HEDLEY BEST AND WORSTBEST advice you’ve ever been given: “There’s a time and a place.” – Jacob WORST place to go on a first date: “Oh, I did this one. I took a girl on the Grouse Grind—she puked. The Grouse Grind is a somewhat daunting 2.4km hike up Grouse Mountain in Vancouver. That, to me, was a fitness test; I want to go out with someone healthy. I didn’t realize she smoked. She lit a cigarette right before, and I was like, ‘Do you know what we’re doing?’” – Chris BEST person to trade places with for a day: “I’m really happy being me.” – Chris WORST thing to do at a concert: “Insult somebody.” – Jacob BEST flavour of ice cream: “Reese Peanut Butter” – Jacob WORST fashion trend of the 90s: Uggs—I want girls to understand that Uggs are not cool. They are to be worn at home or on the beach after they’ve finished surfing. You know what you’re saying when you wear Uggs? ‘I’ve given up!’” – Chris “They’re to be worn when you want to be broken up with by me.” – Jacob
FAZE: What was it like being a part of Young Artists for Haiti and recording “Wavin’ Flag”? JACOB: We’ve all been involved with Free the Children for awhile now. We were really lucky to be involved with the song. We know Bob Ezrin, who produced it, and hadn’t worked with him before, so that was a first. Free the Children is a main partner in the Young Artists for Haiti movement and actually, after this tour, we’re going to Africa with them. FAZE: Where in Africa? JACOB: Kenya. We’re really excited. We’re going to spend 10 days there, bringing our guitars and hammers…or both: All in one. One in the same. [laughs] Just because of the relationships with them and through our label as well. And what an opportunity that was—not just to work with a really great producer like that, but also to work with a bunch of really great Canadian artists. FAZE: So when you recorded that did you know it would be that one specific line? JACOB: I sang the whole verse and I think everybody who got a line or two sang a whole verse, and then they just took everyone’s favourite performances. I wanted, obviously, Drake’s rap. I tried. “Hey guys, I brought my own rap in, if you want to hear me do a number here.” Didn’t go too far. FAZE: Have you ever done rap with the band? JACOB: No, I don’t think we need to go in that direction. I think there are a few different directions we could take the band that resemble a hangman’s noose. [laughs]
Photography by David Hou Styling by Laura Di Marcello Makeup by Esteban Ortiz Styling assistance by Natalie Naccarato and Kristyn Pereira
In top photo, from left to right: Tom is wearing a shirt by Buckler, jeans by Dr. Denim, suspenders by SDR Clothing and his own hat. Chris is wearing a shirt by Buckler and the stylist’s own jeans. Jacob is wearing a tank and sunglasses by Ksubi, a vest by SDR Clothing and pants by Cheap Monday. Dave is wearing a tank by Vanishing Elephant and pants by Rogues Gallery.