jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010
What's the meaning behind the band's name?
The ocean. We just wanted something that complimented our style and since we had a surfy sound we wanted a name that had an aquatic tinge to it.
How the band started??
The band began playing at a very young age, having been formed while the members were all still
attending grade school. Mike and Joe, after a few lessons, decided one recess to form a band and
asked Joe’s younger brother, Matt, to join as the bassist. One year later, the youngest member of
the group, Paul, would join at age eight.
What's the message to transmit with your music??
That good music is real music. There is nothing fake about the music that we make. We imagine it would appeal to all generations ranging from listeners of the surf era to todays modern Pop and Rock.
What's your method at the time of writing a song??
That's a secret, music is made clear to me (Mike) in ways that are hard to explain. Although, I usually draw a lot from movies, everyday life experiences and picture situations from a 3rd person perspective.
Which is your music influences??
The Ventures, The Beatles, Fountains of Wayne, The Stray Cats, but can also include modern pop to classical music from the Renaissance. In the lyrical rhythms there are even hints of hip hop influences.
What plans do you guys have for the future??
Creating more records and keep advancing as a band to make art the way that we want to make it. We just love making good art and one of our main goals to bring back a more traditional style of music, it's important for us to create music that sounds of the same quality on stage as well as in the studio. One other thing is that we all love movies and would love to either write songs for or be a part of them.
Which has been the funniest prank you guys have been or took part while on tour or after a show??
We don't really prank too much, but we did bury our Bassist in sand and then molded female features on him...
If you guys were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you guys are, ¿Who would you guys send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first?
We would send Mike cause he's the fastest runner, but Paul would follow up because of his amazing robot puzzle solving skills in case there were any Zelda obstacles. We would probably eat our manager first because he lives the healthiest lifestyle, Matt would be eaten last because he would be the most toxic.
Which country you guys would love to play?
America, Japan, and Ireland. Although, we wouldn't say no to checking out a new country.
With which bands you guys would love to share stage??
The Beatles, although they aren't exactly around anymore. So I guess we would love to play with The Ventures, Brian Setzer and Arctic Monkeys if they're down.
Are you guys OK, with the direction the band is going actually?
We love the way the band is going! We're the ones steering the ship how could we not like the direction?
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