tell the readers a little bit about Naperville's best kept secret,
is: Andy - bass guitar/vocals, Mark - drums/recording & Joe
guitar/vocals. We officially started Division a little over two
years ago as a side project. At that time, all of us were in a
band called SwingSet. Wanting to play something different, the
three of us decided to start Division. Last June, after finally
finding our "sound", we all decided we wanted to commit
more time to this band. Since then we've spent all of our time
writing, recording in Mark's home studio and doing the band stronger
than we have before.
are the pros and cons of being in a band from the suburbs if any?
Joe: Pros - house
rock! Because the suburbs offer little in the way of rock n' roll
clubs, we are in the "loop" when it comes to playing
houses. Some of the coolest shows are the ones put on in basements,
garages and living rooms. Cons - house rock. Sometimes playing
houses with bad PA's and poor ventilation can be more of a drag
than a fun time. Being a band from the suburbs, you know the experience
of bad house shows all to well.
know that you have a brother playing with you in Division. How
does that help the band?
Joe: Having my
brother in the band helps communication. Because we've been playing
together for so long, there is an unspoken language between us
when we write songs and play music together. It makes writing
and playing that much easier.
us a little about All Ages Radio and your affiliation with it.
Joe: All Ages
Radio is a punk rock radio program that is broadcast on 89.1 FM
on Thursday and Friday nights starting at Midnight. It's about
four blocks away from my house, which makes it real easy for me
to go down to the station and visit friends. I don't consider
myself affiliated with it, I just consider myself a friend who
is there to help. Division has played there, as well as our old
band SwingSet. I also designed their new logo.
has it that you are in a band with a member of Coalesce. Is this
true? And what is the bands plans in the future?
Joe: Yes, that
rumor is true. The band is called Miasis. It's kind of a noise/rock/hardcore
band. I play drums, Andy plays bass, and a friend of ours, Evan,
plays guitar. At the beginning of the year, we contacted Sean
Ingram of Coalesce and asked him if he would like to be a part
of the project. He was excited to work with us, so we all began
work on a record. We finished recording all of the instrumentation
for our full length here this summer. Sean is currently writing
vocal parts at his home in Missouri. The record will hopefully
be finished by the end of this year, and released early next year.
Miasis is currently performing instrumentally locally, but will
also be performing with Sean out of state and possibly locally
after the record is released.
are some of the up and coming bands from Naperville?
Joe: There are
two up and coming bands here in Naperville. The first is called
"The Sea & Ocean." They play amazing emotional music
with a little bit of pop thrown in. And the other band is called
"Nineteen of Salem." This band plays a combination of
emo, metal, hardcore and grind that will seriously blow you away.
some of your releases and where someone could purchase them.
Joe: We currently
have a limited edition 3 song demo CD available for $4 ppd. that
you can get from us at shows or through the mail. If you want
more information on the CD check out http://division99.tripod.com,
e-mail email@example.com or
write: Division, 605 W. Jackson, Naperville, IL 60540. Coming
soon is a comp on Sinister Records called "Chicago: Arise
from the Ashes" that we contributed to. We did our rendition
of CaPn' Jazz's "Forget Who We Are" for the CD and 7"
versions. That will be available from us by November, but it should
also be in all the local record stores by then too.
Divisions sound using only profanity.
Joe: Pussy dick
rock or PDR if you prefer.
does the future hold for Division?
Joe: The future
holds a full-length record, one version on CD and another version
on vinyl. Plus a split 7" with Miasis, various comp. appearances
and hopefully lots of shows and some touring. All of our contact
info is as follows: Division 605 W. Jackson Naperville IL 60540
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
booking - Joe @ 630.420.7812.
for more info on Division please visit: www.divisionmusic.com