Canadian rock band The Beaches are currently on tour with Passion Pit. Their fiery tongue-and-cheek style spices up your average day. We got the chance to chat with the lead singer/bass player, Jordan, before the upcoming show in Seattle at Showbox SoDo.
What are you most excited about for your upcoming tour?
We’re really excited to get out there and just play for people. Playing live, especially in new places where we haven’t been before, is one of the most rewarding parts of our job.
Any pre-show rituals?
We like to listen to “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas.
Favorite song to perform?
It changes all the time, but right now I think we all like playing “Fascination” the most. Its tempo and the fact that it’s still fairly new to us makes it a really fun one to play on stage.
What have you found to be the hardest part about touring?
Our van gets messy, really really messy.
What song are you currently obsessed with?
“Awaiting On You All” by George Harrison – it makes me think of the summer.
Does making music guide your mood or does your mood guide the music you make?
I think both of those statements are true. Sometimes you can be feeling really down, and one of the girls will play a hook, a beat or a riff that will pump you up. Sometimes, you’ll need to address some of the stuff you’re dealing with emotionally, directly through your music and songwriting.
The latest single, Snake Tongue, has some interesting visuals. Where did that inspiration come from?
The song idea came from a need to confront a lot of unwanted male attention that the band had been receiving over the last few years – unsolicited dick pics, inappropriate and sometimes threatening messages, and just people being creepy at shows. It was important that the video relayed the themes of the song, without making us seem too preachy. I think our director, Ally Pankiw, did an excellent job of conveying that creeps should beware, while also showing that we’re not totally put down by it all.