The video for "New Blood" by Their/They're/There — a trio formed by Evan Weiss (of Into It. Over it.), Mike Kinsella (Owen, Owls, Cap'n Jazz, American Football) and Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships) — isn't something you necessarily want to watch first thing in the morning. But the song will certainly get your blood pumping, as will the rest of "Analog Weekend," the band's second EP. Catch them live at the Space in Hamden on Dec. 21. Weiss (middle) answered questions via e-mail.
CTNow: Their / They're / There: what's your reaction when people screw up those parts of speech in their writing?
Evan Weiss: Pure agony.
CTNow: You recorded your new EP, "Analog Weekend," over the course of a single weekend. Was that enough time, or was there more you wanted to do?
EW: It was actually more than enough time. We finished all of the music and vocals in less than a day and a half. That was where the noise portions of the recording session came in. [Producer] Ed [Rose] was so stoked that we had a half day of making noise.
CTNow: What's the first thing you like to do when you roll into a new town before a show?
EW: Find the good coffee.
CTNow: What music do you listen to before a show to get pumped up?
CTNow: Do you remember the first record you ever got?
EW: With my own money? Depeche Mode, "Violator" and "Nevermind" by Nirvana. I'm sure the other guys' answers are excellent as well.
CTNow: What would you be doing now if you weren't in a band?
EW: Driving an 18-wheeler probably. Touring and driving a truck are essentially the same thing.
CTNow: Nirvana or Pearl Jam?
EW: Both are great, but for me, Pearl Jam is the end-all-be-all.
Their/They're/There plays The Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., $13-$15, 203-288-6400, thespacect.com