The Basement – 1/30/2020 – If Walls Could Talk

Andrew Herner

Matt Burdick, Live Music Director

Detroit band If Walls Could Talk dropped by the station to discuss road snacks, band bonding activities, and the Jonas Brothers.

You can find out more about the band on their website.

Transcript below:

Matt Burdick: You’re listening to WDBM’s The Basement, and we are in the studio tonight with a band from Detroit –  If Walls Could Talk. You guys want to introduce yourselves?

Tony Burke: So I’m Tony and I’m the vocalist here. 

Steven Fronrath: I’m Steven and I play keys and saxophone. 

Nick DiStefano: I’m Nick. I play guitar. 

Zack Spoutz: I am Zack and I play drums. 

Anthony White: I am Anthony. I play bass.

Matt Burdick: Cool, so we’ll ask you guys some questions in a bit, but for now you can go right into your first song if you want. 

Tony Burke: Okay, here we go.


Matt Burdick: Awesome, thank you! So we are in the studio with If Walls Could Talk, and you guys, your live show has a lot of theatrical elements to it. A lot of dancing, a lot of movement. Do you want to talk a little bit about what influences your  massive stage presence? 

Tony Burke: Alright, so a little background here. So I have a history in dance and theater. In school I would do ballroom dancing. So I just want to be around the stage as much as possible, like small stages scare me. But what ends up happening is I end up dancing on top of tables and stuff like that. That’s literally happened before 

Anyway, and then theater as well, and some of us have been like in pit in theater too, so we’ve kind of had that  with us always. We always want to make it a performance as much as possible, just so that it’s engaging, so we can emote ourselves as best as possible. 

Matt Burdick: For sure. Do you ever like, in a moment of excitement, take it a little too far with stage theatrics? Do something a little more dangerous than you planned? 

Tony Burke: Oh yeah. Personally, just a few weeks ago when we were in Toledo, I was just really getting into it and I wanted to do – So there’s this one song that we do, “Specter of the Dead,” and at the very end of it, I go into splits, like I jump and then I go right into the splits. And like I just went super far down. Like, I touched the ground. I remember right after that, I’m like, I didn’t stretch at all before this. So I paid for it a little bit, but at least that wasn’t my first time doing it. 

Nick DiStefano: The other thing that he does is he runs around the venue a lot of times. But that song, right, there is like a little interlude and he just runs through the crowd and I’m pretty sure at that show specifically you were gonna knock somebody’s drink over. You were running through the people and they were like, “What’s going on? Who are these guys?” 

Steven Fronrath: Yeah I’m sure you’ve knocked some people’s drinks over before. We were on stage in Philly once and I needed to stand up for my saxophone solo. So I just stood on top of my piano bench, but I didn’t realize the ceiling was too short, so I smashed my head right into the ceiling. But, you know, I still played the solo, so everything for the show. 

Matt Burdick: Possible spoilers, but are we going to hear this saxophone solo tonight? 

Steven Fronrath: That might be correct.

Matt Burdick: And you guys also –  I suppose no one who’s listening can really see it – but you guys all have matching outfits on right now. 

Nick DiStefano: Oh you guys wore the same thing? This is awkward.

Anthony White: We wore the same dress to prom too, it was the weirdest thing.

Matt Burdick: Just these very nice dressy maroon and white outfits. Is there a meaning behind that? What was the intention behind the uniform? 

Tony Burke: Well, the colors specifically we took a little bit of time to land on, but eventually we kind of decided on it. Majority decided on it. 

Gia Haddock: What were the other colors you guys had talked about?

Tony Burke: Purple? What else? I think we literally googled “best color combinations” and we found these probably on some random website and we were like, “Yeah, that makes sense,” because the album that we just released in June is called Because It’s Love, and maroon has that red color, and it’s very like “Love”. It’s very romantic, but it’s also darker, which kind of hints at some of the songs on that album too. It’s not just purely red or pink or something like that. It’s got some tone to it. 

Matt Burdick: Yeah, alright! Well if you guys want to go into your next song? 

