Indie Folk Rock • Los Angeles, CA, USA •
“We exist in order to create, to connect and to uncover the most true form of who we are.”
Unraveled Artist Interview:
Q: Why did you make this song? What does it mean to you?
A: Jon wrote the lyrics of Black Bag, inspired after he learned of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which was passed in 2012, allowing the government to arrest and detain individuals without due process, charge or trial. The bigger issue at hand is this unchecked power the government is using and the question of just how far it will go. The song isn’t directed at any one person, but is a strong reminder to the people to pay attention to what’s going on, especially the youth, because it’s our future at stake.
Q: What do you want listeners to understand from this creation?
A: We want listeners to be motivated to notice what’s happening, and what the government is doing in our name.
Q: How can people support you further?
A: Any and all support is always welcome and appreciated! You can subscribe to our email list at www.indiansummer.co (you will get a free download of our song 51/50), like our Facebook page, tell your friends about us, attend live shows (all listed on the site), buy our EP Four Days in Arkham on iTunes, or just share about us on social media. Anything and everything makes a really big difference!
Q: What is your ultimate vision for your work?
A: We want to make great music that lasts the test of time and do great things to give back for all that we have received. We would love to travel the world through touring, and use our fame as a medium to help everyone that we possibly can. The more we find out about what needs to be done, the more we want to get our hands dirty and do it. We’d love if our music and the encouragement from a hopefully large fan base will aid us in doing what we can in order to improve our communities and our world. We are well aware that it’s the support from our fans that will help us get to where we end up and we want to show them our gratitude ten fold once we arrive. When you’re given power by the people it’s important to give a lot back. No band is anything without their fans.
Q: Do you consider your music to fall within a genre(s)?
A: Most bands today don’t fall into one genre. We are all influenced by such a vast variety of great music and don’t want to limit our writing and creativity to one sound. We could most closely describe our music as indie/folk/rock, but we strongly recommend listening to all of our tracks and decide for yourself.