|Featured, Features, Up & Coming Published: September 6, 2012 |
Johnny Hoffman and The Residents – Tippin
Listen to the new song from Johnny Hoffman and The Residents – Tippin
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We are from Everett Washington, a small City outside of Seattle where only the finest burn outs, meth heads, and snobby yacht owners roam. Feels like running in circles when you live in a pit like this. So you can only imagine why we strive to get the f*** out and how we got here, drugs, sex, and rock and roll.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
Johnny: Well we are finishing our self titled album, our first album is up for free download. We found out radio quality was kinda bullsh!t and got ripped off by the right people
Xander: Umm (eats chips). We got Mississippi Woman music video coming out soon enough, looking at location for filming in eastern Washington. Oh yeah and Purple Hills, some dopeness, really some killer sh!t.
M.C.: You guys pretty much summed it all up.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Johnny: What song are we promoting?
Xander: “Tippin,” its off our “Knuckle Deep” album. Really quite the gem when you take in the lyrics, Johnny went off the deep end to pull inspiration for this one and it takes us back to our roots of true Psycho Rock and Roll.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Johnny: Nobody is better, we are original, does anybody sound like our band? No. Challenge us.
M.C.: Not to mention we are very dynamic, we tend to cover a bunch of genres.
Xander: Yup, I am down with that.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Xander: Money scams, people that don’t care about you or your music, cold hard money seems to run the industry. So with a middle finger to all those d**che bags, we cut the wake against the grain. Anyone we find messing with us, we’ll turn just as cold and hard as the cash they fiend for. Mirroring the actions they provoked. f*** ‘em.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Johnny: Getting a set bassist, moving on from a venue. Getting pointless never ending battle of the bands or festivals from gorilla music that they did no promotions for.
Xander: Not to mention we made sh*t money from those shows, so we book our own shows and since it’s been better.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Johnny: Gorilla Music, PR, public relations, people ripping off your band, copyright lyrics.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Xander: Get out of your mom’s basement, play shows.
Johnny: Go f*ck yourself, I am too busy looking at Victoria’s secret.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Johnny: Videos, spam, flyers, spray paint.
Xander: Making artwork for ze band-a-roo.
M.C.: Saying things about the band, “hey I am in a band, Look us up.”
Where can people visit you?
M.C.: My house. And Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, Reverbnation, Tumblr. Throw a dot com on there and you’re good to go.
Our Facebook page and Reverb will have our local upcoming shows.
OCTOBER 7th @ Studio 7 with Koffin Kats