Panademic Invasion: the Interview

1. Tell us about Pandemic… a little history… a little about the band members.

Pandemic started as a group of musicians playing the local New Orleans music scene in different bands. We always used to dabble with the idea of being in the same project and for one reason or another, we made it happen. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We get along well and share the same vision when it comes to touring, songwriting and attitude.

2. If you had to describe your sound to someone what would you tell them?

On the road, we hear a lot of different things from people that we sound like an aggressive Incubus or a modern Led Zeppelin. As for us, we try not to compare ourselves to anyone. We just try to sound like US.

3. Your debut “Lessons in Trust,” came out. Tell us about “Lessons in Trust”.

“Lessons in Trust” was put together over the span of about a year and we were fortunate enough to have producer Jeremy Parker (Mudvayne, Nonpoint) help us out with the writing and recording process. It was a great learning experience and a chance for us to finally collaborate, and take our music in the direction we wanted it to go. It can be heavy at times and mellow at times, but mostly it’s everything in between.

4. Pick one song on “Lessons in Trust,” and tell us about it. How was it inspired?

“Lucky Me” is one of the first songs we wrote as a band. It’s about a simple situation that most people will encounter in life. The basic message behind this song is that we don’t always have to make our own mistakes to learn a lesson. We can draw knowledge and experience by watching other people’s trials and tribulations.

5. Do you have any plans for the next release?

We’re constantly writing new material. We have a handful of songs we play live sometimes just to see the crowd reaction. Hopefully by the end of the year we’ll be back in the studio to start pre production on a second album.

6. What are your plans to promote “Lessons in Trust,”?

We’re working really hard to play as many shows as possible. We’re always looking for new cities to visit and new people to meet. Spreading the word about this has been a big challenge for us, but it’s also been very rewarding. It takes a lot of sacrifice to be able to do what we’re doing and we understand that. We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to riding this album as far as it will take us.

7. What has the band been up too since the record’s release?

Networking. Meeting the right people means everything. From bands to promoters, booking agents to publicists (thanks Shauna!), there have been so many people that have decided to jump on board and help us out. We couldn’t do what we’re doing right now without their support. At the same time, we always have to make sure that no matter what, every choice we make is in the best interest of Pandemic. This band takes up ALL of our time and we’re OK with that. We’re a bunch of workaholics.

8. What are your goals for Pandemic?

Before the end of the year we’d like to get on a national tour. We think that would jump start a lot of things for us. As far as long term goes, just as any other band would, we want to take our music as far as possible and stay focused.

9. What is one good thing and one bad thing about being in a band?

The bad thing about this is being away from our families and friends for so long. But all of our people understand what we’re going through and they stand behind us. We have a great respect for all of our fans as well. They’ve shown us a lot of hospitality and love. That means the world to us. But the best thing about being in this band is just simply being able to do what we love. We’re grateful for every moment we have on the stage and that’s what it all comes down to.

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