Tony Burke: Alrighty. Next song we’re going to do has some ukulele on it, so hope you enjoy. The first song was called “Honest,” and here is “Ladder to the Moon.”

*Ladder to the Moon*

Gia Haddock: Cool guys! So I noticed you guys have a lot of different elements going on in your songs, a lot of different styles and a lot of fusions of songs, which is really cool. I also have a background in theater so I’m definitely picking up on a little bit of Broadway elements from the keys over there. But then you got a little bit of that rock element. So how do you each kind of bring in like your own style and like what music you love into writing songs?

Tony Burke: We have such a diverse style, but it’s so funny as far as our inspirations go. It’s so funny because two of us will have like similar, and then like two would be completely opposite, you know? But it’s like this random wheel that we’re all connected somehow. 

Anthony White: That’s part of why we dress all similarly  too, you know, just kind of helps to keep us together. 

Gia Haddock: So who’s like one artist that you all would say is an inspiration for you guys?

Anthony White: Green Day.

Zack Spoutz: I know what they’re going to say, but it’s not going to be for two of us.  

Nick DiStefano: There’s a lot of Twenty One Pilots and a lot of Coldplay. 

Zack Spoutz: Imagine Dragons? Oh I got one! Uh, what’s their name? 

Steven Fronrath: Wow. Really inspirational. 

Zack Spoutz: Uh, nevermind. Sorry, I forgot. 

Steven Fronrath: As you can see, we have a very diverse – 

Zack Spoutz: Oh Jukebox! That’s who it was, Jukebox the Ghost! We all really like them. 

Nick DiStefano: Yeah Jukebox the Ghost really did a lot for our current album. 

Matt Burdick: Oh, speaking of the current album, so we talked a little bit about that before you played your last song, but you guys released an EP a couple of years ago, and then this past summer you came out with your debut album Because It’s Love. How do you guys think your sound has changed, grown, and kind of developed between those projects to where it is now?

Tony Burke: When I listen to the album – I don’t listen to myself a lot, right – but when you listen to the album, there’s like this feeling that it’s all together, you know? But when I listen to the EP that was released two years ago, it’s like I’m really proud of all those songs, but I feel like they’re not really connected. So I think in the past two years, we definitely understood where we are musically and we’ve kind of grown into that sound. And yeah, these songs are completely different than one another, but they just have this overall feeling, this Because It’s Love feeling. I dunno, it’s hard to describe.

Steven Fronrath: Yeah, I think the idea is because we have such a diverse taste of music, really. With that first EP, it was a smattering of some of our favorite original songs that we’ve played and we just put them together in a collection and really this album, we’ve really tried to focus into our sound and really fine tune that overall sound together with this  collection of songs that makes up the album 

Tony Burke: A smattering. I love that. 

Matt Burdick: Awesome. You guys want to do another song? 

Tony Burke: Yeah, we do. Alright, this next song is called “Open Heart.” Prepare yourselves.

*Open Heart*

Matt Burdick:  You’re tuned into The Basement on WDBM. You just heard If Walls Could Talk perform a song live in the studio. You will hear them perform some more songs in a little, but I want to know, did you guys watch the Grammys last weekend? 

Steven Fronrath: Yes.

Nick DiStefano:  I saw the highlights. 

Tony Burke: I didn’t. Yeah, I saw the highlights and I’m sad I missed it because one of my favorite artists got awarded best alternative music album, something like that., Vampire Weekend.

Matt Burdick: You guys have any hot takes, controversial opinions on the proceedings last weekend? 

Nick DiStefano: No. I’m happy for Billie Eilish. 

Gia Haddock: I heard a little bit of controversy about her though. So people were saying that she wasn’t like grateful enough for getting all the Grammys she got. But like, I kind of thought, she’s like 18.

Zack Spoutz: Seriously think about how much pressure that is, like the whole world watching you. 

