Posted On 05 Jul 2016
Meet LA-based Deepakalypse, who will release his new full length album Floating on a Sphere via Everloving Records on July 8th.
Deepakalypse is a forward thinking, inward looking, biofueled songwriting autodidact. He’s wandered across America, guitar in hand, doing everything from veggie oil conversions on vintage Mercedes diesel engines to fabrication of large scale art installations and lived to write about it. Floating On A Sphere, his first effort with Everloving Records, compiles work from previously self-released material that rides the rails between lo fi acoustic punk and agit folk a-la Jonathan Richman or Billy Bragg.
Learn more about Deepakalypse in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! How’s 2016 treating you so far? How’s your summer been going? What were some of the highlights of 2015 for you and your music?
Summer has been good just working a lot on music. Some highlights for 2015 were definitely doing a couple music videos with my friend Steve Hanft. That happened in January.
How exactly did you come up with your artist name? Why not just go by your real name?
I can’t remember who came up with it… Probably me or a friend but I kept it as a music name cause it’s ridiculous and nobody’s got it. It’s hard to come up with a good name and it’s better than my name alone
Have you always wanted to be a performer? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
I don’t really identify myself as a performer.. It’s not something I thirst for so much, to be seen on a stage by a bunch of people. I’m a songwriter and being on stage is just a part of it for me. My first musical memory was probably this song “splish splash I was taking a bath”. We had this little record juke box and we had that 45 record. It’s an oldies song.
In just a few days, you will release your newest album, “Floating On A Sphere” via Everloving Records. How do you think you’ve changed on this record? Can you talk about what it was like recording it? How long did it take?
This record is really like my greatest hits from my first two records and some demos. It’s recorded everywhere over the span of 12+ years. I’ve changed too many ways to name.
Generally, where do you get the inspiration for your music? Is that constantly changing?
It comes from a lot of places people situations politics I guess it’s always changing
What do you think about social media today and using it to get your music to fans?
Well on some level it’s integral. Especially for peeps like me who doesn’t play out a lot. I get messages from kids all over the world and that’s due to the internet.
Who are some of your favorite artists? Who would you love to work with one day?
Modest Mouse maybe, Jonathan Richman, Little Dragon and Flume
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message for your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
Just to be uplifted and inspired to sing along
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself and/or your music?
Keep pushing for Bernie Sanders!!!