The Time Framed have just released their EP "Chrono Dementia", with plans of all new music to follow soon enough. Aside from the tunes, the band has some shows in the works, as well as a few touring shorts, with other plans in the works too. Expect it all to be found, including some band insight all below.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The Time Framed formed due to Jeremy wanting to put his catalog of songs to use. Britt and Jeremy met in a different project and moved into The Time Framed together as Britt was learning bass guitar as music therapy for domestic violence. We met Brandon through another member that joined earlier this year. He was standing in on drums since the current drummer was learning how to play (Jeremy has a habit of teaching people to play instruments to fit best with the music). The other members left for other projects and we loved Brandon so much, and he already felt like part of the family, that we wanted him to stay. He’s a musical genius and gets how we want the music to go, not to mention he throws in amazing ideas, he’s a perfect fit for us and the band feels solid now.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
The reason we came up with The Time Framed is because music is art that is expressed through time. It's our intent as a group to be both the artist when creating a song, and part of a masterpiece when performing it. Time is both the medium and product.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We’re based out of the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Our music scene here is pretty interesting, and it tends to depend on what part of Tampa Bay you’re in. Going slightly north to New Port Richey, there’s a big following for metal music. Heading south towards St. Petersburg and there tends to be a mix of punk music and indie/alternative. In the city of Tampa/Ybor, there tends to be a bigger hip-hop, rap scene. We have some good local band friends here and some of them we’d recommend are Oxmoore, The Prople, Success Revenge, Tower 7, Otherworld, Alien Tape Recorder, Nerds Raging and so many more.
4. How would you describe your style?
Our style is a little interesting to describe. We really enjoy putting music theory to good use but to also find ways to get away from “normal” or what’s mainstream. I think our sound can be summed up by Jeremy’s huge pedalboard. We really like to use weird sounds, pulling from movie soundtracks and video games a lot. We blend many genres together such as jazz, blues, experimental, grunge, psychedelic, and even tones of hip-hop. We tend to go with the motto “the weirder, the better”.
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
We just released our EP “Chrono Dementia” which can be found anywhere music can be streamed and bought. We get told a lot that our music reminds people of the psychedelic era of the 60s and 70s music. We also get told that our songs fall into a genre they’ve never heard before. So, I think what can be expected is something totally new, different, and weird. I recommend keeping the lights low and just relaxing with our EP playing, really sets the mood!
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
We do have a lot of music in the works and new songs we’re working on all the time. We’re definitely looking forward to recording our full length album soon.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
We have several fun shows coming up and we’re really looking forward to starting short-run tours in 2018 to prep for larger tour runs.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
We have a lot of plans coming up, including radio interviews and a music video in the works. We’d like to get some touring done and just keep working our way up and pay our dues to make this our careers.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find our music in the usual areas such as Spotify, Youtube, iTunes and such. A quick way to listen is to follow this link: https://thetimeframed.com/music/.
To buy our merch, we’re on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thetimeframed and we have links to our merch site or just feel free to shoot us a message, we love to chat with everyone!
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
It’s weird, it’s definitely different and probably not something you’ve heard before, but it will allow you to appreciate how far you can take music theory, how strange you can push guitar pedals, and that there’s a whimsical elements to music that is so much fun to play and to listen to. We all think you’ll really enjoy getting into a different headspace and will find an enjoyment in the weirdness.