Contributor Jamie McCormick talked with SW Michigan rock band 45 To Argos as they discuss their latest song "Dreamcatcher" and bands they chill out to - Read it HERE!
Catching The Dreams and Making Them Rock Interview with 45 To Argos
By: Jamie McCormick
Listening back to several of your previous songs as a writer about music there isn't a clear defining genre in which to place 45 To Argos. Is this the 21st Century way to rock now you think?
45 To Argos: Yes, we believe so. When a musician limits themselves to one genre of music, it eliminates so much creative freedom when they write.
Describe the process in which each of you took to develop who you have become today.
45 To Argos: We all have a similar story as far a music goes. We all went through numerous bands and have played with all varieties of musicians. From that, we wanted to become better musicians so we all went to college for music. About a year ago we all graduated with our associates. Eventually, the three of us came together and we recognized that we have the same goals. Finding the right people is the hardest part of making a band. Now we're playing out as much as we can, we're even hoping to set up a tour this year.
What is each band members favorite kickback/crash and burn band to chill out to?
45 To Argos: We all have a few bands we love to listen to when we're just hanging out. Brandon (singer/guitarist) likes Nothing More and Royal Blood. Brandon (bassist) listens to Dance Gavin Dance and Periphery. Dave (drummer) likes PVRIS and Florence + The Machine.
Since music seems to have different feels in different locations... what does the metal, hard rock, punk, pop punk, alternative scene look or sound like in Michigan? Seems like the area because of the hardworking folks would have some defining measures.
45 To Argos: We've noticed that a lot of local bands of all genres have a psychedelic and/or upbeat melodic vibe in their music. We've enjoyed experiencing all these bands create and perform their art.
Talk about your latest song "Dreamcatcher." Who wrote it? Is it about anyone in particular? Where was it recorded? Did you work with a particular producer?
45 To Argos: Brandon (singer) and Dave wrote the song together. Brandon wrote about the power of music in our lives and Dave wrote about his mom. It was recorded in Brandon's (singer) bedroom. We did not have a producer for this song, it was just us three throughout the entire process.
The video and the single merge really well. Where was it filmed and who was the videographer?
45 To Argos: Thank you, it was really fun to make! It was filmed in Brandon's (bassist) garage and we had our good friend, Chase Krueger, come out and shoot it.
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