WEEDEATER were recently interviewed by CVLT Nation.
If each member of Weedeater could shapeshift into other beings, human or animal, who would it be, and how would this change the Weedeater sound?
Keko would be a Polar Bear, Shep would be an Anteater and Dixie would be a monkey. Turns out these are already our spirit animals, so our sound would remain unaffected.
What comes first when you guys are writing tunes – the riff or the bong hit?
The bong hit, of course. Then the riff, then another bong hit, etc etc.
What is it about Arik Roper’s artistic skills that really speak to you guys? When he is drawing a cover for Weedeater, what is the process like? Do you offer him any direction?
Aside from being one of the best artists around, he’s a great guy and we’ve worked with him for years. As far as albums covers go, we couldn’t see doing one with any other artist at this point. We do tell him the basic idea of what we want, depending on the title/themes in the record, and he takes it from there and knocks it out of the park every time.
What are some of the things that you draw from for lyrical inspiration? Do the lyrics come to you before or after the music is written?
Life experiences are the inspiration. Most of the time the lyrics come after the riff has been etched, but there is no set rule.
At what point in your lives did you start listening to the blues? When I listen to your band, your baselines speak to me just as much as the vocals do…is that something that happens organically?
Very early in life. Yes that definitely happens organically.
You can read the rest of the interview here.