Daryl Gussin (Spokenest)
SPB: How did you come up with the idea to form Spokenest with money received from wedding gifts?
Gussin: Well, that’s not exactly what happened. We got engaged pretty close to around when we started writing and practicing the songs that ended up on We M?ve. Then we got married. Then we recorded the record.
With our previous project, God Equals Genocide, we released records on a dozen or so different DIY labels and never had a bad experience. But with Spokenest we were interested in the idea of releasing a record that wasn’t affiliated with a label, or the preconceptions that might go along with one. And the wedding gift money just happened to be the money we had to fund the record.
Also conceptually, if this band ever turns a profit, there’s no one else involved and the money will go right back to us, helping fund whatever might be happening with our lives at the time. Which is what the songs are about in the first place.
Hopefully, we’ll make back the $1,800 we spent on the first record to help release the next one, ‘cause it’s not like we can get married again, and the rest of that money is long gone.