Sunday, January 27, 2008

Interview: Play Action Pass

Play Action Pass

Play Action Pass is a Powerpop/Indie band from Gainesville, Florida that makes me want to smile, quite honestly. I talked to Adam (bass, back up vocals) recently about the band’s influences and what they have set in store for the band’s future, as well as what they support and feel people should pay attention to as well.

The band are selling $2 demos at their shows, but you won’t need to wait long for a proper release. “We are planning on venturing back into the studio sometime before the summer to do some more recording and have our completed EP ready by May of 08.” Just in time for their summer tour as well, so you can be fully prepared to rock out at one of their shows! According to Adam, you’ll be able to catch them “Up and down the East coast as well as the states around the Texas panhandle, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas.”

For those of you who are still sitting here reading this and going ‘I still don’t know whether I’ll like this band or not,’ then ponder no further. I have two solutions for you! The first would be to read this following sentence: “Our musical influences are so vast that I think our sound is an eclectic mix of different elements that you here in Indie, Emo, Hardcore and ambient music. I've been told a lot that we sound like a mix between Taking Back Sunday and Angels and Airwaves.” As for the second solution to your problem, all I have to say is CHECK THE MYSPACE! What better way to know whether you like a band or not? I even helped you out…I’m including their link.

This is one of many bands that believe in giving back and being there for others who are experiencing something that they are familiar with. I believe that they are even going above and beyond some bands in ways, however, and deserve your support if only for that fact. Adam let us know the organization he supports and what the band is planning to help out. “Our band is definitely a big supporter of To Write Love on Her Arms and just like the idea of LOVE as a movement, our band also is setting up a show at the capitol in Ocala, Florida, to benefit a scholarship program that sends kids to rehab who are unable to pay for it themselves. I am a recovering drug addict myself as well as being a trauma survivor. A similar program saved my life and I’m trying to do the same for someone else. I just really think that music can be a tool to make the world a better place and one event that raises money can send someone to treatment who otherwise could not have afforded that opportunity. That opportunity could save his life. I know the opportunity saved mine.”

Wise words, I must say. Good luck on the benefit show, guys!

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