Tuesday, April 23

Airplay Band Of The Month - Sentinel

Meet our newest Band Of The Month,  a talented 3 piece Indie-pop band from Oakland, CA. We've interviewed this trio, and came to learn how they've mastered a truly original  sound. Get to know Sentinel, what inspires them, how they connect with their fans, and what they've got planned for the future!

Describe your sound in one sentence
Dreamy and transportive Indie-Pop, driven by lush female vocals, hopeful guitar melodies and fashionable drum grooves.

What inspires you to make music?
Making music and art in general is an escape into the romantic and poetic realm that keeps us human, youthful and spiritual.

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why- Living or dead.
Cocteau Twins' overall sound is unworldly beautiful, and they justify alternate ways in which the rock format can be approached. Depeche Mode's songwriting and use of counterpoint is top tier, and they have amazingly cross over format from Euro-Melancholia to American R&B. U2 is a perfect example of dedication to one another in a band, not to mention their passionate catalog of amazing anthems. Essentially, all three of these bands have been huge influences for us for over 20 years.

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
Besides the obvious modern Social Media, we like to hand CD's and Merch directly to fans from the stage, we're still indie enough to mingle in the crowd before and after our sets, and above all we just love meeting people and hearing what they like; you never know what might inspire you.

What do you like the most about Radio Airplay?
We love the interactivity between the listeners and our music, which really get's fans more involved and supportive of music in general. We have the most varied and global audience listening to our songs through Radio Airplay. It is really a wonderful thing.  

Do you have any recent or upcoming projects you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
We recently counted up all the demos for possible new full length album, which is mounting up to over 50 darn good ideas. We have released a few singles since our full length For Days Deep (2010), but needless to say, we're overdue for a full length release, or three. We'll definitely be narrowing down and wrangling all that in for a new album around the Fall of 2013.   

Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/Sentinel
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sentineltheband
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/sentineldream
Bandcamp: http://sentineldream.bandcamp.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SentinelDream
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sentineltheband

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