With a new double EP from San Francisco natives TREASVRE, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the record as well as plans for later. The band blend elements of post-rock and shoegaze with rich synth textures, heavy guitar riffs, and electronic rhythms for a cinematic sound, but we get their take on it below.
TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to Too Late/One Of Us?
Too Late / One of Us is the second instalment in a four-part series of EPs we’re releasing this year. We’ve been humbled by the kind words and positive feedback we’ve gotten so far, and we’re so thrilled that the songs are resonating with listeners. We work hard to craft our songs with a lot of emotional impact, so it’s definitely encouraging to know that people are feeling that! We always love to hear fans’ different interpretations of our music and what it means to them on a personal level — making that connection is a big part of what motivates us to do what we do.
TF: How would you sum up the EP in one sentence?
Too Late / One of Us is an exploration of what can happen — for better or for worse — when we push the boundaries of our intimate relationships.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
We have two more releases coming up, so be on the lookout for that! We are also going to release music video for our first single Devils from our Devils / Echoes EP, more details on that coming soon. In the meantime, we are working on song-writing and plan to return to the recording studio towards the end of the year to track some more new songs.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
That’s a difficult question, since we’ve had such great experiences at all the venues we’ve played at so far. We’ve also really enjoyed doing some DIY-style shows in some unconventional places. I think our favourite venue was probably Piston & Chain, which is a local motorcycle garage and club in San Francisco. Last year we hosted a fundraiser for them and put on a show in the middle of their awesome warehouse space, flanked by dozens of motorcycles and surrounded by our amazing community. It was such a fun night and the energy during the performances was electric! The next place we would love to play would probably have to be The Great American Music Hall, also in San Francisco. It’s such a stunningly gorgeous venue and over the years we have seen so many of our favourite bands perform there. We’d be thrilled to have a chance to play on their stage and share our music with people in such a beautiful place.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Straw