Awesome tunes and “medicinal” edibles, courtesy of your frat brothers in India House
Hailing from our very own campus comes a band whose main motivation and sole inspiration is to simply rock out and get you dancing. If you’re a fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Deerhunter, or Pavement, and you’re looking for a good time, then look no further than the up-and-coming surf rock band India House. Naturally, pledging in the same fraternity as well as being a guitar player to boot, I felt it necessary to find out what these mad musicians are all about. After a brief interview and a couple quick jams, I found myself enthralled by their rocking, uplifting tunes, and thoroughly entertained by their notoriously wild antics.
With choruses like “I wanna get drunk with my friends” and “I can’t get ya off my mind,” India House sets the perfect atmosphere for a good time with loads of good-vibeing mellow, rock riffs; raw, melodic vocals; and an extremely catchy, upbeat rhythm section. When asked what sets them apart from the rest of their scene, Sam Fiore simply stated: “Our chemistry comes from being friends first, band second basically, so when you come to a show just imagine, like, you and your best friends just hanging out, partying, playing music together, and having a great time.” Trevor Torres: “Yeah, like, no matter the audience, we’re always having fun. The audience can pick up on that.”
As for the bands writing process, the dudes don’t fake what they do. Mike Willy said “The writing process is organic. Like, one person will comes up with a jam, and then another person will build off that and everything just ends up working.” Rain Gregorio added “We do grind though, I mean we work and we grind, but we don’t force anything.”
Despite the hard work and effort that the band puts into making their music, the guys in India House know how to reward themselves after a grueling day in the studio. My participation in the same fraternity has shown me how down these guys can get. If you’re looking for an after-party with drunken college antics, medicinal Oreos, and beer-bongs for days, come to one of their shows, or even just download their brand new EP for free online.
Like their page on Facebook at Facebook.com/indiahouselb and follow them on Twitter: @indiahouselb. These unsigned up-and-comers are just shifting into high gear, and with a few big ideas and a drive like wildfire, there’s no limit to what the future might hold for them.