“These cages keep us separated”, says Cover Your Tracks frontman Paul Rose. Perhaps this lyric is rather fitting in the chaotic political and social climate we find ourselves in – and it’s a rather basic but also poignant lyric from the band’s debut album, Fever Dream, released on Epitaph Records late in 2016. A record that’s chock full of catchy choruses and an accessible sound that lies somewhere between Saosin, alt-rock, and post-hardcore, the band’s immediate success in getting on some high profile opening and support slots shouldn’t be that surprising when you consider both the band’s work ethic, as well as previous projects (Cursed Sails, Woe Is Me, and many more).
The band, who just finished up a bunch of festival dates (as well as being the openers for the I Prevail headlining tour) are certainly a band to watch, and I was fortunate enough to talk to both Brent Guistwite and Paul Rose (drums and vocals, respectively) of CYT to get their take on what running the festival circuit is really like, as well as the band’s debut album, and the impact Thrice has had on their lives. Check out the full audio interview below!