Astronauts, Art, & Education with Sir Sly

>> Sir Sly, a psychedelic indie rock band from Los Angeles, comprised of lead vocalist Landon Jacobs and instrumentalists Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen sat down with Floated to talk astronauts, art, and education. Determined to find their true sound after the release of their first album, the band took a hiatus from releasing any new material until 2017. Sir Sly has watched their music grow and change with them over the last six years, leading to sold out shows and appearances in popular video games and TV shows. Now, at the end of 2018, the trio is finishing off a very successful tour with Joywave and is already gearing up to release more new music and additional tour dates in early 2019.

The band’s single “Astronaut” off their album ‘Don’t You Worry, Honey,’ left us unable to pass up the chance to discuss some hypothetical space adventures. Though the astronauts in their song may have been of a trippier kind, when asked if they’d go into space themselves the band agreed that they would, rationalizing that, “You take a risk driving a car every day you might as well go to space.” When discussing Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the first tourist to be sent into space with Elon Musk’s SpaceX technology, the band agreed that they’d prefer to travel into space with a team of scientists rather than a collective of artists.

Since their formation in 2012, the band has gained top-charting fame and has been using their influence for good. This year, Sir Sly teamed up with Headcount to register voters at their shows and aid in recruiting volunteers for the cause. They are setting an example for their fans by taking personal responsibility to help keep the planet green. The trio discussed the state of our climate, explaining that, “Corporations and governments are choosing not to lead the way.” It’s up to each of us to make a conscious effort to reduce our footprint, as money will continue to push businesses into conducting irresponsible production practices. The consumers must be the ones who take control and make a statement with voting numbers: “With the way we are going right now, it’s a mere population issue. Put billions of people on this planet, I don’t know if there is a way to really lower emission enough so that we’re actually not hurting the planet.” .... <<

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