Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low recently did an interview with AbsolutePunk.net where he discussed his feelings regarding fans preference of older ATL material. You can check out a snippet below and read the full interview here.
I know you tend to discuss it a bit, but does it ever bother you when fans (Particularly the older ones) disregard your new music in favor of older stuff that you wrote primarily when you were in high school?
My favorite Blink record is Enema. My favorite Fall Out Boy Record is TTtYG, I think folks will always be fondest of the music they initially fell in love with. What sometimes bothers me is that people don’t look ahead. They don’t realize that a band isn’t going to keep writing the same album again and again, (unless that band is Nickelback.) I try to go into every band’s new record with an open mind and take it for what it is, rather than weighing it against former material. Does it bother me if people don’t like our newer music because it just isn’t their thing? No. Does it bother me when the only reason they don’t like it is because it isn’t Coffee Shop Soundtrack in the different key? A little. But no harm no foul. Can’t always win ‘em all.