The Lounge Act – “Phases II”

April 21, 2016

The Lounge Act’s song “Phase II” gives us a fresh take on garage rock, a release from their EP Phases, the band dives head onto their tour. Before the band set off their spring tour Saturday, I had a chance to interview them. The four-man band hails from Manhattan, New York City, with all of them meeting in high school.

The four friends would get together after school and practice the songs they loved, in particular was The Strokes’ “Heart In A Cage.” They have gone from covering their favorites to playing their own on tour, essentially bringing their garage rock out for everyone to hear.

On the topic of obstacles, their Drummer Nick Ciccantelli said, “the only obstacle is to not look dwell on our achievements, we don’t have time to relish in our milestones. We’re constantly looking for what’s the next thing to do and how it’s going to get done because it’s our livelihood. It’s a job, just as any job that you or the next guy does.”

Phases is their newly released EP following their previous EP Contours. The Lounge Act’s Phases is raw, giving a feeling of nostalgia for the early 2000s.

“Every song is a collaborative process,” Bassist Roger Walsh said. “We get a little bit from one end and another, and piece together what each of us thinks will work.” This chemistry can be heard especially on their favorite song off of Phases, “Phase II.’”

Phases released April, 12. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

By: Sean Phan (@zzzzsean)
Photo: Alice Plati

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