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- Posted on Aug 2nd 2009 12:00PM by Steve Baltin
Martsch is clearly feeling some fatigue from the long recording process. When asked about the possibility of bringing the new stuff, which is being co-produced by Martsch and Dave Trumfio, to the BTS live show, he responds, "Right now I feel like if we went on tour tomorrow I wouldn't want to play these songs at all because I've had enough of them." It's unusually candid given the cliche, "Our new material is our best," is as tried and true in music as "It feels great just to be nominated" is for award shows.
Of course, there's precedence for BTS not to play new material -- Martsch points out the indie faves dissed the album 'Perfect From Now On' on the tour following that release "because we were just done with it." And yes, BTS fans in the know will wisely point out that was the album they ended up doing in its entirety on recent tours. "A couple of years later we warmed back up to them, started playing them again," he says. "I have a feeling we'll play some of the songs and they'll get some new sort of life. Maybe I'll get excited about them again."
Or maybe it's just that, by Martsch's own admission, what they play isn't as important as just rocking on stage. "I think the older I get the more I am able to enjoy playing whatever. I just like playing," he says. "You don't really get burnt out on playing live -- or I don't at least -- even though I played these songs so many times, 'cause each time you do it it's like a brand new challenge."