By Jackie Cular
TheCuttingEdgeCulture: “You’re a member of Four Letter Lie and you sell merch for We Came As Romans. How and why do you keep so busy?”
Brian Nagan: “I am just so passionate about music that I try to be involved as much as possible, it keeps me busy, and I feel productive.”
TCEC: “How important is merch to a band on the rise?”
BN: “Merch is definitely where a band is going to make the majority of their income. For a new band it can be difficult because money is not always there, but it's extremely important to have good looking designs even if that means saving up to get a few solid options.”
TCEC: “Have you ever designed a shirt or logo?”
BN: “I have never personally designed them but I have had my input on how shirts should look and in the way I want them.”
TCEC: “Any stories you can share from your travels with WCAR?”
BN: “The best part about touring is that every day is something new. There's always something happening and these dudes are hilarious so it is always a good time.”
TCEC: “Any good fan stories?”
TCEC: “You have amazing on-stage presence. Do you have any pre-performance rituals that attribute to this?”
BN: “When I go on stage there really is no feeling like it in the world. It's almost like an emotional outlet; I can step up for thirty minutes and go crazy with a microphone and my best friends. Every song has a personal connection to me and I just try to pour out all of my energy like anything I do in life. I want people to walk away excited about the performance they just saw.”
TCEC: “Band members come and go; how do you stay positive and forge ahead? Describe the band’s current vibe on and off stage.”
BN: “It's just a part of it and you learn that as you go. All bands go through the process. Same with anything in life. The band is solid because we're all great friends and that's what keeps us together.”
TCEC: “What is the progress on your new EP?”
BN: “We plan to finish the record this winter, going to be doing plenty of writing and demoing.”
TCEC: “Is the band working on a new full-length album? When can fans expect that?”
BN: “We're going to try and make this a full length, hopefully next year it will be out.”
TCEC: “You’re easy to reach on Twitter; do you talk to your fans online? What role do social media play in your band’s success?”
BN: “Social media and online promotion is everything to a band. I stay pretty humble and am always willing to talk to anyone who has interest in talking to me.”
TCEC: “Tell us about the New Year’s benefit show you are doing.”
Look for Brian Nagan… everywhere.
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