The Love Is All Around Us Tour with The Scene Aesthetic, He Is We, Carter Hulsey, and Plug In Stereo

THE LOVE IS ALL AROUND US TOUR: MEET THE BANDS!

Get ready for the most pop rockin’ tour of the year!  Presented by The Working Group Management, The Love Is All Around Us Tour features four of the very best bands the indie music scene has to offer.

The tour features The Scene Aesthetic in the headlining spot, a duo that features Andrew de Torres of Danger: Radio on guitar and  Eric Bowley on vocals.  Their latest release is entitled Brother + Sister, a superb collection of acoustic pop songs well worth checking into.

He Is We has been making a big name for themselves with their My Forever album, and are co-headlining the event.

Also on the show is Carter Hulsey, a singer / songwriter who is signed to Christopher Drew’s (of Never Shout Never) own Loveway Records.

And then there’s Plug In Stereo, the solo project featuring Trevor Dahl, about to break through with Nothing To Something, his debut release for Triple Crown Records.  Definitely an event not to be missed!   In this article, we get to know each and every band on the Love Is All Around Us Tour, starting now…

THE SCENE AESTHETIC

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in The Scene Aesthetic, and how long the project has been together.
My name is Eric Bowley and I sing in The Scene Aesthetic. Andrew and I have been making music together for over 6 years now.

What are you looking forward to the most on the Love Is All Around Us Tour?
Sometimes when you go out on tour, you don’t know what to expect when it comes to the personalities of the other bands you’re going out on the road with. For the Love Is All Around Us Tour, it’s different because although we’ll still be getting to know each other, we’re already friends with everyone we’re going out with. It’s going to be an incredibly fun and I’m really looking forward to spending time with them and getting to know everyone better.

To you, what is the best and worst part about touring and being on the road?
The best part about being on the road for me is getting to take pictures in so many incredible cities and states across the nation. I love photography and I’m grateful for the opportunity I get to see so many wonderful places. The worst part would definitely have something to do with all the fast food that we consume. Haha. It’s really hard to eat healthy all the time.

Any road horror stories you could share?
One time we had an all night drive to get to the venue the next day. We were touring with Owl City at the time and it was a complete blizzard outside. For about 3 hours we were going between 5-10 MPH on the highway because the roads were so awful. We didn’t want to put ourselves in danger or risk missing the show. It was difficult for everyone who wasn’t driving to sleep at all because we were all nervous and a little on edge.

Is Andrew still doing Danger Radio and if so, how easy or difficult has it been to balance two full time projects?
Danger Radio is on a hiatus right now while everyone is busy doing other things. It was definitely an interesting juggle for Andrew when both bands were actively doing lots of things all the time!

Would Danger Radio and The Scene Aesthetic ever want to tour together? What do you think of that idea?
We have! It was a lot of fun. Actually the first tour we ever did was called the Anyone Scene Danger? Tour. Hahaha. Such good times. We had no idea what we were doing. It was chaotic in every sense of the word, but incredibly fun at the same time.

Your LDS mission in Argentina must have been quite an adventure! What are some of the lessons learned from being on a mission in that country?
It was an incredible 2 years spent in a foreign country I’d never been to before. I didn’t speak Spanish before going and now I’m fluent! I learned so much about myself as a person. Being a missionary wasn’t an easy thing whatsoever, but I never regretted my decision to go for a split second. It was incredible to meet new people every single day and share with them the things that have been such a source of light and happiness in my life. It was a real eye opener for me.

What is your favorite love song of all time and why?
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – no explanation needed. It’s a freaking classic! 🙂

Do you have any messages for your fans in the Los Angeles / Orange County area?
Get ready to rock when we come to Anaheim and Thousand Oaks ! We love California and we’re so excited to see you guys again!

HE IS WE

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in He Is We, and how long the project has been together.
I’m Rachel. I sing. We have been together a couple years now.

What are you looking forward to the most on the Love Is All Around Us Tour?
I’m so excited to be touring with our record out! Hearing our fans singing along is so exhilarating! Our fans have done an amazing job of spreading the word and sharing our music with friends, so I’m looking forward to seeing some new faces. Of course we’re really looking forward to hanging out with The Scene Aesthetic dudes and meeting the other bands.

