The Chariot Have Never Broken Up
Despite the hearsay, the Chariot have in fact never come close to breaking up -- or even canceling a tour. "I've always wanted to keep it going, so in that sense it's been very easy," Scogin admitted. "I look at it like this: I don't want anything but us to say when the Chariot is over. I don't want money to say when it's over. I don't want a label to say when it's over. Even though losing people is always a bummer, and there is no easy way to do that. At the end of the day, getting new people -- as of now -- has always been pleasant and an easy process."
'Long Live' -- the band's fourth album -- was only recently released, but thoughts about the next album have already begun. Though each album has held to its own punk rock unpredictability, there is a certain pre-planning. In the case of 'Long Live,' the cover and album name came before a single song was written. "I think we'll always explore boundaries," Scogin laughed, thinking of where the band will go next.
"Me and our bassist [Jon "KC Wolf" Kindler] went to Waffle House -- it was kind of random. It was [3 AM] and he was like, 'I really want chocolate.' We didn't really mean to, but we ended up talking about the next record a whole bunch. We were talking about things we could do. It's way to early to say, but if we can pull it off it's going to blow people away; it's going to blow us away.
"We're always getting bored quick, so we're always trying to explore something that will remedy that," he added. "At the end of the day, I think we have a good filter, because there's a difference between 'that's different' and 'that's really good, yet different."