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Bassist Dr. F tells Loudwire, "'QWERTY' is one of those songs that is a anything goes, wide spectrum-style tune. From its inception, it was obvious that this would be a fun, creepy, unpredictable one."
He adds, "The song came about around two years ago when Church and myself first joined 'Shroom. Right around then, we were rehearsing for the annual 'old-school' show in Cleveland and our heads were full of nothing but Mushroomhead's early catalog. It just so happened that we were in the pre-production stages of writing for a new album as well. The influence of the early 'Shroom period is very evident in 'QWERTY' as it was inspired by songs like 'Simpleton,' 'Ego-Trip' and '43,' just to name a few."
The bassist concludes, "We wanted to fuse together the fun, dark keyboard driven sounds of the old-school with a raw, heavy modern twist. We feel as though we've accomplished this and couldn't be more excited that it became the first single!"
You can hear 'QWERTY' on the upcoming "The Righteous & the Butterfly" album. The disc is available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. Also look for the tune at the band's upcoming shows. Catch Mushroomhead on their own dates in May and look for them taking part in the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer.
Mushroomhead May 2014 Tour Dates:
05/09 - Akron, Ohio - Rock Factory
05/10 - Columbus, Ohio - Alrosa Villa
05/11 - Geneva, Ohio - The Cove
05/13 - Cleveland, Ohio - Agora Ballroom
05/14 - Bloomington, Ill. - Castle Theatre
05/15 - Lawrence, Kan. - Granada
05/16 - Spring Lake, Minn. - POVs
05/17 - Waterloo, Iowa - Spicoli's
05/18 - Omaha, Neb. - The Waiting Room
05/19 - Columbia, Mo. - The Blue Note
05/21 - Steger, Ill. - Another Hole in the Wall
05/22 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Intersection
05/23 - Detroit, Mich. - Harpo's
05/24 - Newport, Ky. - Thompson House