Season 3 - Ep. 12 - Nashville's Best Kept Secret, Safari Room, Talks About New Album, Their Past and Future

I am going to be speaking with Alec Kuokol of the Nashville-based indie-rock band Safari Room today about their music, their latest album Complex House Plants, and more.

The band is shockingly unsigned by any record label at the moment, and if it was up to me, they would be on the radio and touring nationally already.

We’ll dig into one of Nashville’s best rising bands, Safari Room, right after this!

 

Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

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Safari Room's Links: https://linktr.ee/safari_room

Make sure to check out Safari Room's Recommendations: Madison Cunningham, Death Cab for Cutie, Idles, Bartees Strange

 

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0:00 - Intro
1:37 - How did Safari Room get started as a band?
5:13 - What were some of Safari Room's influences as a band?
10:14 - How does Safari Room stand out from other bands?
18:31 - How does Safari Room know when to put more rocking parts in their songs?
22:32 - What was the songwriting process on "Small Victories" like for Safari Room?
27:12 - How did Safari Room come up with "Best of Me" and "It Just Takes Time?"
33:05 - How did Alec Koukol from Safari Room become such a good vocalist?
40:16 - Does Safari Room feel like songwriting helps creatively battle depression, or does it harbor it?
42:58 - Does Safari Room have a song that is hard to play live because it's too emotional?
48:00 - Is Safari Room working on their third album now?
54:25 - Will Safari Room be playing more shows at the end of 2022?
58:00 - For some reason, we start talking about Game of Thrones and the prequel
1:01:11 - What new music would Safari Room recommend to listen to?
1:03:01 - Outro