Naps are one of the great state of Florida's most promising indie alternative bands of 2015, and with their new record You Will live In A Cool Box about to be released, now is the time to get on the Naps bandwagon. Third Introducing...
Our names are Katryn, Ryan, Laura, and Jeremy and we're Naps from Florida. We're four friends who all met while working together at Club Downunder, a music venue on our college's campus. Our EP is called You Will Live in a Cool Box and it's the culmination of a year of writing and recording together. It includes some of the singles we've already put out as well as some new stuff.
Song writing can be a way to face your real feelings head on instead of avoiding them. Even though it's not a place I come from in every song I write, I think one of the best things about making music is that you can take really negative feelings and make something positive out of it. I think that those things would occur in young peoples' lives eventually either way, and that through music, they have something to relate to which can help them get through things. Even if there is a culture of depression in youth culture today, I don't think music is a particularly negative part of it. There are much worse things you can do than channel feelings like that into something creative.
This July, we're touring the eastern US this month with our friend Cleats. After that we're gonna spend the rest of 2015 mostly working on new recordings - we have a bunch of releases planned out for the next year or so, including a split we're planning on releasing with another Tallahassee band called Yikes. They rule. We're also launching a tape label called Viridian Sounds that we're excited to start working on in the next couple months.
Third Opinion: Naps hail from Tallahassee in Florida where they spent most their time in bedrooms recording and writing music instead of enjoying the sun. Why not!? The result is a sensitive bedroom pop which follows in the same spirit as their contemporaries Trust Fund and Flout. This kind of music is honest and innocent. Naps are no exception to the rule. Their music makes you want sit by the river on a hot sunny afternoon with friends and relax. It's good simple music and a good mixture between the aforementioned honest, innocent and relaxed.
Jean Skirt Mystique for instance, is a great example of what bedroom pop is all about. It's not necessarily about the production but instead about conveying feelings using 4 strong chords and the DIY ethos. Whereas Sandspurs reminds me of Trust Fund. It’s a song which starts softly and when the chorus hits, it becomes louder and takes on another dimension.
As Naps tell us, music can be a way to deal with life, to express your feeling and move on. 'Even though it's not a place I come from in every song I write, I think one of the best things about making music is that you can take really negative feelings and make something positive out of it'. All of those songs about depression, loss, hate and pain turn negative feelings into music which people can relate to. But then that’s what making art is about, right?