Restless Streets: Sincerely Rocking Your World
Now signed to InVogue Records, life on the Restless Streets has to bustling to say the least! Their debut for the label Sincerely has been released, produced by none other than Landon Tewers of The Plot In You! They recently concluded a national tour with Serianna and In Dying Arms, and are ready and willing to hit the road once more to spread the word on their intense new album. We caught up with Restless Streets to find out more about the dynamic Sincerely, life on the road, their compelling songs, a kidnapping incident, and other adventurous topics. Read on as we enter the sonic vicinity of Restless Streets from Albany, NY!>signed to InVogue Records, life on the Restless Streets has to bustling to say the least! Their debut for the label Sincerely has been released, produced by none other than Landon Tewers of The Plot In You! They recently concluded a national tour with Serianna and In Dying Arms, and are ready and willing to hit the road once more to spread the word on their intense new album. We caught up with Restless Streets to find out more about the dynamic Sincerely, life on the road, their compelling songs, a kidnapping incident, and other adventurous topics. Read on as we enter the sonic vicinity of Restless Streets from Albany, NY!
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Restless Streets, and how long the band has been together.
We (Logan//Brandon) started playing music together six years ago, the band started about 5 years ago.
Where is the band based out of and what is your local music scene like there? Please recommend some locals bands we should all check out.
We live in Albany, NY. Some of our favorite local bands are Voices, The Primrose Path, Bring Home Ohio, and Artisan.
What are you looking forward to the most about the upcoming tour with Serianna and In Dying Arms?
We’re looking forward to meeting hot babes, and being in new places each day that we have yet to see, all while playing the music that we were made to spread!
Is there any story or concept behind the CD title Sincerely? Select two songs from Sincerely and what inspired the lyrics.
I (Logan) wrote a lot of the lyrics about leaving my home that I grew up in. This was our first full length CD and we want fans to know how much thought and love we put into each piece of music that we release, we just thought it seemed appropriate. From us, to you. Sincerely, Restless Streets.
Dear Permanence: This song was written about coming to terms with the thought of something being irreversible. It was also inspired by the unpredictability of life.
Skeletons In General: This song was written about a young girl. When I was first introduced to her, the first thing I was told about her is that when she was 14 years old she snorted cocaine off of a man’s penis because he told her if she took it off his dick, it would be free of charge. Then somehow one of my friends started dating her, and well…the rest is history. I don’t like her. Listen to the song.
Who did the cover art for Sincerely and how much input did you have on it?
Our good friend and graphic designer Ryan Swett created our album artwork. He works within Equal Vision Records to design artwork for hundreds of bands and is the founder of the Think Movement clothing co. We had the freedom to pitch Ryan exactly what we wanted the artwork to look like to a T, certain things were refined and toned down for the sake of consolidating the design to a six panel booklet. Ryan pretty much took the idea and ran with it, we are very pleased with how it all turned out.
When you look back on the music Restless Streets recorded prior to being signed to InVogue, what do you think of it now?
Having a producer who is our age and understands our genre of music and our personality as a whole makes a world of difference. We started recording with Landon Tewers in the fall before signing with InVogue Records in April of 2012 and we knew we had found somebody that we felt very comfortable and creative with. That ability to do and say whatever we wanted in the studio and have it be understood had us driving home confident that our true ability had been defined and showcased on the recordings.
What has been the best and worst part about touring and being in the road?
The best part about touring is meeting new people and getting to understand the structure and life style of people all over the world. The worst part would have to be the lack of sleep and the often uncomfortable sleeping conditions we endure while on the road. No sleep leads to sickness, and we need all the energy we can get!
Any strange or scary stories from the road you could share?
One time Nicky and our friend Alex got kidnapped from our campsite in Cartersville, GA by two old mothers. The women brought them an hour away to a bar in Atlanta, and forced them to shove ziplock bags of liquor down their pants so they didn’t have to buy any drinks inside. We didn’t see them until the next day.
If Restless Streets could open up for any band either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
We’d have to go with the late Michael Jackson for sure.
What did Landon Tewers contribute to the overall recording process of Sincerely?
We co-produced Sincerely with Landon. We had full demoes of each song recorded before we went and then just bounced extra ideas off each other at the stood.
What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most after hearing Sincerely for the first time?
We hope people can relate to our songs, and that they get as much joy from hearing them as we do.
Any chance of Restless Streets making their way out West to play some shows?
Absolutely, sooner than later.
Any final words of wisdom?
Make sure you pick up your copy of ‘Sincerely‘ on iTunes, MerchNow, or snag one from us on tour!
Restless Streets is:
Logan Carpenter – Vocals
Brandon John – Guitar
Kyle Carpenter – Guitar
John Alund – Bass
Nick Dumar – Drums
Brian Nellis- Keys
(Interview by Kenneth Morton)
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