Pearl and the Beard Interview

THE STAR SCOOP:
New music. When’s it coming? What is it going to be? Details!

JEREMY STYLES:
It’s going to be a full length album. We’re shooting for definitely 2014 for a release date. We’ve just been working on it all this year and just writing. Now we’re finally getting to a point where we can record it. Yeah! Once we’ve got it recorded, we’re going to try to get it into the proper hands.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Do you have a specific date in mind for when we’ll be able to actually hear it?

JEREMY STYLES:
It depends on the process. Originally, we were like, maybe we’ll do it in May of this year and it kind of pushed back, pushed back, pushed back. So, we want to release this differently than we’ve released the other two albums. How that’s going to eventually come out, I have no idea.

THE STAR SCOOP:
When you guys are working on new music, what’s the process? Obviously there are three different minds, there are a lot of instruments…different personalities. What goes into actually putting this all together? Because you guys are true artists where you’re doing everything, right?

JEREMY STYLES:
Thanks!

JOCELYN MACKENZIE:
Thanks! Every song is different so it just depends from song to song. And if there’s one in particular that you’re thinking of, we can tell you, but it’s very collaborative. We all have a hand in it. Each one starts differently. We each have a different voice in each one. We don’t have one specific process that we use, which keeps it interesting for us, and it keeps the songs varied, which we love.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You said you want to release your next album differently. Do you want to have a different musical sound as well? Is there something else you’re going for? 

JOCELYN MACKENZIE:
That’s a good question. I think the new music is kind of organically coming out a little differently than the other stuff because we’re writing differently, which is great. We also just want to release it differently. On a different label, with a different kind of industry mind, different PR campaign, that kind of thing. Really hit the ground running with that.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Do you have personal favorite songs to perform? Or certain songs you can’t leave off your setlist?

EMILY HOPE PRICE:
Yes, for various reasons I think. I would say yes to both. We all have different ones. I think if there’s a new song we all like playing or an older one. Newer, it comes with more challenges. As far as personal favorites, those also depend on if they’re new or if we haven’t played them in a while. It changes. The songs where we’re playing different instruments or we’re kind of stepping out of our normal roles I think are really exciting as well.

JEREMY STYLES:
It puts our minds in different places. I think once we put in new songs, playing the old ones gets a little more exciting too.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You use a lot of instruments, which is really cool. Are there any that you aren’t using or don’t know how to play yet that you want to learn to play and add?

JOCELYN MACKENZIE:
I want to learn how to play the bass. I don’t know if I will, of if I’ll ever get good enough to be able to play it with this band. But I’m getting a bass. I forgot to tell you guys.

JEREMY STYLES:
I think the only thing that interests me would be getting way better at drums or something.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Do you have a sense of how people are actually becoming fans, finding your music? Where are you picking up all these new ears and new people?

EMILY HOPE PRICE:
That’s a good question. Mostly openers. Mostly Ani DiFranco, because we’ve opened for her quite a few times. Ingrid Michaelson. I think that’s kind of how things happen. It’s going to a party hosted by one of your friends and meeting a stranger. It kind of works that way!

JEREMY STYLES:
We’ve had Internet stuff. Some people will subscribe to different blogs like Sleepover Sessions.

JOCELYN MACKENZIE:
Also, are you familiar with the show “Criminal Minds?”  [The character] Penelope Garcia, a lot of people were telling me, especially when my hair was longer, that I looked like her. So I actually started tweeting every time somebody told me that I looked like her, and I would copy her on the tweet.

And she eventually started noticing. She replied and then she actually listened to the band, and she turned into a fan. We actually arranged to meet in person. So we met her and she was just super nice. Kirsten Vangsness is her name. She’s just like the sweetest person. And we do actually kind of look alike!

THE STAR SCOOP:
Do you change up your setlist at all?

EMILY HOPE PRICE:
As much as we can. We locked in a setlist once. We were like, yeah this is good. We played it several times in a row. It’s more interesting for the people who come to see us.

JEREMY STYLES:
I notice it more when we travel with other bands. I’m like, oh, we gotta change it up even more. Nobody knows! Jocelyn will remember a year and a half ago we played these four songs in a row. We can’t do that again.

THE STAR SCOOP:
How would you describe a typical Pearl and the Beard show?

JOCELYN MACKENZIE:
It’s an experience. We’re totally grateful that our fans are really connected to the music. It’s not a show where people are going to be drinking and just making a ton of noise and partying. It’s more of a listening experience.  It’s a very connected atmosphere, but it’s connected through the music, which is great. We do a little bit of talking on stage about our personal lives. We’re very open, so it’s also a very connecting experience, as well as a connected experience.

JEREMY STYLES:
A lot of people I know go into those shows and they’re just like, I don’t know who anybody is here. I’m with my boyfriend or girlfriend. For us personally, selfishly, we try to make the room as comfortable as possible for us. That’s why we like being here early and we like just letting everybody know, and putting out our cards like, we’re not cool. We’re just regular folks.

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