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Callers
NOLA to NYC
by: Christina Morelli - March 11, 2011

 



Untitled Document

When Sara Lucas, Ryan Seaton and Don Godwin finally reconvened in Brooklyn, the three-piece band brought together style, intrigue and complex simplicity to create their first full-length album, “Life of Love.” Lucas’ soulful vocals guide the intricately laid tracks, while the boys bring on a multitude of musical mastery, making each song unique and mesmerizing to the listener. Understated and yet extremely powerful, “Life of Loveplays like a stripped down version of your favorite ‘90s rock album, consisting of serious guitar and percussion mastery while channeling the voice of Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. With a diverse background and a passion to challenge their musical creativity, the Callers are sure to bring inventive music and dazzling vocal command to wherever their travels take them.

Do you find that your New Orleans roots, a community heavy in jazz, has played a part in your musical journey?
Definitely. Nothing could replace the experience of living in such a musically influential city. It's not just the jazz though. It's also the way that music of all kinds is part of the day-to-day life there. It completely permeates the city.

What are the key similarities and differences between your first album, “Fortune,” and your sophomore release, “Life of Love?
The main difference is that we composed this record as a trio. Don, our drummer, became a full-time member of the band, and “Life of Loveis our first true collaboration.

What's something you would like to see added to the band's repertoire in the upcoming year?
We're writing more material on the road. The laptop has become more important — not as an instrument, but as a compositional tool. We record our soundchecks and use the raw material we collect to assemble ideas on our laptops while we're driving to the next city. Then we have fun figuring out live arrangements.

Do you find living in New York City has changed your approach to music?
I don't think it's changed our approach exactly. We're all passionate musicians, and I think we'd work the same in any city. New York has presented new opportunities and challenges though, and living here affords constant exposure to inspiring music/dance/art/etc.

If you could pick any venue in the world to play, where would it be?
Max's Kansas City — 35 years ago.

As musicians and songwriters, what's the one thing you can't live without?
Money, unfortunately.



 
 
"We're all passionate musicians, and I think we'd work the same in any city."


Callers
"Life of Love"




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New American rock music



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