AFP Music Interview: Slothrust

Slothrust, band, NYC

We recently caught up with Brooklyn based band Slothrust, who are releasing their long awaited third album, Everyone Else on Dangerbird Records October 28th.

1)   Are you native New Yorker’s or transplants?

Will and I are from Boston and Kyle is from New Jersey.

2)   How would you describe your sound?

Blues / jazz influenced rock music with a lot of dynamics and time signature changes 😉

3)   How has the crowd responded to the new music from Everyone Else?

Crowds we have performed to have responded really positively to the new music. We are very excited to tour and share it with more people.

4)   Was there a particular story you wanted to tell or message you wanted to send with Everyone Else?

There is not one story in particular that I am trying to tell with this record. Thematically, it deals a lot with water and dreams. I like thinking about different states of consciousness and things infinitely larger than the self.

5)   What do you enjoy most about touring and performing live?

I like seeing new cities and the exchange of energy that happens between performers and difference audiences.

6)   Tell me about your creative process. Do you work remotely or do you go off to the woods to write together as a group?

It’s a combination of a lot of things. Generally songs come to me in pieces and we go about executing them in a variety of ways. In the past there hasn’t been a particular formula for us.

7)   Where do you find your inspiration as artists?

The ocean, the sky, dreaming, feelings, other artists that we admire and make us want to push our playing and song-writing.

8)   Are you also planning a European tour for this album?

We would love to go to Europe. We have never been and are really hoping that the opportunity presents before too long.

9)   What does the phrase “art for progress” mean to you?

Art that aims to spread awareness.