Well it is that hauntingly amazing time of year again, Halloween! The time where people sport their spookiest and most fun costumes to adventure around town. Nothing beats a great horror movie on a dark Halloween night either! Who’s your pick Freddy or Jason? Check out what our good friend Shaun Gunnels of The Background had to share with BareBones Ent for this Halloween Special!
BS: What are you doing this year for Halloween?
SG: As of right now, I have noooo clue haha. I’m terrible at making plans on such occasions.
BS: It is not Halloween until I have ____?
SG: Every year a theater in Dallas has “hitchcocktober” where they play his movies on a projector and it’s free admission. Everyone brings blankets and chairs. I do it every year 🙂
BS: What is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had and why?
SG: As dumb as it sounds..one year I was a cereal box hahaha
BS: What is your favorite horror movie/icon? why?
SG: Anything post apocalyptic!
BS: What is your favorite thing about Halloween?
SG: The freakin candyyyyy!
BS: What is your craziest Halloween story?
SG: Back to the cereal box. I was wearin it at a haunted house one year. My friend that was with me was a beer bottle. Ironically we were the most frightened people there. We had to be rescued half way through one of the attractions because we got so scared. Super embarrassing but soooo funny!
BS: What is your favorite Halloween song? Why?
SG: Hmm..? Monster mash? Orrrrr..our new song, Monster, which is out now on iTunes 😉
BS: What band/musician just screams Halloween to you?
SG: Any post hardcore/metal band lol. No offense to anyone I hope!
BS: If you could see any pair of bands on Halloween night who would it be and why?
SG: Definitely Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie!
BS: On a more serious note, what has your band been up to?
SG: Writing, writing, writing. Discovering new sounds and genres and just finding ourselves as musicians and as a band! We recently released two new songs as a follow up to our Sunrise Ep that are available on iTunes!
BS: You released 2 new songs this week. We personally have loved “Monster” for a long time. Why should fans be excited about these 2 songs?
SG: Definitely a great follow up to our last EP. I think “Monster” will surprise most fans as it has everyone we’ve shown it to! Getaway had a “soft” release a few months ago but has been remixed and remastered since then 🙂
BS: What’s next for The Background?
SG: We have two amazing shows to end the year! The first is November 18th with Tonight Alive at Sons of Herman Hall. We have tickets for sale at thebackground.bigcartel.com
The second is December 20th at The Door Dallas with Will from Cartel!
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans out there?
SG: We love you. I love you! Keep interacting with us!