Season 3 - Ep. 4 - Breaking Down Punk Rock Band Breaklights's New Album Wind Down

Today we are going to be speaking with Charlie Whittle of the Austin, Texas punk rock band Breaklights today.

Breaklights just put out their debut album Wind Down after releasing 2 EP’s over the past few years and playing together. It’s a really rad album that has an old-school pop-punk sound.

After loving the music and chatting a bit with Charlie, I figured I may as well bring the man on for a full conversation to get the low down on the band and see what’s going on with Breaklights!

That’s what I aim to find out right after this!


Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

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▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
1:19 - How did the punk band Breaklights get together and become a band?
3:20 - Was it planned for Breaklights to start recording music within a couple of months of forming?
5:55 - What bands influenced Breaklights' sound?
9:45 - How has the band dynamic shifted in Breaklights now that the band has two singers?
12:30 - Why did Breaklights decide to have two acoustic-only songs on the new album Wind Down?
14:45 - Does Charlie from Breaklights put a lot of thought into the track listing on an album?
16:38 - Was there any particular reason that a lot of the songs on Wind Down are about falling out of love?
18:45 - Was Dan from Breaklights reluctant to add the song "Fairview 1991" to Wind Down?
21:25 - How did Breaklights come up with the concept for their music video for the song "When We Talk"?
24:03 - What kind of touring is Breaklights doing in 2022?
27:21 - Has Charlie Whittle from Breaklights always played bass in bands?
29:04 - How does Charlie from Breaklights write songs if not on guitar first?
30:53 - What kind of reactions have Breaklights been getting about their new album Wind Down?
32:36 - What does Breaklights look forward to about playing Fest 20 in Florida?
36:44 - How did Breaklights end up on Wiretap Records?
38:31 - Final thoughts from Charlie of Breaklights
40:38 - Who does Charlie from Breaklights recommend to listen to right now?
41:13 - Outro

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