Eros And The Eschaton have shared a video for their song, “Don’t.Look.So.Sad”, that was directed, photographed, and edited by John P Campbell. The song appears on the band’s recently released album,Home Address For Civil War, out now via Bar None Records.
Listen to the song, “Heaven Inside”, below.
There’s something in music that brings people together, so it makes sense that many musicians pair up to form musical groups as they form relationships and marriages. Katey Perdoni and Adam Hawkins have such a relationship, and Eros and the Eschaton is their group.
“The discussion of playing together was always part of our courtship. We were always fantasizing about eventually playing together,” Hawkins said. “It did take six or seven months until we decided we were going to do something, so we just hooked up to the computer and started recording songs.”
The two began placing these songs on their Bandcamp page, until Eros and the Eschaton was picked up by the Bar-None label, and it recorded its full-length album, “Home Addresses for Civil War.”
The pair was able to form the group based on mutual influences.
“When we were writing songs, the bands we talked about frequently early on were Yo La Tango, My Bloody Valentine, Velvet Underground and Neil Young,” Hawkins said. “Those were probably the big four for us.”
The two have a two-and-a-half year old son, who has both inhibited and improved the duo’s recording process, which lasted a year and a half.
“All the recording had to happen when he was napping or asleep, or when one of us could watch him and the other could go record. We didn’t have big chunks of time to set aside,” Hawkins said. “It worked out being a benefit because we were able to slowly examine each piece, each recording, each take and each instrument we were adding, and take time to see if we really liked it.”
The duo’s songwriting has been largely a true collaboration over that period of time, with both artists lending their various ideas to the songs.
“We both mutually work on the initial idea, and then one person has a creative spurt and accomplishes the bigger picture, and we bring it back and work it together,” Hawkins said. “’Twenty Different Days’ for instance, we’d been talking about doing a song. We had a guitar part, and we knew what song we wanted to try, and we came up with a melody. Katey pounded out all the words, and we built the song together.”
The two record all the parts of the song together, which requires each of them overdubbing extra instrumentation on each track. This causes a problem when the duo tries to replicate the sounds on stage, with the limits of two instrumentalists.
“We did the first month of this tour with a band, so we had a guitar player and a drummer, but now we’ve been doing it as a two-piece,” Hawkins said. “It forces us to strip everything back and just figure out what the core components are to each song, and what are the necessary pieces to each song, and how we can do that with two people.”
The pair will continue touring around the East Coast, eventually stopping to start work on a new album.
“Katey and I are going to be on the road as a two piece until close to Thanksgiving, and then we’re planning on hunkering down in Colorado Springs,” Hawkins said. “We’re going to lay low and lay down the initial ideas for the next album, and plan out the next recording.”