Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Fresh off an appearance at the Coachella Music Festival, The New Amsterdams are heading out for a two-week tour to support their March release "Story Like a Scar." Former Get Up Kids frontman Matt Pryor heads up the group, which has gelled into a stable five-piece with the addition of a touring lap-steel player. Lyrically, the new album is honest and revealing, dealing intimately with artistic frustrations and the struggle to balance career with family. Pryor and New Ams drummer Bill Belzer dropped by our podcast studios to discuss "Story Like A Scar" and the band's goals for 2006.