To you, what is the best and worst part about touring and being the road?
Best part is always just hanging out. “Bro-ing down” with everyone on the tour and of course meeting all our fans. That is the ultimate highlight. The hardest part is just staying healthy. Being in a van 18 hours a day with 5 sweaty dudes all time time isn’t necessarily a sanitary environment. Trying to stay healthy is a battle.

Any road horror stories you could share?
We were fortunate enough to play Yellowcard’s comeback show in Pomona in November. I was getting sicker as the tour progressed..and that night was kind of the climax. I made it through the set and then just kind of shut down. Had to go to urgent care and get pumped full of fluids. Oh…and once in Idaho, the rest of the band was almost killed and raped…in that order. No joke.

Please select two songs from My Forever and tell me what inspired the lyrics?
My Forever is about be figuring our what I believe love is. For me, love isn’t a feeling, or a phase. Love is Forever.
Kiss It Better was actually inspired by The Green Mile. Watch it, write a compare and contrast essay and you’ll get extra credit in my book.

What do you think makes the winning combination of you and Trevor work so well together?
We just try to be real. We have never written a song trying to sound like anything. I will get an idea or Trevor will have something, and we just go for it. When we were working on My Forever, we wrote SOOOO many songs. They were just pouring out. Plus, we have the best fans in the world. We wrote some songs and gave them away for a long time. Our fans know they can write us at heiswefans@gmail.com and we write and reply to as many as humanly possible. Hearing how our songs have inspired or affected them has been huge in our process.

What could one expect from a live He Is We show?
A little hip shaking? 5 kids on stage movin’ and groovin.’

What is your favorite love song of all time and why?
Tough Question!! The first thing that popped in my head for some reason was Whitney Houston “I Have Nothing.” Such a powerful vocal performance and great lyrics.

Do you have any messages for your fans in the Los Angeles / Orange County area?
Let’s hang out!!! We can’t wait to come back to Chain. You guys have always been one of our favorites. Please come up to us and say “Hi.” We’ll try to not be awkward…no promises

CARTER HULSEY

What are you looking forward to the most on the Love Is All Around  Us Tour?
I just like touring. Seeing friends from TSA and Plug In. Music is powerful ya know? Gives you the chance to see the country and meet amazing people along the way. And you can pretty much say whatever you want as long as youve got a guitar in your hands.

To you, what is the best and worst part about touring and being on the road?
I have a nephew, so its hard to be gone for so long. He’s only two, so every time I come back he has grown up so much and I miss being there for that. The best part is being on an extended road trip with all your friends. Same of my favorite memories have come out of these.

Any road horror stories you could share?
On the Harmony Tour with NSN we hit 2 deer and a raccoon 100 miles outside of Austin all in one fell swoop. Broke our radiator and dented up the van and trailer pretty bad. The Maine hit a deer that same morning.

What was the name of the very first song you ever wrote, what was it about, and how old were you?
I think it was called “Quiet December“. I was prob 14 and my grandma had just died. I think it was a good way for me as a kid to get it all out ya know?

Please select two songs from A Note In Your Pocket and tell me what inspired the lyrics?
Like a Bear“-  This song is about a million different things. Part of it would be
that I feel like I’m getting older fast and not really going anywhere.  That’s prob a common thing for people to feel no matter what line of work you are in. I was also reading a lot of Vonnegut at the time.  The whole existentialism thing.
Aleda” –  Thats just about a nice old Buddhist lady I met at a laundry mat.

How did you meet Christopher Drew and wind up on Loveway Records?
We have gone to school together since 8th grade. Both in bands all throughout high-school. From there I dont really know, its hard to pinpoint where friendship starts. We have been roommates for a couple years and I think he just wanted to help me out by putting the record on Loveway.

How close are you to recording all new material and do you have a working title for a new album?
It’s all recorded and we are finishing mixes tomorrow. No working title yet. We are gonna post some songs to our FB page soon though.

Do you have any messages for your fans in the Los Angeles / Orange County area?
Be thankful there isn’t 25 inches of snow in your front yard. Oh, and I can’t wait to see y’all on this next tour!

PLUG IN STEREO

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Plug In Stereo, and how long the project has been in existence?
My name’s Trevor Dahl, I’m a 17 year old from Portland Oregon .
I sing, and play guitar and started this solo project about 2 an a half years ago!

