We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a bunch of bands from the Stencil label to see how their year has been, and it certainly seems that The Sacred Crows have had a fantastic year! Read on below…
By Jane Howkins
How is 2018 treating you so far?
2018 was an amazing year. For me, it was the return of music. The Scared Crows was formed in January and recapping the year, a lot of progress has been made. We finalized our lineup, started playing shows, made music videos. Outside of the band, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to write with other artists or play guitar on their tracks. Every day has been about music. I’m very excited for 2019.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We’ve spent the year recording demos and really finding our sound. We don’t put too much pressure on releases, so anything we do we share. You can hear our first round of demos on Spotify, etc. Some of them came out so good, we went ahead and made music videos.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Always working on new music. We are currently deciding on the production path for our debut full length album. I would love to be able to release that be next summer and spend the rest of the year promoting the album, playing shows.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
No tours at the moment, we’re focusing on the album. Hopefully that will present the opportunity to tour in the near future. I would love to travel internationally playing music. I really want to play shows in Europe and Japan. One step at a time.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Life experience. That’s where the songs come from. There are plenty of musicians through time that are inspiring, but what motivates me to sit down with a new song is my emotional state. Maybe that sounds pretentious, but it’s true. When I’m happy, I’ll be singing happy melodies with uplifting lyrics.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
I don’t listen to much music, to be honest. I never really did growing up, either. I’ll ride my bike around town blasting demos or ideas in my headphones on repeat. If I’m in the car, I’ll ride in silence or just flip on a random radio station for some noise. I have been making an effort to listen to more and more jazz standards, though. I’m always on the path to expanding my musical vocabulary.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
It’s just fresh. It’s authentic. It’s groovy. If you come to one of our shows, expect to dance. My favorite thing to do ever is to get people loose and dancing. The guitar has a special way of accomplishing that. There’s no pressure at out shows. No competition. You come to have a good time and enjoy music. That’s it. That attitude translates in our records. What you hear is what you get. And it’s undeniably great.
Any last words for the fans?
We are very community oriented and love interacting and collaborating with fans and other artists. If you have an idea or want to be involved, reach out. We love meeting new people and recognizing other people’s gifts. We love bringing people together and promoting positivity through music.