This is one of the bands that didn’t break up after college… as themselves say.
Their music is really soft and warm and when you are listening to them you feel like there is one layer of sound entering as the next one is fading out but can´t actually really remember what is fading out since their voices are also nice and you get this sense of having fun.
It´s an honor for me to have this band´s interview here at MusicSound.rocks, please enjoy!
– Vladimir Kossma
When did the project begin?
We got together in 2007, while we were still in college at the University of California, Irvine.
What song of yours is the one you like the most?
Our favorite new track of ours is “Not the End of the World (Even As We Know It)”.
How do you write your music?
It is a very collaborative process. We send files back and forth over the Internet. Kael works on the musical/engineering end, and John works mainly on the lyrical/compositional end.
What influences do you have?
We have many influences, dating back to the 1980s (Depeche Mode, the Smiths, REM), to contemporary bands (Phantogram, St. Vincent, MGMT), and many many more.
The best experience you have had with your project.
We really enjoy working together, and our last tour was great fun.
What plans do you have this year?
We are starting work on a new album. It’s only just begun though, so it won’t be released for a long time yet.
Mention the biggest effort you have made for your project…
Sleep is the main thing we sacrifice. But it is worth it.
What band, music project or solist from your city do you like?
In Southern California we really like Pinback because they are brilliant and put on a great live show.
If your project was a word, what would it be?
– Hard to narrow it to a single word. But perhaps “philosophical”?