July 10, 2020
Clock Strikes Video PT2: The Day Of
When the sun finally started to go down, we thought it would be a good idea to test the fog machine and see how long it would take to fill the room. Little did we know, fog machines actually set off most common fire detectors. Within 2 minutes of having the fog going, the fire alarm BOOMINGLY goes off, sending us all into a minor panic.
July 3, 2020
Making our Clock Strikes Music Video PT1: The Preparation
We wanted to challenge ourselves to put together more of a live show “vibe” to the video with a bunch of different camera angles and cutting between them, more similar to your typical music video.
May 22, 2020
Gear Dump: What we use and why
Trevor here to give you the detailed list (and I mean DETAILED) of what kind of gear we all have to be able to do what we do! I'm gonna tell you about EVERY LITTLE PIECE even if you don't want to know it.
April 6, 2020
Clock Strikes: Covering a famous J-Rock Song
Sup? Trevor here and I’m gonna talk about the additions/changes we’ve made to our cover of ONE OK ROCK’s “Clock Strikes”. First off, I’ve been a huge fan of this band for quite a while now and have always thought this song was beautiful so we didn’t want to change too much but I did have some ideas.
March 23, 2020
Interview from Off The Record with Doug De Jong
When we were in California earlier this year, Trevor and I got the chance to sit down with another awesome rocker, Doug De Jong, and talk about the process of going from no knowledge of recording music to full-on home studio. We talked about our latest single at the time, Never Getting In, and what we each do in the band. Check out the video here:
March 20, 2020
Wade’s Story: Discovering the Bass
It's no big surprise that most musicians have grown up around music in one way or another, and the same could be said for myself. My earliest childhood memories are of Sunday mornings in my living room listening to the tapes/CDs that my dad would be playing. Luckily for me his taste was pretty broad, so I grew up on music like Alanis Morissette, Green Day, The Alan Parsons Project, and Marilyn Manson. His favorite band (and the music I remember most vividly from that time), however, was Pink Floyd, and though I wasn't aware of it at the time, I suspect they shaped the preference of music I hold today.
March 6, 2020
Trevor’s Musical Journey – The highs AND the lows
What’s up? I’m Trevor for those that don’t know. I’m the guitarist in Stands on Sapphires. I generally come up with the music/melodies for our songs, am the main producer/mixer of our music and also handle all of our web/graphic design needs. I wanted to write this post to give you guys an in-depth rundown of my history with music. Let’s gooooo!
February 21, 2020
About Bethany: What’s Shaped My Musical Life
Surprisingly enough, I wasn’t born in America or Canada. Nope, I was born in a town called Naples in Italy. Whaaaat? Oooooh yeah! My dad was on active duty in the Navy, so both my brother and I were born overseas. Pretty cool right? I know you’re dying to know, but no, I don’t speak Italian nor do I have any citizenship there, sadly. When I was still a baby, my family moved back to The States so I spent the first 21 years of my life in Oregon.
February 18, 2020
Blog Interview with GigRadar
We recently got the chance to interview and chat with GigRadar about our singles, influences and much more. We are featured in their "Discover This" section, along with some other fantastic artists. GigRadar is a great outlet to discover new music in the rock/punk/metal scene. Go check out the interview and some of the other great write-ups they have!
January 10, 2020
Never Getting In: How it Came Together
Never Getting In was one of those songs that just kind of all fell together perfectly, lyrically speaking. My writing process consists of writing down lines that pop into my head, then filing them away for later use. Trevor had written the guitar parts and melody and I felt like this song really needed some strong, powerful lyrics. I looked into my goody bag (aka, my Evernote memo filled with random lines and ideas for songs) and saw the line "it's the small whispers in the night, it's the small lies that never die". When I saw that I thought to myself "oh yeah, that's meant for a this song".