"I guess it makes me nervous to wonder when the ax is going to drop, when people are going to start being honest about it. We got one bad review in Wilmington, North Carolina. The guy said we listened to too much New York Dolls and the Stooges. You can't listen to too much New York Dolls and Stooges. His insult was an unintentional compliment."
Like the old cliché goes, living well is the best revenge against dumbasses with laptops, and that's just what Grand Champeen has been doing since The One's release. Back in November, the band, including Crow's longtime friend Channing Lewis, drummer Ned Stewart and bassist Alex Livingstone, struck out on a long tour of the Midwest and East Coast. After a small break, they headed to the Left Coast as the guests of alt-country rockers Richmond Fontaine, and are now back in the studio fleshing out a batch of new songs. Which isn't without its problems.
"The whole emo thing is making it really hard to write songs about relationships, because you start to wonder how diary-esque they're sounding. Every song in the world is about a breakup or a relationship, and so when the emo kids come along and claim all that territory, it's hard to figure out how to approach subject matter like that without being too precious." It's at that moment that Grand Champeen should ask the timeless question: "What would Iggy do?"