Not on Spotify:
- Starship Mantis – 27 Years
- Side Eye – Bittersweet
- Look Out Loretta – WKND GTWY
- Brett Stags & the Daylight Moon – White Knuckle
- Lotus Kid – Tiny New Bedroom
- Milly – Throw It Away
- The Childlike Empress – Anxious Thoughts
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Look Out Loretta is a five piece Pittsburgh pop punk band. With everyone working, it can be difficult getting all five members together for a show, but you can also catch them acoustically. We caught up with Josh, Look Out Loretta’s vocalist and guitarist regarding what’s coming up for the band.
Q) What are you working on right now?
A) We’ve been working on our EP, so spending time in the studio. We just need to finish up two more songs to go with the four we have had since February of ’16. We’re hoping to release it at the end of June, but don’t quote me on that “hahaha”.
Q) Describe your musical process.
A) It used to be just me (Josh) but now we write collaborately. Jason and I will bring ideas about 90% complete and then we finish them together with everyone else.
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Latecomer is a four piece punk rock band from Pittsburgh. While some bands have a hard time finding one vocalist, all four members of Latecomer sing. If you make one of their shows they’ll likely tell you they didn’t practice, and probably won’t have their merch out on the table.
Q) You’ve been posting about self-producing your third album. How has that process been going?
A) Overall it’s been a really good process. We have tracked rhythm and drums so far and are about half way done. Self producing is letting us have a lot more control over the process. There is no money on the line, so it is a lot less stessful and there’s no real time crunch. We are going to redo the bass tracking, and we definitely couldn’t afford to do that if we weren’t self producing.
Lotus Kid is a five-piece angsty pop punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. Live, these guys are energetic, able to hold witty stage banter, and keep things generally relatable. I had the chance to catch up with Mikey, who does vocals and song writing for the band, to discuss everything from pizza and local businesses to the creative process and advice he wishes he had gotten.
Q) What is Lotus Kid working on right now?
A) Our current short term goal is playing our Fall Out Boy cover set at the Emo Prom! It’s this weekend, so this week we’re running through the songs and perfecting the little things. We regularly play as a five piece band (two guitars, bass, drums, vocals) but don’t have a permanent drummer and none of the fill in drummers we have been working with are available the day of the show, so our guitarist Zack will be playing drums and I will be playing guitar while singing to make up for the lack of a member. I’m stoked to sing these songs because Fall Out Boy always had lyrics that really spoke to me when I was a teenager. We’re trying to convince Doug to shave his beard and wear some eyeliner but he’s being noncompliant.
Once the Emo Prom is over we will be wrapping up recording our debut EP and then sending the tracks out to get mixed and mastered. It only needs a few more hours of vocal tracking to be ready to go! We want to make a music video and have a release party this summer, then after that do some weekenders and hopefully do some touring in support of the EP.