The ONErpm Listening Party is back — July 28th
We Are the Wilderness
Check out another cut of The Survival of the Bands event we judged and sponsored.
5Q: Beecher’s Fault
Last week we highlighted the runner-up to our Survival of the Bands contest, Happy Lives, but we can’t skip the kings of the night, Beecher’s Fault. This folk-based Queens act had the crowd swooning that night, so they’re doing something right. We were proud to give them our zombie-head trophy. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Read the interview.
DOWNLOAD: Free track “Liars” off their self-titled debut on ONErpm!
Congrats on winning EACmix’s Survival of the Bands? Did you feel confident going into the contest?
Thank you very much. Well, confidence is always key to putting on a solid performance so we are always aware of that when preparing for a show. Did we think we were going to win? I don’t think that is ever the case. Like in everything we do, we work/perform as well as we can and hope for the best possible outcome.
How are you treating our zombie-head trophy?
Like one of our own. Actually, so far, we’ve mainly used it to prank eachother. One morning Ben (guitar) opened his closet to find the zombie head poking out from one of his shirts. Another day, Ken (keys) came home to the zombie head tucked in his bed with headphones on. It’s been very effective in freaking people out. If you think of any other uses, please let us know!
The lead has an accent? What’s the story with how you guys met and where everyone is from?
That would be Ben! He’s originally from jolly old England but moved to New Jersey which is where he met Ken. After collaborating on a number of songs, we added Eric on drums and recorded our self-titled debut album. Six months later, we felt so strongly about our music, that we decided to move to New York City to be closer to more bands and more venues. Very few cities can host a Battle of the Bands competition between 700 bands so we are glad we moved to New York and we are very happy to be a part of the NYC music scene.
You looked like the cleanest act that night? Clearly a lot of practice together or just a lot of previous experience with other bands?
Thank you. Ben was in bands in highschool and college, Ken worked on an album in college and recorded a solo album shortly after, and Eric played in several bands before joining Beecher’s Fault. However, we would all agree that this is by far the most dedicated we have been as musicians to one particular project. We have spent countless hours writing and practicing our music and we are happy it shows!
Whats the one thing you want fans to take away from a Beecher’s Fault show?
A connection with the band. We have been told that our music is very honest and that is something we really pride ourselves on. Whether it is the lyrics, the music, or the musicianship, as long as our fans feel some kind of connection to our performance and to us, that’s what matters most.
Watch Highlights from Sunday’s Survival of the Bands Contest @ The Knitting Factory
Behold: The Winners of last night’s Survival of the Bands at The Knitting Factory!
First Prize: Beecher’s Fault (Two-release offer from ONErpm, chance to headline for Webster Hall + perform at Six Flags, studio time for one song and $500.
Second Prize: Happy Lives (One-release from ONErpm, performances at Webster Hall and maybe Six Flags)
See more photos of the event last night on our Timeline…
Video compilation coming later…