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Earthquake Lights – Six Crucial Questions for Lead Singer Myles Rodenhouse

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Earthquake Lights are a band of many styles – infusing their tunes with jazz, rock, and alt influences.

Each song we heard was a bit different and daring, and upon repeat listen, very sneaky and infectious.

The band’s debut album, Distress Signals, drops on April 12.

Until then, get to know lead singer Myles Rodenhouse and the rest of the quintet.

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SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS for MYLES RODENHOUSE, EARTHQUAKE LIGHTS

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NAME: Myles Rodenhouse (above, second from right)

AGE (if you want to give it up): 30 (YIKES)

BAND: Earthquake Lights

POSITION: Singer/Songwriter/Piano

HOMETOWN: Annapolis MD / Victor NY (born in MD, raised in NY)

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

Wow that’s a tough one! I remember in second grade, my best friend at the time played a piano song in class for us. It was a super duper cool minor tune! “The Magic Man” or something like that. One of those “Alfred’s Basic” book series kids tunes. Anyway I loved it and picked up piano lessons almost right away after that.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I once played accordion with an orchestra at college. I could stop there, but there’s more! After just one rehearsal with the orchestra, I absolutely blew it at the performance. I just couldn’t follow the conductor’s ambiguous tempo. I was seriously mortified, and not just because I was playing an accordion in public….

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I love sharing our music with new people that enjoy the sound, and I love making it happen live with the rest of the band.

Not as crazy about the grind of promoting shows though really. Especially when it comes to hitting up friends for the tenth time about another one.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

I’d have to say my favorite record store is Graveface Records and Curiosities in Savannah, Georgia. Wonderfully curated vinyl record collection, and all in great shape! Not to mention, they’re friends of ours! I picked up a copy of “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” by Frank Sinatra, and “Voodoo” by D’Angelo last time I was there.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Another tough one. I’m not sure I can actually pick one (big surprise I’m sure), but if I had to, I’d say it’s double album “Amoroso/Brasil” by Joao Gilberto. That record rips. I love the string arrangements and the incredibly restrained but thoughtful and complex writing of Gilberto. And the harmonic structure and melodies are just perfect. One of Bossa Nova’s greats for a reason!

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

My mommy. And then probably a doctor. And also probably a therapist.

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Images Courtesy of Noisy Ghost PR and Earthquake Lights