It’s practically impossible to hear the names Vic, Mike, Jaime and Tony together and not immediately think of Pierce The Veil

In this 2009 interview podcast, Vic and Mike Fuentes open up to AP founder Mike Shea about a time when Pierce The Veil were simply a band of brothers. Their biggest quest was seeking some “easy-going” guys with whom they could devote their lives to music.

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Frontman/guitarist Vic also opened up about things he would have changed on their debut record, A Flair For The Dramatic. He discussed his background as a design school dropout (with one year of school left to go) and revealed why the Pierce The Veil track from 2007, “Chemical Kids And Mechanical Brides” was the perfect song to sum up the band in ’09. Fuentes was ready to clear up misinterpretations of “Falling Asleep On A Stranger,” discussing what they hated at the time.

Before Pierce The Veil became the confident outfit they are currently, they worried about things not-so-great and small. They wondered if they should change the name from Before Today to PTV. They pondered the veracity of online critics (Shea digs up the “sugar-rush” burn that hit Vic the hardest). There was also Vic’s zero-tolerance policy for elitists in any music community.

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There’s also an acknowledgement of Isles & Glaciers, the bona fide scene supergroup which featured the Fuentes collaborating with a lineup that included Craig Owens and Nick Martin (from Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S. and later on badXchannels and Sleeping With Sirens, respectively), the inimitable Jonny Craig and Brian Southall (Boys Night Out, the Receiving End Of Sirens).

2019 may be 10 years ago, but here in 20ninescene, we’re only celebrating the best parts. Check out what Pierce The Veil were feeling back then on this classic AltPress podcast!