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appreciate the loyalty. That they've come to see us again. It's great that the music has stuck with them.
'Skins' is the second album after a long break. Has the dynamic changed?
CC: We're writing more for ourselves, we're not changing anything. There's no commercial pressure.
Writing the songs it's a pretty similar experience, that hasn't changed. But if we didn't play live, I don't know. I can't imagine what it's like to be in a band that never tours. I know it's not for everybody. Some days it can be a struggle, you don't want to get out there.
The band really seem to have taken to social media -- your Facebook page sees the band talking to fans a lot.
Bill Janovitz: When you disappear, from a record and touring sense, you really go away from the public eye. It's only the hardcore fans who keep with you. It's important to keep them informed.
That talking to fans thing is funny. Sometimes I think you have to rein it in -- especially me. Last night I was checking the Facebook and going back and forth with the fans over requests.
We're used to seeing bands operating with a game-plan -- getting bigger with every record.
BJ: We don't know what our objectives are. We want to sell more records but not to the point where it becomes full-time again.
We're much more likely to have time to record than we have to tour. It would conceivably take years to get to the point where you can go on tour for a long time.
CC: I think we've adapted really well along the way. We went from the SST days where it was vinyl-only, through to the Beggars Banquet fancy singles and then to the MTV videos and the major labels, touring with big bands and now the move towards this social interactivity.
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