Out Of Time is new and upcoming hardcore band out of St. Louis with some tough as nails sound and sharp attitude to match. Not many Missouri bands are getting attention here in Europe but this one is definitely worth checking out. They've got demo tape already out and there are plans for releasing it on vinyl as well. Not to mention the upcoming split on 6131 Records. Brennen, band's singer, explains how the band got together, what they're up to and shed shed some light on band's future plans.
Out Of Time is new and upcoming hardcore band out of St. Louis with some tough as nails sound and sharp attitude to match. Not many Missouri bands are getting attention here in Europe but this one is definitely worth checking out. They've got demo tape already out and there are plans for releasing it on vinyl as well. Not to mention the upcoming split on 6131 Records. Brennen, band's singer, explains how the band got together, what they're up to and shed shed some light on band's future plansCan you tell us something about the band? Who is who in the band and how did you got together to form Out Of Time?
My name is Brennen and I sing in Out Of Time. Out of Time started practicing at the beginning of 2011. Jake Lindsay (Bass) and myself got in touch with our friends Travis Downey (Guitar), Kyle Caldwell (Guitar), and Ross Gordon (Drums) in St. Louis. They had been working on a new band and wanted us to be a part of it. So Jake and I drove made the drive from Champaign, IL to St Louis, MO. We put out a demo in June and did an east coast stint this past summer.
What has the response to your demo been so far? How is the tape selling? I have heard there are plans to press your demo in seven inch format. What’s up with that?
Honestly, way more awesome than i ever expected. The tape is on it's second pressing as of right now. We put out a few copies for our east coast dates on our own. Once they sold out, Born Ill from California then put out 100 tapes for us. Lost Time Records from Michigan will be pressing a mastered version of our demo on 7" in time for our January dates out west.
And can you tell us about the upcoming split? Who are the other bands involved and what label is to release it? Music-wise, how different are the songs on the split from your demo?
We are putting out a 3-way split 7" with our good friends in FOCUSEDXMINDS and ANOTHER MISTAKE. It will be released by 6131 Records in Spring, and we couldn't be more excited about it. As far as new songs go, the new jams are the best we've written yet. We're definitely starting to come into our own with these new tracks, and I'm very excited to let everyone hear.
You seem to be real hard working band, with all release plans and number of shows you do. What is your main source of motivation? And what are some of the toughest challenges you face running a hardcore band?
Honestly, the thing that keeps this band going is our mutual love for hardcore and touring. Hardcore is one of the few things in my life that makes sense to me. I remember going to shows when i was younger and seeing some of my first hardcore shows. I remember thinking "maybe someday my band will be someone's first experience of hardcore". Hardcore has given me a place to call home and has allowed me to do more with my life than i ever thought imaginable at age 19. The least we can do is try and leave our mark on it.
What are the records or bands that made the biggest impression on you in 2011?
I'm probably the worst person to ask this question to, seeing as I'm not always the most up to date on newer releases. New Naysayer, Rotting Out, and Dead End Path full lengths were all awesome for sure. 2012 has me really excited for new releases. Bent Life are doing a 7" on 6131 that I cannot wait for. Renegades is also putting out a new 7" on Lost Time. That band and that label both are extremely underrated.
Do you guys listen to any bands from Europe?
I always have and always will love Justice. Forever bummed I never got to see them. Wardogs had one of the coolest demos I've heard in a while. Sucks they called it quits. Lost Time is putting out a Bang Bros demo on cassette. That band is awesome. Our good friends in Expire just had a stint over in Europe too. Shout outs to those guys.
Ok, thanks a lot for doing it. If you want to share any future plans or any final thoughts before we wrap up, now is your chance.
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