There comes a time in a music lover’s journey when something perks your ears up and puts a smile on your face. You could spend hours searching for something to hit you emotionally, but the simple sounds of an acoustic mixed with raw vocals are all you need to take you there. I’m not sure what took me so long to check out Tucson’s Spider Cider, but I’m glad I did. As a music writer, you come across a lot of misleading stories that ultimately get tossed to the side with the rest. Spider Cider, however, have something truly authentic going on – something, I think, mirrors my initial mission in starting this site.
“Spider Cider started as a singer/songwriter thing I would do when I was about 16 years old,” states frontman Timothy Brecht. “I would write songs about whatever I was going through, and things people close to me were going through. Most of my musical influences at the time (bands like Emery, Copeland, AFI) wrote about emotional subject matter, so I learned to write songs in order to cope with whatever I was going through during my angsty teenage years. As I’ve grown up and Spider Cider has grown to its peak, we still kept that singer-songwriter feel to our music writing; however, our influences are very different (Manchester Orchestra, We Are The City). Music is a powerful tool that people connect to. The “music industry” has always been about money, which sucks because most popular musical performers are closer to actors than songwriters. But that shouldn’t stop independent artists from writing songs that mean something to them. As a musician you basically are Jedi Knights and I really really don’t want anymore Sith Lords out there, if you catch my drift.”
Check out the demo for “Bastille Day” below:
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