Right before Memorial Day, we hit up the Fear Factory/Shadows Fall show in San Francisco and had a chat with the frontmen of both bands. (Burton‘s coming tomorrow!)

Brian Fair of Shadows Fall had a lot of valuable info to give to us — making money by getting your songs on video games or ESPN, using “piracy” (i.e. people downloading music for free) to your benefit, and the unexpected benefits of being on the same label as Kidz Bop.

The best quote:  “Be careful of signing right away to a [record] deal… Why not stay independent? Even Kickstarter the money to get it going.”


…Oh, and make sure your sock drawers are secure!