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Interview with Andrew Fry of Halo Stereo

Steal the Spotlight: What is your part in Halo Stereo?

Halo Stereo: Frontman, rhythm guitar/keys


STS: What were you up to before you sat down for this?

Andrew Fry: Just saw my friend’s band The Protomen play downtown. They were awesome!


STS: Let’s get to know you some. Where are you from?

Andrew: Athens, AL (same as Jody and Brian)


STS: What bands did you grow up listening to?
Andrew Nirvana, The Misfits, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails

STS: Which one(s) have you drawn from musically?
Andrew: All of them, especially Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead

STS: You have an album out now. How proud are you of the album?

Very proud, couldn’t be more proud…until our next one, that is.

STS: What would you say the concept is for “The Invisible War?”

Andrew: It’s more “conceptual” as opposed to a concept album. Isolation, desperation, and emotional nakedness are some of the most prevalent themes.

STS: Why was that title given to the album over some other titles or songs?
Andrew: We always had the title “The Invisible War” in mind because it fit the overall mood and tone of the album. The title track was an untitled instrumental that ended up with the same name.


STS: How’s the current tour going? Are there plans for a long tour or some festivals over the summer?

Andrew: Absolutely, we are hoping to play as many festivals as possible. Touring is going very well. We just got back from LA about a month ago and we’re gearing up to go down to Texas in a few weeks.

STS: What other bands would you love to share the stage with over the summer?

Andrew: I’m a huge fan of The Faint, I’d love to do a show with them.


STS: What’s in your CD player or iPod right now?

Andrew: I was listening to The Protomen earlier. That and Lovedrug.


STS: Anything else you would like to say or discuss?

Andrew: Just look out for us on tour and our new material.


STS: Okay, this is the last one and I always finish it up with this one. If you can share the stage with anyone ever….who would it be and why?
Hmm, good question. Probably Kurt Cobain or Slash. Those two guys are the reason I started playing music when I was 12.

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