1. For those who don’t know you, can you state your name and your role in the band?
Hello! My name is Seth and I play bass and sing backup for Surviving the Era.
2. What three words would you use to describe your band?
3. If your band was trapped in a horror movie, what would each of your roles be and who in the band would make it to the sequel?
I’d definitely be the guy to kick things off by dying first. Maybe Kyle, too. We’d venture into the forest/haunted house like a couple of cool guys and ‘get dead’ real quick. Kevin would be the guy that almost makes it through, but dies in the last part of the movie. Ryan is the antagonist for sure. The one secretly causing all the trouble, but you don’t find out until the end. He’d probably show up in the sequel. Jake is the main character that makes it out alive, but is totally messed up. Confronts Ryan in round two.
4. You have a music video out for your song “Queen of the Sea,” what is one thing that you want to say about it?
It was a ton of fun to shoot and it was a really great experience working with Ethan from Atrocious Works Productions. Very cool guy, super professional, and quick to get us the finished product.
5. You also have your album Parallax coming out in June, what should people expect when they listen to it for the first time?
Parallax will give people a pretty good idea of our range. We have a heavier edge in songs like “Queen of the Sea” and then we can get kind of poppy at times with songs like “City Church.” Our goal is just to write music we love and would want to listen to ourselves. That translates to writing in different styles, reaching into various genres for inspiration, and coming up with a pretty diverse catalogue of songs.
6. Why do you think people should listen to this album when it is released?
Because it’s good. LoL… We put our whole selves into every song that we write, and we want to share that with as many people as possible. I think what we are doing is kind of unique, at least in the Sacramento scene, because we don’t stick to one particular sound or genre. We are by no means reinventing the wheel, but we do stand out because we just have a hand in a bunch of genres without subscribing to any one.
7. If you had to pick one song from the album to show someone, which one would you pick and why?
I’d have to say “Maps.” I’m really happy with how the recording came out and it’s always been one of my favorite songs to play. It has a quality that is unique within our catalogue of songs so I think that makes me appreciate it that much more.
8. Why do you feel people should check out your band?
It’s always good to try new things. Haha… I think we have something for almost everyone so there’s no reason not to.
9. Thank you for doing this interview! Before we go is there anything that you would like to say to the people reading this?
It was my pleasure. Thank you for taking the time! If you are in the Sacramento area, be sure to check out survivingtheera.com to find out where you can catch a show, and hit us up on Facebook or pretty much any other social media site. We love chatting with people and getting to know new friends.