I got the chance to interview vocalist Brandon Butler and guitarist Marc Okubo of Veil of Maya during Mayhem Fest. We talked about their roles in the band, songwriting inspirations and the band’s next album coming this fall. You can check out the video below:
(Note: I realize the video and audio are not of the greatest quality, and at one point, it is very hard to hear Marc over the din of other people in the room. I did my best with the camera I had. Most of the interview is clear and salvageable, however.)
We got the extreme pleasure of interviewing Chris Freeman of Manchester Orchestra during the Salt Lake City stop of their tour. Hours before putting on a simply electric show, Freeman sat down with us to talk about the recording process of their new album, Cope, their independent record label and the possibilities of a rock opera. Manchester Orchestra was joined on their Cope Tour by Balance and Composure and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band.
Zac Little, Maryn Jones and Steve Ciolek from Saintseneca sat down with us before their Treefort Music Festival performances to talk about the making of their new album, Dark Arc, SXSW festival and their new record label, Anti-.
Seahaven stopped in Boise, ID on their tour with Touche Amore, mewithoutYou and Drug Church. We had the privilege of being able to sit down with Kyle and Michael to ask them about their new album, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only, bands from high school and their first performance as Seahaven together.
University Pulse had the great opportunity to sit down with Jimmy from Polar Bear Club when they stopped through Boise in November. Jimmy told us about their new album, Death Chorus, life on the road and food on tour.
As a long time fan of the emo-revival band, Citizen, I was absolutely ecstatic to get a change to interview the band on their tour with Polar Bear Club. The tour stopped in Boise at The Shredder with Diamond Youth and Sainthood Reps.
I sat down with Nick Hamm and Eric after their set to talk about Run For Cover Records, the recording process for Youth with Will Yip, food on tour and much more. Check it out below:
Through realms of genres, tastes and preferences, varying types of music inspire an array of individuals. There are some artists however that can transcend preference, invoking a positive response in even some of the most musically partisan of people. Julianna Barwick brings an eerie and majestic beauty to her style, seducing the soul with cathedral-esque loops and layers to her songs. She is on her way to Boise.