An Interview with Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan on Wrongdoers

Norma Jean’s fall tour with Vanna and KEN mode has been a hectic one. The other week while passing through Chicago somebody broke into their van and took a bunch of their personal belongings. “Someone broke into our van and stole a lot from us,” the group said on Facebook. “Not sure what to think right now.”

But in the midst of turmoil frontman Cory Brandan has a way of keeping his mind tight, to where even petty thieves from the Windy City cant stop the turning gears of the Normachine. “We will live and our belongings and the money that was stolen can be replaced,” he later commented about the incident. “We know that things like this happen but we love music and playing for you guys.”

Perhaps that’s the kind of attitude that has allowed Norma Jean to maintain their longevity over the past decade. On the LA stop of their current tour we caught up with Cory Brandan to talk about the band’s lengthy career and everything that went into their new record Wrongdoers.

Norma Jean remaining tour dates:

Dec 12 Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile
Dec 13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade