Stroamata / by E

What brought the band together?

Alex Markowitz: We all met in college and we all have a drive to make music and perform. We are all people who have an insatiable appetite to make music, and we found each other.

Which artists or bands have influenced you, individually or as a band?

This is always an impossible question. We listen to and love all types of music and we love going to live shows and seeing a band really tear a house down. At the same time, we love electronic music and watching a DJ make the crowd move! It's impossible to list off just one band and one show and, truthfully, we think it is best to soak it all in. 

Any tracks you've got on repeat now?

Run The Jewels.

What words would you use to define your sound?

'Future Rock' is what we like to say. Not because it sounds like it is from the future but, instead, it is not based on nostalgia. We want our music to be influenced by the world we want to see in the future and not reach out to times passed.

Could you tell us a bit more about your forthcoming album?

We are trying to marry good songwriting and experimental production. Somewhere along the way these two things became exclusive when, at one time, they were joined at the hip. Now, we want to mix it up again in a new way, and a way that is uniquely Stroamata.

Is there a track from the album you're most excited to share with listeners?

Impossible question, yet again. They are all our babies and it's so hard to single out just one.

What do you hope listeners can take away from your music?

We hope they make a true emotional connection to the music. We hope it makes them feel things, remember things, and get lost in their own thoughts.

Is there anything you'd like to add?

Making music is a way of life and making music is fun. It also enriches and teaches us, making us more complete people. We hope you enjoy what we do as much as we enjoy doing it.

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