This week’s Creator Conversation is with indie-pop / psych rock band Space4Lease who recently released their EP Drifting. It’s compiled of five spectacular singles, which all were released individually over the course of a few months. Let’s get to the Q&A!
How do you describe yourself and your music?
Grayson: Just a boy trying to become a man. Just trying to figure it all out ya know?
What got you interested in music and sharing it with others?
Grayson: We all just love music so much… it’s a passion of ours on all different spectrums. So the idea that you can do this for a living, it Doesn’t feel like work. That’s the best kind of job to have right?
Caleb: Big Thief, the Districts, Pinegrove, Klangstof, and Broken Social Scene are a few of our current influences
Use only seven words to describe your album, Drifting.
It’s up, down and all in between.
What was the greatest challenge you had when making the album?
Grayson: The feeling that your record is finished. You are your biggest critic, always looking ahead and never feeling satisfied. Always hungry to make the best music you can possibly make.
Caleb: Time was a big challenge. Aside from being on the road for most of May and some of August, all five of us moved to new places over the summer as well. We started the record in February at the Music Group cutting drums and bass but didn’t get a chance to add additional layers until we got back from our March and April runs. With the set-in-stone release dates we had given ourselves for this EP, it proved difficult to manage the recording and mixing processes internally alongside touring… with half of the band still being in school. It was definitely a learning experience on that end.
What would happen if I tried calling you?
Grayson: Straight to voicemail. Need to pay that damn phone bill
Where do you like to drift off to in Oklahoma?
Grayson: Anywhere quiet. Anywhere scenic. Count us in.
What have you been up to lately?
Grayson: Just writing music and smoking too many cigs.
Caleb: Also looking at the world a bit differently.
Anything else you want to say or let people know?
Grayson: Just wanted to let any fans reading this that we truly appreciate the support of our music.
Caleb: We have some home town shows coming up that are going to be a lot of fun. COOP Brewery and Tower Theatre have paired up to showcase Oklahoman musicians at the theatre and we’ve been asked to play on November 30. It’s a really great event that supports not only Oklahoman musicians, but also an excellent local brewery and a top tier venue that has been, and will continue to do, great things for this city’s music scene. We’d really love to see your faces there – more details can be found on one of their websites I’m sure. We also play the Blue Note on December 3rd.
Aside from that, be on the lookout for a really cool live session we recorded at the end of our tour in May before we booked it back to Oklahoma City. We’re very eager to share it with everyone!