Ease the Medic skips easy street for the simple life
Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012 01:06
Thornburgh said he is proud to be in a band with members who don't try to be something they're not.
"Our image is that there really is no image," Thornburgh said with a laugh. "There's no makeup or special hair. We're just regular guys who like to play music."
The music is written collectively, a process that Estes said is unique to any band he has been in. While Estes joined the band after "Ease the Medic" was recorded, he has already written new material with the band. Instead of each member writing different songs individually, or writing separate parts and putting them together, the band takes a more mathematical approach. "They don't have a general structure for writing a song," Estes said. "You don't necessarily need a chorus, a pre-chorus or a verse. You just have all these notes and you come back to parts, pick up new parts, and at the end it all builds up to this big part. I like that because it's even more of a challenge."
Finch said the slower writing process gives the music a less catchy, more deliberate sound.
"We're not an immediate band," Finch said. "There's a lot of music that is meant to catch your attention with a big chorus, but the idea is more to have things that people might not hear upon first listen, so they can hopefully hear something new the next time they hear it."
"Ease The Medic" is available on iTunes and in local record stores.