EPISODE : The band is made up of four members: Lonner (vox/production), Scott (production), Eric (guitar/production), and Brett (drums). We all play multiple instruments, so it’s pretty fun when we get together in a room and start throwing ideas around.
Eargrub: As a NY-based group how do you find yourselves drawing inspiration from the city?
EPISODE : This last EP was actually written in a bunch of different places, but we’ve found that inspiration is just relaxing and letting it come to you. Eric and Brett live up on the west side and have a great space with a balcony that overlooks the city; that space has definitely been a huge source of inspiration for the follow up EP. It is one of the few places in the city we really feel like we can breathe.
Eargrub: Your releases so far have been incredibly diverse. It really seems like you guys can do it all—produce, perform, write. What kind of goals do you have for the future? Do you think you’ll continue on this no-boundaries-trajectory, or are you planning to eventually settle into a more distinct genre?
EPISODE : Ha thanks! In the future we want to continue producing and writing for other artists in various genres, but as far as EPISODE the band goes, the sound is going to be more consistent. Expect a live-sound, but one that still incorporates our trademark production.
Eargrub: What can you tell us about your upcoming EP, Hold On? What message are you trying to get across with this release?
EPISODE : “Hold On” was our transition period. It was the time that we took to figure out what we really wanted to do, and we’ve found that now. The only message we’re really trying to deliver with this EP is that there are no boundaries when it comes to making good music — you do what feels/sounds right.
Eargrub: The artists you feature like Mree, Topaz Jones, and Stefan Weiner are total standouts. How do you find a balance between showcasing these talented musicians and building a stand-alone identity for EPISODE?
EPISODE : Collaboration was at the heart of this project. Our goal was simply to make the best songs possible with some talented artists we admired. The follow up EP should clear up all the questions about who we really are as a band…
Eargrub: Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?
EPISODE : Kanye West. He is one of the greatest collaborators of all time.
Eargrub: How do you think your music will translate onto a stage? Do you plan on making live performance a big part of your identity?