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The Strive

The Strive

Hailing from Kansas City, MO, The Strive is breaking ground with a fiery, infectious spin on today’s power-pop vibe with a hard rock edge. Their second and third EPs Design The Road (produced by Matt Noveskey of Blue October) and Caught Inside are testaments to their unstoppable progress and vibrant energy.

Do you doodle?

Sometimes, if I'm bored. I'm not very good at all.

Do you like strawberries?

Strawberries are delicious. Especially chocolate covered.

One thing you have to do today?

Rehearse for our show Saturday!

What was the last sporting event you went too?

I saw the Kansas City Royals play the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City about two weeks ago.

Is the door in the room you are in open or shut?

The door is open.

Do you have a junk drawer in your home?

Yes, The Strive has a junk drawer. Where all missing things seem to travel.

Duct Tape or super glue?

Duct tape over everything.

Ever ran out of gas?

Yeah, twice actually.. Once leaving high school and I held up the entire line of students trying to go home. Then once on the highway and was stuck there for like an hour before anybody could come get me some gas.

You had unexpected success with the demo "Caught Inside". Did you think about unconventional releasing for your new album?

Caught Inside's success was definitely a shock to us. Being 17 and 18 years old at the time and seeing those numbers skyrocket on Purevolume was awesome. However, we've realized how long of a road we have in front of us and how much we've grown in the past three years. We really want this full-length record to be the perfect statement of who we are as a band after all this time. I don't think there will be anything "unconventional" about the release. We want it to be straight-forward and give these fans that have been listening to us for so long an awesome full-length record.

With all of you being so young, do you feel your music will see a lot of changes in the coming years?

We are absolutely all about progression. If our music doesn't change in the coming years, than we have failed to grow as musicians. I never want to put the same record out twice. So yes, I see our music covering a vast variety of genres and different ideas as we mature as musicians and as people.

ith all of you being so young, do you feel your music will see a lot of changes in the coming years?

We are absolutely all about progression. If our music doesn't change in the coming years, than we have failed to grow as musicians. I never want to put the same record out twice. So yes, I see our music covering a vast variety of genres and different ideas as we mature as musicians and as people.

Interview by Kara Johnson
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