Between Texas, New York, and California – the dudes from Part Time bring their 80’s inspired vibes down south to Galax Z Fair II. I caught up with them via the internet to get the scoop on touring with the Drums and their next album, PDA.
VPN: How did touring North America with The Drums influence the next album?
It didn’t really. We had such a good time with them Drums boys, though. There were maybe a few guitar things I or David came up with in some of the songs we played on that tour that made it onto this next album. Kinda honed in on some of guitar parts, i suppose.
VPN: What was your favorite stop along the tour?
hmm, for me, maybe New York or Toronto, because of food. In NY we ate all the regular NY foods, it being most of our first time there; pizza slice, street hot dog, and our label took us out to an amazing lunch. Toronto because of poutine. Gotta be so bad for you but it’s so good.
VPN: Being dreamy dudes in a dreamy band, what has been your wildest experience with groupies or fans?
I’m not sure if we’ve had too many yet. Can’t say we’ve had a lot of time to play much on the road so far. I do really love it, though, when people that I love musically come to our shows and our fans of ours.
VPN: Have you ever fallen in love on the road? By the sound of Part Time lyrics, you guys seem like romantic and sensitive dudes. I would make out with you…….oh wait, I have…….
Haaha, not sure which one of us you’ve made out with but lucky lucky fella… umm ya, I have fallen in love on the road. Most of us are still looking for love and being on the road definitely expands our tireless search.
VPN: What is the Part Time recording process like and how did recording NYC influence the new album?
Well, Davida is, um, the main songwriter and he has an idea and me n tony throw our two cents in and a baby song is born. That or we jam and come up with it as a group. As for NYC influence, If you listen really hard, you can hear frankenstorm Sandy in the final mixdown. We milked her for all the inspiration she could give.
VPN: What kind of sounds can we expect from the next release?
Big sounds of smooth, small sounds of heavy, medium sounds of thunder, and a lot of pops, bleeps and hisses.
VPN: How did Part Time come to flourish? Are you all the original members?
David started writing all the jams and tony started playing them with him. After a few line-up’s I came in. After many more line-up’s, in step Wally and Rob. And thus is the line-up you will see before you.
VPN: When I saw you guys open for The Drums in LA, y’all seemed like a happy little family. Can you spill on any Part Time drama?
Sorry, some things are on a need to know basis only.
VPN: What bands are you most excited to be sharing the lineup with at Galax Z Fair?
Well, im excited about Mac Demarco. The Coathangers are awesome and friends and excited to see them. My friend recently just showed me Merchandise and they’re great, excited bout that. I mean, i think the whole thing will be great, Nu Sensae, white Lung, all them fools…
VPN: When are you performing at the Grammy’s?
I think we may have a shot at it in 2021.
VPN: Were you sad Justin Bieber wasn’t invited to perform?
Tears poured out of every duct, pore, and hole.
VPN: What do you think of the Justin Timberlake comeback?
I’m for as many comebacks as he can muster.
VPN: What’s the weirdest experience you’ve had with music journalists?
When this one asked about love and said she kissed us. That was pretty far-out there.
VPN: Would you eat tacos on cam if I asked you to? ‘I Wanna Take You Out’ to Taco Palenque when ur here.
Best believe I would! Taco’s are my thing. Taco’s and space travel.