Fanbolt spoke with Thriving Ivory in a Q&A, asking the Santa Barbara, California rock band, who released their second album ‘Through Yourself & Back Again’ last month, about how they’ve been effected by music piracy:
I think ultimately it’s really hurt the industry. If the record labels are making less money due to downloads then the bands are making even less. If you can’t pay your bills then you can’t tour and spend time making music. It’s also safe to say that you can’t just write good music anymore and expect to achieve success solely based on that accomplishment. The internet is over-saturated with new music and to stand out among the millions a band has to be more of media machine than anything else.
Thriving Ivory stopped by the Q92 studios in Canton, Ohio to hang out with Nikolina and some Facebook friends. The Santa Barbara, California band also performed ‘Where We Belong’, the lead single off their just released second album ‘Through Yourself & Back Again’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Hollywood Dame spoke with Thriving Ivory frontman Clayton Stroope, asking how he’d describe the sound of band’s second album ‘Through Yourself & Back Again’ and how it’s different from other artists in their genre. “I’d say as a whole, it’s a mix of sounds we share from U2, The Beatles, Coldplay, Muse, Keane,” Stroope said. “What makes us different is the sound of my voice, from what I’ve been told, just sets us apart from others. But we’re not trying to break new ground or anything. We’re just making good rock songs that hopefully people enjoy as much as we enjoy.” The full transcript at Hollywooddame.com has since been removed.
Thriving Ivory are preparing to release their sophomore album ‘Through Yourself & Back Again’ on September 14th via Wind Up Records. The album features the first single, “Where We Belong” which is available on iTunes now. The San Francisco band are currently on a tour taking them across the U.S.through the fall of 2010.
Thriving Ivory Tour Dates
8/20 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch*
8/21 San Diego, CA – Anthology*
8/24 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
8/25 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
9/16 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts**
9/17 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club**
9/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar**
9/21 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern**
9/22 Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater**
9/23 Chicago, IL – Park West**
9/24 Flint, MI – Park West**
9/25 St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House**
9/28 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend**
9/30 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom**
10/1 Bridgeport, CT – Klein Memorial Auditorium**
10/2 Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub**
w/ Ryan Star*
w/ Ed Kowalczyk**
Rock acts on television this week include:
Unwritten Law, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Monday.
O.A.R., who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Los Straitjackets, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Thriving Ivory, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
Fall Out Boy, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Wednesday and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Company of Thieves, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Thursday.