Logan: So that kind-of parlays us into the question “Are you a queer band”? Is that queer piece part of the Magic Mouth identity?
Chanticleer: We are all queer. Yes.
Ana: I think wherever we identify depends on the month. Sometimes we’ll go in and out of it.
Logan: Where you’re Queer-ish?
Chanticleer: Day by day. I was queer-er an hour ago.
Peter: It is kind of contradictory. We, like I said, identify with it but then also wanna just be known for our music.
Logan: So is there a political motivation under the surface or is it just about music?
Chanticleer: I think making art is inherently political. Things bubble up, I mean, we talk about everything — We talk politics, we talk relationships…
Peter: I’d say lyric-wise we are not focused on politics. There are certainly no policy suggestions in any of the content. It’s more inherent in that sense. I wouldn’t mind getting more political.
Ana: Yeah, I think we all have varying opinions about how political we want our band to be or whatever. I’ve been in girl punk bands where it’s like “Fuck the patriarchy” kind of shit, like really overt; but that’s not the case in this band. [Read More]