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and started writing together in 2016 . Also being a North Hunterdon graduate , I knew Ross ’ s older brother very well who referenced me to the band so that I could do some session work for their upcoming EP , ‘ Awfully Apeelin ’.’ After recording the drums for their EP and getting picked up on the Fresh Finds playlist , the rest was history ! out first big leap was intimidating , but seeing the response from fans online and in person , it brought more confidence as we grew . During this new age of technology , it was easy to keep track of our progress , and lucky for us , it kept snowballing . Now with ‘ What Could Be Better ’ coming out , our families couldn ’ t be more excited to see what everyone thinks !
What was your families ’ response of the three of you dropping out of Rutgers initially , then after the success of ‘ Concentrate ,’ and now in the midst of a tour-paralyzing pandemic ? Luke : All of our families were super supportive . Although it was scary at first to hear we were dropping out of school to pursue our dreams , they let us move toward where we are today . As our listens and crowds grew , as well as hearing the music , our family only became more passionate . Being
How do three Rutgers dropouts become a national touring act in support of a self-released album ? Did you accomplish that yourselves or did someone help you get there ? Luke : We are very lucky we have had unconditional support throughout our whole music career . Starting with Ross ’ family supporting the first EP and helping us afford a vehicle to tour with and practice space , it gave us all the space we needed to be able to create our music . We then were

and started writing together in 2016 . Also being a North Hunterdon graduate , I knew Ross ’ s older brother very well who referenced me to the band so that I could do some session work for their upcoming EP , ‘ Awfully Apeelin ’.’ After recording the drums for their EP and getting picked up on the Fresh Finds playlist , the rest was history ! out first big leap was intimidating , but seeing the response from fans online and in person , it brought more confidence as we grew . During this new age of technology , it was easy to keep track of our progress , and lucky for us , it kept snowballing . Now with ‘ What Could Be Better ’ coming out , our families couldn ’ t be more excited to see what everyone thinks !

What was your families ’ response of the three of you dropping out of Rutgers initially , then after the success of ‘ Concentrate ,’ and now in the midst of a tour-paralyzing pandemic ? Luke : All of our families were super supportive . Although it was scary at first to hear we were dropping out of school to pursue our dreams , they let us move toward where we are today . As our listens and crowds grew , as well as hearing the music , our family only became more passionate . Being

How do three Rutgers dropouts become a national touring act in support of a self-released album ? Did you accomplish that yourselves or did someone help you get there ? Luke : We are very lucky we have had unconditional support throughout our whole music career . Starting with Ross ’ family supporting the first EP and helping us afford a vehicle to tour with and practice space , it gave us all the space we needed to be able to create our music . We then were

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