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If you enjoyed cracking open our latest session with the once Philly, now LA-based groove machine Cheers Elephant, have at this rather interesting, informational night cap with drummer Robert King and singer/guitarist Derek Kryzywicki. Though their curious posturing throughout the interview kind of threw us off our serious music journalist game a bit, we still managed to dig all the latest Cheers Elephant information you need to know out of the duo.

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I'm not waiting at the door I'm not sleeping in my bed lah, lah be a reflection of who we all are but, you know, who we are continually changes from album to album, and from day to day of course, so... - it won't be a reflection of how we are necessarily today, but in general who we are as a people, yes.
- I mean it's not gonna be like a different band, but I definitely feel like you get to hear our next record, and you could be like, "That sounds like Cheers Elephant.
" But, you're not gonna be like, "Oh, that sounds like that song.
" Or, "That song they already wrote.
" So, for example, we got some, definitely some, like, definitely lower BPM grooves coming up, beats per minute for the layman's term.
Yeah, slowing it down a bit, but not losing the energy.
And we got this, kind of like, some of the songs have this, sort of... How do you describe it? Flow.
- Flow.
- Flow.
- Flow.
Not from progressive, but like, our own type of flow.
- Yeah, like a little touching on a little bit of funk, little African.
But yeah, pretty eclectic on the whole.
But, yeah, I'm really excited to go back into the studio, 'cause we're kind of, we cut all the ones that we kind of play live now, and then we're definitely experimenting with a whole genre of new sounds and samples, and all that.
So, it's definitely going to be different in that sense.
- It's wonderful, actually, it's exactly what the four of us needed moving from Philadelphia to California.
I mean we still got some sun there, but, you know, it's the East Coast sun versus the West Coast sun, which is all the time if not a cloud in the sky.
- No humidity really seals the deal.
- That's definitely very good.
- And we surf now, so... we always knew that we wanted to not live in one place our entire lives, and we all had different, like, dreams where we wanted to live, and we all liked hiking, and camping, and just.
And so, with, like, our influences of what we really want to do, some of our friends, our manager ended up working for the Red Light management out of Los Angeles.
And so, it just made sense to, kind of, focus our attention to Southern California, around that point.
And we have not looked back since.
The summer surf to the swell of the ocean The summer sun puts a swell in my skin, oh yeah - Elephants look pretty good.
- All elephants are relevance.
- I've met about four.
One painted a picture for me.
I did not, my friend met him.
He was over in Thailand, but he brought me back the picture that he painted.
- Oh, I do remember that, yeah.
I probably met, I don't know, a handful.
- So, it's all based on the first elephant to come over to America from India across the ocean.
And on the boat ride there, they ran out of water, so all they had left were barrels of ale to give to the elephant.
So, they just fed that to the elephant, and he refused to drink anything else from that point on.
So, the captain of the ship took it to Coney Island to turn into a sideshow, to where you'd pay a nickel, and watch the elephant cork a bottle of beer, and put it back.
Hence, Cheers Elephant.
I don't wanna change my ways La, la, la By combing my hair I have nice hair.
That's probably my best compliment.
- Yeah, it's pretty good compliment.
A lot of people like your hair, and your drumming.
You wanna compliment a song writer? Compliment his lyrics.
It means like you'd listened to his song.
So, I'm gonna go with that one.
- Listen to his words.
- Force of a generation.
What do you think face is melted or blown? - Melted.
- I like blown.
Face is blown off.
- And then melted.
- And then...yes. - Hey babe, you're watching Baeble, and we're Cheers Elephant.

Artist Bio

Dubbed, "Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll", Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy,
psychedelic poprock quartet from Philadelphia, PA...now located in SoCal. Digging deep
into three part harmonies and pop song arrangements, Cheers has a sound thatll make
your dads toe tap, your moms hip shake, and your sisters heart throb.

In 2012 Cheers Elephant released their 3rd album Like Wind Blows Fire, which was the
most successful record to date. Their track 'Leaves' hit #4 on Hype Machine and featured on We Are Hunted, NPR, Ex.FM, Good Music All Day, and Spotify. Cheers has shared the stage with acts like Mayer Hawthorne, Rubblebucket, The Go! Team, The Walkmen, Darwin Deez, Jefferson Starship, The Mother Hips, and more. So, why not take a sip of Cheers Elephant? The buzz is good.

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