The Podcast about Art and the Creative Process

Episode 5: Special Edition Sylmar Interview

“If you’re listening to the people around you, you’ll never have to come up with an idea.
-Trey Anastasio”
-Dan Sutter

Sylmar

Sylmar is a 5 piece rock band from Cincinnati, OH

Website | Bandcamp | Facebook | Spotify

Sylmar playing at the Woodward Theater

Sylmar playing at the Woodward Theater

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On a crisp day in January 2018, one half of the SOTSOG team sat down with Brian McCullough, Chase Watkins, and Daniel Sutter in their studio in the West End of Cincinnati. The goal was to chat with the boys in the band and learn more about the creative process. We talked about how they write songs, which turns out is a very collaborative process, and Sylmar performed a song that is still unreleased. That’s right, you can only find it here!

Sylmar’s first eponymous album was released in 2017. SOTSOG’s own JJ Baker designed the album cover, inspired by a photo of their lead singer Brian McCullough and an Edward Hopper painting.

In the interview, the band talks about the song “College Try” which they have since released as a single. Check it out here

Schmanging - Sylmar vocal equivalent to throwing up the rock horns

 

Sylmar - Wonder

 

Mini Inspirations

 
Against all odds, a family man.

Against all odds, a family man.

JJ’s Inspirations

  • Frank Zappa, in general

    • “The Real Frank Zappa Book”

    • “Joe’s Garage” - Youtube

John’s Inspirations

  • Henri De Monfreid: French adventurer, smuggler, and author

  • Moondog: blind composer and instrument inventor

  • Moonpies: delicious, marshmallow treats

Can you tell which person in this photograph is Moondog?

Can you tell which person in this photograph is Moondog?

Thanks for listening! Let us know if you have suggestions, corrections, or your own inspirations you want to share!

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