etc), the Borg Ward, Quarters (21+), the CCC, etc.
Ok, maybe in October. ;)