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Interview with Brian Sheerin of Mower Posted

16 August 2009 One Comment

By: Andrew Bilach

Brian Sheerin of Mower has been on All Knowing Force four times since 2005. This was conducted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009.

Brian Sheerin of Mower On Stage at Al Rose Villa in Ohio

Brian Sheerin of Mower On Stage at Al Rose Villa in Ohio

If you’re unfamiliar with Mower, they’re a rock band from San Diego signed to Suburban Noize Records. The band gets it. Their sound isn’t for everyone. Heck, they named their second record Not For You.

Mower's 2nd Release, Not For You

Mower's 2nd Release, Not For You

Their latest release, Make It A Double, features new Mower tracks, as well as tracks from their alter-ego, Slower. Slower does lounge versions of Mower songs.

Instead of taking ten hours and using a barrage of big words to sound educated, I’m just going to link to YouTube videos so you can decide for yourself.

I think Brian is a great guy who’s passionate about music. I respect him a great deal. Above, I said “the band gets ‘it'” and he gets “it” too. Am I the biggest Mower fan? No. But do I support them? Yes. Will I always allow Brian to promote anything he’s doing? Yes. Do I think you should take a listen to them? Absolutely.

Make It A Double is the record Mower wanted to release as their third studio effort. As far as I can hear, there was zero compromise, so whether you dig the band or not, you have to respect them.


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The interview features conversation about…

– …their third Suburban Noize Records release, Make It A Double. Brian said the reaction has been positive.

– …their alter-ego Slower. Brian stated that Slower originals are coming, and that it’s much easier to perform Slower material than Mower material.

– …his thoughts on constantly touring with bands from one genre (Hedpe, Kottonmouth Kings, Twiztid, etc)

– …attendance and thoughts on their 2009 national tour with Hedpe.

– …thinks it would be ideal to tour with a band like Five Finger Death Punch and a dream tour would be with Deftones.

– …said that having Slower songs on Make It A Double gave them more room to make the Mower songs heavier.

– …said the difference between Not For You and Make It A Double was just a general progression, as well as different producers adding different things. Mower wanted to make Make It A Double as reflective of their live show as possible.

– …discussed lineup changes and member commitment. Brian stated that they now have 4/5 of the lineup from the debut record and that their new drummer is a solid.

– …talked about overseas touring such as Japan and Europe and how American music fans are more jaded than the rest of the world.

– …praised Jagermeister, one of their primary sponsors and what they’re doing for music. “One of the best sponsors we could possibly ask for.”

– …says he’s a fan of bands like Fugazi, Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, etc.

– …discussed the important of all forms of radio – terrestrial, internet, and satellite.

– …talked about surviving financially on tour and their basic rider.

– …says Mower has toured 48 states.

– …says all the social networking sites are beneficial for musicians.

– …people that review Mower records.

– …said Not For You was reviewed well by critics.

– …stated Mower’s current focus is touring regionally, from a financial/advertising perspective, than trying to reach the entire country.

– …talked about a scheduled European tour with Papa Roach that fell apart at the last minute.

– …Ace Frehley and Kiss, Buckcherry

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