Traditionally every year at FEST I fall in love with a band, I have never heard of before. 2016th addition to that list: BONG MOUNTAIN. Check them out, if you haven’t yet: Horrible name, amazing songs, great show, best record artwork I have seen in a long, long time. What is not to love about this band!?

We interviewed BONG MOUNTAIN’s Chris, Matt and Alex about their favorite videos, first stagedives, cheesy love songs…expect some unexpected answers 🙂


The first time you ever stagedived, this song / this band was playing?

Chris – LA DISPUTE covering Graduate by Third Eye Blind at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI.

Matt – During RX BANDITS, the first show I ever went to, at Freedom Hill in Pontiac, MI. The staff yelled at me.

Adum – I have never stagedived.


Favorite music video ever?

Matt –

Alex –

Chris –


That day, the first BONG MOUNTAIN show took place, this song was #1 in the billboard charts?

Adum – Our first show was with ASTPAI and TYPESETTER, topping the charts that day was Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass.


That song is representative for your teenage days?

Matt –

Alex –

Adum –

Chris –


That classic hardcore/punk band, you actually have never heard a single song from?

Adum, Alex, and Matt – we’ve never heard MINOR THREAT, CIRCLE JERKS, or CRASS


Best song-title you’ve ever heard of?

Alex –

Chris –

Matt – The entire Chicago Bowls EP by DIKEMBE:
Scottie Spliffen
Luc Bongley
Michael Jordank
Tony Kukush

Adum – I Used to Like Them When They Put ‚Cobra‘ in the Titles – COBRA SKULLS


Oddly enough BONG MOUNTAIN got compared to this band once?
Adum – BAD RELIGION. I like Bad Religion ok, but I don’t think we sound anything like Bad Religion.


To your profound embarrassment which cheesy song do you actually enjoy, every time you hear it?

Matt –

Alex –

Chris – That Gwen Stefani song about bananas


Last one, song with your favorite lyrics?

Matt – Any DILLINGER FOUR. – „Like Sprewells on a wheelchair“ is what sticks out right now.

Alex – CAIN MARKO – Kitchen Knife

Chris – L.A. DISPUTE – Harder Harmonies


Who in their right mind would call their band BONG MOUNTAIN? Those boys right here:

Q&A with LIRR.

The peeps of LIRR just released a great 2-song 12″ via Through Love Records. If you wanna know about their favourite BON JOVI tunes and which song gets them out of bed each morning, read on….

Which song sums up your last weekend pretty good?

The first time you ever stage dived, this band was playing?
No clue, probably a few years ago in a messy youthcenter

Your favourite 90s tune?

Favorite artist from your hometown / area?

That song with the most ridiculous lyrics you can think of?
Oh, don’t blame me, but the first song I thought of was Friday by Rebecca Black. So ridiculous.

Who would you like to sing a duet with?
Beyoncé. That voice.

Which song was the first cover song LIRR. played at their first rehearsal?
We never played a cover, but if we had it would have been Smoke on the water by DEEP PURPLE.

This song is your alarm tune every morning?
CLOAKROOM – Bending. Just because.

To your profound embarrassment which cheesy song do you actually enjoy, every time you hear it?

Last one, song with your favourite lyrics?
I can’t help myself but it gives me goose bumps every time I hear it.

Check out LIRR.’s music-video: