On an episode of Kyle Meridith With…, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins called the band one of “the last rock bands” present in the scene.
Kyle Meridith With… is an audio interview series where Kyle Meridith, the music director of WPFK, conducts interviews with various musicians about their careers. On this episode, Meridith chatted with Jenkins and discussed Third Eye Blind’s legacy.
Obviously, Jenkins had a few hot takes.
The band recently released a covers EP titled Thank You For Everything. The band covers Bon Iver, Chastity Belt and many others. Jenkins says that because the band didn’t write these songs, they are going to donate all proceeds from album sales to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
However, despite the intentions, fans seem to have a preconceived notion about what the band should be listening to and covering.
When asked about the band’s general perception, Jenkins prided Third Eye Blind on constantly doing new, innovative things.
“I don’t give a hoot what they think,” Jenkins says. “They have no idea what we’re doing. They’re just lazy, which is fine.”
The frontman went on to say that Third Eye Blind is one of the last rock bands.
“We’re the last of the rock bands, I think,” Jenkins says. “There are just not many people who not only can play — but have developed an empathy with each other as musicians, so we can go in as a unit and just bump.”
Check out the full interview below.
Additionally, Jenkins tells fans that they can expect to hear new material by next spring. In the meantime, you can pick up your copy of Thank You For Everything here.
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