Sarah, Weronika, and Theo caught up with musicians and collaborators Jonah Roy, Paco (AKA Guac), and Jude (AKA J-Anthony) before the anticipated Earth Surf Skate Park show on July 3rd!
Go to gas station order?
Paco: Some sort of alcohol, maybe, for sure airheads. Those are gas. That’s all I need, tequila and airheads.
Jonah: White cheddar cheez-its with some blue Gatorade, and throw in some Sour Punch straws.
Jude: Yerba Mate for sure, that’s it, just a bunch of yerb.
First impressions when you joined the band?
Jonah: I met these dudes like a week and a half ago [laughter].
Jude: We’ve known each other for a couple months, and then we linked up and this other guitarist in our live band just kind of pulled this shit together.
Paco: In like two weeks.
Jonah: First impression of Paco? Soundcloud rapper, long hair ass motherfucker, Youtube type beats, all around great individual.
How does it feel to be playing a live show after the pandemic?
Jonah: I think it’s fucking amazing. A lot of people are vaxxed. I am, thank god. It just goes to show how crazy it is that that even happened, you know.
Paco: Corona hitting the hay has been the best thing to happen. I’ve been fiending to play a live show. This is our first for real live show with a band, not in a backyard.
Jude: Disregarding the pandemic, this is crazy. Like even without the pandemic.
What was the process of putting this together like?
Jonah: The headliners, Bleach, hit us up and were like, “Hey man, we went for coffee with the Scamps and we want you to play the show.” I didn’t even say yes or no, I was just like “Alright, I’m there.”
Paco: That was it, that was it.
How do you think you’ve grown as artists during the pandemic?
Jonah: I think the pandemic really opened our eyes to the fact that nothing really matters in the world, like us as humans. Everything is just an individual human experience. And I feel like me personally as an artist over the pandemic, I really took time for myself and tried to learn things about myself that I didn’t know before, because we all had so much time.
The Midwest is often under appreciated, so shout out some of your favorite bands and venues?
Jonah: Smino, The Pageant.
Jude: Del Mar Hall is great.
Paco: We’re naming all St. Louis shit, sorry.
Jonah: Kanye! Mixed Millenial.
What are your upcoming plans?
Jonah: Moving to LA in like two weeks. And projects. I got mine dropping in like two weeks, and Paco’s is dropping next month. Probably gonna roll out a few singles. And just trying to get on the map, trying to play some shows, trying to do the thing.
Favorite serial killer?
Jonah: Charles Manson, 100%.
Paco: Was he a serial killer?
Jonah: He had like twenty bodies.
Jude: Man, I don’t have a favorite serial killer.