Gia Haddock: I could not imagine. I think she won like five or something. And she was saying like, “I don’t deserve this up against all these other artists.” And like, I mean, if you’re 18 and you’re winning that much…

Zack Spoutz: Where do you go from there though?

Nick DiStefano: Compared to probably all the other artists who feel like they were stiffed, probably weren’t very nice to her.

Steven Fronrath: You know, the real tragedy of the night:  That spinach in Nick Jonas’s teeth. Kevin and Joe did him dirty man. They purposely didn’t tell him that he had it.

Nick DiStefano: I did not hear about that. 

Steven Fronrath: It’s pretty bad. 

Matt Burdick: Who was you guys’ favorite performance at the Grammys. 

Steven Fronrath: Well, I’m going to take one for the team and you guys tell me what was my favorite performance of the Grammys? 

Nick DiStefano: Did Jonas Brothers play?  Oh they did play so probably the Jonas Brothers. 

Steven Fronrath: It was the Jonas Brothers. I am a huge Jonas Brothers fan along with my  fiance Mary

Nick DiStefano: But yeah I don’t think any of the rest of us saw any of the performances. Shame on us, I guess. 

Gia Haddock: So would you say that you were the inspiration for the Jonas Brothers cover? 

Steven Fronrath: Yes. Yeah, I was. 

Zack Spoutz: And the look of this guy, I mean we’re on the radio so you can’t really see him but…. 

Gia Haddock: Definitely Jonas Brothers vibes.

Steven Fronrath: Yeah funny story about that. Jonas Brothers cover. We waited until midnight until that song came out and we were like, “You know what? We should record a cover of this tomorrow.” 

Nick DiStefano: Actually, we were in the studio recording our last album, and we were like kind of playing with the idea. We were like. “Should we do a cover? It’s been a while since we’d done anything and this is going to take a while,” and we knew that it was coming out, so we waited there until midnight with our producer and we watched it. We were like, “Alright, it’s tight. Let’s come up with something right now.” And then we started recording 

Matt Burdick: So you were already planning out the cover before you had heard the song?

Zack Spoutz: And we did a video with it too.

Nick DiStefano: Yeah we got a video and it was all done at basically the same time, and we were like “Alright well let’s do this real quick and then we’re going to go ahead and we basically like try to arrange it kind of on the spot.” We had like three days. 

Steven Fronrath: You know, we definitely, I think we accounted for like 50% of their entire streams in a 24 hour period. Just learning that song.

Gia Haddock: It was definitely you guys. 

Steven Fronrath: It was us. We’ll take the credit.

Matt Burdick: Do you guys ever play that cover live now or is that just like, you learned it in a day, you’d never come back to it?

Steven Fronrath: We did. We played it at our album release show back in June.

Zack Spoutz: It was a surprise though, cause like, I don’t think we were planning on doing it.  And then a bunch of people were asking us, so we’re like “Yeah, we probably should.” So we ended up doing it, but not telling anyone ahead of time. But yeah, you’re right. We did just learn it. Like Nick and I the next day, went to record it in the studio, so like I didn’t have anything memorized. So like when it came to that show, yeah, we definitely had to like retune everything.

Nick DiStefano: I don’t even think I could play it right now if I tried to remember. It’s funny. 

Matt Burdick: What’s the group consensus on who the best Jonas Brother is? 

Steven Fronrath: Oh, it’s gotta be Nick.

Nick DiStefano: Yeah. I gotta say. Maybe I’m biased. 

Gia Haddock: I don’t know, I’m a Joe fan. 

Zack Spoutz: Joe fan?! Okay. So speaking of the Jonas Brothers here, we played them at a show, like we covered their music. And so each of us, he was Nick, I was Joe. So thank you. And you were?

Anthony White:  Kevin.

Zack Spoutz: Kevin yeah. So I’m a little biased. I like Joe, he’s pretty cool, he’s tight.. 

Matt Burdick: So I’m hearing Nick and Joe. No respect for Kevin?

Nick DiStefano: Poor Kevin. 

Steven Fronrath: Kevin is the Ringo of the Jonas Brothers. 

