Greyhound speaks to Baltimore’s Storm the Beaches
Springtime is right around the corner, and there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: the beach. some of us went to the beach for spring break, and those who did received a sweet taste of what’s to come.
The band Storm the Beaches also gives us a taste of what’s to come. besides the name that predicts the near future, their music also shows what the future is going to sound like, and it sure is delicious.
Storm the Beaches is a four-man group from Baltimore, so they know the area as well as us. The band consists of Mark Mikina, 22; Wills Mayo, 21; Danny Reedy, 19; and Josh Yeager, 17. they also were around during the crazy “Snowpocalypse,” and like most of us, they liked it. “It was pretty insane,” says Josh. “It was nice though. it gave everyone a little vacation from school and work.”
These guys have been around the Baltimore scene for a bit now. “We’ve been a band for about a year now,” says Josh. “We started last February, although it seems so much longer.” Storm the Beaches came together from two different Baltimore bands, and these guys patched it all together to make their new sound.
Getting the band started seemed pretty easy. “We all got together at Danny’s 18th birthday party; there was equipment set up and we sort of just started jamming. we all got together really well, and we all loved music. it all came together from there,” says Josh.
On their band’s MySpace page, it says that this band is listed under pop/rock. As to how they got that sound, Josh says, “We didn’t really pick a specific genre, it sort of just happened. and we loved it.” You can tell that they love their music by the way they play, too.
To get their sound, these guys have been influenced by some famous bands as well as the local scene. “A lot of bands have influenced us, but for our sound I think we would say [we sound like] The Starting Line and Angels and Airwaves,” says Josh.
“It’s awesome to be a part of Baltimore’s scene; the kids are great and they support what they love,” he says. No wonder there are so many local bands.
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