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The Band Foster Came To Rock, Not Eat Cookies

Today The Band Foster - that's the name, all three words - begins its reign as Artist of the Week. The interview ran a tad longer than they typically do, so we're going to flip ahead to that.

Things you need to know going in:

  • The Band Foster is a rock band that can certainly be intimidating but doesn't necessarily exist in that manner. In interviews at least, they appear to be nice, wholesome sirs who would likely not curse your mother out.
  • Ummm, that's about it.

And we're off. Keep it moving to read lead vocalists/guitarists Anthony Montalvo and John Foster's thoughts on whether or not anyone in the band (or otherwise) has a The Band Foster-related tattoo, hitting the nail on the head and a recent addition to the band.

Rocks Off: Tell everyone everything they need to know about Foster in exactly six words.

Anthony Montalvo: Rock Music Is Back In Houston.

RO: The new CD, what's been the reception thus far? Has anybody gotten a tattoo of it on their persons, because that's how you know you've made something really special.

The Band Foster, "Hey Child"

The Band Foster, "Hey Child"

AM: We get great feedback from the album. Our fans really appreciate the quality of the material and meaningful lyrics. As far as tattoos go, only three out of five of us would most likely do that.

The album is very special, however as artists our goal is to stay consistent while at the same time growing musically and making the next CD even more incredible. I have a feeling the next album will spawn some great songs and new body art.

RO: We used to work with this guy whose last name was Foster. He was a big guy, but super-polite. He wasn't mean, but he possessed the capacity to be so. That's kind of how we feel about your music. That's not a question, it's just something we wanted to tell you.

John Foster: Wow, thanks. You hit the nail on the head with that one in more ways than one*. People have said I'm a big guy and I guess like everyone I can be tough when I need to be. But for the most part, I'm a pretty nice guy.

Our music is the same - very big in so many ways - and we encourage everyone to take a listen to our album Believe online via our Facebook, MySpace or Reverbnation [pages or] even purchase a copy on iTunes.

*We were unaware this was possible.

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Shea Serrano