Cobra Starship performed at the Rolling Stone Hosts The Bacardi Bash: 150 Years of Rocking The Party in Indianapolis yesterday (Feb 4). Check out the Photos of the arriving.
A few days ago Cobra Starship had an Interview with KIIS FM 102.7’s JoJo (on the Radio). Check it out below.
Alex Suarez had an Interview with Low Tone Media and of course mentioned Gabe.
LTM: The band has had a lot of really diverse collaborations form Leighton to Flo Rida – how does it work finding the right people to work with, how do you guys know how pick the right people for the job?
AS: It’s hard, we get a lot of suggestions for things, we try to do things that fit. For example on our current record the song Middle Finger, everyone was pushing for a big rapper to be on it but Gabe was like lets get Mac Miller, who was this guy that was just getting started, instead of someone that was huge because it would have more impact, be more fun and not some guy that had featured on everyone else’s record.
LTM: Your latest album Night Shades is a little different, some slower more pop kind of songs. Gabe described it as more commercial, but also your most honest album to date – what about you, what do you think of it?
AS: I think it’s absolutely true. Gabe came out of a really long relationship he was in before making this record and I think he channelled a lot of that into the writing process which is why there are so many love songs, definitely the most love songs we’ve had on a record. I think the songs came out great; it was a lot of fun to make. We do more of the music side and Gabe does the vocal side and he did a really great job.
LTM: You and Ryland emailed Gabe asking if you could join the group true or false?
AS: No, not true! Laughs I’ll tell you how it happened though. Laughs. When I moved to New York I ran into Ryland who had been living there for a year and we were making music on our own. Then my downstairs neighbour at my first apartment in New York, who had been playing drums for Gabe’s old band Midtown, he was really close to Gabe and introduced us whilst we were doing our band Ivy League and he (Gabe) approached us about joining the band. We weren’t sure at first, he didn’t know what was going to happen, we were a little sceptical at first but we came around to it and thought what have we got to lose?
Source: Low Tone Media
Victoria Asher of Cobra Starship knew exactly how she wanted to celebrate her birthday, January 20th, and that included partying in Vegas. Although before taking off to Sin City, she along with Gabe Saporta and Ryland Blackinton stopped by Fox All Access to talk about their new single featuring Mac Miller, ”Middle Finger.” What we love about the band is that they don’t take themselves too seriously which makes for a hell of a good time in the studio. You’ll learn how lead singer Gabe was inspired by a cobra from the future and how Sigourney Weaver aroused him. Ryland tells us about his first memory of music and what he first called Bruce Springsteen as a kid. Victoria gives us the scoop on how she literally flipped out at a Michael Jackson concert and how she deals with living on a tour bus with four guys. What’s with boys and farts? We give her props because she’s a total sport. This band is a hoot!
Source: Fox All Access
Matt Mastrangelo, the publisher of Rolling Stone, talked about Cobra Starship (who are going to perform at the RS Super Bowl Party) in a recent Interview with ‘Nuvo’.
NUVO: Talk about the selection of the talent.
Mastrangelo: That was a fun couple of weeks (laughs). If there is one thing that people like to discuss, it’s music. What we wanted to do was blow the doors off and have multiple acts on a bill. We also wanted to get multiple acts in who were chart-toppers. We have LMFAO; right now, [“Party Rock Anthem”] is the number one song and [“Sexy And I Know It”] is the number nine or number eight song. You have Cobra Starship, who right now I think is the number 17 song. Gym Class Heroes have two top ten hits; they have another one that I think right now is in the Hot 100. Lupe Fiasco has three Grammy nominations. We wanted to put together a selection of artists that are not duplicative, so it’s not the same type of music.
NUVO: Are you a personal fan [of these artists]?
Mastrangelo: Am I a personal fan? I think they’re all fun. Like I was saying, you turn the radio on and LMFAO is on and you’re boppin’. It’s party music. Cobra Starship — great pop, I don’t want to say bubblegum, but great pop rock. Lupe — I love Lupe — I think he is so underrated; he is under the radar. We like him because not only is he a great artist, he is a really great guy.
NUVO: Take me through a typical day in your job at Rolling Stone, I imagine it’s pretty surreal.
Mastrangelo: Because we are published every two weeks, it’s a constant flow of high energy at the maximum level. Obviously Jann Wenner, who is our owner and founder, is working everyday and editing. Keith Richards will come in, or Bruce Springsteen will come in and play his new record, or you have the guys from the Black Keys coming in. Actually, tomorrow, Cobra Starship will have lunch. (Should be Feb 2, just saying) It is a highly creative, high energy type of environment, but the environment and the job doesn’t end when you leave the office. I will probably be going to two, three, four shows a week, going to small clubs, listening to great music, going out with clients, going out with agents, going out with managers, until one o’clock in the morning and then you’re back in at 7:30 a.m. You have to have this passion.
Source: Rolling Stones