On New Year’s Eve 2017 Aimee and I agreed to pursue our happiness, to fill our cups, even if it meant sacrificing conventional achievements. To stop using age, and time as excuses to not be totally our weird quirky passionate selves. When we look at our son and tell him to never give up, never shut up, and to always have fun, we wanted to be an example. On 12-31-18 we released two songs that are a jumping off point towards our dreams. With the help of Nik Bruzesse and The Lumberyard Recording ... We are here, we are loud, and we are ready for an adventure... You can find us on Apple Music/ iTunes Spotify Amazon Music Pandora and just about anywhere else you enjoy music... Thank you for listening!
Music gives us connection to the world around us. It is able to transcend language and social boundaries and give us moments to share in humanity.
To be able to survive solely on writing, producing, and performing music with my wife and son. Using music as a means to remove the responsibility of my everyday job so that all thats left is love and music.
Convincing people that there is more good than evil, and that if we come together and celebrate our differences as opposed to fearing them, we could do things like end world hunger, stop polluting as rapidly, accept new processes to prevent the destruction of the world. It all starts with loving each other and realizing we can work together for the greater good.
Aimee - Mmbop Ian - Beat It Thom - More Than a Feeling
Aimee: Jeff Buckley; Sara Bareilles Ian: Mineral; Bob Dylan Thom: Pedro The Lion; Bear Vs Shark
Our families. Thom has 3 beautiful kids, Aimee and I have Jack who was the epicenter of inspiration for this project. It has been harder in our 30s booking studio time, booking shows, writing songs, but everytime it starts to feel impossible we start to think about the example we are setting by following our passions, and even if one day our kids don't "get" the music, I think they will see the passion and the drive we had during this time and apply it to their hopes and dreams.
You are beautiful, you are loved, your are different, and you should celebrate all of that every chance you get, because life is hard, but we get short pockets of time where we can take the opportunity to just do that.
Aimee: Mixture of terrified and zen Ian: Straight up in the middle of the moment Thom: Electric
Being a musician today globally is incredible in comparison to what things were like when the 3 of us were starting out. I think social media has killed the necessity of the label to be regional. You may employ a label to become more global but the resources are available to make a living independently. I think for me locally something that needs to be improved is the support of youth in music. My hometown is void of a music scene because the adults are refusing to facilitate an all ages environment, but they don't understand why new faces aren't coming to shows. High school and Middle school kids buy tickets, and come out to see their friends, but I think a lot of that support at least in Richmond Indiana and Connersville Indiana doesn't exist. The only venues are bars and the established musicians aren't welcoming to that high school punk or indie band, or that MC who is fire but has some stage fright. That is something I hope to focus on locally.
It is a super cool platform. I love that its a community of artists helping each other out with feedback and who are super positive!
Having an idea and having to wait to share it with the group. We are all so excited that if one or two of us are busy we are all patiently waiting for a response on how an idea comes across
Not as well as we used to. Going to shows is important. Putting on shows if you're an artist is important. It is imperative to return the favor when you are featured on a show as an artist, even if its not your hometown get out and market that shit.
Haha well if any of the artists out there have the secret to that we are happy to listen. I think we are in the process of figuring that out ourselves!
Thom: Indian, Gaza, Vicktor Taiwo