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Saosin Don’t Think Music Is Worthless Commodity


“I don’t think music is a worthless commodity … now the CD is a different story,” Justin Shekoski of Saosin admits to Noisecreep. “I think the avenue is constantly changing and we have to adapt. Whether it be from radio to Internet , CDs to MP3s. I mean, it’s crazy to think that bands are getting big off of ‘Guitar Hero’ even though that game is awesome. Eventually, music will be paid for like any other utility such as cable and that only means one thing: that we will all be subject to even more advertisement to actually pull in revenue.”

If music is going the way of basic cable and water, how do bands innovate while still earning a living? Some experts say young bands have an edge because they’ve grown up with the Internet and thus social networking. Whatever the edge, Saosin hopes to use the unique combination of their youth and popularity to broadcast their music to an even wider audience.

Saosin recently released ‘In Search of Solid Ground,’ an ambitious record that allowed the band to stretch not only its songwriting abilities, but also their production techniques.

“We did a lot more on this record, production-wise, on our own, which gave us a deeper understanding of the process,” adds Shekoski. “On this record, we went more outside of out comfort zones than the last record. We stay true to the idea of solid songwriting yet made every instrument’s part unique and interesting. We haven’t changed our genre; we just expanded the spectrum of what we can do.”

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