Episode 182: Potty Mouth
Somewhere between the first LP and last year’s self-titled EP, things really started getting serious, so Potty Mouth did what any self-respecting rock and roll group would, packing up things in their small Massachusetts scene and moved to Los Angeles. New York, it turns out, just wasn’t in the cards for reasons they were happy to explain on the hot summer day we sat down in the band’s midtown publicity office. The band started in earnest in 2011, a casual side project from a pair of Smith College students, neither of whom had ever actually played guitar. The duo recruited an experienced drummer and rounded out the quartet with a front woman who was still enrolled in high school. A perfect punk rock original story, really. Later that same year, the band recorded a demo, followed by a debut EP the following year and a full length, Hell Bent, in 2013. Last year’s EP found the band working with producer John Goodmanson, whose resume is a who’s who of music acts from the past two decades, from Sleater-Kinney to the Wu-Tang Clan. The trio joined me during a whirlwind trip through the city to discuss Hollywood, touring and Pokemon Go.