What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
Lifestyles came to fruition when Adam and Hanna met through playing shows with their other previous projects. We realized quickly we both wanted to play music that was simple, straightforward and grimy. While at the same time exploring our curiosity of cults. Aaron joined when Hanna needed to focus more on vocals and the guitar was becoming too rich to do both. Taylor was a no brainer addition when our previous bassist left to focus on his other band.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
We toured and have been friends with the Meat Wave dudes for a while and it had always been a goal to work on something together. Both bands recorded in a single session at Electrical Audio, which made the project feel more fun and collaborative (Chris from Meat Wave sang backup on our song for example). For Lifestyles, the song is a rare departure from discussions about Heavens Gate, instead focusing on Scientology. So we were able to stay in our wheelhouse of extreme belief systems and how bizarre they can get. Plus the song is a burner because we wanted to keep up with Meat Wave.
As for the Meat Wave song, you’ll have to ask them. I heard it might be the most positive song in the Meat Wave catalog, so that’s worth checking out. Maybe it’ll make you happy.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Clearly the sweet sweet cult life. And The Wipers.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
Its pretty loud and straightforward, somewhere in the punk rock Goldilocks zone. Not too fast not too slow. There’s not much fancy footwork on our studio recordings, we wanted them to be an honest representation of what we do live.
I suppose our music might make you want to get pumped at the gym, light a dumpster on fire, and educate yourself about god abuse.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Carole King – Tapestry
Meat Wave – Delusion Moon
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
DEVO – Are We Not Men
A Star is Born. All 4 of them. Box set.
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Frog and Toad Together – Arnold Lobel
Calvin & Hobbes Anthology
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I think theres a benefit to both. I love listening to our live recorded shows because it puts me back into the moment we were playing and I can hear the times I was maybe too drunk or too sober and over thinking. Studio recording is great for taking your time in perfecting the exact sound or idea, but ultimately its about playing live in front of an audience and putting on a rad show.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
The name lifestyles came about when Adam and Hanna decided their first time jamming together would be New Years Day at noon. Hanna texted Adam at 9am saying she was still awake and didn’t know if she could make it by noon. Adam replied that he had been at the gym for 2 hours already and he would see her at noon. They quickly realized they had very different lifestyles.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Wail is definitely the most unique.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Our future plans include recording at least another couple ripping albums and touring globally.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Photo credits: Cool Aaron (1st one)
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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