Making It New Again…Meet – Best Behavior


Today we meet, Best Behavior out of Brooklyn , they lay down some clean garage licks, I think the music has a heavy dose of authenticity, you can tell when a band is playing it from the heart, it shows up all over the lyrics and the melodies. Maybe more “American” than garage incorporating a lot of sounds from past decades spun into something that speaks for a new generation. Rock ‘n’ Roll evolves in some sort of crazy circle and every now and then bands emerge with a new take that gets us singing along in less than a minute….

So give a listen, turn it up, sing along, dance , have some fun……

Hi our name is….

Best Behavior

our sound is……

60’s garage rock surf punk. Guitars with reverb and vocals with harmonies. That’s our thing man.

We are…

Alex Gruenburg – Vocals, Guitar

Jon Mann – Guitar, Vocals

Alex Heigl – Bass, Vocals

Chris Jimenez – Drums

We are from…….

Brooklyn, New York

Who are some that have an influence on you

I’m really into the fuzzy 60’s rock and roll. The day I discovered the Nuggets collection changed my life. You hear the seeds of punk rock in those records. The Kinks are definitely the cornerstone of my songwriting influences. Their early stuff speaks to my heart.

How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band?

We all started playing in bands around high school. That’s the thing to do isn’t it? Find a bunch of friends and figure out how to start bangn’ on some instruments. Chris is on drums, Jon on guitar and vocals, Heigl on bass and vocals. Last but not least I sing and play guitar.

Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the songs out

When I’m writing and a good idea for a song comes my way I try to finish the entire song immediately. Once you lose that moment you’ll never get back. I used to record good bits and then grab some sushi, meet a friend for drinks, and expect to come back to that place again. It doesn’t really work like that.

what are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you overcome those challenges

Constantly adapting to the way people digest music.

1st concert you went to and age….

I was lucky enough to see No Doubt and Weezer on tour together when they were promoting Tragic Kingdom and Pinkerton. It totally blew my mind as a 15 year old.

coolest band t-shirt you ever bought…

Hmmmm… I got a pretty cool Yeezus tour tee but maybe it’s played out now.

the most insane concert you ever went to or were a part of….

I saw Dillinger Escape Plan play recently and the singer climbed the second story balcony and dived into the crowd. They caught him and crowd surfed back to the stage and didn’t miss a beat. I’m a casual fan, but took the energy in the room to another level.

If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?

I’d love to open for Ty Segall. He got me back into music and I’d like to thank him personally.

My youngest son is 13 and in a Band, what advice would you offer him…

Write from your heart. It’s want to hear and the only thing they’ll respond to. Make it genuine.

your thoughts on the state of music in 2015…..

I actually think there’s a lot of great talent in 2015. I’m interested in seeing what will change in the way people digest music in the next few years. So much has happened.

Our plans for the rest of 2015…..

We’re gonna party our way across America promoting Good Luck Bad Karma. Starting in the east coast and moving out to the west!

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