Recently, I was an extra for Matthew Lillard’s “Fat Punk” short film shoot. Whiskey Tango was the band used for the film shoot, so I decided to ask them some questions about the experience. Sean and Mike were awesome enough to reply.
Q: How did you get to be the band for this film shoot?
Sean: I know the bulk of the crew on the shoot because I’ve edited for most of them. They needed a punk rock band and someone to get a room full of punks for the shoot, so they immediately called me.
Mike: Well, after doing 5 Dollar Cover Seattle we are now the coolest most radical punk band in Seattle. But seriously, we have a good relationship with the indie movie scene here mostly thanks to Sean and we’re not dicks like RVIVR.
Q: What was it like being filmed for this?
Sean: It was great. At first we had to ‘fake’ play our instruments and it felt just as fake. Then Matt told us to just start rocking it out and it went amazingly after that.
Mike: Totally awesome. Who wouldn’t want to meet Matthew Lillard?
Q: Did you have music licensed for this? Will your songs be used in the film?
Sean: See Mike’s answer
Mike:We have no licensing for anything…maybe a few songs, but I don’t think anyone would steal anything from an unknown punk band in Seattle thats been around forever. If we ever decide to put out records in a more traditional manner or get signed, then perhaps…
And yes, our songs will be used. ZING!
Q: If Matthew Lillard gets the go ahead to make this a feature film, do you know if Whiskey Tango will be used again?
Sean: Matt did say that we were going to be in the feature should it get made. He kept saying during the shoot that he was going to make our song that we played a bunch of times ‘Meanwhile…’ famous.
Mike: Oh we’re in it soooooo deep.
Q: What’s the next move for Whiskey Tango?
Sean: Right after we hit up taco bell we are going to record a new album and plan a Europe/japan tour.
Mike: Go to Taco Bell
Q: Anything else?
Sean: Punk rock is not bread.
Mike: hail satan
Thank you to Whiskey Tango for the interview! Go check them out:
Update: Whiskey Tango just mentioned that they have free downloads on their site. Make sure to snag some free music!