The Lexingtons: New Album, Classic Vibe
Bringing 60’s rock & roll back to the consciousness of the masses, The Lexingtons have found a way to fuse that sound with their modern influences to create a sound uniquely their own. Originally from Michigan, the band has made their way to LA to pursue rock stardom. With a killer new album on the way and a tour of the west coast and Canada lined up, the guys are creating a solid platform to leave their mark on the music scene.
Hey, thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Tell us a little about how the band came together and where you’re from.
TL- Chain gang divinity. We all met here and there along the road. It was love at first drink. Poetic injustice, yeah?
How did you guys come up with your name?
TL- We lived in a house in Michigan on a street named Lexington. The gang that came to party there on a nightly basis came to be known as “The Lexingtons”
What genre of music would you say you are and what made you want to go in that direction?
TL- Rock & Roll, because who doesn’t want to go in that direction. We love the old stuff. It’s got grit. It’s got soul. It’s REAL. The Stones, the Velvets, Dylan. They were onto something there.
What projects do you have lined up? Are you recording anything new right now or lining up show dates?
TL- We are just now finishing up our first full length album. Yeah that’s right it’s a double LP! Music videos to follow. Also, we are about to hit the road in March for a west coast/Canada tour with our sister band Sadie & The Blue Eye’d Devils. Check them out. Those kids slay faces.
What would you say is the band’s favorite track to play and listen to? Why?
TL- Listen to: “Heroin” by The Velvet Underground
Why? It’s one of the most dangerous, yet relatable, odes to “a feeling.” It has something for everyone and everything for no one. Just like…Christmas.
Play: “Too Fast Too Close” by yours truly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KuVPr1j-SU)
Why? It’s enjoyable watching people shake what their mama gave them. Everybody needs to cut loose once in a while. One hand in the air, dancing.
Who writes the songs?
TL- The Lexingtons
Are there any particular themes you try to stick to when writing music and lyrics?
TL- Sometimes we write songs about girls. Sometimes we write songs about drugs. And sometimes, we write songs about girls AND drugs.
What’s one of your favorite memories during the time you guys have been together?
TL- Memories? We’ve heard about those. Tough to say though…from Detroit to Los Angeles has been quite the journey. Every day in this band brings a new memory of some kind. However, San Francisco was fun…from what we remember.
What do you guys do to get your music heard by as many people as possible?
TL- Play live. Play live. Play live. Then force our friends to listen to our tunes at late night parties. We promote the hell out of our shows. Sometimes you play for a hundred people, sometimes, like, ten. It’s great every time.
Where can people go to find your music?
TL- Come to a show OR….