January 18th, 2012, 9:41 am · · posted by KELLI SKYE FADROSKI, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Snuggled into old movie theater seats that line a back wall inside ArtiSans label, a recording studio in Fullerton, local rock band Jeramiah Red chats excitedly back and forth about its six OC Music Awards nominations.
The quintet is still somewhat in shock that they’re tied with Irvine’s breakout band Young the Giant for the most nods at this year’s ceremony, March 3 at City National Grove of Anaheim. “We definitely weren’t expecting all of those nominations, so that was a big surprise,” vocalist Wes Dickson says.
“To be nominated for six,” adds guitarist Ian Cullen, “at first I was like, this is a different Jeramiah Red. It was a huge honor because we worked really hard on the album, so to be nominated with Young the Giant and Social Distortion and everybody like that was really exciting and a totally cool thing.”
Jeramiah Red’s five-song EP — Ghost Songs from the Getty, released in December and produced by Barrett Slagle at ArtiSans — is nominated for best album alongside the Aquabats’ Hi-Five Soup!, Thrice’s Major/Minor, Young the Giant’s self-titled release and Social Distortion’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.
“It would be cool to beat Young the Giant and Social Distortion in best album,” harmonica player and percussionist Travis Ruiz says with a laugh. “That would be the biggest surprise.”
Check out our exclusive in-studio video with OC Music Awards nominee Jeramiah Red.
Photo by Austin Ruiz.
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