|Jarett Gilbert, front; Yuri Soussouv, back right.|
We had the chance to talk a little with Jarett about being in a NYC-based band, this year's VMA's, and Bruce Springsteen!
What is the meaning of the name, "Bury Me a Lion"?
I was listening to a lot of The Pogues in late 2008, when we were looking for a name. I was struck by the lyrics in 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' saying "bury me at sea, where no murdered ghost can haunt me." I really liked the symbolism of being "buried at sea". We found that including the lion imagery from one of our earlier names further emphasized that idea of living a proud and honorable life.
How did Bury Me a Lion start, and how did you meet fellow NYU alumnus/band mate Yuri Soussouv?