Filipino/So-Cal rockers challenge We Are Scientists at CMJ
The Little Ones kicked off their CMJ experience last night (October 16) with a performance at the NME.COM Welcome To CMJ party at Annex, the first of two shows they will play this week.
Speaking to NME.COM after the show, singer Ed Reyes and guitarist Ian Moreno revealed they are gearing up for the release of their debut album ‘Morning Tide’ in the spring, which will be preceded by a slot opening for We Are Scientists in the UK before Christmas.
“It was recorded by this amazing person called David Newton from The Mighty Lemon Drops. He’s from Wolverhampton. A big chunk of the record was mixed by James Ford, from Simian Mobile Disco. He’s awesome. He plays a lot of things, he’s like a mad scientist on stage. We saw him when Simian Mobile Disco passed through LA and it was a dance-a-licious time,” Moreno said.
Moreno also revealed it was through a mutual friend that the band connected with We Are Scientists for the tour.
“We have the same sound engineer, Adam, and he worked with them for a tour and then another band and then not long after that he worked with us, and all we heard was ‘on the Scientists tour… on the Scientists tour… on the Scientists tour’, but he’s just told us great things about those guys, so hopefully they won’t hate us.”
The Little Ones are also getting ready to party on the road.
“I’m not going to lie anymore, everyone thinks we’re so soft and fuzzy but we’ve been known to drink our rider before soundcheck,” singer Ed Reyes said.
“I am going to go to rehab soon. I’ve been drinking a lot, I’ve been doing a lot of… drinking. We’re going to drink [We Are Scientists] under the table I think.”
Moreno says there will be more than just drinking on tour.
“We’re going to have a dance-off party. We’re from Southern California so we’re into a more hip-hop vibe. We’re Filipino, we could out-dance any white dude. We’re brown! It’s in our genes!”
–By our New York staff.