Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes when you're interviewing a band, you feel completely at ease with them, or with their music or how they just generally carry themselves. It's cool, and very comfortable.
Liz Dannemiller? She's like a walking, talking version of a warm chocolate-chip cookie. Matt Harland? Find a nicer guy than that. The guys from Breyland? Shit, we'd let those guys babysit our kids for two weeks if they asked. They're saints.
But the guys from 2010 HPMA Best Hardcore/Noise winners A dream Asleep? Oh, those wily, foul-mouthed metal monsters. We'd let a laundry basket full of rattlesnakes look after our children before we let A dream Asleep do it. They're wicked and loud and undeniably talented, and absolutely should have made it into this space before today.
But they're here now, so whatev. Hit the jump to read about a skeleton's genitals, Inception, having sex with mascots and masturbating while choking people.
Rocks Off: First, can you please explain what's going on with the name? Is it that a dream is asleep, and the dream is dreaming? That's some Inception-style shit, sirs.
A dream Asleep: It's a reference to all of the friends we had growing up who had passions or "dreams," and forgot them as they got older and busier.
RO: Did you see Inception? He was totally in reality at the end, right?
AdA: Damn thing didn't stop spinning.
RO: Do you have any new music coming out soon? It seems like the world needs that right about now.
AdA: We just released a split EP with HPMA Best Punk winner Skeleton Dick entitled the Dream, the Dick, the Split. Total coincidence that we both won, but it sounds amazing. It's not in the online stores yet, but should be soon. You can find our last release, We Are the Juggernauts, on all online music outlets.
RO: Which one of you all was the guy that looked at the video for "Horus vs. The Juggernauts" and thought, "You know what this needs? More bear."?
AdA: We really dig the whole "furry" scene. Like to see more of them at shows. Sexy.
RO: Is there anything special that Mike [singer Seals] does before or after performing, like gargle lemon juice or chew on chunks of barbed wire or anything?
AdA: Nothing much before. Afterward, however, he's been seen rubbing one out while choking very old men.
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RO: Seriously, how many people have died at your shows?
AdA: Well, no one in the crowd. But those poor old men...
RO: Anything you all want to plug? Now's the time to do it.
Definitely get out to Rudyard's on September 11th to see AdA introducing Born Again Virgins. Furries are encouraged to attend. See AdA online here.