: - Hi Jeff, could you make a quick presentation of colorwall
originally formed in college back in the early 90's as a
cover band playing in a college town called Salisbury, Maryland.
We were all long time childhood acquaintances. We started
playing between 100 and 200 shows a year and began playing
our own material amongst the cover songs. We toured the
East Coast of the US for years before moving west. We were
called Lazy Suzan and didn't actually change our name to
Color Wall until we moved to Los Angeles in 1996. The permanent
members of the band are Jeff Burgee - guitars, vocals and
Andrew Loeser - drums. We are currently filling the bass
and rhythm guitar positions as we get ready to go out and
support our new cd 'Blue'.
:- Are you both writing song and music in the band ?
Lately, I have been writing everything because I have a home
studio. In the past it was always a full band process. In
the future we will all sit down and make a new album
: - What kind
of music do you listen to ?
I love guitars. Yesterday, I put The
Cure- Disintigration in my car cd changer. What a great
record! I just heard 'Somebody' (Depeche Mode) on the radio
and it reminded me of when we used to cover that song like
10 years ago. I've been listening to stuff like Coldplay,
Travis, The Strokes, Doves, mostly British stuff. I really
like the Pete Yorn cd. He played bass for us for a few shows
back in 1998.
: - What do
you think of Depeche Mode ? Did you like this band ?
I like Depeche Mode a lot. I'd have
to say, my favorite era is probably Music For The Masses/Violator.
I like their downbeat/kinda goth stuff more than the dancier
songs. I always liked when Martin would play that big guitar.
: - Did you
ever see them on stage ?
did, but years ago one of my roomates had Depeche Mode 101
on video and our TV couldn't get any channels so we would
always play videos while we we're partying.
: - In 1997 you were named best unsigned artist have you
now been contacted by records compagny ?
had an indie deal at that time, so we weren't totally 'unsigned.'
I thought we would maybe hear from some Major Labels at
that time but we never really did. I wasn't disappointed
though because I know a lot of people here in LA that have
been really screwed by Major Labels.
: - You just released your brand new cd called Blue ;. Whats
next for colorwall ?
is actually the name of the new 4 song cd and it's available
at our web site (www.colorwall.com).
We are currently rehearsing, getting ready to go out and
support our new release. I'm also always working on new
stuff in my studio.
: - Thank you very much for answering our questions. Would
you like to add something for french readers of Mode Nation?
needs to invite us to come over and play in France. My last
name (Burgee) is French after all. My girlfriend has traveled
the world modeling and she said Paris is Awesome. I wanna