BY DELANEY GERARD
The band Everyone is Dirty is a four-piece rock band that formed in Oakland in 2013. We got to talk to Sivan Lioncub of the band about their new single, San Andreas, their upcoming album, My Neon's Dead, which will be released on September 28th, and what their plans are for the future. Make sure to check the band out on all of their social media and keep your eyes and ears out for their new album!
Your brand new LP My Neon's Dead is out September 28th. How would you describe the LP?
SIVAN: "Dreamy, gooey, heavy, euphoric… If it was a dessert it would be a medicated glazed donut with bacon sprinkles."
What was your Inspiration behind this LP?
SIVAN: "My Neon’s Dead is inspired by the fear I still have that this near death experience killed my light.
In 2015 I almost died because I was allergic to an antibiotic and my liver failed. The album was made during the time I was going through that. Chris, Tony, and Tyler kept the band going while I was in the hospital, and we recorded the album together throughout the last two years. I’m not talking about this to get pity. I just hope that by being honest I can tell a story that other people are going through too, and then we can all feel like we aren’t alone. The fear that something will kill your light or has killed it is one that I think or hope other people can relate to.
After that trauma, I walk around wondering, is the sparkle gone? Did a part of me die? Will I ever be who I was before this happened? Do I even remember who I was? It’s a scary thing."
Can you tell us a little more about your single San Andreas, which was released July 28th?
SIVAN: "San Andreas is a love song that’s inspired by summer in Los Angeles. It’s scenes from a love affair… you meet, you fuck, you fight… It’s about not taking this life too seriously. It’s all a laugh."
In your own words, how would you describe the band’s music?
SIVAN: "Loud. Melodic. Fun. Fierce."
How do you think your music has grown over the years?
SIVAN: "As a band we can stretch out way further than we ever did before. We have more freedom, and we write with more freedom as well. We are always experimenting together."
If you could collaborate with any other artist who would it be and why?
SIVAN: "I’d love to collaborate with some incredible fashion designer like Alessandro Michele. In my dream someone like him would just throw wild clothes at us and we would wear them… I would love to collaborate with the film director Michel Gondry. I’ve always loved his music videos and it would be so fun to make a music video with him."
What are your future goals?
SIVAN: "We will be releasing our album My Neon’s Dead on 9/28 on OIM Records. We are already working on our next album and will be touring through the end of 2017. Keep on making music!"