Nick DiStefano: It’s true. Yeah. 

Tony Burke: Don’t do Ringo dirty like that.

Steven Fronrath: The world did him dirty, okay?

Matt Burdick: So that song you guys just performed has a very high concept and high quality music video as well as a lot of the songs off that album. Do you want to talk a little bit about that process and how you were able to write and film such detailed videos? 

Tony Burke: Yeah. I think a lot of, as far as like the videos go, we spent a lot of time just trying to think about –  first of all, we had to pick which ones we wanted to do. So as we were like writing all this stuff and arranging everything, we’re thinking, “Okay, in the future, what are we going to do?What are we going to, which songs are we gonna pick?” And then we kind of just like, while we were talking through them, I think were just inspired to write these stories for these music videos. And then of course, we worked with  Austin Vansen and his brother Nick really closely on these concepts and they just did a phenomenal job capturing the emotion of all the videos. It was just such a cool process, that was by far like my favorite music videos that we’ve done so far. 

Nick DiStefano: Yeah, the last one for “Open Heart,” that last song we played, Tony was basically just like “Bro, guys, I got this vision okay?” And he basically just wrote it all out and was like “I want this,” and our guys were like “Okay, let’s make it happen.” And we did it. I wish we had a behind the scenes, cause the intro of the video, it’s all one shot. And it was the first thing we did and was the longest thing ever. But basically the camera goes around, Tony does some rap, and then while the chorus happens, the camera kind of turns around the piano and then comes back and looks where it was at. Basically it does like a 360 except like looking in the circle. 

So it does a circle and as it turns back around there’s a crowd of people, and so the whole time, what’s actually happening behind the scenes is that all these people are running behind the camera and then they all get lined up. And then we’re carrying a ladder so we can put the ladder down and the camera guy can go up on it, then pick up the other camera. It’s insane. So we don;t have a behind the scenes but it looks great. 

Zack Spoutz: Yeah, that was a really cool shoot, especially because like it was outside and the tone of the song, of “Open Heart” like starts off kind of, I don’t want to say like pessimistic, but it’s like real. It’s like, “here’s what’s wrong,” and then by the end of it, it’s all about love and all about understanding and stuff like that. And that’s exactly what happened on that shoot because it was super cloudy and like, I don’t know, sad, I guess. And then by the end of the video, we’re supposed to be like “love” and everything. It was sunny. It was crazy how it worked out.

Nick DiStefano: And we got sunburnt. 

Zack Spoutz: And then we got sunburnt and it was like 40 degrees out.

Steven Fronrath: We were almost as red as our uniforms. 

Matt Burdick: How’d you get a piano into the middle of a parking lot? 

Tony Burke: It was just there. No, Steve, why don’t you talk about what you did to your piano?

Steven Fronrath: Yeah so we found an old piano and pianos are really heavy, so they don’t really work well on tour and like taking to venues. So we had to completely gut the piano, took all of the insides out of it and completely stripped it down and we use a digital piano inside of it. So, yeah, with a lot of manpower to move those, it just takes like three or four people to move this piano, but we get it in place and we bring it everywhere we go. 

Matt Burdick: Did you guys do the red and white paint job yourselves? 

Nick DiStefano: Yeah. The whole thing was Steve, really. He said “we” but it was really just all Steve. He did all of it. 

Steven Fronrath: Yeah. There was a lot of time spent in a garage, in the cold 

Nick DiStefano: It also needs a little bit of a touch up cause we run on the top of it.

Tony Burke:  Yeah I was going to say, he gets so nervous cause like during our performances we weren’t around, right, so sometimes Nick and I stand on top of it and he’s like “Don’t slip on the edge of it!” I’m like, I know, Steve. 

Steven Fronrath: I’m not responsible for any liability. 

Anthony White: We all signed the waiver.

Matt Burdick: And then for songs like “Wasted Time” and “Honest” you use like office spaces and pretty detailed set design. 

Zack Spoutz: REMAX First office spaces.

