Mewithoutyou frontman Aaron Weiss discusses the meaning, or lack thereof, in his songs, and he talks about how his understanding of god and religion, and his search for peace have changed over the years.
Huge thanks to Matt Pryor for taking the time to interview me on his podcast Nothing to Write Home About. I've never had to talk about Zero Platoon for an hour, but it was motivating and helped flush out some ideas. If you've got some time and want to know more about the organization and a little history of Mike, check it out.
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Koji talks about how he approaches writing music, combining his art with community service, and how growing up with military family members contributed to his desire to use music for greater purposes. He also performs an acoustic version of his song "Fury" and discusses how burning out and hitting a new low inspired his new music. And he covers "Biomusicology" by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in the basement of St. Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. He opens up about his influence behind learning the song—a friend of his who was killed in a suicide bombing. Click through to watch all videos.
Taylor, Brandon and CJ from Handguns talk about how they each began playing music, how they write together, and the bands the music they put on when they're feeling down.
Major League singer/guitarist Brian Joyce performs "Montreal" and discusses the years that he has dealt with depression and explains where the title for the new album came from.
Thanks to Molly Hudelson from Circles & Soundwaves for sound recording.
The guys from Switchfoot talk about how they got started in music and which bands help get them through hard times.
Blacklist Royals bassist Dirk Mathews talks about adjusting to military life while serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and being deployed in Iraq. Singer/Guitarist Nat performs an acoustic version of the band's song "Out in the Dark" and "How Much I've Lied" by Gram Parsons. Click through to watch all three videos.
At the Orlando, FL Vans Warped Tour stop, Luke from Better Off performs an acoustic version of "Garden State of Mind" and explains the inspiration behind the song and talks about how he got into playing music. He also covers "Options" by Pedro the Lion. Click through to watch both videos.
Singer/Guitarist of Light Years, Pat Kennedy, performs an acoustic version of "Hindsight" next to a swamp backstage at the West Palm Beach, Florida Vans Warped Tour stop. He discusses the meaning of the song and how important music is to him. He also covers "Aliens Exist" by Blink 182. Click through to watch both videos.
Tanner Jones, singer/guitarist of You Blew It! performs an acoustic version of "House Address" from the band's latest record "Keep Doing What You're Doing." He also performs a cover of "Breaking Away" by Owen. Click through to watch both videos.