I just love how the music business spawns relationships that develop into little communities, that in turn often end up rather incestuous, with further relationships farming out from the original.
Take Sean Lochridge for instance. He’s currently based in Austin, Texas, and is primarily a drummer for psych / rock band, The Halfways. For fun, he also works on his side project, Imp of Perverse on which he plays all instruments and produced the following video.
“The Disney images were unintentional, I just wanted to make a music video and wanted a warped VHS loop as a backdrop, it just happened to be of a Disney movie so I’m hoping it’ll be OK,” states Sean, pleading his case.
Then there’s his pal, Andrew Sanyshyn, who is based in California and produces similar feeling, psych drenched music under the name Psychic Wave.
“He had sent me a track and I liked his songs,” says Sean, “but I noticed they all used drum loops so I asked if he’d be interested in collaborating and having me add drums to some songs.”
Long distance relationship established, the two worked together for some months and eventually decided to release a six track, split EP, on which both ‘Sparklehorse Gordon’ and ‘Melt Me (Like a Sunbeam)’ are included.
Enter Travis Phillips, another of Sean’s friends, this time based in Harris County, Texas. Travis runs the excellent Some Weird Sin Records and agreed to release Sean and Andrew’s joint effort. This should be available in the next month or so, I believe.
And so the circle is complete.
(If you have minute or two, I’d thoroughly recommend checking out some of the Limited Releases (most on cassette) from Some Weird Sin Records.)
(And, can I suggest a front-runner for the Band/Artist title of the Year? ‘Annie the Clumsy.’ Beat that.)