Coppenbarger is quick to admit the downside of having 60 percent of the Oxford, Miss., rock band exit during the past couple years. Yet hes also realizing that a simpler life is an easier life, one that allows for a lot more creative and financial control.
We havent really had any time in the last year to put any kind of perspective on it, says Hamm, the bands bassist. I think its just one of those things where weve just worked really hard at it and that were lucky to be where were at. We want to keep doing what were doing, keep working hard and hope that people will notice that.
Im a big believer in fate and I think theres a multitude of reasons why I never made a record before now, Elson says. The big one is that I simply wasnt ready, but I was also incredibly busy as a model. Its interesting now for whatever reason that I can actually manage the two.