Get to Know Village Elder!
Hello Village Elder! Thank you for speaking with me!
Tell us about your latest release! Our self titled album is an amalgamation of our musical influences with our own personal idiosyncrasies. The 8 tracks on this album work best listened in succession. What was the creative process for it? As a band, we'd make recordings and send them back and forth with the little changes as we weren't always together in the same room. Then, we spent a lot of weekends in a basement rehearsing and polishing the songs. We then played them out for awhile to give them time to breathe and really figure out all the things we wanted to do to make it sound as full and coherent as possible. The best thing about our live shows is the fluidity between the album version and the live version. Who are some of your biggest musical influences? Everyone in the band has different influences and what comes out is a version of that. We are heavily inspired by early Mars Volta and shoegaze/post-hardcore like Hum, Quicksand, and Bear vs Shark.
Who would be a dream collaboration for you? Trent Reznor. Mike Patton. Steve Albini. Bjork. Do you have a piece of advice you carry with you that you like to pass on to other musicians?
Play with as many musicians as you can, personally and as a band. Networking is key.
Any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? We're in the process of writing another album. We'll be releasing demos soon. We're also in preproduction for a music video. Please let everyone know where they can keep up with you and your music!
Here's a link to everywhere our music is streaming: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/villageelder/village-elder
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