Nick DiStefano: Yeah. So I’m a realtor there, and, Tony also works there as a receptionist. So for “Honest,” that’s at the St. Clair Shores location where the little cubicle scenes are at, and then the entirety of “Wasted Time” is spent at my office, the Clinton office. It was the longest If Walls Could Talk event to ever happen. Seriously, it was 16 hours. 

Tony Burke: I got so sick after that.  

Anthony White: We started at 3:00 PM on a Sunday, got home at like 6:00 AM Monday morning. 

Zack Spoutz: And then agents started showing up in the office while we were cleaning up everything. 

Nick DiStefano: If you watch the video, you’ll understand why. We basically just destroy,  we trash the office. There’s confetti and like cleaning that up takes an hour by itself. It was amazing. 

Steven Fronrath: Pro tip: if you have a popcorn ceiling, you don’t want to spray confetti all over the popcorn ceiling. 

Matt Burdick: So you just call up your boss one day, “Yeah, we need the office for about 16 hours. We have confetti everywhere. Don’t worry, we’ll clean it up.”

Nick DiStefano: Or you ask for forgiveness. 

Anthony White: No reason, no reason…

Tony Burke:  Or you’re related to the owner. 

Nick DiStefano: I basically made a deal where I was like, with the broker, I was like, “Listen, if we can use it, you could be the first one to see it,” and he’s like “Well, sure.” And then I showed it to him and I was like – 

Tony Burke: I don’t know how I still have a job. Literally poured coffee on the table.  

Nick DiStefano: We cleaned it all up, you know, people came in nine o’clock in the morning and they didn’t know a thing happened. It was fun.

Anthony White: Are they still finding it? 

Nick DiStefano: I think, well, what ended up happening is that there’s ceiling fans, and we didn’t check the ceiling fans when we cleaned it. So one day they turn the ceiling fans on and they got rained with confetti.

Steven Fronrath: And it was like months later because it was like winter when we recorded this, it was like three months later.

Nick DiStefano: I got a message from someone. They’re like, “Why is there confetti on the fans?” I was like “Uh oh. I totally forgot about that.” So they got a little surprise. Other than that, it wasn’t too bad. 

Tony Burke: Bottom line, we have a lot of fun with our music videos.

Nick DiStefano: It was an absolute blast. 

Matt Burdick: Well, if you guys want to do another song right now, you can go ahead.

Nick DiStefano: All right, let’s do it.

*Wasted Time*

Matt Burdick: Sick. Thanks guys. 

Nick DiStefano: Oh, our pleasure. 

Matt Burdick: We’re still here on The Basement, WDBM, talking to If Walls Could Talk. Now, you guys have been kinda on tour, on and off this whole month. You guys played New York last week?

Nick DiStefano: Yup. We played New York City, played Scranton, Grand Rapids… We have Lansing coming up next, two weeks, on the 15th. We played Detroit. We have another Detroit show doing the Ten Year Fanfare this weekend, there was Toledo. So yeah, there’s quite a few. 

Matt Burdick: So what’s been kind of, maybe not your favorite show, but your favorite moment of this whole tour? 

Tony Burke:  I loved Grand Rapids. 

Nick DiStefano: Yeah. Grand Rapids was really, it was just unexpected, you know?  When you go to a city that you’re not from and you actually get a lot of people who are like, “We really liked you guys.” You end up meeting a lot of new fans and a lot of them are loving it, and you even see some like, mouthing some of the words. It’s a really good feeling to know like, okay, we’re doing something right.

Tony Burke: Yeah. Like especially when they’ve never heard us before and they’re like singing along to the chorus. Like that’s spooky to me, that’s so cool that they’re like listening and trying to remember it and then trying to sing along too. It’s the coolest thing ever. 

Steven Fronrath: Yeah, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that New York City was probably my favorite moment., just altogether. Especially the show. It was great to see our New York City base turn out, and it was, again, just great to see all the fans again singing the lyrics back when we’re in the middle of Manhattan. It’s a really cool experience. 

Tony Burke: Always so much fun. I love going there. 

