Where has the newfound interest in CT gone?
Nowhere, and it only took them six years. It may seem as if they were starting to get somewhere (they released their first album, “Tell me about the long dark path home,” added a trumpet player, and wrote a bio), don’t be fooled: Those young, happy faces being pummeled with snow?
Those smiles are dead now.
The Newfound Interest remains then, not quite alive, but captured that way on their album. In that way, they have become ghosts. In a more accurate way, they are very much alive: Gary Vass (left-guitar) is learning to play the drums, Mike Rozenberg (beat-beats) is learning Bass, Matt Doherty (gone guitar) is learning YES covers, Matt King (silenced singing and guitar) is learning to love again, and Mark Kowgier (bass no more) is still learning how to play bass. These are men, maybe, but they are no longer a band.
“Tell me about the long dark path home,”, then, is the last words of a band always slightly unsure if they were just speaking to themselves. Conversely, the CD was borne very much out of the six years of different people/places where the band played: In clubs/bars- North of America, the Dears, Les Savy Fav, the Appleseed Cast, the Mercury Program, the Dismemberment Plan; in Churches- the Constantines, the Arcade Fire; in Gymnasiums- Death from Above 1979; in Quebec- Rockets Red Glare; and on front lawns and broken down farm silos (the sharpest memories) - an assortment of grasshoppers and fireflies.