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Interview with At the Harvest.
This week's interview is with Timothy from At The Harvest. These guys put on a great live show. When I saw them play, it was before noon at a festival, and they still rocked enough to keep me awake. Also, their Crystal Dragons project involves asteroids, poetry, and comics! You can see why I might be especially interested in them. Read on to find out more about this cool project and this excellent band.
Brax: Is there an interesting story behind your band name?
At the Harvest: Well, our name comes from the Bible verse that says, "The harvest is plenty but the workers are few." We are workers in an endless labor of love.
Brax: What's the story behind the Crystal Dragons project?
At the Harvest: We got together with a buddy of ours who is an artist. We were talking for a long time of having him write a comic book were he would do all the art work, then we would work together and write the story and also write a soundtrack for it. What it has become of late is a 32 piece panting series that tells a story of a man who works on an asteroid, and an epic story ensues. We got together with three other bands and combined our forces to write a soundtrack for the story to be played live, and also a poet to do live narration.
We (had) four previews of this live show all throughout the month of March.
We are always trying to do something new. I have never really ever liked the concept of how bands play concerts. I'm a big fan of musicals, so we are always figuring out ways to make our music more like Broadway.
Brax: Tell me about your best and worst live show ever.
At the Harvest: A show is a show.
Brax: What are your favorite bands to see live, and why?
At the Harvest: I really enjoyed watching mewithoutYou a year or so ago. They just have great attitudes and they operate in total independence of what the crowd might think of them. They do what they do, and I don't think they care what anyone thinks. They do it cause they love it, and that really comes across in the music. And I love them for it!
Brax: If your band could time travel, what era would you travel to, and why?
At the Harvest: I don't think I could give a proper answer to that, because I can't (time travel).
I personally think right now is the best time to be alive, cause God put me here at this time in history.
Brax: Where do you see your band in 5 years?
At the Harvest: I can't see into the future.
Brax: iPod, CD, Vinyl, or other? Why?
At the Harvest: Vinyl is sweet cause it sounds like the band is in the room.
Brax: Are there any musical influences that you'd say impacted your sound the most?
At the Harvest: The music we have been writing lately, I'd say Tom Waits, Clint Mansell, Tv on the Radio and Tom Waits.
Brax: What is your opinion on extraterrestrial life?
At the Harvest: No comment.
Brax: Any advice for others trying to “make it” in music?
At the Harvest: I haven't made it, and I don't even know what that means anyways.
Brax: Anything else you’d like to add?
At the Harvest: God is love and love is real.
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Thanks to At the Harvest for the interview.
Check back next Wednesday for my interview with Yellow Red Sparks.