Posted On 25 Apr 2017
Meet Restless Streets!
They are an ambient melodic rock outfit from Albany, NY. Restless Streets creates their sound as an extension of their own personal lives and experiences. Spontaneity, romance, and deviance resonate in the wake of each member’s daily behavior and each song they live to create.
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Learn more about Restless Streets in the following All Access interview:
What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music? What were some of the highlights? What are you most excited about for this year?
I would use the words hard work, dedication, and anticipation to describe 2016 for us, and our music. Last year we just all out our heads down and went to work doing everything we needed to ensure the proper release of our new cd. It’s been exciting to see everything take shape. We are most excited to play our new songs for everyone:)
So how did this band first form? How did you all meet each other and decide to make music together? Where did the name come from? Was it hard to come to a decision?
Brandon and I (Logan) started writing music together ten years ago. We met through a mutual friend. We met the other guys throughout our time as Restless Streets and slowly formed the group of individuals you see today. Our name just comes from the constant activity in the streets of our home town of Albany, New York. We didn’t have much trouble settling on a name, it just made sense.
How do you think this group has been influenced by being from Albany, New York? What is the music scene like there? Do any of you ever want to move somewhere else?
We have all spoken about relocating, but we don’t currently have plans. Albany is home to many of the venues that hosted our first performances, therefore it will always be important and present in our music. The scene is coming back after a lull and it is stronger than ever. There are many talented local acts popping up each year.
You have all been writing together now for 10 years! So I am curious how that process has changed/grown over the years for you all? Can you read each other’s minds at this point?!
Brandon and I really click when it comes to writing songs. It’s always easy when you have very similar tastes, and you both really enjoy each other’s ideas. We have basically just gained experience over the years and we’ve become better song writers.
I’ve read that you create a sound that is an extension of your personal lives and experiences. Can you elaborate on all of that?
All of our music is very genuine. We write about our lives, and how we are effected by life. I think it’s important for people to know that if they are feeling a connection with our music, they are truly connecting with each one of us personally.
Let’s talk about your latest singles, “In Vogue” and “A Little More Us.” Where did the inspiration for these tracks come from?
We’ve been through some very awakening experiences so far in our music careers, and we now have a completely different understanding of the way this industry operates. We were greatly effected by these experiences, and our music tends to directly reflect what we are feeling at the time it’s written. Music is our outlet, and it serves as a path toward peace, and resolution. We used “In Vogue” as a way to break the silence, discuss our previous hardship, and move past it constructively.
“A Little More Us” –
People have really been digging this song, and the music video so far which is incredible. The song is about heartbreak and how we deal with moving on from someone. There are references to the ocean, and to water in the song. “When you were caught up in the wave, did you still act the same” refers to someone who gets lured out of their relationship by a fascination with someone new. I talk about seeing the bigger picture and believing that if someone is meant to find their way back to you, they will in time.
What has it been like music videos for these songs? How creatively involved are you when it comes to making them?
We worked with director Josiah Moore on each of the music videos for this release. He is an incredible artist and director and we mesh perfectly together. We are extremely involved in the creative process for everything we put out. We came up with ideas for each video and sent them to Josiah. From there we would discuss feasibility, location, materials and then tweak the ideas where we saw it necessary. We are very pleased with the end results.
Who are some of your favorite artists? Who would you all love to work with in the future?
We all love The 1975, Pvris, Bon Iver, Chase Atlantic. I have always said that a goal of mine is to tour with Taking Back Sunday.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs?
We want people to accept each other, and love each other. We want people to be considerate of the fact that everyone fights their own daily battles, and it is important to be kind and loving to everyone. We want people to feel free to express themselves, and feel comfortable, and to be proud of who they are.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about this group or your music?
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Thank you everyone, we hope you all enjoy our new record, and come to see us when we play your city. We love you.