Vice Interview

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Vice++NYI had the opportunity to interview Andrew of Vice, a band that has been killing it for years. They hail from NY and are signed to Frequency Deleted records.

What bands were most influential to you when you were growing up?

Definitely the bands that have made a lasting influence on my both my life and musically have to be Dangers, Blacklisted, Gorilla Biscuits, and Integrity.

You guys are signed to one of my favorite labels, Frequency Deleted Records. What has that experience been like?

We seriously love it. It’s awesome that we can say the people who run the label are our good friends. We’ve met so many awesome people and bands through it as well. We have a great relationship with them and can’t wait to work on our next release with them.

What is your favorite show you have ever played?

It’s a three way tie between a benefit show we played on Staten Island, the show we played in Puerto Rico, and a house show we just played in Cathedral City. All shows were just packed the fuck out, had great vibes and energy and the kids actually cared and went the fuck off.

You made an awesome “hardcore ruined hardcore” shirt awhile back (which I wish I owned more than one of.) What are things you would like to see change in hardcore?

hardcore-ruined-hardcoreThat shirt is actually lyrics to a song called “Leave” off of our last record. If you read the lyrics you can understand that line more. I just feel like there is a lack of culture in the new kids. No one wants to touch up on any serious subject matter, and everyone is just into the next hyped up thing. Kids would rather buy an expensive shirt on eBay than pay 5 bucks to see a touring band they’ve never heard of. It’s just kind of lame. Kids don’t realize that we can make changes and make people use their heads. Hardcore is about standing for something and building good values and morals. It’s about forming solid opinions whether they are right or wrong to anyone else but yourself.

Who is the most underrated band in your scene right now?

To be honest I can’t think of any. A lot of bands in New York hardcore get a lot of support which is cool.

You can only listen to 3 albums the rest of your life. What are they?

Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God- Blacklisted
Unorthodox- Indecision
All We Got Iz Us – Onyx

When can we expect new music from Vice?

After we get home from this tour we are recording a new 7 inch called No One Gets Buried with You.

Shout outs?

Shout out to New York Hardcore. All of our friends who have supported the band. Shout out to you for doing this interview and running this blog. If you like cool zines also check out burn black from Chicago. Rory is doing cool shit.

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Vice Bandcamp

Frequency Deleted Records



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