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PUT ON 'PEACH PIT' WITH FRAMES NOW



LYRICS:


Had dreams of taking you to see my favorite band

Then you broke it off like you didn’t give a damn

I was content, didn’t need anything new,

But I guess that wasn’t on the docket for you

Now I don’t know what’s going through your mind

But just know you’re going through mine.

Can’t listen to Peach Pit, makes me sick,

Still looking for your car, parked at that drive thru we used to go to every night

And tell me why I see your eyes? Bright blue and still locked on mine.

Bought tickets to that show six months in advance.

Kinda sucks that I’ll have to cancel those plans.

Don’t know if you’re fine or if you’re in hell,

But it’s safe to say that I’m not doing well.

Now I don’t know if I messed up your mind,

But just know that you messed up mine.

Can’t listen to Peach Pit, makes me sick,

Still looking for your car parked at that drive thru we used to go to every night

And tell me why I see your eyes? Bright blue and still locked on mine.

Can’t listen to Peach Pit, makes me sick,

Still see you in your car, parked at that lake we used to skate through every night.

And tell me why’d you say goodbye? When did things all go awry?

You sure know how to drop that guillotine on me

But you never want to clean up the debris

You sure know how to drop that guillotine on me

But you never want to clean up the debris.

Can’t listen to Peach Pit, makes me sick,

Still looking for your car parked at that drive thru we used to go to every night

And tell me why I see your eyes? Bright blue and still locked on mine.

Can’t listen to Peach Pit, makes me sick,

Still see you in your car, parked at that lake we used to skate through every night.

And tell me why’d you say goodbye? When did things all go awry

What were all the events that had to happen that finally led to your new music?

darcy: well, i wrote the most recent track about a bad relationship that i was in. I bought this guy tickets to see the indie band “peach pit” in concert. It was going to be the best birthday present of all time, but he broke up with me before I could give him the tickets. That's what really sparked the inspiration for the whole song.


ellie: I just kept practicing and listening to the voice memo that was sent to me. I like to listen to the melody and really think about what I'm hearing before I create any kind of drum part.


max: it’s a little after the 1-year mark of my joining the band, i think nate and darcy probably know more about the buildup of the band than i do, but i can say from experience that the way we practiced three hours, three days of the week for a year, gave us a huge advantage. I feel like that gels us together as a band way better than most bands you may find. It has also made me a better songwriter because we’re used to knowing what fits within everyone’s taste.


nate: our newest single “peach pit” is a personal song at the end of the day; so before releasing it there’s a lot of thought about how comfortable you can be sharing a story like that for literally anyone that chooses to listen. On a more logistical level, all of us being in school made it harder to get together to finalize the sound of “peach pit”, and finding a time to record everything and make it what we wanted.


Talk to us about the narrative of this music and why it's so important?


darcy: I think something that’s really important to me when I'm writing lyrics is that they’re blunt. I’m not super poetic when it comes to my lyrics because when I write, I'm feeling very specific things, and I want my listeners to know exactly what I'm trying to say. I think that’s what makes my writing different from everyone else’s.


ellie: The music is important to me because I think a lot of people can connect to it. We mostly write about relationships so it’s all pretty relatable.


nate: our song “peach pit” is about your favorite band being ruined by a breakup because of the emotional connection there was between the two. This is important because everyone loses the ability to enjoy certain things due to a past relationship and being able to show people that they aren’t alone in these types of situations, as well as putting a happy sound behind those feelings can go a long way in making someone feel better.


What is the importance of storytelling with your music?


darcy: I tell my stories. I'm the main lyricist for the group, so I try to do my best and write lyrics that the rest of the band also resonate with. I find it difficult to play music that I don't feel in my heart, so I try to talk to the rest of the guys to make sure they feel something too.


max: it helps me make connections with the people who listen to our music. It also gives us a platform to tell our own stories.


ellie: You can tell a story in your own words and can make it impactful with music. the audience will be pulled in because the music is relatable.


nate: storytelling gives our music a deeper meaning. we don’t want you to just enjoy our songs on a purely musical level, but also connect with the underlying stories on an emotional level.


How do you make sure your beginning, middle and end feel like it flows into each other with purpose?


darcy: this question is kind of funny to me, simply because oftentimes, my parts don’t flow very well together. However, I think that’s a cool part of our art. we take something that shouldn’t be cohesive, and we make it work. It's one of my favorite tasks to complete when writing.


max: well, step one, make sure the chord progressions don’t sound terrible. Having a solid flow is something that just comes with writing a lot of music together. I just piece the song structure together in my head when I write stuff. I'm big on playing by ear so writing by ear is kind of my thing too.


ellie: Once I've come up with a drum part, I play it over and over until it just sounds right. if it doesn’t sound just right, i’d figure something else out until it was perfect.


nate: lyrically, when you’re telling a story, i feel like that comes naturally. musically, making sure you don’t play all your cards too early so to speak. leave room for the music to grow and just follow the flow as you create it.


What is the theme of your new music?


darcy: I think with the peach pit, we began to enter a new era. our sound has changed a decent amount since “REELING” and “well, it’s wrong” have been released. our basslines have become more intricate, and our guitar parts are very intentional. Ellie is still a monster on the drums, nothing’s changed there.


max: our latest single has a really bright sound, with some really dope lyrics that I'm proud of darcy for writing. she really just laid it out.


ellie: The theme is pretty much that sometimes relationships can ruin the things you love. like after you have a falling out, you can’t stop thinking about that one person and everything reminds you of them.


nate: i feel like there is an underlying theme of identity and loneliness- figuring out who you are without this person in your life, and without these songs and places that remind you of them.


What is your special signature that you leave on your music?


darcy: we always like to have little quirky things in our music. For example: in the basketball team, we have an audio recording of a basketball game from when I was in high school; and in “REELING” we kept the clip of me plugging in my guitar and turning the volume up.


max: we usually have some pretty good solos (not that i’m biased or anything) but you can usually tell you’re listening to a max hutti solo if you hear dual lead lines. I love layering guitars and I think that has become one of my signature playing styles.


ellie: we tend to have max harmonize with the melody and play guitar solos at some part during all of our songs.


nate: i like to use lots of octave jumps and use a ton of chromatic leading tones.


Leave us with a significant lyric from your latest music!


darcy: i think my favorite line from our newest tune is the hook: “can’t listen to peach pit, makes me sick”. it’s so catchy, and i’m really happy with how that portion of the song turned out (so make sure you go stream it now!)


max: “you sure know how to drop that guillotine on me” i love how that ties our song in with the song written by the band “peach pit”. It's a nice cherry on top.


ellie: “can’t listen to peach pit, makes me sick” is my favorite ling. It's pretty relatable because I feel like if you have a band that you and your significant other listen to while

dating, and when that relationship ends, you can’t really listen to that band anymore.


nate: “now i don’t know if i messed up your mind, but just know that you messed up mine”. I love this lyric because it really shows how the end of a relationship makes you think about what the other person is really feeling.


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frames is an indie-rock band from Central Illinois, who describe their sound as “power pop”. Consisting of Singer, Darcy Johnson, Lead Guitarist, Max Hutti, Bassist, Nathan Logsdon, and Drummer, Ellie Long; since 2019, they have been writing and releasing music together. Their newest tune, “peach pit”, has three awards in tow, for songwriting, engineering, and production.