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Iliana Lopez: Where do the Epoxies fit in today's music scene?

FM Static: It's more of a response to the type of music we saw going on - all black leather jackets and cowboy hats sort of verging on metal rock - somebody needed to stand up for ridiculous music. We are committed to a certain type of song writing that can easily branch towards more of a punk sound. If we want to slow it down, we will. If we want to be melodic, we will. We're driven by that punk energy.

IL: Having been together since late 2000, has it been a crazy overnight success thing?

FM: The concept was: What if we started a band and tried really hard?. It turns out that that's a good formula for success. We try to make a good stage show. We focus on our outfits and on the lighting.

IL: Who choreographs the synchronized dance moves?

FM: It seems to just happen naturally in the practice space.

IL: Considering the diverse crowds you appeal to, you get a variety of dancing styles. Where do you stand between all out slam dancing and stiff-limbed robot dances?

FM: I see us as being, in essence, a pogo band. It's a shame dancing has gone out of shows.

IL: So the duct-taped clothes and the neon paint are part of the ridiculosity? (I just made up a word.)

FM: Here's a band secret: A key factor of this band is that people can never tell if we're being serious or not. It's like a tightrope act. If something goes terribly

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wrong, we can just say, "Haha we were just joking." Or if it goes really well, we can just say, "Yeah, we meant to do that." Deception and lies are a big part of this band.

IL: On the album (self-titled), I noticed you guys really enjoy yodeling, where is the influence in that?

FM: It's pretty much an Adam and the Ants move. There's a lot of the Ants in our style - along with the Monks, we definitely embraced their aesthetic.

IL: You do it for the music and not for the bling bling.

FM: There's not a lot of bling bling. It's ruined our relationships and we're all broke. •

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