The well-built songster who sometimes sports a mohawk is the band's emcee. Looking a tad like John Corbett fromNorthern Exposure
, Carpenter blends elements of hip-hop and rock and sings songs about popping pills and drinking alcohol "just to get by." His group recently won a coveted spot on a few local Warped Tour shows following a victory at the 5th annual Battle for the Vans Warped Tour on Monday.
Not judged solely by the quality of the performance, Carpenter says the victory was also the result of crowd interaction. "Our show is very crowd interaction orientated," he explained following his noon time performance at the Pomona Fairplex. "We had a lot of people bugging out. It was fun. We ended up getting picked up."
He added the day's performance wasn't about teeming throngs of adoring fans rushing the stage. "Just the opportunity to be at the Warped tour. It's something a lot of people don't get to experience."
And though the celebration of all-things-punk-turned-festival-of-corporate-naming-rights is nearing an end as the days of summer wane, Seefor Yourself plans to keep on rolling with the homies. The band recently completed a video that harkens back to the days of Carpenter's youth, which was spent bouncing between Army bases.
"We have our own label right now, but we're discussing deals with Atlantic. There's also some meetings coming up with Jimmy Iovine...That would be ideal, but I'd be happy to hear what anybody has to offer."
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