In an attempt to find the next new big, world changing sound I thought I would start with Aggitated Pearl. Many people that are affiliated with the music industry today do think it is in a stand still and nothing new is truly coming forward like the “Grunge days” from Nirvana to Candlebox. I spoke to Jeffrey Michael III the other day who is the lead singer of Aggitated Pearl to see what his thoughts were on Music today. The Band is from Ft. Lauderdale Florida and are amongst the great bands that have come out of there over the years. I am talking about Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids to Nonpoint just to name two as there are many South Florida Bands to make it in the National and International spotlight. Aggitated Pearl is fronted by Jeffrey Michael III and Troy Dovey. There are many who think their sound makes no sense. They are a band which you cannot really put into any one category but their lyrics and sound seem to run deep with many young teenagers. I spoke to Jeffrey Michael III via phone the other day to get the scoop on what’s happening with his band now.
CC: “Hello Jeffrey, what’s happening?”
JM: “I had a late night so I am still up writing.”
CC: “So tell me what do you think Aggitated Pearl can do right now to help the music industry because as you know many think it is in a stand still?”
JM: “Troy and I always keep in touch and somehow the conversation came up since we have finally obtained all the rights to our vast music library from the record label and I won’t say who, but we had some serious differences on what to release on our debut album or albums. Long story short, we said screw it we just won’t play (live shows) or interviews so basically they let us go after years of arguing and now we own our vast music library. In our library there is a ton of music that we think will change the music Industry. I spoke to Javier (A.K.A. Ley 54) the other day our guitar player and he stated that he wants to experiment with some new songs entailing guitar riffs that have never really been done before and he wants to start recording them very soon. Troy said, “There is definitely a game to be played with Aggitated Pearl for sure.” So we agreed on bringing Javier in to record in the studio but in the mean time we will send the music via the internet and I’ll do vocals here (In Texas) and Javier will do his new scratch (new ideas) guitar parts in Puerto Rico and send the files to Troy in Ft. Lauderdale so we are taking advantage of today’s technology and once that’s done we will all get together in the studio and pull it all together. We feel we have a very distinct sound that crosses all genres including at times some classical elements and we intend to bring them all to the forefront of our music.”
CC: “So what are your goals?”
JM: ” We will do three new songs and stay true now more than ever to our distinct sound.”
CC: “So what are your thoughts on today’s music as many think it is in a rut or simply not new at all?”
JM: “The industry is in a stand still for sure nothing is really happening at all right now and it’s all very boring. When you have a guy from England on the “Good Morning America” show that has no band at all behind him and people are sleeping over night to see him at 9:00 a.m. it’s just a crazy thing to see because the music goes absolutely nowhere. So this is one of the reasons we are going back into the studio is because there is nothing out there right now that’s new and fresh. I can say the same thing about the film industry, everything art is in a stand still.” We feel that we have some serious songs to put out that will change music platform. I know the label knew it when we were with them and we still know it now, so we intend to put our footprint in motion so to speak.
CC: “What do you guys have in store for the near future?”
JM: “Funny you ask because we are looking at that right now and it looks like this coming winter in December or January of 2018 we are going to start doing some live shows. By then we hope everyone across all mediums likes the music we release.”
CC: “We shall see if you can come up with something new and I thank you very much for speaking to me today.”
JM: “No problem and thank you we hope everyone takes a liking to our new material and I look forward to speaking to you again.”
I am going to be interviewing several bands in search of the new sound we as listeners can label and enjoy. Aggitated Pearl has yet to prove to the world their sound is the right one for us. I don’t know who will be the next “Nirvana” but I will keep looking.