Redstar73 Blog: Please can you introduce your band. When was it started? What about your name?
Because The Bean: Hi everyone, we are Because the Bean, HC punk band from Italy. We’ve been around since 2004, but we look older than we are! Well, there’s an innocent and dumb story about the name…Let’s say that we had to choose a name to play our first concert, we chose the worst one!! (thanx anyway to our friend “The Bean” for the insipration!)
Redstar73 Blog: You have just released your new album. Tell us more about it. How did you end up on Pest & Cholera Records?
Because The Bean: VENUS IN PAIN is our 4th record. Unlike our past works, lyrics are in english. This has been an experiment, both in contrast and perfect harmony with Because the Bean’s style.
This album has an old school soul, that meets a variety of modern sounds, whipped here and there by some typical rock ’n’ roll bolts of lightning. It has been a tough work and it took us more than a year from recording to publication, but we are very proud of it. Guys from Pest und Cholera Records are fantastic people, they’ve been believing in this project since the beginning and we have developed a deep friendship through these months. They’ve given us such a great help and they came from Hamburg to Italy just to take part to the album release show. This is the real value of music, getting to know new people with your same attitude and making new friends from all over the world, only for passion and nothing else.
Redstar73 Blog: How important is for you the DIY idea and politics?
Because The Bean: DIY is our spontaneous way to live music. This is simply the only way to keep it real, to keep our passion alive, to meet new people and visit new places. When you do it by our own, satisfaction is huge and pure. This is a cultural and social idea. It’s fucking more important than just politics. That’s why Because the Bean’s lyrics do not deal explicitly with politics. Our lyrics mostly deal with issues such as the inner conflicts of mankind, personal defeats and misanthropic tensions.
Redstar73 Blog: What’s up next for Because the Bean?
Because The Bean: We are on tour now. it would be great to play in cities we’ve never visited before, especially outside Italy and, why not, also outside Europe. We are thinking about a new project with Heiko und Hinz from Pest & Cholera Rec, it should be a splitted EP with a great band from Texas…
Redstar73 Blog: Last words
Because The Bean: Last words…Well, we have a song called “Last speech”, we can recycle it: “Think about it…you’re riding with no horse. Don’t forget, you’re nothing yet. You’ll fall behind, too scared to fight. And if you stay, you will lose face, and nothing’s gonna change!”
Thanx a lot! We hope to play in Spain in the future! Cheers!!
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