Posts Tagged ‘interview’

The Magic and Music of Seattle’s Own The Head and The Heart

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
The Magic and Music of Seattle’s Own The Head and The Heart

Living in a city that is so abundant with music, it can be hard to stand out. Luckily, that hasn’t been an issue for Seattle-based band The Head and The Heart – in fact, they seem to have been fated for success. When you read the story of how Charity and Jon randomly met and wrote their first song on the front bench of Conor Byrne on open mic night, you’ll understand what I mean. The magical meeting of the band members must’ve been some kind of sign of things to come – a hint toward the magic that they’d soon create through music.

Back to basics: frontman Dan Layus explains Augustana’s fresh approach to their new record

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Back to basics: frontman Dan Layus explains Augustana’s fresh approach to their new record

With two successful albums under their belts, Augustana wanted to move in a different direction for their third full-length record. “The original idea, when we got the green light to record, was to try and do something that we never had a chance to do before,” frontman Dan Layus explained, “…we had this fresh batch of songs that we were really excited about and we wanted to just get as close to a live recording as possible with just a couple of over-dubs.”

The result is an organic, raw rock album with a sound that is undeniably Americana and pulls from some of the band’s influences like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. “We’ve certainly always been influenced by that – but I think it just took a couple of records and a couple of years for that to finally, I feel like, appropriately manifest itself onto a record.”

Brooklyn’s finest – Zach Williams interview

Monday, February 7th, 2011
Brooklyn’s finest – Zach Williams interview

A Georgia native now living in Brooklyn, Zach is the perfect mix of old time southern soul and new time folk and rock and roll. Zach released his first full-length solo album, Story Time, in June of ’09. The album is exactly what the title suggests – an album of storytelling through songs; many of Zach’s life experiences wrapped up in one amazing album. This guy is where it’s at!

Shaimus Drummer Cam Brousseau Talks About New Song, New Album + His Favs

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Shaimus Drummer Cam Brousseau Talks About New Song, New Album + His Favs

With two amazing albums already under their belts, Los Angeles rock band Shaimus is moving in a new direction for their third full-length release.  With the help of Seattle musician Brian Fennell, the band plans to release a record that fully encapsulates their style.