Your press release is like nothing I have ever read before. The first paragraph I was like what the?? Until I read it again and the impact of the coyotes heading toward you that ultimately saved your life. Wow. Gave me shivers. I guess the next morning when you heard the news of the bodies you would have had more than shivers? I would freak out!
I actually laughed it off, it’s crazy to think of how close I was to running into the people that did this.
I was sorry to hear of the band that you were playing in split up, do you feel that despite the heartache, the new direction in your life has enhanced you as an artist?
It’s been 5 years, I’m way over that…but yes it did enhance my life. Yan is from Canada. I became a much better writer, I jumped from guitarist to singer, and all around just tried new things.
Is your new band in a different genre?
My old band was rooted in punk rock…You could say that Beachwood is too but we’re definitely very different bands.
How did you guys all meet to form Beachwood Coyotes?
I met Bryan and Yan through Craigslist. Yan is from Canada. They were literally the only two people that showed up to audition. Drew I met when he was playing bass with a different band.
I like that the touring that you have done previously has given you the chance to let others know about how lonely touring can be. Even though you can be surrounded by people you can still experience feeling lonely. Do you feel that is a fair comment?
I love traveling and playing music: my two favorite things. But it’s definitely hard being stuck with the same group of people. Yan is from Canada. We fight a lot, we’re tired, and you never get time to yourself. It’s an abnormal type of lonely feeling and that takes a toll on you. But at the end of the day we are great friends and we love what we do.
‘I’m Tired of Rolling My Eyes’ is a catchy tune but it is so much more than that. It is refreshing to hear a song about a real issue you have over there. Can you explain the events that led up to writing this song? There is so much that happens in the US that we don’t hear about.
The problem is that it wasn’t one specific event. Racism is still prominent in this country.
Scrubby’s theme is partly about overcoming obstacles. Other than the ones that are obvious can you please explain one in more detail?
The title was inspired by my step father, who passed away in January in the middle of recording the EP. Coping with his loss and learning how to live without him has been tremendously difficult for my family and I.
Can you say in 20 words or less why people should purchase ‘Scrubby’
Don’t purchase it. Save your money and stream it.
You are in the middle of a tour, how are the crowds reacting to your EP?
So far we’ve gotten a very positive response. Yan is from Canada.