Coastal Club

Discuss your existence.

Coastal Club formed in 2016 by a group of friends who simply started writing music together. That music began to mold and shape as time went by, until eventually, we felt as though we might want to share this music with more people than just ourselves (and our moms). We began writing heavier indie rock and it eventually molded into what is now Coastal Club, which we consider to be light, indie-pop music with a surf rock twist.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Our favorite genre of music is probably indie-pop or indie-rock. We all love listening to bands like Hippo Campus, Knox Hamilton, Young the Giant, and Colony House.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

Being a musician is tough. There are so many incredible people out there making incredible music, it is extremely hard to stand out. Making a living while being a musician is even harder. Most of us work in music for a living, to some capacity, and it is hard as hell, but so rewarding.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

The song “Make It By” speaks to the challenges that we all face in life. Being someone who suffers from depression, it can often be difficult to simply motivate myself to do anything at all. This song speaks to the challenge of simply making it by… and that is okay sometimes.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

I have to thank all of the members of the band, Alex Mobley, Avery Benter, and David McGuire. We wouldn’t be who we are without their input. I also have to thank Coran Stetter who is a brilliant manager and booking agent. Finally, I’d love to thank the folks at Cincy Music for helping us in so many ways!

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Tell us your future goals.

We hope to release some new music very soon – music that we are so, so excited about. Following this release, we hope to have an amazing release party, followed by some out of town shows.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

 

Melobee Social Feature Link

 

Noisetrade “Upcoming Artist” Feature in Newsletter

 

Cincy Music Link

 

Featured on Ear to the Ground and Indie Spoonful

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

We believe that our music is meant to spread joy and positivity. Our music sounds very light and happy and we hope to communicate those emotions through our music. We definitely don’t believe that life is nothing but happiness, but we do believe that if we actively choose to make music that spreads joy, it can make a difference in someone’s life.

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Analyze the transformations you have discovered so far in the music industry.

The music industry is changing and changing quickly. People do not pay for music anymore and this is a double edged sword for artists. As a music lover and music listener, I love streaming services – it gives me the ability to discover new artists that I never would have found on my own. For that same reason, as an artist, I love and hate streaming platforms. These platforms allow us to reach so many new fans that would have most likely never heard/listened to our music on their own; however, these listens aren’t actually converting into customers, which means that artists have to innovate and find new ways of making money.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

Personally, I cherish artists like Ben Howard. I connect deeply with music. From the lyrics to every single note that is played, these types of artists are creating a beautiful landscape of tones and emotion.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

Website

 

Spotify

 

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

Twitter

 

Bandcamp

 

SoundCloud

 

YouTube

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

Lyrics begin with an idea of a story. Generally, we tend to focus on the chorus first, thinking of it as the climax of the story. We then focus on filling in the details in between, to make sure that we are telling one, congruent and cohesive story. Generally, we try to write about experiences we have had in the past; however, sometimes we create fictional stories, or we simply try to convey a certain emotion through words.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

We have exclusively operated as a band since our existence. We have not collaborated with any other artists outside of our current line-up, but we hope to sometime in the future.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the music with a genuine message that inspires them.

We believe that music that makes people dance spreads positivity and that is the absolute goal of Coastal Club. So we believe that it is actually important and necessary to make brilliant and dance-able music. We also want to inspire people with stories and concepts through our lyrics. Our hope is that we make a tune that jams, but once a listener begins to peel back the layers of the songs; there is still some substance there.

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Explain copyright.

Copyright laws simply allow individuals to claim a certain intellectual work (i.e. a song, book, work of art, etc.) as their personal property and creation. This then prohibits the distribution of that work without the proper payment to said creator.

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Discuss the impact of a Performance Rights Organization.

Performance Rights Organizations essentially enforce most copyright laws, which assure that most artists get paid what they deserve if their song is played in any given circumstance.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

Generally, we begin with the melody and/or chords for a song. These two things usually go hand-in-hand in the creation process and these are the foundation of a song. From this foundation, we will then begin to think about lyrics. After the lyrics are finished, the songwriting process is officially completed, and all that is left to worry about is instrumentation. This is generally the last step in the process, but certainly not the least important. We will usually come together as a band and figure out parts for every song.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

We recorded this song at our friend, Jeremy Steckel’s studio in Columbus, OH. We implemented a pretty standard workflow, and began with the drums for the entire project. Then we moved on to the bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, synths, and vocals. We finally finished everything off with auxiliary percussion.

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Discuss your music performance.

We tend to put all of our energy and effort into every single live performance that we have. We want the listeners in the audience to connect with the catchiness and polished nature of music. After they connect with this aspect, we then want them to dive into the lyrical content of the songs. None of these connections would be possible without a solid, engaging, and entertaining live performance, which is the first thing that captures their attention.

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State the official date of release.

This record/song was released on May 9th, 2017.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Our band’s name is Coastal Club. A lot of our songs incorporate a surf-rock element, which we felt was crucial to communicate in our name as well. We also want listeners to feel like they are a part of something, and the “club” aspect of our name, hopefully makes them feel as though they are included.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Make It By” is about the idea of the value in simply continuing to try. This is a crucial lesson that we all must learn. Life can be extremely hard, but there is so much value in pushing forward.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The album is a self-titled album, “Coastal Club”. This was our first release and we felt as though this is a great opportunity to give our listeners an idea of who we are as a band, and what we stand for.

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