Q and A with QuorOctober 22, 2015
Quor is a hard rock band out of San Diego, CA. This band has really caught the interest of fans with their killer video for “Let’s Rise”, which has made some waves in the rock community. The band is made up of Brian Corn on vocals and guitar, Doug Smith on vocals and bass, and John Michael Cordes on drums. Check out what all Quor had to say when they chatted with BareBones Ent!
BS: How long has QUOR been together?
Quor: 2012 would accurately identify a beginning of the project.
BS: For folks that have not heard your music, how would you best describe it?
Quor: A seamless blending of rock, punk, and metal into something quite magically unique. Reminiscent of the crafted dynamics of System Of A Down and the heavy grooves of Deftones with the progressive natures of Mastodon and Tool. The new album has been compared to Faith No More in the variety of style and influence apparent between the tracks.
BS: What is currently your guilty pleasure to listen to?
Quor: Michael Jackson, is that really a surprise? –Corn
“I was jamming some Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool on a jobsite the other day?” – Smitty
“The list of how diverse my pallet is, truly is endless, I love listening to the color in every style of music I can. Currently I am listening to a ton of foreign choir/ folk music, from various places in Europe and Scandinavia. It tends to shock people how many things I enjoy listening to. The current group I am hooked on is Gjallarhorn.” – John
BS: If you could have came up with any song in history, what would it be and why?
Quor: The Highwayman by The Highwaymen. It’s an epic tale about traveling the road through time. It is eerily beautiful. Plus it would mean we were a part of the Highwaymen. Just look at who’s in that group.
BS: You guys have been keeping busy as of late with your most recent video for, “Let’s Rise”. That video looked like it was a lot of fun to make. What was that experience like?
Quor: It was a fun learning process. We took it upon ourselves to make the film after a few productions seemed to fissile. My garage literally became a creature and effects shop overnight and we visited every graveyard and bar in town for location scouting. Hahaa, Bars and Graveyards, so much in common with those place now that I think about it. The “graveyard” scenes were shot in park that was at one time a graveyard. One of the first in San Diego. The city apparently closed it and threw all the graves into a ditch and most of the bodies were left in the ground. Neighbors freaked and eventually the city properly relocated the dead and the site was made a park. We filmed in the back of the park were some grave stones were placed in respect of the past. The actual filming and production went surprisingly smooth everyone put their hearts into it. The club let us do unthinkable things to stage the venue and we lived out the dream of buying the house a round of beers. -Corn
BS: How does it feel to know that you have been getting such a great response on the video?
Quor: The response has been humbling. It was a lot of work and a heap of risk to pull it off in the first place.
BS: You just recently released a Deluxe Edition of your album Human Paradigm, with includes your EP We Are Going to be Awesome. What made you want to release them together?
Quor: The EP’s together best profile the journey of this band so far. We felt they should be joined and yet respected under their individual titles and arrangements. When the Human Paradigm tracks were finished and we listened to the EP’s back to back they just flowed like a full album. The WAGTBA songs deserved the combined journey into the light of day.
BS: What type of feedback have you received on the release?
Quor: So far it’s been soundly positive. We are so very grateful! We didn’t set out to “make music for the machine” we just wanted to put our guts on the table make the best record we could. So very awesome people have taken to the record with such passion.
BS: What city are you most excited to play on this tour and why?
Quor: Hmmm. That’s a good question. Every city no matter the what’s and where’s has its own character we appreciate. All of us are always a little extra excited when the road brings us closer to our beginnings, i.e. hometowns.
BS: What is the best way for fans to get in touch with you?
Quor: www.QuorBackstage.com has everything you need to reach out and/or do some QUOR creep’n
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans?
Quor: You are all Fucking Awesome.