Eggs on Mars is a soft psych band from Kansas City, Missouri. Here is what they wrote about their music and new album:
“Our sound is informed by our love of 1960’s pop groups like the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Monkees, and Buffalo Springfield, as well as guitar-based 1990’s groups like Built to Spill. We’re kind of like Guided by Voices, and the voices guiding us might be the Beach Boys.
On this new album we wanted a warm, textured sound and so you’ll find doubled guitars, electric piano, measured guitar lines, and vocal harmonies. These all accompany lyrical themes of finding joy in life’s simple pleasures as a means to deal with its inherent chaos and disappointments. It’s a happy record with sad songs, or maybe a sad record with happy songs. It’s genuine Midwestern somber pop.“
I do not remember how I came across this band, but I have been registering them for a while. Recently an email landed with this album to listen to and I was pretty excited. Their song will be also part of our first-ever compilation that should be out soon, just finishing the last details. The jangle psych pop has been bringing out a lot of nostalgia for me for older music, but I still feel there is this new touch that makes it more interesting. The songs have a lot of energy and as they described themselves sad atmosphere is merging with the happy one. I have been really enjoying the guitars and the vocals in these songs.
This is the album that is making me feel more energetic and today (Tuesday) is exactly that kind of day when a music boost is highly appreciated. I recommend you to listen to all songs as they are interesting. Another great album that has been released and is worth all your listening time. It is exactly that kind of release that you will listen to for the first time and then keep returning to it to give it more time to fully discover all the nuances.
I wrote to Brad from Eggs on Mars and ask him our 3 usual questions:
What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?
Friends and family. I learned to play guitar because my older brother could play and I wanted to be like him. Music came with that, learning how to play songs and then eventually writing my own. Eggs on Mars started after I saw how much fun my friends were having playing in a band. Music has always been an integral part of my life and connects me to my friends and helps me meet new people. It’s still what keeps me making music. Creating something new with people I love is such a great feeling.
What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?
Scheduling. Busyness. Trying to find time to work on music can be hard while holding down jobs, spending time with family, and doing all of life’s other responsibilities. Coordinating with everyone and setting dedicated time aside to do music is important but challenging to do.
What would you dream to do if anything was possible?
I dream that I can continue to play music with my friends for the rest of my life. To keep releasing albums, playing shows. To always have some sort of musical outlet is my dream and my goal.