Jake Cook (Vocals/Guitar).
Where are you from?
Name of band:
Who else is in your band?
David Jerusik (Drums).
How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We are an indie/alt-rock duo devoted to playing honest, whole-hearted music!
Who are your main influences musically?
Our primary influences as a band are The Front Bottoms, The Gaslight Anthem, and bands like Tiny Moving Parts and Death Cab for Cutie.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
Jake: Personally, I hope to achieve a steady career. I want to travel the world writing and performing my music and making just enough to get by! I don’t need to be playing arenas and what not; all I want to be able to say is that I play music for a living!
David: For me ultimately, I hope that with this band we can connect with our followers in a real personal way. Also I just really want to be be able to progress our collective sound and our skills as musicians!
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Jake: I would have to say that the highlight of my musical career was playing our album release show this past April! It was my first time not only releasing a full-length album, but it was also the first time The Backseaters had ever headlined the Marquis Theater (Denver, CO). We had so much support and it was just a mind-blowing experience to be able to do all that!
David: I think the ultimate highlight for us as a band has been playing a headlining, album release show at one of our favorite local venues in Denver, The Marquis Theatre.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Jake: This is a tough one because I always tell people that “I’m human… I will make mistakes,” but I don’t know that I would change anything thus far that has happened in my musical career. As cliché as it sounds, I truly believe that I have learned from each one of my short-comings.
David: Back when we first started playing as a band, we played a couple shows that were just kind of jumbled and didn't go smoothly, but as hard and difficult as those shows were, we learned so much about ourselves and what we as a band could really be capable of.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Jake: I would definitely have to pick our song “Limbo” off of A Place To Rest Your Feet! It has the fast, driving beat, with the thick melodies, and also encompasses the way that we can drop our dynamic volumes down to a soft whole note strum with beautiful chords!
David: For me it would have to be The Lottery. I feel like the sound really defines our musical sound and our ability as musicians.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Check us out, LIKE or follow our pages, and listen to the music! At the end of the day, that is all we want! We just want people to hear what we have to say and the music we love to make!