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Gossip might be one of the best reasons to get fat. Partly because you’re going to need the energy that the extra body fat provides when you go moshing to their utterly energetic, riot-y, bluesrockdisco, and partly because you'll fall in love with them in that way where it's so intense you spend all your time together and even though you have two apartments you're always in the same one and in the morning you don't really care who's clothes it is you put on, and after a while you even start to look like each other. That’s also when, if it goes too far, people who don't know you that well will go, "Dude, why are you and your twin brother always holding hands when I see you, isn't that a bit twisted?" So anyways, prepare to get stuffed, Gossip are back, and they love food.
Vice: What is your favourite food country?
Gossip: Um, America.
What’s the saddest thing you’ve been served on the road?
We’re ketchup hounds and once in Germany these ladies REFUSED to give us ketchup with our fries. We were confused and pissed and just tossed the fries on the ground. But we just had AMAZING sushi in Australia. Asian food in Australia is our jam.
What kind of candy do you like?
Watermelon jolly ranchers, Laffy Taffy—banana is the jam! And Idaho Spuds, orange Tic Tacs—YES! They are totally candy!
Does the wrapper matter much?
Have you seen a Zero candy bar wrapper? That’s like the Mona Lisa of candy! All white and blue and black, its like the Germs logo covered in snow!
Does food ever gross you out?
Fuck no! We grew up in the south on farms. Brace helped his dad slaughter cows for meals and Beth would get stoned with friends and shoot squirrels and cook them up. Living in the south you’re surrounded by dirty food, you just shut up and scarf that shit down!
Have you ever had any "delicate adventures" involving food?
Shit, that’s personal. All I gotta say to that is if one of us has a hickey, you KNOW chocolate sauce was involved.
Gossip’s Standing in the Way of Control is out now.