And we’re back. Its been four long, music-less months at Aux Send, and that ends today. In the downtime we’ve been working hard taping new episodes, editing episodes, making new friends, circuit bending retro drum machines, and working towards finding new outlets for the show. Today’s episode features the brilliant, diverse sounds of Everyone’s Heart from Harrisonburg, Virginia. Everyone’s Heart comes to the red room as an Aux Return from Andrew Rohlk in episode 008. The band came to film in the summer of 2011 at the end of a short tour they were on, complete with their own large selection of nice mics I used to record their performance.
Everyone’s Heart plays a very unique brand of indie rock that’s hard to define in a single category. Their songs are deliberate, they don’t fear taking their time building to a beautiful climax… an explosion of sound; crunching guitars and distant yells over the waves of textural distortion. Two guitars play cyclical, hypnotic lines as they intertwine and create an atmosphere you easily lose yourself in. The group is tight, in moments stopping and starting on a dime from whispered lows to fevered blasts of energy.
During the interview the band proved to be as exceptionally fun conversationalists as they are performers. They discuss their evolution from a quieter, more acoustic oriented band into the powerful four-piece they are today, and give a revealing look into the band’s philosophy of life in an explanation of their unique name. I regret that for runtime’s sake we had to cut a larger discussion on the great importance of Cookout, but I think the mere mention of this food heaven will ignite conversations across the nation, leading you all down paths of great debate, with a soundtrack of Everyone’s Heart.
You can keep up with Everyone’s Heart at their facebook page and download their music at their bandcamp page.