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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Smoke Season

Smoke Season, Interview, Bandcamp

Smoke Season formed in 2013 when Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen combined their musical backgrounds to create their own brand of Americana with electronic undertones. The duo self-released debut EP, Signals, and self-directed a music video for its first single, “Soleil.” The single can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp.

In July, the LA musicians released sophomore album, Hot Coals Cold Souls.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Smoke Season…

How long have you been making music?
We’ve both been playing music since we were little kids. Together – we’ve been playing music for almost two years.

Who/what are your influences?
What? The Rocky Mountains, whiskey, folklore and dubstep. Who? Son Lux, Son House and James Newton Howard.

What is your favorite song you’ve released and why?
Opaque.” We like the way it morphs and moves.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
We’re working on two more music videos that we’re planning to release before the end of the year, a new tour and we haven’t stopped writing new music.

If you could no longer be a musician, what would you be or do for a living?
If we could no longer be musicians, I’m assuming it’d be because we lost our hands – in which case, we’d play with our toes.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
We look up to those who defy the conventions of writing “commercially-friendly music” in favor of a more honest, artistic experience. Music isn’t UPS. It shouldn’t be packaged in a pre-paid envelope fit for mass consumption.

Why do you make music?
Because we weren’t good at accounting.

Anything else you’d like readers to know that we haven’t asked you about?
We hope to meet them one day at a Smoke Season show.


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