When was your first show/gig?
Technically, our first show was outside of Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana on a Sunday at 1pm. No one was there and I (Koch) yelled at pedestrians walking by.
How did you get your name?
Joynoise was a name I thought of about a year ago, but we went with another name instead. We changed our name from Bloom recently due to there being waaaaay too many bands named Bloom out there. Since we decided to change the name, Jeff warmed up to Joynoise and Mason is usually too stoned to care so we just went with that.
What’s the best part of the local music scene where you’re based?
The music scene in Orange County kinda sucks because it's very fragmented, but the bands we play with frequently down here are great guys. Especially Kevin from 3LH. And his birds.
Who would your dream collab be?
Joynoise / Smash Mouth collab. Nothing more, nothing less.
What is it like working together?
Well, I'm extremely stubborn and easy irritated, and Mason likes to push me until I start getting irritated, and Jeff just sits there disappointed and needing more coffee. So I'd say working together is pretty easy for us.
What are some influences for your music? (i.e. books, art, politics, tv, etc.)
I'm influenced by whatever terrible emotion I'm feeling when I write, and a hatred for contemporary music.
I would imagine Mason's influences are a mixture of cannabis and Primus.
Jeff says The Bible.
If you were going on tour, which country would you choose to travel to?
Probably Madagascar. Those lemurs look chill.