Steven Fronrath: And to top it all off, we did a full vinyl pressing session at Leesta Vall Studios in Brooklyn the morning of our show. So we pressed, what was it, like 26 individual vinyl records for fans that pre-ordered them, so that was a really cool experience. 

Gia Haddock: So you talked a lot about like your lyrics meaning a lot to you guys, which makes sense. So when you guys are writing, do you mainly write around your lyrics? Do you write around specialty instruments? Like how do you conceptualize these songs? 

Tony Burke: Right, so usually how it works is one of us will have an idea for a song right? Have this like concept. And a lot of the times what happens is, so on this last album, we had 13 tracks. So I wrote like 11 of them. And I usually write on like keys or on ukulele. And so I’ll come up with some idea, fiddle around with it, or sometimes I’ll take it to Logic, you know, and like mess around with it, which for those who don’t know about Logic, it’s like GarageBand. And then mess around with it, put some instruments in it, take it to the band and they like understand it and get this really cool feeling for it and arrange it in a way that makes it the best way that it’s possible. We always make this thing where we’re going to try to make the songs the best way that is possible for them. So like you heard Nick sing in that last song, and he brought that song, that was Nick’s song. He wrote that, and he brought it to the table, and I was like, “Nick, do you want to sing this song? Like, it’s yours.”And he was like, “Yeah, I’d love to.” So it’s kinda like we’re really collaborative as far as like trying to get the emotion across and making it as much of a full song as possible.

Matt Burdick: So you guys are lucky enough to be able to have, just like every member of the band, great voice. You guys can do all these harmonies. How do you arrange those? How do you plan all of that out? 

Tony Burke: It’s built into rehearsal. We have an hour every rehearsal spent to vocals. 

Gia Haddock: Yeah I heard you guys doing some of the classic vocal warmups earlier. 

Yeah, so I went to school, northwest Indiana, a school called Valparaiso. And so yeah, that was my primary instrument. I went for voice and we’d always do like these certain warmups, and those three just stuck with me. Like I knew if I had these three warmups, if I did them every time, I’d be set, you know? So I always do those ahead of time, the whole band does. 

Matt Burdick: On the topic of warmups, is there any like special traditions you guys have before shows?  

Anthony White: Typically a huddle.

Nick DiStefano: Before we go on stage, we do a big huddle and we like hype ourselves up. Be like “It’s gonna be amazing!” And then we got on stage and we have just all the energy in the world. We have a post-show  tradition that’s not really set in stone, but we just always go to Taco Bell.

Tony Burke: Yeah! After this we’re going to Taco Bell!

Gia Haddock: What are your orders?

Matt Burdick: Same question. 

Nick DiStefano: Oh yeah, alright. So Steve, would you like to start? 

Steven Fronrath: For me lately it’s been a Power Bowl, but Nacho Fries are back! So, that changes things quite a bit. 

Nick DiStefano: Yeah the Nacho Fries are a must now. I always get either two bean burritos made fresco or a black bean Crunchwrap made fresco.

Tony Burke: I’ve dabbled around in a few things, but like my favorite thing to get is the Cheesy Potato Griller. I love getting that.

Anthony White: Lately I’ve been going for what Nick’s –  I’ll have what he’s having. But yeah typically, Chicken Quesarito. Why does that reference come up again? “I’ll have what he’s having.” But yeah either a Chicken Quesarito or Crunchwrap Supreme. I like the fresco stuff now. 

Zack Spoutz: I’m very simple with my orders. I like soft shell tacos. 

Steven Fronrath: By simple, do you mean picky?

Zack Spoutz: Picky and simple, one and the same.

Matt Burdick: I’m a Doritos Locos guy myself. Unexpectedly, kinda great. I don’t know, they’re onto something.

Nick DiStefano: I love the Nacho Fries, they’re like my favorite things.

Gia Haddock: I do like a, I call it a three course meal, so off of the dollar menu, I will get a Cheesy Roll-Up, one of their chicken quesadillas, and then I’ll get the Cinnabon Delights. It’s perfect.

