Lower Definition Interview

An interview with Eddy Marshburn:

Could you tell us more about the history of the band, how things started.

The band started in 2002, the only original members from that time are Eddy and Valentino and as the years progressed, so did the music and the members, the current line-up has been solid for just over 2 years.

What's your opinion on your EP nowadays? Are you still satisfied with the songs on it, the production, and the artwork?

The EP is called "Moths". We still love everything about it, it was our first "official" release and we still feel that the songs are strong, but the newer material is obviously our favorite, but we enjoy listening as well as playing songs off "Moths" as well!

You've recently released your new killer album "The Greatest Of All Lost Arts", where did you record it, who produced it? Can you tell us more about the recording process? How are the reactions on this one so far?

We spent a month in Portland, OR recording at Interlace Audio with Kris Crummett who has produced some amazing bands, so we were definitely excited to be spending an entire month with him. The process went extremely smooth, we had heard horror stories from our friends in bands about rushing to finish the recording and having to cut corners, but we didn't experience any of that. Kris understood us as musicians and how we wanted our record to sound and we left the studio with an album that the band and producer were in love with.

Who writes the lyrics, what are they about? Is there any concept in them? Are the lyrics an important aspect of the band or are they just there to guide the music?

Matt writes the lyrics, the process can be easy at times but troublesome at others, it's a process that takes time. The lyrics for the album definitely complement the music and are a very important aspect of the band. The songs that we have need every musical instrument, including vocals, to "create" the song.

How did you get in contact with Ferret Music? For how many albums have you signed to them? Are you satisfied with their work? Why did you signed with them?

We had been shopping labels for sometime. Ferret approached us with a very amazing contract that allowed us to continue with what we've always been doing creatively. They back us 110% and we plan on staying with them for quite sometime, they've been nothing but amazing to us so far!

When it comes down to writing a new song or an album whats the process like? Like is it alright here! And you go and quickly write it down or it comes to you when it does?

Usually we'll start with a guitar riff and then bring it to the entire band and begin the writing around it. Sometimes we come out with more than one song from that single idea. We wrote "The Greatest Of All Lost Arts" in a little under three months, sometimes writing goes faster and sometimes it takes longer, but we were fortunate enough to have the writing process run smoothly.

Have you played live a lot? What tours have you done in the past? What tours are going to take place or are there plans for a tour as a support for a "bigger" band?

We've been touring for 3 years with bands in every musical genre, just to get ourselves out there. We're currently on tour with Dance Gavin Dance, A Static Lullaby, Four Letter Lie and Secret & Whisper. We have yet to determine our future touring plans, we have a couple options so be on the look out for us!

Tell some of your experiences playing live.

We played the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour 2 years in a row in San Diego, CA (our hometown) and it's at the San Diego Sports Arena, so we played in front of thousands of people and the bands on the tour were bands that had inspired us since we began playing music so that experience was definitely amazing!

What are your expectations for Lower Definition in the future?

We will definitely release more albums as well as touring nonstop!

What's your opinion on the whole music industry scene right now? Like do you think they're trying their hardest to get albums out on shelves and not seek their way onto the net?

The music industry is definitely hurting because of record sales, kids think "Why should I buy a cd when I can just get it for free?" but what they don't realize is that their favorite bands are out on the tour, living in a van and need their support in buying albums because that's the money that they need to continue touring and creating music.

Currently all over the news is the out-raging gas prices, what are your thoughts on that issue?

Now more than ever bands need the support of their fans buying merchandise and cds because of gas prices being so high. As bands, we love being on the road and playing shows for our fans, but with gas prices the way they are, it's even more difficult to make ends meet while out on the road.

What do you know and think of Romania?

Hopefully one day we can travel there and play shows for our fans out there, but unfortunately we've never been there but we must have some Romanian fans who have obviously heard of our band and supports us, so we love it!

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview, any thoughts or comments?

Our record should be available for sale in stores all over Europe, and if it's not available yet, it will be soon! Please support us and purchase our record on iTunes or at our label. Thank you for the interview and we look forward to one day visiting your beautiful country! Get low!


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