MPR: This is Devour The Day's first time at Carolina Rebellion, how are you guys liking it so far?
Blake: We love it, we haven't played anything like this before, we've done some serious concerts but this is pretty big.
MPR: Is there anyone in particular you're looking forward to seeing today?
Blake: Um, everybody really.
Joey: Rob Zombie, we're definitely excited for Rob Zombie.
Blake: Oh yeah that'll be a good show.
MPR: What's your favourite thing about these types of shows that you don't get at the more intimate club shows?
Joey: The giant mass of people.
Joey: That too.
MPR: I was pretty surprised earlier today when you played "White Rabbit" from your Egypt Central days, what made you decide to add that one into the set list?
Blake: You know honestly we played so many shows and we were playing the whole Devour The Day record and we looked at that song in particular and said you know why aren't we playing it, it's good, I mean we wrote it, it's our song, it's a shame that it's just sitting there, like nobody will ever hear it again. When we play the song people are like Oh! I know that band, it's these guys! Then it goes from one level to another level, they think it's pretty cool.
MPR: You were the drummer in Egypt Central, is it weird to be the one singing it at shows?
Blake: Nope. Because the original demo of the song..
Joey: That was Blake. Yeah on a computer somewhere we have that version
Blake: So I, you know like they say, success is the best way to get revenge or something like that. Success is the best revenge.
Joey: I think murder is probably the best revenge. Success is pretty close.
Blake: A punch in the throat is pretty good too.
Joey: Yeah sorry that's weird but..
MPR: Best way without getting arrested, how about that?
Joey: Yeah! We'll say that for the kids.
MPR: "White Rabbit" is definitely quite a bit different from your Devour The Day material. Did you guys change your writing style up at all now that it's just the two of you?
Blake: Yeah we did.
Joey: We wanted to do things that we never could before and we took advantage of it. In full force.
Blake: When we started writing the record we had a lot of material written, stuff that was geared towards that band, but when we realized we were doing something new we knew that we could take some risks and test some boundaries. We're really glad we did because I think we're starting to come into our own as a band.
MPR: The recording of the album was just you guys, was it exhausting to do or was it more of a fun challenge to do absolutely everything?
Joey: It was refreshing.
Joey: We thought that it would be easier with a bunch of people, but actually in some sense it almost feels like everyone was just fighting and like 'I think there should be more guitar' or 'I can't write to what you write because I don't wanna have to change'. So Blake and I, yeah.
MPR: You guys don't fight at all?
Joey: Nope, I mean it's not fighting. A deep discussion on I dunno, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, that may happen, but that's about it.
Blake: Yeah it's more of a problem solving situation.
MPR: At the moment you have touring members with you, is there a chance that this one will become a permanent lineup at any point?
Blake: Um, we're not saying no to it but we're not saying yes to it either. We're protective over what we built and the guys that we got right now are amazing, they're such great people and they really happy with being touring musicians, it's just easier for them in a way, and it's easier on us. So we're just gonna keep doing it until it's obvious that we're a band.
MPR: One last random question: if someone wrote a biography about your life, what would the title be?