Sammy Siegler, bekannt von Youth Of Today, Judge und vielen mehr, und The Movielife / I Am The Avalanche Frontmann Vinnie Caruana haben eine neue Band namens Constant Elevation gegründet.
Sammy, der eigentlich als Schlagzeuger tätigt ist, begann für das Projekt Songs auf der Gitarre zu schreiben und rekrutierte Vinnie anschließend für drei Songs als Sänger. Die selbstbetitelte EP wird nun am 20. September 2019 über Revelation Records erscheinen.
Mit Fuck Runnin kann hier bereits der erste Song im Stream angehört werden:
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When Sammy met Vinnie…
Sammy Siegler was filling in for Vinnie Caruana’s The Movielife on a European tour, perhaps sometime around 2002. It was a super last-minute thing; The Movielife’s drummer couldn’t make it, Sammy got the call, and, after one rehearsal, they were off across the pond. There, a friendship was formed, a musical bond was made, all was lovely. Musically, however, that was really it for the two of them—until 2018.
As a drummer in bands such as CIV, Rival Schools, Glassjaw, Youth of Today, and others, Sammy Siegler contributed with beats, vibe & spirit, some arrangements, and the occasional riff, song title or lyric. It wasn’t until early 2018 that he really sat down and wrote complete songs. That’s right—he grabbed his miniature Taylor acoustic signed by Shawn Mendez, turned it upside down as a lefty will do on a righty guitar, and busted out some bangers. In his mind it was epic, and he needed to make them come to life. He called on studio wiz Davey Warsop (BAD COP/BAD COP, THROWDOWN, VANISHING LIFE) and his WORLD BE FREE bandmates Andrew Kline, Joe Garlipp, and Alex Baretto to record the songs, seven in total. Sammy was pleased, stoked, chuffed, but since this was a new project, it needed vocals. Preferably someone who got hardcore references, can carry a melody, and write some crucial lyrics… What about the skinny fellow who loves Soccer, he thought, Vinnie Caruana.
Vinnie Caruana had been very productive himself, releasing music and touring with The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche, Peace’d Out, and solo projects, as well as writing music & lyrics for other artists. Having never really fit lyrics into pre-recorded songs, this was new territory for Vinnie. He was up for the challenge.
That summer of 2018, Sammy and Vinnie drove out to Barbershop Studios, a converted 100-year-old stone church on the edge of scenic Lake Hopatcong. Together, with producer Brett Romnes, the final result is “Fuck Runnin’,” “Mouth In Motion,” and “Fletch”—three rippers on the Constant Elevation debut release.