Posted On 16 Jun 2015
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Hi Zach! Where does this interview find you today? What’s on the agenda today besides our interview?
We are in LA, getting ready for rehearsal. Tonight we are playing a secret show, in Santa Ana. Drinking coffee.
For those not as familiar with you and your music, how did you get your start in music? Who or what was the catalyst for two twin brothers to start a band together?
We both decided in college we want to pursue music. We were interested in the industry side but more interested in being in band. So we’ve started writing songs together and created lots of various musical projects all different genres.
You just released your album, DANCING AT THE BLUE LAGOON this year. What did you learn between your last album BIGFOOT and playing live that you felt you wanted to infuse into the new album?
We learned a lot, one of the main things was we wanted to write songs that would translate to a live setting. We were thinking about that a lot more this time around, how we were going to play these on stage.
Can you tell me about your new single and what was the inspiration there?
The inspiration comes from the beaches of Norcal from Big Sur to San Francisco and the Redwoods that roll up to the beaches. The fog coming in in the morning and the imagery that follows. It’s mythical, and spooky so I wrote lyrics that reflected that.
What is your song writing process like? Do you both share songwriting duties?
We both wrote all the songs on piano/ guitar/ bass. I usually spend time editing pieces and forming it into a song. I do all the lyrics as well.
Who are your musical influences?
We try to keep the classics like The Beatles, and The Beach Boys on the forefront. We just listened to McCartney about 2 ,100 times on our way to Vancouver. But other than that too many to name really we listen to everything.
Do you remember the first album you bought for yourself?
Weezer – Blue Album
What was the first song you fell in love with and why?
I remember as a really young kid maybe 10,11 our camp counselor would play that Righteous Brothers song ‘Lost That Loving Feeling’ every morning, and would eventually memorized it and would sing along. I still love that song to this day, very nostalgic.
Who would your dream collaboration be with, living or dead?
Who is in your current playlist? Any artists, musicians or genres we might be surprised to find in there?
Uhm you may be surprised to see Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry… I am fascinated by certain Top 40 pop songs. I don’t listen to it all the time, just certain songs.
11) What’s on tap next for you? What are you most excited about in 2015?
Next up, we will be touring the U.S. all summer, heading back to cities we haven’t been in awhile, excited to tour and party. Maybe go swimming in interesting places…
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