If you could describe your sound as a San Francisco neighborhood, which one would it be?
Joshua Rampage: I think it would be a combination of things - actually streets. A little bit of Great Highway, a little bit of Precita. I think we're a little bit like a Florida and 21st, somewhere where you shouldn't be walking around by yourself at night.
Jason Kick: I wanted to mention somewhere in Chinatown, but I can't think of any streets.
JR: Yeah, but the northern part, where the tourists don't go.
JK: Well, we're not really a Mission band per se. There's a lot of what we do that is the Mission, but I think we're more of a landmark.
JR: Like Coit Tower, a little bit of Lillie Coit. There's a woman that I work with, she's writing a children's book about her.
JK: Josh will be illustrating it. But yes, we would be Coit Tower, a landmark.
What are you reading right now?
JR: I just got finished reading The Fermata by Nicholson Baker. His prose is one of the most idiosyncratic things I've ever read.
Sean Mabry: I'm reading The Critical Path by R. Buckmister Fuller.
JK: I'm reading one of David Sedaris' books of short stories, Barrel Fever. Someone left it in our bathroom, and I picked it up. I usually go long periods without reading.
Joseph Genden: On our last tour I was reading Solaris by Stanislaw Lem and it got lost somewhere in the van. Then it turned up in a drum bag or somewhere. Then we went to play a show in the East Bay, I put it in a cymbal bag, and I left it in there for three weeks. Now I finally just got it back. It's the book that doesn't want to be read.