What are you looking forward to the most on the Love Is All Around Us Tour?
I love meeting the people that come to the shows.  It should be bigger than past tours I’ve done, so I’m pumped to meet and play in front of a bunch of rad people.
The bands are awesome! I’m stoked to watch them every night. Also, I think all of the bands fit together really well genre wise.
It should be a lot of fun!

To you, what is the best and worst part about touring and being on the road?
The best part is getting to play my music to people. I like seeing new places and meeting all different types of people. It’s really interesting.
But I do miss my friends and family, and I get super tired. You never get a good nights sleep, and a home cooked meal is rare, but it’s worth it no doubt.

Any road horror stories you could share?
It was about 3 in the morning and a semi-truck and a truck got in an accident like 10 seconds after we pulled up. The ambulance couldn’t get there fast because of traffic the accident caused. A bunch of people hopped out of their cars to help the people in the wreck. A couple of the people in my crew had to pull a couple people from the truck who had pieces of metal in their head. Everyone ended up being okay, but it was sketch!

When is your CD Nothing To Something set to be released and what made you decide to call the CD that?
It comes out April 12th! I named it after one of the songs on the album, and I feel like that name really sums up what I’m trying to do with my music. I’m just a kid trying to make something of himself.

How did your recent tour with Chase Coy and Backseat Goodbye go and were they cool to hang out with?
It was awesome. They are really cool dudes. I’ve toured with Backseat Goodbye once before, so I loved hanging out with them again. There music is great as well.

What could one expect from a live Plug In Stereo show?
You could expect a very fun relaxed set.
I’ve try to incorporate a mix of upbeat songs, as well as a few slower ones. We have white paper lights scattered around stage and we burn incense. It’s still a lot of fun though!

What is your favorite love song of all time and why?
That is way to hard to answer for me. All of my favorite songs mean different things to me and I like to listen to them on different occasions! But one song that I really enjoy and never gets old to me is “Snails” by The Format (the acoustic version)

Tell me about the new song Plans and what inspired you to write the
lyrics?

It’s one of the last songs I recorded for the album so it kind of gives a peek at what my newer stuff is going to sound like. The lyrics were inspired by my sister and her boyfriend at the time. He lives far away and tours so its about their struggle with their relationship.

Do you have any messages for your fans in the Los Angeles / Orange County area?
I’m soo geeked to be playing there on the love is all around us tour! We haven’t been able to tour through California before, but I love it there. Thank you to everyone for the support!

(Interviews by Kenneth Morton)

THE LOVE IS ALL AROUND US TOUR DATES

featuring The Scene Aesthetic, He Is We, Carter Hulsey, Plug In Stero & Special Guests:
02/16 Omaha , NE @ Sokel Underground
02/17 Madison , WI @ The Stage Door
02/18 Evansville , IN @ Boney Junes
02/19 Grand Rapids , MI @ MXTP
02/20 Chicago , IL @ The Bottom Lounge
02/21 Toledo , OH @ Frankies
02/23 S. Hacksensack, NJ @ School of Rock
02/24 Hamden , CT @ The Space
02/26 Wilmington , DE @ Harmony Grange
02/27 Philadelphia , PA @ The Barbary
02/28 Baltimore , MD @ Ottobar
03/02 Atlanta , GA @ Vinyl
03/04 Tampa , FL @ The Orpheum
03/05 Orlando , FL @ Backbooth
03/06 Montgomery , AL @ Bottletree
03/08 Houston , TX @ Numbers
03/09 Dallas , TX @ The Door
03/10 Austin , TX @ Emo’s
03/11 San Antonio , TX @ White Rabbit
03/12 Oklahoma City , OK @ The Conservatory
03/13 Albequerque , NM @ TBA
03/15 Mesa , AZ @ The Underground
03/16 San Diego , CA @ The Epicentre
03/17 Anaheim , CA @ The Chain Reaction
03/18 Thousand Oaks , CA @ Thousand Oaks Teen Center
03/19 Stockton , CA @ Plea For Peace Center
03/21 Portland , OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre
03/22 Seattle , WA @ El Corazon

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.facebook.com/thesceneaesthetic
http://www.facebook.com/heiswe.official
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carter-Hulsey/36496392029
http://www.facebook.com/pluginstereo
www.workinggroupmgmt.com

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