We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryce Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bryce, what do you want your legacy to be?
I want the legacy of myself and this band to be a safe space for this amazing community if nothing else. We want our shows and our music to radiate DIY energy and emphasize making friendships in whatever field you are trying to thrive in. Community is the only way forward, especially in the world we’re currently living in, Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone and talk to like-minded people, you might even end up working together.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We have always seen ourselves as going against the grain in some way. Throughout our short career, we have put out two self-recorded (and released) albums, and are gearing up to release a third in the first half of this year. We are constantly writing new music and trying to refine what we do, whether that is writing, recording, mixing, or mastering our music. We are by far most excited about our new record releasing soon. It is a bit darker in concept than our earlier releases but I feel like it is executed in a way that feels hopeful and captures the DIY energy that makes our style of music attractive to a lot of people. This whole project only exists because we love creating this music. As much as I love that people are engaged in our music, I would be singing these same songs to myself in my bedroom if they weren’t listening.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As far as places to go for a great local rock show it’s hard to go wrong at the House of J, Super Happy Fun Land, Trip Six, or Satellite Bar. And if you want to get an amazing bite to eat while watching a kick-ass show you can’t go wrong at Bohemeo’s.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to dedicate my success to my bandmates as well as the beautiful Houston DIY music scene. We would still be playing music in our parent’s garages if not for this amazing community welcoming us and helping raise us. My band Pastime started playing shows in early 2019 and we have met so many amazing people through the DIY scene that have taught us a lot. When we first entered the pandemic a part of me thought that the scene would be in shambles when shows eventually came back, but I have to say the opposite is true. There are so many new, young bands with unique sounds that are hitting the ground running and it’s an awesome thing to see the scene accept them the same way it accepted us when we started off.

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Image Credits
Ben White (@bensiive)

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