Decadent Nations brand of high energy socio-political rock n’ roll has been quietly burning in the American underground music scene for years. Now the bands message is more relevant than ever.
Having released multiple albums to critical acclaim and touring coast to coast the band has found a new spark with a fresh lineup and a barn-burning Anti-Trump anthem My Kind.
With a new momentum the band is looking to take the mantle once worn by such acts as System of a Down or Rage Against the Machine. Decadent Nation is the new musical voice of resistance and the message has been heard loud and clear as the band have been filling venues on recent tours.
Whether it is their through-the-roof energy live performances or their meticulous musicianship DN’s blues based Alternative Rock sound is as infectiously catchy as it is powerful. The band is hard at work on new material to be released in 2017.
The line up consists of Colin LaVaute – Lead Singer/Guitar, Zack Blomberg – Drums, Devin Burrow – Lead Guitar, Cody Sprock – Bass and Jaeson Longday on guitar.
The brand new single ‘My Kind’ from Decadent nation was produced by Colin La Vaute and recorded and Mixed by Jack Gue at A-1 Recordersis.
TOP HITZ INTERVIEW – COLIN LAVAUTE – DECADENT NATION
How would you describe your music ?
High-energy, socio-political alternative rock.
What’s the meaning behind your powerful new single ‘My Kind’ ?
I began noticing the normalization of xenophobic hatred last year as Trump campaigned. The song is an anthem meant to encourage people not to be complacent in the face of it. We come from the heart of “Trump Country,” meaning that Missouri voted overwhelmingly for him. My Kind serves as a signal flare shot into the night sky, letting all who see it know that even in the reddest of states there are those who resist American Fascism.
What are your top rock tracks or bands of all time ?
Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Radiohead.
Where does your name come from ?
It was actually from a lyric from a early song. Before we landed on Decadent Nation we had a terrible, terrible name.
What would you do if something goes wrong during a performance ?
I have a saying: “It’s all about the save.” It doesn’t matter if you make a mistake, what matters is how you save it. Wow them with how you face adversity and all people will remember is how well you handled that adversity. Wow them at the end of the song and everyone is elated. It is a philosophy that I feel extends itself beyond live performance. For instance, I can act a fool at a party and maybe do something shitty to a friend, but it is how I make it up to them and “save” it that matters. A book can be mediocre throughout it’s course, but if you have a killer ending, that is all people will talk about after reading it.
What are your main themes or topics when writing songs ?
We are very much a socio-political band, but at the same time I try to make sure my lyrics aren’t so didactic as to push to explicit of an agenda that it alienates people. For instance with this new song we are working on is inspired by trying to understand those who I disagree with politically, but the lyrics could be about bridging a gap between lovers. We want people to take their own messages away from our tunes.
What was the last live gig that you went to ?
Jim James at The Pageant in St. Louis
Where can we find you online ?
Top Hitz rock Video hit tip – Decadent Nation – My Way