IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, the band from Shreveport, Louisiana which mashes up elements of electro, grind and jazz, has announced the departures of John Ganey (guitar, programming), Brian Dozier (bass) and Ryan Pearson (drums).
Commented the group: "Being on tour and signing to a label and being poor and living in a van for all of eternity and blah blah isn't for everyone. You've probably noticed that most full-time touring bands go through member changes and... Well... Shit happens... We still love John/Brian/Ryan, but life goes on and iWaBo will continue until we all fall apart or die in an epic van/plane crash!
"That said... we have three new members that you might not recognize from the original lineup and the 'Tastes Like Kevin Bacon' video! After much searching, we feel that we have found the perfect touring/writing lineup and I don't think things will be changing again. First is Mikey on drums… Mikey is a sexual beast and enjoys long walks on the beach as well as spooning. Next is Mim on guitar… she is Krysta's sister and she shreds balls. Period. The end. Anndd finally we have Dave on bass. He is a beast and makes love to the bass like it's an underage Malaysian prostitute."
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE is currently on the road with Century Media labelmates WINDS OF PLAGUE.
In a recent interview with the Columbia City Paper, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE guitarist Steven Bradley stated about the group's musical approach, "We started out the band with the premise of not fitting in to any one genre and just playing whatever we wanted. The five songs on our EP were the first five songs we ever wrote, so it's definitely been the general idea from the very beginning."
Asked if she feels any more pressure as a female vocalist in a male-dominated position, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE frontwoman Krysta Cameron replied, "It's always been a male-dominated society and especially in heavy music. I always feel a little weird before we go on and people see me and expect me to be the singer from PARAMORE and then we play and I'm obviously not. It's always fun too when the door person stops me and gives me shit because they think I'm someone's girlfriend or the merch girl. When we play it feels great because it just goes to show that women can walk on stage and not have to be whores or sing pop rock. Kids are really supportive of me and the band most of the time after they see us play."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/iwrestledabearonce.
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE's "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon" video: