By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Canadian punk rock band All The Time Everywhere recently unveiled a lyric video for their new single “Partition (Party’s Over),” taken from their upcoming sophomore six-track EP ‘The Long Con,’ slated for an October 2020 release.
Inspired by the grittiness of Alexisonfire and Face To Face mixed with the structured melodies of Goldfinger and Lagwagon, the trio of Aaron Lavigueur, bassist Chris Cushman and drummer Terry Blanchard are set out to spin a modern, yet fresh sound.
The Music Bugle had the opportunity to chat with about “Partition (Party’s Over)” and more.
Music Bugle – How would you describe Canada to someone who has never been there before?
Terry Blanchard – Canada is a beautiful country with beautiful landscapes and friendly people. People come from all walks of life and will always do everything to make you feel welcomed.
Music Bugle – What excites you the most about punk rock?
Terry Blanchard – The most exciting thing for me about punk rock is the energy. I love getting my blood flowing and this music does just that.
Music Bugle – If you had the chance to chat one-on-one with one of your musical influences, who would you choose?
Terry Blanchard – I’d love to sit down and talk with Tom Delonge. I’d love to hear about his career and his hobbies and how he’s gone from being in a band to where he is now.
Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Terry Blanchard – The pandemic has been a chance for me to get back to basics and go through all my practice routines and make sure I’m up to par as far as being a musician goes. It’s really important to have a strong foundation of musical knowledge and vocabulary as well as practicing not just songs, but more importantly, individual practice. The individual practice is really what drives a band forward and having this time has been great for that.
Music Bugle – What do you miss the most about live shows?
Terry Blanchard – I miss playing shows. That’s it. I miss being there and seeing a crowd enjoy the music.
Aaron Lavigueur – I want to be on the road in a new town every night. I love traveling around with my friends.
Music Bugle – What made you guys want to release “Partition” as a single and what inspired the graphics for the lyric video?
Aaron Lavigueur – Well, it’s the lyrical content, really. What I’m singing is exactly what’s happening right now and the graphics also depict that. It’s time for justice on every front. I welcome it. It’s about fucking time, honestly. I’ve been pissed off ever since I started discovering the truth about a lot of different things. It’s 2020. Ignorance isn’t an excuse if you live in the modern world.
Music Bugle – What was it like putting together your upcoming sophomore EP ‘The Long Con’?
Aaron Lavigueur – It was a lot of fun. The first record I’ve done with my brother Evan, so it was a fresh experience. Two different studios for the first time ever as well. The album sounds huge and we couldn’t be happier.
Music Bugle – Does social media make it easier or harder for a band to stand out these days?
Terry Blanchard – Social media is definitely a valuable tool for reaching out to fans since we can’t go visit them and play for them.
Aaron Lavigueur – I agree with Terry, but I also think it’s harder for the reason that there is so much content out there, it makes it harder for people to find you. Not that I’m bitter about that, but it’s simple math really. It’s like a bag of chips. You can only grab what you can see. I don’t know if that makes sense, but it’s what I’m going with.
Music Bugle – Are you working on any new music at the moment?
Terry Blanchard – Yes, we are currently writing new material for what will hopefully be our first full-length release.
Music Bugle – Of all the merchandise you guys sell, which one is your favorite?
Terry Blanchard – I love all our merch!
Aaron Lavigueur – Yeah, he’s right! It’s all pretty slick. We are working on an international merch deal right now with Epic Merch and we can’t wait to show off all the new stuff.