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Janus Don’t Wash Their Uniforms Very Much on the Road

The members of Janus wear red and black, militaristic uniforms in their video for ‘Eyesore’ and when they perform on tour. But they have to be careful, as these custom pieces are one of a kind. Literally.

“They came out of a concept that started with the record,” vocalist David Scotney told Noisecreep. “We wanted the artwork to be different and not look like four guys in black t-shirts. I presented the band with a1920s Russian constructivists war poster vibe that was really graphic and bold. They loved it. It made a concise statement. I love the idea, too, since the record is personal in moments to me, lyrically. The artwork and the uniforms are a nice contrast to that, those more personal lyrics.” The video for ‘Eyesore’ follows along with the semi-political style of their stage attire.

Guitarist Mike Tyranski revealed that a fashion designer friend helped them make the pieces, which “are based off tactical uniforms at a police store, but they are added onto. We worked with our friend to do design work and she seamed it together.” The pieces are rare. Each member – save for David, who has a pair of shirts- has one uniform and Tyranski admitted “they don’t get washed often.”

That means lots of Febreeze! Surpisingly, the band was sitting a few feet away from me and they didn’t reek of dude sweat and rockin’ out. Tyranski said, “When we first went out, October through mid-November, we were on tour with Framing Hanley and I didn’t wash it once! From the time we left until we got back home and we were in the South.”

“Do you want a hug or to try it on after the interview?” Tyranski jokingly asked. We love Janus, but we respectfully declined.

‘Red Right Return’ –the title is a nautical reference to a ship captain keeping the red buoy on the right of the vessel to ensure safe passage to his home port- is out now.

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