Time to get bouncy with New York’s Break Out Day. Their new EP is out now…
We’re from Long Island, NY.
How did you meet?
Andrew and Jason are identical twin brothers and they met Perry while growing up in the same town of Roslyn, NY. Perry met Brandon while attending Syracuse University and introduced Brandon to Andrew and Jason.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Andrew and Jason started the band in High School and released a demo in the summer of 2011, but our first official release wasn’t until 2013 with our EP The Nights That Made It. The current lineup has been playing together since November of 2016 after Brandon joined the band.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Jason thought of using “Break Out” after listening to All Time Low’s song “Break Out! Break Out!”. Andrew then decided to add the word “Day”.
What are your influences?
The bands that influenced us are Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Sum 41, as well as many other bands.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music is a blend of late 90s to mid 2000s pop punk with modern alternative rock. Our first EP definitely shares the attributes of music that all of our influences write, but our new EP Echoes Of The Past adds some new elements too. Our diverse backgrounds in music and influences between the four of us makes us unique and we think it really shows with our new music.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Our lyrics touch on relationships, the past, and a desire for change. We don’t have any limits as to what we’ll write about, but so far those three topics are what we have the most to say about.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
We’re not sure what exact number of shows we’ve played is, but it’s enough to have lost count. Our lives shows are high energy, fun, engaging, and we always put a great deal of effort in rehearsing and having a good time as well.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We played a show up in Syracuse last April in an attic that was scorching hot and humid. All of our clothes were drenched after our set, but it was a really fun show and the crowd was amazing.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Jason – I play a red Fender Strat with a white racing stripe. It has a single volume knob, pearloid pickguard, and a Seymour Duncan invader pickup. It was modeled after the Tom DeLonge’s old signature Fender strat. I use an Orange Thunderverb 200W amp head and a Marshall 4×10 amp cabinet. I use a Sennheiser e935 microphone for vocals.
Andrew – I play a sunburst Fender American Precision bass with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups installed. I use an Ampeg SVT-410HLF cabinet and an Ampeg PF-500 amp head. I use a Sennheiser e935 microphone for vocals.
Brandon – I play a red Fender Cyclone II but I also have a Schecter C1 Hellraiser in deep sea green. I use a Vox VT120+ combo amp and use an Audix Om5 microphone for vocals.
Perry – I typically play whatever kit the venue has in their backline, but I practice on an ocean blue Yamaha Tour Custom 5 Piece drum set with Remo heads, Sabian cymbals, and Vic Firth sticks.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We released a new EP titled Echoes Of The Past on March 30th.
What are your plans for 2018?
We’re going to be playing a lot of shows in support of our new EP and we have new merchandise coming soon. We’ll be very active.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
From previous Band of the Day Motor Militia: What is your desert island album if you could only choose one? Studio, live, double LP, anything… but just one?
Jason – The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show because in addition to the music there are hilarious jokes!
Andrew – Angels & Airwaves – LOVE album (part’s 1 and 2) It’s a double album so more songs the better!
Perry – Rush’s Signals album from 1982. That album has arguably my favorite drumming song of all-time in “Subdivisions” and was the first record I ever bought on vinyl.
Brandon – Saosin’s self titled album. It’s an album that will never get old for me.
From another BotD, The Grizzled Mighty: If you only had four Dollars, what would you spend it on?
Jason – Four lottery tickets
Andrew – A vending machine snack and 3 lottery tickets.
Perry – Ralph’s Italian Ices, my favorite Long Island spring/summer treat
Brandon – Bet it all on black in a game of roulette and hope for the best.
And from Drifter: What’s your greatest accomplishment outside music?
Jason – From September 2015 to September 2016, I lost 66 pounds.
Andrew – I lost 60 pounds between September 2015 to September 2016.
Perry – I hold two world records from when Camp Mah-Kee-Nac took part in the longest all-ages marathon games of softball and soccer, each at over 50 hours.
Brandon – Recently I would have to say beating the fastest lap in a Formula 1 simulator in Montreal after watching countless people struggle with it.