Features One Question Interviews My America

One Question Interviews: My America

Matthew Turner (My America – guitar/vocals)

SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)?

Turner: This actually came up very recently when we were in the studio recording our new album with Kevin Bernsten. We were pretty aligned in terms of musical taste with Kevin. We liked a lot of the same stuff. So naturally we would get into a lot of stuff we both DIDN'T like and the recording technique that goes into making those bands sound the way they do. I just don't understand when, I guess what you would now call "pop-punk" bands, became so far off base from anything punk at all. You know, all the fake drum sounds, triggers, auto tune, whatever else. Kevin actually told us a gem of a story where he was in another studio and heard a guy in there tracking and jokingly told whoever it was behind the board to turn off the auto-tune. The guy was like "uhh... there is no auto-tune?" The guy was just emulating what he hears on the records he likes. So much that it's basically warping his brain and has him thinking this actually sounds good. It was an incredible story that, to me, is like the pinnacle of this not-so-great trend.


Words by Loren on April 2, 2015, 3:04 a.m.

KFAI - Undead
Leave a comment
My America

Posted by Loren on April 2, 2015, 3:04 a.m.

Share this content
Related news

Bands 1QI: Bilinda Butchers, Wasted Wine, Rhino Records, My America

Posted March 31, 2015, 8:24 a.m.

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days each week, typically every Monday-Thursday ...

Bands My America in the studio

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 7:28 p.m.

My America will enter the studio this month with producer Kevin Bernsten to begin work on a new LP to be titled Misses. The band first formed in the early ...

KFAI - Root Of All Evil

More like this

Also in this section

One Question Interviews War//Plague

Posted Jan. 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Chad (War//Plague – drums) SPB: Walk us through your kit and how you chose its various pieces? Chad: I've always been a huge fan ...


One Question Interviews SPELLS

Posted Jan. 13, 2021, 8:15 p.m.

P. Bohner (SPELLS) SPB: The band name is almost refreshingly simple. How did you choose it? Bohner: Well first off, I would like to say ...

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

One Question Interviews The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

Posted Jan. 11, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
What's That Noise?

James Woodard (The Grasshopper Lies Heavy – guitar) SPB: I have two #1 guitars; one for stage; and one that stays home for recording and practice ...



Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.