A Music Blog, Yea? recently caught up with New York City trio AM Aesthetic (Rob Suchecki, Pat Raimondi, and RJ Dowhan) to discuss old-fashioned jam sessions, their upcoming album, We Are Scientists, and Michael J. Fox. Here’s what they had to say:
AMBY: Hello AM Aesthetic, welcome to our site. Please introduce yourselves to our readers!
AM Aesthetic: Hey everyone! We’re Rob: Guitar and Vocals, Pat: Bass and RJ: Drums
AMBY: What’s the story behind your newest single The End?
AM Aesthetic: The End came out of a good old-fashioned jam session. We wrote it in about 10 minutes, and just captured lightning in a bottle and ran with it. It’s kind of cool to listen back and think “If we’d stopped for a beer on the way home, this song might not exist.”
AMBY: The End is a prelude single to your forthcoming album. Is there a working title or release date for the LP yet?
AM Aesthetic: Yes, the album is going to be called “Future//Tense”, and I believe it’s going to be out in mid-summer.
AMBY: Looking forward to the release; what can fans expect to hear from the record?
AM Aesthetic: This album for us is the culmination of what we’ve been doing for the past 5 years, meeting where we’re heading musically. As a whole, this album has a lot more space and dynamics than anything we’ve attempted thus far. We weren’t afraid to go big when the song called for it, where in the past we may have questioned ourselves.
AMBY: What’s the significance behind the name AM Aesthetic?
AM Aesthetic: It’s our own homage to an era in history where the only place you heard about a breaking news story, world events, listened to the President speak or heard a new song was on the AM radio in your living room. That meant that if you wanted to make it on the radio as an artist, you’d better be able to play your ass off and relate to people through your songs. That’s what we’re always trying to achieve as a band.
AMBY: Which other artists from Brooklyn should our readers check out?
AM Aesthetic: Everyone should listen to We Are Scientists. We’re big fans and knowing we live within a 5 mile radius of them is very exciting for us.
AMBY: You are allowed to say one sentence, which will reach the whole world. What would you say?
AM Aesthetic: Be nicer.
AMBY: If you could spin only one more record for the rest of your life, what would it be?
AM Aesthetic: I think the only one we all could agree on is the Alchemy Index by Thrice.
AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about AM Aesthetic that nobody knows yet.
AM Aesthetic: We’re huge Michael J. Fox fans… And he’s Canadian… So we’re really thankful to Canada for him.
Thank you AM Aesthetic, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout