Lost in the Station
As We Speak is XM Radio's 'ARTIST TO WATCH OUT FOR IN THE FUTURE' - Billy Zero Radar Report DJ (channel 52) 'Indie ALBUM OF THE YEAR, period!' - The Talon Journal Seattle, WA 'A clever combination of pop hooks and funky grooves.' - Dale Groff Sound Engineer for Phish 'The creative energy that As We Speak presented at the Adams Avenue Street Festival was inspiring as well as contagious.' - Jorge Eie Magic 92.5 San Diego BIO: Jordan Cassidy (Bass, Vocals) Jonny Hardcastle (Drums) Jeff Smith (Guitar) Daniel Kirkpatrick (Guitar, Vocals) 'Poetic Indie Rock with an eclectic rhythm section.' That's how the San Diego foursome known as As We Speak describes their recent body of work. The band has been together a year and half and has managed to write fourteen songs, sign with Shake Recordings (an independent record label based in Seattle), and release their debut album titled 'Lost in the Station.' The group's musical chemistry stems from a variety of influences. Kirkpatrick always leaned toward seasoned lyricists such as Bob Dylan and Lou Reed while his guitar sounds were more consistent with Elvis Costello. Cassidy's bass playing takes on a funk and world music approach while Hardcastle's drumming echoes the dynamic of early Led Zepplin with grooves that are reminiscent of Peter Gabriel. As We Speak caters to an audience that wants to be challenged and values independence. 'We want our influence to push what is commercially viable, whether it be in music or beyond,' says Hardcastle. The group expands on that statement with their live performances complete with stage actors and projected visual art. The atmosphere of their concerts bring a theatrical and visually enticing scene with a dose of improvised vamps, an experience not to be missed.