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Handsome Pants: Quarantine Story

by Metal Jacket

In Corona Corner, we are asking musicians how the outbreak has effected them, how did they adapt to the situation, what did they learn. If you woke up this morning having no idea what to wear, how about some Handsome Pants? Andrew, Jordan, Kyle and Chuck will help you to choose which one. 

Hi! How are you doing during corona outbreak?
We’re all good keeping busy.  We are still all working. Really still trying to write and jam when we can.
Jordan: Creating a foundation and staying creative.
Kyle: Good, working and washing my hands.

What have you cancelled/postponed due coronavirus?
Andrew: We’ve had to cancel at least half a dozen shows, and postpone any hopes of a tour because of this virus.

How the global coronavirus pandemic is directly impacting bands?
Andrew: It’s killing Live music.
Jordan: People are missing out on the experience of live music performances.
Chuck:  We can’t go to Australia.

How are you keeping your fans during this chaotic period?
Andrew: We are pumping out some live videos.  We’ve recorded and released “Turgid” and just recently released “Rut”.  Also, we have played two live shows at The Old East 765, London ON; since the restrictions have lessened.

What will metal look like when we re-emerge from isolation?
Andrew: No matter the general once live music re-emerges people will have a better appreciation for it.
Kyle: More Metalheads wearing masks.

Who will suffer the most after all: musicians, organizers promoters…
Andrew: Since we play smaller venues, it’s going to be the bars that will suffer the most.

What is your isolation soundtrack?
Andrew: A lot of Chris Cornell and Clutch, and a little bit of Talbotville Gore and Cross the Streams.
Jordan: I’ve been listening to a lot of Clutch and Mr. Bungle.
Kyle: Stone Jesus.
Chuck: A little mix of everything, put it on a daily mix and let’s play.

Besides gigs, what/whom do you miss the most?
Andrew: I miss going to bars and just walking in and having a drink.  I miss baseball.
Jordan: I miss going to restaurants and movie theaters.
Kyle: I miss not having to wait in line to go into the grocery store.
Chuck: I miss the camaraderie; everyone is so far apart. You are not in a social circle anymore.

Do you have any rehearsals during quarantine? If yes, how do they look like?
Chuck: We waited until the restrictions were lessened and we were able to create our social bubble, then we started meeting again.  We have been fortunate enough to have great practice spaces and we are able to space out properly.

Thank you so much for your time. Stay safe!




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