Tony Burke: Have you guys had the Skittles. Slurpee thing? That’s so good. 

Nick DiStefano: It’s so sugary but it’s amazing.

Tony Burke: It’s so bad. But it’s so good.

Matt Burdick: Like, I can probably handle like one a year, but it’s so good. 

Nick DiStefano: Right? Yeah, your dentist would not recommend it.

Matt Burdick: So now we know your fast food preference, but when you’re on the road driving to New York or whatever, what’s your go-to gas station snack?

Nick DiStefano: Oh, Chex Mix. 

Matt Burdick: Same. Yeah. 

Nick DiStefano: Anybody else have one?

Tony Burke: Pretzels.

Nick DiStefano: Yeah. Pretzels cause it’s  really more or less an Aldi trip cause it’s cheaper. So if it’s Aldi, it’s almost always pretzels and veggies for us.

Anthony White: Kettle chips.

Tony Burke: Oh yeah, those are good. Kettle chips. The salt and vinegar kettle chips are so delicious. That would be mine. 

Steven Fronrath: Sour candy is my weakness. 

Nick DiStefano: Steve always gets the sweet  stuff. Yeah it’s funny, tour’s really just a lot of like driving and then stopping at places like rest stops and gas stations, eating whatever you can find. And obviously then playing shows. Not to minimize that part. That’s the best part of tour. 

Anthony White: Yeah, definitely the skateboarding through, I think that was New Jersey a couple of times. 

Nick DiStefano: Oh yeah. Yeah we do have some fun. We played Monopoly as a band for the first time. 

Gia Haddock: How did that go?

Steven Fronrath: We’re still standing so…

Tony Burke: We’re still together.

Nick DiStefano: Zack won.

Zack Spoutz: We’re going to try Mario Party next.

Nick DiStefano:  Yeah we’re really going to test our friendship. 

Matt Burdick: What other band bonding activities do you guys have? 

Nick DiStefano: Oh wow. You know, it’s just funny cause we spend so much time  together, not like doing anything fun. 

Anthony White: Sometimes we’ll have sleepovers.

Nick DiStefano: Yeah every now and then we’ve done like a time where we all just hang out, you know, and like we’ll play Jackbox and stuff. Yeah. 

Gia Haddock: Which one? Is it the one with the Quiplash? That’s the best one.

Nick DiStefano: Oh, see I think the fifth one’s the best one, that has the rap battle…

Matt Burdick: Yes, I support this.

Nick DiStefano:  And it has the Shark Tank one.

Matt Burdick: Yeah the invention game?

Nick DiStefano: We haven’t played that one together yet. Last time the only one we had was Jackbox 4, and that was the first Jackbox we ever had. 

Matt Burdick: Who’s the best at the rap one? Who’s the master MC? 

Nick DiStefano: Oh, Steve thinks he is.

Anthony White: I’ll arm wrestle you for that one, I had some good ones.

Tony Burke: I don’t know if I’ve ever played that one 

Nick DiStefano: Really? Oh, so we have a test now that we have to complete. 

Anthony White: Next time we’re here we’ll have an answer.

Nick DiStefano: So yeah, I can’t think of anything else that we do. 

Tony Burke: We love to rehearse. 

Steven Fronrath: We play a lot of music together. 

Nick DiStefano: Yeah, we do a lot of music together and then we’ll jam every now and then just to have some fun.

Zack Spoutz:  I guess one of our bonding things is Taco Bell.

Nick DiStefano: This is true. 

Matt Burdick: Full circle. 

Anthony White: We drive. We yell at each other and we drive.

Matt Burdick: Alright well, if you guys want to do one final song?

Nick DiStefano: Let’s do it.

Tony Burke: This one’s called “Static.”


Matt Burdick: Awesome! Thank you so much for dropping by the studio! 

Tony Burke: Thank you for having us!

Gia Haddock: That was great guys!

Matt Burdick: That was If Walls Could Talk, and thank you so much!