The Cryptics – Interview

The Cryptics – Interview

Zack Belmonte @ Realm Photo.

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

TC: A band?


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

TC: The Cryptics. 2008. Dover, NH. USA.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

Zack Belmonte @ Realm Photo.

TC: Ramones, R.E.M., T.S.O.L., Wipers, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Descendents, Pennywise, Zounds, Integrity, Joy Division. Something like that. Oh and the movies Clue and Bloodsport.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

TC: Right now, for there to be an 18-pack of Seventh Generation toilet paper for less than $50.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

TC: Me. They’re all about oil changes. Synthetic vs. standard and the benefits of making the change. The 5W-30 EP should be out next spring, following last year’s TC-W3 2-Stroke Outboard LP.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

TC: A big mix of digital and physical.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

TC: People are largely past that. Everyone’s streaming. It’s increasingly hard to get through to people. There’s a high probably I should fuck myself.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

TC: Driver 8. It’s my exact taste in riffs and just so well done. Melodic, dark. God damn, I can’t even think about it because it’s too good.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

TC: Pets.


Zack Belmonte @ Realm Photo.

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

TC: That’s a TBA.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

TC: There’s nothing we are not working on, ever.


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

TC: No shows for anyone in world for quite a minute right now.

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