PropertyOfZack has learned that Joe Lacy (Sleepsick, ex-Transit) will be joining Second To Last halfway through the band’s summer tour. Lacy will be a permanent member of the band while continuing to work on Sleepsick. Second To Last will be writing and recording a new album following their summer tour as well with Lacy. Check out a few questions that had Lacy answer following the news and get excited for the future!
You’ve spent the past year or so working on Sleepsick, but you’re now joining Second To Last. How did that come up and was it a difficult decision to make?
Over the past month, me and Tyson from Second To Last have been talking about me touring with them. Originally I was going to play bass for them, but found out they were having similar difficulties that members of my band were having with their parents about being on the road and them worrying we weren’t going to have places to stay etc. One of my favorite parts of being on the road is meeting kids at the shows and talking about everything we have in common and then eventually making friendships whether its the promoter or local bands or just kids at the show and then end up staying with them and watching movies in their basements or partying or just getting a good nights rest. But I guess parents just don’t get that so Sleepsick will be playing shows on the Second To Last tour but probably just acoustic at first but hopefully I can teach Kris the songs on drums and Tyson on bass and jam the songs full band with them. It was only difficult for me till I found a way to work Sleepsick into it as well because that’s my true passion and I write everything but with Second To Last that’s also what they need but to write the songs with Kris and help with the vocals.
What does this mean for Sleepsick? Will you be putting the project to rest, or could you collaborate with Second To Last in terms of splits in the future?
Second To Last plan on doing a split at the end of tour with Sleepsick, kind of like a tour split for a tour we have to come. But you can expect Sleepsick on every Second To Last tour. I have over twelve songs written for a Sleepsick full length, and actually have a new project with my girlfriend called The Weeds with influence from Grown Ups, Balance & Composure and Tegan and Sara. We have about seven songs written for that and I have two songs and tons of riffs already for Second To Last. I’m always writing so this will not affect any of my other projects, if anything it will only help promote The Slug, The Weeds, Sleepsick, and www.casualfridaymag.com.