Why did you name your band Waterparks?
“We are named Waterparks because we hate Waterparks. We were almost named GOLF too, but there was already a band of old dudes in Russia with that name. Also, Gage worked at a Waterpark.”
Band that you would geek out if you played with?
“Oh wow, there are a lot. Ke$ha, The Beach Boys, Weezer (my dad would be so excited), Taking Back Sunday, The Used, All Time Low, Alkaline Trio, Pierce The Veil, Childish Gambino, Blink 182, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, Sisqo.”
Tell us a little bit about your new album Airplane Conversations
“Airplane Conversations has 5 tracks, but including all bonus tracks there are about 9 or 10. We got our order of 100 physical copies in almost a week ago today and we’re sold out! So we sold out of physical copies in under a week which is badass. It is our first EP so we were excited and nervous to see how people reacted to it, but we had a really great response. It is available on iTunes and all other major digital stores.”
Who writes the lyrics to most of your songs?
“On the EP, mostly Awsten, but Gage did some too.”
What is your favorite song to sing live?
“Well, since we haven’t had shows I guess I can say “They All Float” is my favorite to play at practice haha”
Favorite song to cover?
“We don’t really play covers, but one was recorded for fun at our friends studio. It was Starry Eyed by Ellie Goulding and we’re releasing that pretty soon! “
What inspired you to write and play music?
“Hearing “Fat Lip” by Sum 41 on the radio back when I was in elementary school. From there, fast-paced pop-punky stuff was just an obsession.”
Do you guys play pranks on each other?
“We try to light each other on fire, but we’re serious about it, so I guess it’s not actually a “prank” :/ Gage, when you see this, please stop.”
If you only could listen to one song the rest of your life, what would it be?
“Booty Call by Ke$ha.”
What is the best reason to vote for you to play Warped Tour this year! Be funny and promote yourselves!
“We aren’t funny. But you should vote for us because if you don’t Gage will quit the band, Owen probably wouldn’t care and Awsten would make a Ke$ha cover band and nobody wants that.”