MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015 |
Posted by: Aimee Curran
Prelow is the kind of band that's easy to get really excited about. Their effortlessly cool song and video for "Mistakes Like This" captures the coming of age moment in time where dipping toes into a more adult world is exhilarating, strange, scary, and wildly fun.
Jesse Aicher's groove worthy vocals, supported by lo-fi beats, and subtle synthy keys, define all that is cool and chill.
We had the opportunity to shoot a Cool Buzz Q&A at Aicher and Matt Walsh...their answers are just as good as their sound.
Get to know this musical duo below!
Have you ever had a crush on a friend or siblings gf? How did it end up playing out?
J: I was really into one of my best friends girlfriend. We would always hang out and it was sort of terrible.
M: I had more crushes on my friends moms
Your video was shot in your hometown of Glen Rock, NJ and used locations where you hung out growing upare those your friends in the video?
M: Two of my really good friends were in the video
Who was your favorite band or artist to listen to at 15? Does it still hold true today?
M: It was a tie between Bob Dylan, Elton John and what was coming out of Rocafella Records. Still love them all but now I mostly bounce from song to song and listen to the same thing for like a month straight.
J: I always listened to The Beatles when I was younger, but around 15 I started getting into The Strokes and Miles Davis. Theyre all still really good, but I dont listen to them as much as I used to.
What is a music video you wish was yours?
M: "Since I Left You" - The Avalanches
J: "Pursuit" - Gesaffelstein
What was the first song you wrote? Would you ever bring it out again and turn into something you'd put on an album or perform live?
J: Never. I must have been 10 and the song was probably about P.B.J. sandwiches.
M: I don't remember the first one I wrote. But I remember sampling the disco song "Do The Hustle" on one of my first beats.
What has been the best moment of your music career to date?
M: Watching the Soundcloud statistics the day after we put up "Mistakes Like This"
J: Just the positive feedback to our music has been really cool. Meeting and talking with fans at shows is also dope.
Whats your last thought before you go on-stage? What do you think about when youre performing?
J: I try to pick out a few things to work on, but my mind is all over the place. On stage I try not to think and just to get into it.
M: Before and during the show, I get nervous that our computer will crash while we're on stage.
Who would you pay a lot of money to see in concert?
M: Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails
J: Ive seen most of my favorite bands live except for Modest Mouse. Id pay money to see them. Id have loved to see Pavarotti sing Nessun Dorma .
Have you ever woken up with a melody or lyrics swirling in your head that have turned into a fully produced song?
M: Not when I wake up. But sometimes right before I fall asleep, when I'm still sort of awake, I hear melodies and songs.
J: I have a few times, but Im not sure its every made it into a fully produced song.
What are three things youd like to accomplish in 2015?
M: Release our first album / play in Europe / get a dog
Do you guys have any pre-show rituals?
M: It's not a ritual, but we get very quiet and stare at each other.
Is Shake Shack all its cracked up to be?
M: Not at all - the best place to go for a burger is not far from NYC The Fireplace in Paramus, NJ