The Everyday Visuals

As much as my love of the Yankees makes me hate to admit it, there are some good things that come out of Boston, and at the very top of that list is music. From the Bosstown Sound on, there’s been a steady stream of great bands emerging from the city’s vibrant music scene. A young band called the Everyday Visuals left their homes in New Hampshire to come to Boston, where they are currently setting the local scene on fire, while expanding their reach to the rest of the country. They have been named “Best Live Band” by The Improper Bostonian, and their latest album was named “Record of the Year” by Boston Metro.

The band is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Christopher Pappas, and includes Joe Seiders on drums and vocals, Kyle Fredrickson on lead guitar, and Eli Scheer on guitars, keyboards, and vocals. Like their two previous albums, their new album was recorded in their home studio, free of any frills or fancy techniques. Á¢€Å“We tended to record things as they were this time,Á¢€ Pappas says. Á¢€Å“In past records, we almost used recording as another instrument — as a tool to chop parts up, and make different sound come in and out when we pleased. With this record, we let things happen more naturally. If we wanted reverb, then we recorded in a bigger room. We did things in fewer takes, and just let the performance be as it was.Á¢€

The Everyday Visuals’ latest album, their third, is self-titled (it’s available at iTunes), and the band is in the midst of a national tour to support it. Vocal harmonies are this band’s stock in trade. Seiders put it this way: “We have always hung our hat on our harmonies — weÁ¢€â„¢ve always enjoyed the idea of a group of friends singing together, making music together.”

Popdose is proud to host the exclusive premiere of the Everyday Visuals’ latest video for the song “Boom! Boom! Boom!”

The band has been on tour this summer all over the country. They still have a few weeks of touring to do, and hopefully you’ll have a chance to catch them if they come to your town. Here are the remaining dates for this tour:

The Everyday Visuals on Tour, Summer 2009

July 25: Los Angeles, CA — Hotel CafÁƒ© (w/ Pierre De Reeder of Rilo Kiley)
August 5: Washington, DC — the Red and the Black
August 7: New York, NY — Piano’s
August 8: Cambridge, MA — Middle East, upstairs
August 15: Bangor, ME — KahBang Music and Arts Fest

You can learn more about the Everyday Visuals at the following links:

The Everyday Visuals on MySpace

The Everyday Visuals

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Ken Shane

Ken Shane lives in Narragansett, R.I. He is a freelance writer and far and away the oldest Popdose writer. In fact, he may be the oldest writer, period. He wants you to know that he generally does not share his colleagues' love for the music of the '80s, and he does not forgive them for loving it. (Ken passed away in November 2022. R.I.P. —Ed.)

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