Eastdear Park are five down to earth guys from Gaithersburg, Maryland dedicated to a life of playing music. Music is what they each fall back on during good and bad times. They go all out at performances and love getting the crowd involved. No matter where they go, they will always remain humble and will always hold open arms to whoever wants to get to know us. Eastdear Parks debut self-titled EP was released January 17th, 2012 and our full length Reflections was released April 2nd, 2013.
We are preparing to release our new “M” Ep this month that we recorded with Tony Gamalo Spider Studios and cant wait to hear what you think of it! \m/
How would you describe your music?
We have our heavy metal aspects and can definitely get ya to headbnag, but we also love to slow it down and keep things grooving. Imagine if August Burns Red had a baby with The Contortionist and then that baby grew up listening to 2000’s hip hop.
What inspires you?
Life. The bittersweet beauty of life is what keeps us going. We’ve been through such a rollercoaster of ups and downs together as a band but it’s the good times that keep reminding us why we gotta struggle through the bad ones. Our motto is that it’s ok to not be ok, but that is never an excuse to give up. You keep fighting until you are ok, and sure you’ll never stay “ok” forever, but you can choose to keep fighting for it. We’ve all felt what it’s like to feel worthless and hopeless, so if our music can help anybody ever not feel like that then we’ve accomplished our mission.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We write the majority of it on the road and then make all the little changes to tighten up each song in the studio at the end.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Right now it’s a tie between ‘Malice’ and ‘Metasis!’ They both flow so well but are still a challenge to play every time! Also the lyrics are the most personal.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Touring with August Burns Red, Between The Buried and Me, The Contortionist, and Wage War would be such a sick lineup.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
We’re honestly still students of it all and have so much to learn still. We just want to add the list of genuine acts that in it for the music instead of the money. We view this band as something much bigger than ourselves.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Finding weed has led us to some pretty crazy shit, and we’ve also crashed at some pretty strange houses. Having to stop a crack head from robbing our taco bell at the drive-thru in Florida might be at the top of the list though.
What are your future plans?
We have two more music video’s to film and then our plan is to start hitting the road as much as possible in October!!