We’ve been keeping tabs on New Jersey rockers Easy Company since premiering their video for La Di Da. Earlier this month, we sent a friend to catch them at a Saturday night show at Arlene’s in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with Sarah Borello and We Were Astronauts. We kind of knew he’d get wasted. He’s from Texas and all, but Jersey dudes don’t really know how to moderate. The following is technically an interview, with guitarist and vocalist Adam Schlett.
Right now in the universe, there’s a lot going on, how are you making a difference?
We never stopped liking rock and roll, we’ve never given up on it, we all are appreciators of a really broad spectrum of music, from anything like jazz to like, you know, old blues, funk, to metal. We know who we are, we’ve never been a part of a scene, we’ve never been apart of a niche, we’ve never been, you know, the “in” kids, we’ve built everything ourselves.
We’ll put it to the metal any day you want, and we’ve had the best support network that any local band could ever dream of. Our fans, they come out, they get hammered, they go crazy, and they have allowed us to grow our art. I used to think, you know, we could be really good, but now, I have no problem looking anyone in the face and saying, if you want to come to a bad ass rock show, you can come to an Easy Company show. When we look at music, we know when we’re doing a classic rock inspired thing, a funk inspired thing, but we like that unpredictability, that’s what we do, Jack our drummer, he calls it, well, “sex groove dick punch.” and that’s Easy Company right there.
Sex-Groove-Dick-Punch? Okay, you have to elaborate.
Well, I mean, if our band was a painting, it’s the kind of painting that gives you a boner, but you’re like scared at the same time, we give you a little bit of that groove, and then just out of no where we just gut you! Bam, like a punch in the dick. Sex groove is that shit you can move your hips to it, you can dance, you can be with your woman to it, but it’s also heavy dude, not aggressive and angry, but it’s there you know, it let’s you know it’s there. It’s powerful, but we want people to dance to our music, I want to be a band you can play our music at a party, but I don’t ever want to compromise the value of our art, and what we love is rock and roll. And to do that in today’s musical atmosphere, that’s not happening, you’re a rock band, or a pop and a dance band, but to be able to inspire and draw from all of those and to never lose your distinction and what’s make you you, and what makes Easy Easy. That’s what we’re trying to do, that’s the end game.
So you guys are from New Jersey, how did you guys get the band together?
In my mind, I want every song to be its own journey. I could write a song today, I could write a song 4 months from now that might be featured on the same album, and a lot happens in between, life has happened, it’s happening right now. the vibe is always as life happens and the groove comes from where I am right now as a person, the music is 100% collaborative, I want to capture, I just want it to be honest, I live a reckless life sometime, sometimes a smooth one.
The mix of reality and the fucking insanity in the back of my head, and the physical experience and the way I perceive those things and the way other people are perceiving them. fucking power, don’t hold anything back.
What we’re trying to say, be easy.
Rock and roll.