We’re back for another instalment of the Band Interview O fThe Day! Today we have the Boston based Alternative band Long Autumn. Let’s dive in!
- If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?
Hey what’s up we’re Long Autumn and we’re an alt band from the Boston area and we’re basically just five random dudes that love to have a good time and play music together. That’s the way I see it and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
- How did you all meet?
We met about just under 2 years ago. Tim our bassist and I have been friends since middle school and had been playing together in two other projects before but those had fizzled out and Tim was looking on band mix for other potential bands when he hit the jackpot with Johnny who already had a really impressive solo project going called L1PS (which you should definitely stream btw) and he was looking to expand into a full band. We then found Conor our drummer shortly after then about a month later added our other guitarist Jam into the mix. It was such a surreal experience because we all just clicked right away from the rip both socially and musically. Everyone just fell into their role naturally and contributed their own unique thing to the band and we were inspired and ready to go.
- How long have you been playing?
We’ve all got varying levels of experience with our instruments with Johnny having the most. I personally really started when I was grounded one summer in high school and did nothing but teach myself guitar and binge the show Scrubs.
- What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
Beautiful, dark, ambiguous
- What are your musical influences?
If you have listened to us you might be able to guess that as a band we are heavily influenced by the Neighborhood as well as the likes of Cage the Elephant and the 1975. My personal favorite genre of music is garage punk but when I’m producing or contributing to the song writing it’s hard to put my finger on where exactly the influence comes from because it’s a lot of different places and each of us have our own music influences so at the end of the day it pretty much just boils down to sounding like us.
- What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
Ha, well our second show ever was at this small spot in New Hampshire and we really had no idea what to expect but we got in there and there was these two guys, one dressed head to toe in pirate gear setting up one of those lap steel slide guitars and the other must’ve been around 65 dressed for a business meeting setting up his big double bass. And then they started to play these wild storytelling songs that had nothing to do with anything pirate related. It was definitely a trip.
7. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the
restrictions are lifted?
We are obviously itching to get back out there and play shows again and there are just so many places we want to go. Very excited to continue to gig around the Boston area again but also look forward to another trip to NY like last year and keep playing new spots. It’s so hard to just choose one.
- What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
I got my girlfriend a Dolly Parton vinyl cause she loves her but I think I’ve been listening to it more than her recently. Not that I would ever be embarrassed of Dolly though she’s a legend
- What have you been listening in the last few weeks?
Recently I’ve been getting into a lot of shoegaze music recently with obviously My Bloody Valentine, Pinkshinyultrablast and my personal favorite Slow Crush. It’s just so loud and messy and noisey but also soft and chill at the same time with beautiful melodies I love it. It’s interesting too because it’s probably not something I would’ve listened to 2 years ago so it’s kinda cool to see how your music tastes change
- Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?
Yes we do! We are currently hard at work right now on the first of two 6 song projects we have planned and you should be seeing the first single off of that very soon. We are really inspired as a band right now and have been putting our nose to the grindstone and having fun while doing it so we are very excited to share our new stuff with you! Thank you very much for checking in, we appreciate you!