“Anything And Everything” Is the second full album completed by Simple Minded Symphony, recorded and mixed entirely independent of an outside recording studio. Unfortunately, due to the constraints of being in separate colleges, only three members of the band were able to be featured. The band had begun working on “Anything And Everything" before they even finished their first album. As a result, the tracks included on the album range from all over the band’s history: Some were written while the members were still finishing up high school, some were written in their Freshman year of college, and two tracks were actually the first two the band had ever written.
Though this album was initially released on July 9, 2015, the band collectively decided that it wasn’t something they were proud of. The initial release suffered from time constraints and inexperiences in audio production that were all too obvious, and they opted to redo nearly everything from the ground up. Though this project is now something that Simple Minded Symphony can happily release to the public, the band wishes to eventually rerecord it once more with all members of the band present.
The album’s title and subject matter refers to the band’s experiences in between their completion of high school, and respective entrances into the work force, college, and other ventures. Feeling burnt out and losing that sense of stability and wonder of what the future holds that inspired the more upbeat subject matter of the album prior. It’s a feeling anyone can relate to, and something that the Simple Minded Symphony wanted to communicate in their own way, once again taking you across multiple musical styles; from ska, to rock, to reggae, to funk, and other subtle influences.
We’d like to take this time to thank the following people immensely:
Susie Kincy, for housing three band members for two weeks while they recorded far too many instruments for far too many hours.
Ilesa Bauer, for letting us borrow her drum set, forcing us to have an eating schedule and cooking for us so we didn’t starve ourselves the second recording session, designing us an amazing website, and for stepping up and assuming the position as our band’s Manager. Gigs and communication have never run smoother.
Mark Bauer, for his knowledge on drum transportation and general mentoring from his years of gigging.
The town of Oak Harbor, who will never stop supporting us and giving us opportunities to play and grow as musicians.
And of course, the absolutely mind-boggling amount of support we get from our friends and family. If not for them, we probably wouldn’t be able to play music in the first place.
released August 31, 2016
Kevin Silveira: Lead Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitar, Drums, Trombone
Jason Kincy: Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Alto Sax, Clarinet
Patrick Maxwell: Trumpet
Mixed and Mastered by Jason Kincy
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