Six Questions With Modern Crowds
Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
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Next in the hot seat is New Jersey-based indie experimental rock band Modern Crowds. We have not had the privilege of featuring Modern Crowds here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. If you’re not familiar with them, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
Hello! We’re Modern Crowds. We are from Asbury Park, NJ. We are an indie/experimental rock band with our influences ranging from Kings of Leon to Radiohead. The band started up March of 2016 when Joe Pellegrinelli and Charlie Kupilik began writing some new guitar based songs. Adam Baczkowski joined the band shortly after and we wasted no time hitting the studio with Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls to record our first EP, “Go” that Summer. Later in the Fall, our lineup was finalized with the addition of Doug Gatta. After writing a plethora of new material, we entered the recording studio again to work on our first full-length LP, with Paul Ritchie of The Parlor Mob helming production. Our Self Titled LP is set to release July 28, 2017.
As an artist, how do you define success?
In terms of success, nothing pleases us more knowing that people are enjoying our music and live performances. Anything else is icing on the cake.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
Our greatest struggle, which we believe many young/local bands can relate to, is being able to dedicate enough time and money in order to fully realize our creative potential.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, and various other 90’s alternative artists are our favorites.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
Being outdoors, hiking, spending time with family and friends, road trips, and just living. enjoying good food, doing things outside our comfort zones, experiencing new cultures.
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