First off, please introduce yourself and tell us what you do in the band!
My name is Brian Dale Allen Strouse. I sing, play guitar & piano, and I am the chief songwriter for The Lawsuits.
You recently released your newest album, Cool Cool Cool. How have the fans reactions been so far?
The reaction has been good. We felt strongly about this album prior to it’s release, and we see this album as being the best thing that we’ve produced thus far. We intend on continuing to push the album with the hope that we can reach more people - There are quite a few individuals that haven’t heard the album that might just like it. It’s a matter of figuring out how to get it into their speakers.
In a recent interview, you guys have said that you will no longer stick to being only one kind of band that can only make one type of music. That’s something very admirable considering most people feel like they need to stick to certain standards. What made you come to this conclusion in really staying true to who you are?
Even in the most alternative circles you’ll find conformity. There’s always a blueprint to how you should think, or dress, or sound, or behave - I’ve tried to eliminate this from my life, and I believe the band embodies that, to some degree.