Morning Glory host Michael Marotta was looking forward to a few different things at Boston Calling 2019, but nothing more than hearing White Reaper’s baller guitar-rock banger “Judy French” out in the open air during their Saturday afternoon set. A few hours after fulfilling that fantasy, he sat down with the Louisville rock and roll band under Miller Lite’s indie617 tent to discuss the tune, their signing to Elektra, their hometown, YouTube, Boston, Nashville, Cambridge, the media, Alexandra Daddario, weddings, Misfits, giving away merchandise… and a million other things in an interview that threatened to fly off the rails at every second but managed to stay on course. Revisit the “chat” below.

Featured image by Christina Khem for indie617; audio by Adam 12.