A brand new audio interview with vocalist Mike Muir of the long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, conducted earlier this week by Stu Harvey of the "Short.Fast.Loud" show on the Australian radio station Triple J, has been posted online at this location. (Note: The interview begins around the 41-minute mark.) It can also be streamed in two parts using the audio player below.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in January released a video for the band's new single, "Come Alive". Muir told the Great Falls Tribune about the song's lyrical content, "There's a lot of people ... their heart's beating and they've got brain waves, but they're not livin.' It's about taking control and standing up and realizing that you're always gonna have an excuse to sit back and wait and see what happens. You've gotta take control. I've gotta take control. I don't want someone else to have that control, and I'll do my best to fight to keep them from having it."
"Come Alive" is included on "Year Of The Cycos", the first album from the SUICIDAL crew featuring all-new tracks from the "cycos." The CD is available from ST's "Suicyco Street Team" web site.
Drummer Dave Hildago Jr. played his last show with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES in September 2008 at the We The People festival in Los Angeles. His full-time replacement is Eric Moore, who previously played with the long-running SUICIDAL side project INFECTIOUS GROOVES. According to the group, "Eric has an unbelievable mixture of power and finesse and the band is extra excited about the upcoming tours."