Last Sunday I had the opportunity to host a phone interview with Neat—a lo-fi, shred-happy, punk band starting to make a name for themselves down in Southern Louisiana. Neat’s unrelenting fuzzy sound and rich guitar harmonies bring us back to a time when bands like Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, and Sonic Youth were redefining rock music back in the early ‘90s. However, don’t let the fuzz and feedback fool you, because underneath the grungy soundscape are some really catchy and creative melodies. As you can see from the music video for “I Don’t Want to be Your Dad”, the affable and easy-going nature of the music is just a reflection of the band members themselves, which makes for a very fun and genuine listening experience. Check out the interview below for an in-depth conversation on lyricism, future touring plans, and Tony Hawk Pro-Skater 4.