Every now and then, the AP crew like to pass our interview mics off to artists, letting them ask the questions they as musicians know they would like to answer.
Recently, we’ve done that with the Menzingers and Bouncing Souls, and if you remember our Riot Fest coverage from 2013, you’ll recall the inaugural APTV interview conducted by today’s host Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) with Dan “Soupy” Campbell from the Wonder Years.
This time around, Weiss sits down with Chris Simpson of Mineral to chat about the first Mineral tour in 17 years—the crowds, the culture shocks and the venues that have died in the time since they played there in part one of the interview.
In part two, they talk about the role religion played in the band, how Simpson relates to the lyrics now as opposed to then as well as how he went about re-learning Mineral songs for the tour.