PACIFIC BEACH VINE VIDEO
If you didn’t already know, I’m writing to you on the beach in Oceanside CA. I took some time to sort my head. In doing so, I’ve come across some insanely awesome videos on Vine that really represent what ‘Pacific Beach’ and California is all about to me. Hope you enjoy it : )
Watch Video Here
NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT
We are playing a show at Dobbs Saturday March 8th for Philly’s largest radio station Gashouse Radio (LINK). We are the first act and go on around 9pm. It is going to be a blast, it is going to be a full band, and we are going to be playing some new songs for you, with our fill in bassist Dan !
RSVP for more info HERE.
If you’re in a colder climate right now and would like to dream of warmer weather, I’ve put together a playlist of songs together entitled SURF 101. You can check it out on Spotify.
THE COAST EXPERIENCE
A little blog detailing what the band’s debut record ‘COAST’ is all about has been put together.
There’s a lot of cool stuff in there including phone conversations, setlists, demos.
Check it out: HERE.
IN OTHER NEWS
Andrew has started writing for a new blog ‘LIVE LOUD’, which documents the culture of musicians
in and around Philadelphia. You can keep up on his posts and the blog
by clicking HERE.
In less than an hour I have my first surf lesson. About 25 years in the making…These songs remind me of the beach. They’re not your typical ‘beach’ songs. Check it out !!! http://open.spotify.com/user/lifeonthehorizon/playlist/571ABPPuDspNAP0mIVxTuF #surf #waves #california #beach #oceanside #playlist #surfrock #music #spotify #OrangeCounty #LA #westcoast
cannot stop listening to these tracks:
Rob, Hans, Andrew, Katy
Sounds like old school Foo and this is why I LOVE this record.
this song on repeat ALL day. Going to buy this record right now.
I am a 90s kid at heart. And it seems like so are a lot of people not only from my generation but the ones before and the ones after. The idea to make a 90s sounding record in a Deadmau5 era of music might not be the most innovative of ideas ever but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that a goal was set, we reached it, and landed on our feet.
A lot of people don’t understand how much it takes to make a record and how much it still COSTS. If we had a different budget, I probably would’ve used a 40 piece orchestra with baby grand pianos at Abbey Road in London. And maybe auto tune would’ve been used. And maybe we’d be finished the record in a week. But none of that happened (thankfully !)
Instead, I wanted to create something that we might be able to handle on our own and still get a good result. Something that took time. That I’d learn something from. We could all call it our own and be truly proud of. The end result: way more grandiose than I imagined from the start.
We cut most of the recordings in a small front room of a house, aside from the drums. You’ve just got to have a bad ass drum sound. And we got that…in a warehouse…with awesome equipment used on most 90s records.
The songs chosen were meant to be raw in sound and feel to make the record what it is. And I drew from influences that did the same…
I’ve put together a little playlist for those of you who have Spotify. Just click the link here to listen…
And for those that don’t have Spotify, here’s a YouTube playlist.
Happy Listening : )
- Andrew Johns
Our First Ever Music Video !
Nicole Zell is joined in studio by Andrew Johns from Life on the Horizon for this interview and acoustic performance. Andrew performs his song “Breaking the Wire”.