Q: How did it feel to be approached by LSU to write a song for their new national image
A: Great, we all have either graduated from LSU, or currently attend, so it was very flattering
to have the University that you love come to you and ask you to help them. We never imagined that we could actually
do something to help a University with 30,000+ students.
Q: What was it like working with Grammy Award winning producer Greg Ladanyi?
A: It was eye-opening. None of us are incredible musicians and to be put in a situtation
where you're sitting in a studio in Capitol Records in Los Angeles and you have a very tight deadline to lay these
tracks down with a Grammy Winning Producer sitting behind the glass, is very stressful. We all have improved as musicians
200% since working with Greg. We work well with him and we are glad that he has put so much effort and faith into this
Q: In your own words, what does the album mean? What is the story behind it?
A: The album essentially revolves around this one girl and the emotions and feelings she
has depicted on all of us. We have all experienced that one love that rips every emotion out of you and basically makes
you feel all these things you have never felt before. The album is about love, heartache, and everything that revolves
around the both. We named the album after the song "Small Town Computer Crash" because we believe that this particular
song wraps up everything we wanted to say about the girl.
Q: How different is it traveling to other big cities and playing there instead of playing
in Baton Rouge?
A: It is extremely different because in Baton
Rouge the people there have seen us several times and know our music, and when we are out of town we
are playing in front of people that have never heard us before and we are getting incredible feedback and support. It
is a great confidence boost to play in front of complete strangers that have no idea who The Terms are, and have those people
give you compliments, buy our CD, etc.
Q: Have your lifestyles changed since becoming a top indie band? If so, how have they?
A: Not at all...we don't watch a lot of TV anymore. We don't consider ourselves
a top indie band, but traveling has definitely made life different. Being on the road opens you up to many experiences
that we feel are incredible.
Q: I noticed the album art of the woman with electrical outlets on her back and plugs
plugged into some of them. What is the significance of the art related to the album itself? Does it go along with the album’s
A: We were sitting around in LA and we had a deadline on the art for the cover and we
decided since the whole album is about this one girl, we thought we should just put her on the cover. Her back is turned
to show how mysterious she is and how mysterious the album can be at times, for example, "Vampyre's Ball", "Ransom Groove",
"Small Town Computer Crash", and "Langlonglen". We thought the plugs would be clever because the album is called Small
Town Computer Crash and this girl has done so many bad things to us that in a way she's not human...a machine, or a computer