The Fleeting Ends Interview
1. Introduce yourself with your name and a fun fact about yourself.
Hello, Plugged In Promotions! I’m Matt Amadio and I play drums in The Fleeting Ends. I think two part harmonies are the greatest thing ever! Raviolis are awesome too. And Guinness.
2. When did the band form and how did you all meet?
The band officially formed in 2009 at a show when Matt Vantine (Vocals, Guitar, Keys) and myself met Russell Langley, our bass player. He was playing in a band from NYC and Matt and I were a two-piece at the time. He loved our set and asked us if we needed a bass player. Before we knew it Rusty was moving to Philly and joining the band.
Matt V and I have known each other and have been great friends for quite some time. We met in grade school through mutual friends and our love for music grew throughout high school and into college. We’ve always written and played music together and we plan to continue for as long as we can.
3. What first sparked your interest in music?
We all grew up in households full of musicians and music fans. My father was at every underground show in the 60’s and 70’s and knew all the best bands. Matt V’s mom was in a group in college and his father has always played piano. Rusty’s dad plays bass and has always been in bands. It has simply always been a part of our lives. Matt and I sat down and listened to Abbey Road one night in high school. It changed our lives.
4. Your new album Our Eyes Are Peeled came out on March 26th.
What can people expect to hear from that? How would you describe your sound to people?
Our Eyes Are Peeled is a leap towards truly finding out who we are as a band. We aim to be as honest as we can with our music and play what we like with the listener in mind. We try to balance on what separates seriousness and playfulness. We feel that’s what makes up a good band. It’s rock and roll.
5. What was the writing process like for that album?
Matt V and I write on a daily basis. It comes quite naturally to us. We’re writing songs for the next album right now.
We sat with these songs for quite some time finely tuning and constructing. Arrangement was everything. We always make sure to record home demos. It’s important to hear the songs played back to you. Our producer Tommy Joyner always sits with us before we enter the studio. His extra pair of ears and experience has been a part of the team since our first release in 09. Some songs come easy. Some songs you fight.
6. What’s your favorite track off of it?
I’m Like That
Balancing on what separates seriousness and playfulness is what we aim for. This song does that well. Its personal message and connection keeps us close to the song.
7. Do you find it easier or harder to write personal songs?
What comes from within yourself is sometimes the easiest and hardest to access. It all depends where your head is.
8. If you could have anything happen at one of your shows, what would it be?
Connection. We just want to reach people.
It would be pretty cool if Blur, David Bowie and the Pixies showed up though.
9. Is there any message that you try and get across to your fans?
The message is yours to hold. What you see in it is what it is.
10. What’s your favorite part about being in a band?
Free beer…… Just kidding. (Maybe)
The feeling of accomplishment and meaning it gives us.
11. Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Thanks so much for reading all. Hope to see you at a show!