Craving some new tunes? Look no further than My Favorite Highway, a pop/punk band from Virginia that's totally blowing up right now! They plan on re-releasing their Ced, How To Call A Bluff this spring, and their single, Say So (about summertime love -- aww!, is being played like crazy on their MySpace page! Check out what lead singer Dave Cook had to say exclusively to J-14 about their fave songs, the Jonas Brothers and more!
J-14: How would you describe your sound for a new audience?
Dave: My Favorite Highway's sound is comparable to a lot of different artists. We take music that's similar to the sounds of bands like Third Eye Blind or Goo Goo Dolls -- bands from the late '90s -- and modernize it with bands like The All-American Rejects and Boys Like Girls. [Our music] appeals to an older and a younger audience. People who enjoy music like the Jonas Brothers also like My Favorite Highway's music. We have a really wide range of age in our audience -- it appeals to a lot of different people.
J-14: Where did you guys come up with the name My Favorite Highway?
Dave: My cousin and I were driving in horrible rush hour traffic in Washington D.C. one day, and someone made the sarcastic remark, "Oh this is great, we're sitting in this horrible traffic, and it's my favorite highway!" And we were like, "Oh my gosh! That's a great band name!" It just stuck. It's completely arbitrary and has no meaning.
J-14: What's it like working in the band with your cousin?
Dave:Every once in a while we'll get in little squabbles and arguments about this and that, but because we're family, we are going to love each other no matter what. That helps when you get into fights, because you get over it really quick. We don't really get in that many arguments or disagreements and when we do, it heals up pretty quickly... You don't feel so alone sometimes. I feel like if I was in a band with three guys that I was just friends with, we'd be falling in and out of friendships. When you're with someone that's family, that person is not going anywhere. There is a really strong feeling of camaraderie there.
J-14: What is your favorite song off of your CD, How to Call a Bluff?
Dave:: My personal favorite is "Getaway Car." It means the most to me. It's just about chasing your dreams -- trusting everything to the wind and going for it. For me, that summarized everything we were trying to do at the time, so that song really resonates with me, personally, and the rest of the guys in the band. It's my favorite song to play live as well. It's a really fun song.
J-14: If you could have any dream collaboration, who would it be?
dave:: I would love to write with Maroon 5. I think that would be so much fun -- they're one of my favorite bands!... We could do a song with the Jonas Brothers!
Don't forget to check out their myspace page myspace.com/myfavoritehighway.