Happy February! To start out the month I’m going to fill you in on the band, BASIE. Their new single “IDC” dropped today and it’s a fun one!
“IDC” is very upbeat and makes you want to roll your windows down and jam (even though it’s freezing out). I talked to BASIE to get a feel on their 2018 goals and some influences on their single.
ST: How did BASIE come together?
B: We all have been great friends for years. We’ve played together in multiple groups over those years, so I guess it was destined to start writing together.
ST: What bands and/or artists influenced the music in this single?
B: We’re super influenced by Talking Heads, The Blue Nile and Sports.
ST: What do you hope to accomplish with this release in 2018?
B: We really hope to find our sound with this single. We’re influenced by a lot of pop culture, and really want to share something with people. Hopefully they will get something out of our music, and make an experience.
ST: Were there any people outside the band that were crucial to the creation of this single?
B: All of our friends, family and fellow musicians helped tremendously through support. Alongside them Chase Lawrence (COIN) helped with production, Dan Mufson (Scavenger Hunt) produced/mixed and Joe Laporta (Sterling Sound) mastered “IDC”. All artwork for “IDC” was produced by Ross Theisen.
ST: Lastly, do you have any touring plans for 2018 or even a few shows?
B: As of now we have a few shows booked, one for The Ronald McDonald House fundraiser in Huntington WV at the V Club on March 3. The other show we will be supporting our friends in A Story Told also at the V Club on March 24. We’re also working with a few people on doing a support tour this summer in mid June/July.
What do you think of the new single “IDC” from BASIE? Leave it in the comments down below or hit us up on Twitter: @SpinThoughts!
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