We are an indie/alternative act that formed while studying at the university of michigan. We like to write groove heavy songs with dense production and catchy hooks. We have a new EP that we are releasing in September to follow up our debut EP. Our latest single, Systemic was recorded in the studios of the U of M with a student of the PAT program.
School: University of Michigan
- Greg Hughes – Bass Guitar
- Nate Erickson – Guitar, Effects, Vocals
- Jordan Compton – Keyboard, Synthesizer
- Sean Batts – Drums
- Geoffrey Smith-Woollams – Visual Art, Graphic Design
- Band formed by meeting in student housing cooperatives
- Sean was a former college DJ and had a late night show, which was the main inspiration for the band’s name
- 2 former band mates moved to Japan and one moved back to Peru
- Songs are typically made by focusing first on the instrumentals (playing rifts, improvisational jam sessions), then create lyrics
- They don’t write sheet music, but use a field recorder to go back and hear what they created during their jam sessions
- Dr. Mind was inspired by a bad psychedelic trip
- Nate likes juxtaposing the melody and the lyrical content so that the feelings one has wouldn’t magnify. Many of their songs including Limbo exemplify this.
- Systemic is a response to the police brutality and non-violent drug incarcerations that were occurring during the time they wrote it.
- Their upcoming EP, What Happened, will be about growth and change
- Advice to musicians:
- Do it because you love it
- Keep trying, Keep Failing
- Don’t be afraid to experiment
- Just jam
EP #1: After Hours Radio