By now you can tell I’ve covered and interviewed enough bands to know a good thing when I see it, or hear it for that matter. I can’t say though that I didn’t make assumptions when I got the email about Graveyard Lovers, and that I didn’t get confused by the groups name. While they initially started out as a two-piece band, with members Tricia and Zach, they have now become a four-piece band with the addition of two other guys.
During CMJ 2013, I attended a showcase in the basement of Bowery Electric put together by The Outlet Collective and EIPR and got to see Graveyard Lovers perform their set. The band stood out to me, not only because Tricia (you know the only female in the band) happened to be the drummer, but because of their sound and their ability to translate the studio recording into attainable feeling. The evening of the show the band had to haul ass to another show, so I wasn’t able to chat with them but I figured the several “Hell Yeah’s” I screamed from the crowd assisted me in finally getting my sit down with them.
We met up the following week and the original duo talked to me about their lives together as a band and a couple,
and what it means to each of them to add two new members, as well as their plans post becoming a more rounded band. All four members have done their part in the music scene and are not new to what it really takes to be musicians and actually be good at it. The two other band members showed up during the interview/hangout and I got an even better feeling about the things to come for the band. Their latest studio albumDreamers, will have to hold you over until they find their writing style as a foursome and hit the studio to record. I recommend a show of theirs if you just can’t wait; it turned me into a fan.
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