I Facebook interviewed Nicholas Tazza. He rules. Check out this interview or die.
No Silence Zine!: What’s going on with Ape Up! at the moment? Anything cool?
Nicholas Tazza: Fuck yea! We have an LP coming out on Count Your Lucky Stars Records in March and we just recorded a new EP with Joe over at Headroom Studios about a month ago. That will be coming out on some sort of 7” at some point. We are also heading over to Europe in May to drink a lot of beer!
NS: Joe from Algernon?
NT: Yuppers. Joegernon.
NS: How was it working with him?
NT: It is always amazing. He has a way of recording my drums that makes me sound better than I actually am. He also brings the party. So it is usually one hour of recording, and 30 hours of doing other things.
NS: You also worked with Joe for a few years, seeing as you were the original drummer to Algernon Cadwallader, right? How was it being in Algernon?
NT: Joe has actually recorded every project I have been a part of since 2005 now that I think about it. Playing in Algernon was always a lot of fun. The best part about it was playing with my friends. Algernon was pretty much a normal band back then.
NS: But seeing as they’ve blown up since you quit the band, do you regret leaving?
NT: Never. Bands to me have always been about friendships. We are all still very close. I am actually going to call Joe in a bit and tell him he sucks. If I never would have left Algernon then I never would have formed the most epic band ever, Ape Up!
NS: Ape Up! does rule. You’re touring Europe, are you going alone?
NT: We are touring with our buds in Prawn. Mayhem will ensue.
NS: I toured with Prawn when I was in Merchant Ships. They’re the best dudes, ever. Well, okay. Are you planning on signing to any labels soon to release your new EP?
NT: MERCHANT SHIPS RULED.
NS: Fuck you die. Answer the question.
NT: We have no idea what is happening with the new EP yet. We spoke to Joe about maybe Hot Green Records putting it out. So that might happen. We are not really stressing about it. We just want people to hear the songs. We are super proud of them.
NS: Tight. Well thanks for letting me interview you dude!
NT: No probz.
All you Europeans, check out Ape Up! on their upcoming tour. Everyone else, check out Ape Up! here: www.apeup.bandcamp.com