Cherry Poppin' Daddies Discuss What Really Swings

With their "Zoot Suit Riot" album a bona fide top 20 hit and a frenetic slot on this summer's Warped tour, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies are doing something right, but is it swing?

The group's frontman, Steve Perry, recently sat down with MTV News and addressed the burning question, "Are their style and music really swing, or just a neo-swing retro move?"

"We're a hybrid," Perry said, "we're not trying to be a nostalgia band, really. It's sort of pathetic to just kind of ape the styles of yesteryear or something like that. What we're trying to do is create, to marry the energy of punk rock to the beautiful swing sound and groove of swing [400k QuickTime] -- just to see if it makes any sense, you know."

Regardless of whether it makes sense or not, the band's clip for "Zoot Suit Riot" has earned the Daddies an MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist in a Video.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies will be headlining its own tour

starting in October.