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"Catching Up with Greg Bilderback and SixTwoSeven"

SixTwoSeven are a group that we have had our eyes and ears on for a while now. This year saw the group releasing a string of singles that lead into their most recent full-length release "Some Other's Day". We caught up with frontman and songwriter in chief Greg Bilderback for an exclusive interview below as he brings us into 2019 with a bang.

- You have a new record out...what was the driving inspiration behind the release?

The inspiration behind the new record was really just to do what we set out to do the first time, and didn’t really do. Meaning a full on DIY record that had commercial success. We did the first album with Jack Endino at A Soundhouse in Seattle, which was an amazing experience that I hope to have again, but that recording was so polished, it didn’t have the garage-iness of a true indie release or even an older XXXTENTACION Soundcloud release, so I felt like we cheated a little on the original mission.

What I mean by that is, we see, in the genres of hip hop, EDM, and rap, loads of indie artists recording music at home, and making an impact in their respective scenes. For some reason this doesn’t happen as often with rock and roll, and my theory is that it’s the issue of recording acoustic drums. Sure you can make beats all day in Grandma’s basement with your headphones on, and the neighbors won’t complain about the noise. Try doing that with a real drum set. Sure, you can use programmed drums or an electronic kit to record rock music, but it won’t have that sound we were looking for, and this album definitely has that garage feel. I wanted to bridge the gap between garage rock, and arena rock. I think we did it this time.

-When forming a song, what steps do you take to create your vision? Typically how long does it take you to build a song from start to finish?

I have always identified us as a blue collar working class rock musician / band. We all have day jobs, families, failures, successes, difficult relationships, all the same stuff everyone deal with. Some people weren’t given the ability to write songs to cope or deal, but thankfully I was, and just because they don’t write songs about their struggles doesn’t mean they don’t find therapy in listening to them. That’s where we come in. Hopefully in some way or another it helps people deal, or brings joy into their lives in some way.

Each time we write, the process is a little different, because sometimes it’s my riff, sometimes it’s Mike’s or Jason’s. So that, coupled with the amount of time that we get to spend together greatly impacts the amount of time it takes to complete one. But the bulk of it usually happens relatively quick when we are together. Someone will break out a riff, and we all start jamming along with our ideas, and I’ll start belting out random melodies and lines until something sticks. Then I just build off of that with more and more lines like a musical game of Scrabble.

- When first creating your music, how did you decide on and form your sound?

When I discovered the band NoMeansNo (Vancouver Canada) as a teenager it literally redefined my understanding of what you were allowed to do and not do musically. I had never heard anything like it, and I have kind of always pushed any band I was ever in to break the chains a little if you will, and do some things that other artists don’t do, whatever that is. It really all came from listening to them.

As for our sound now, it is really more guitar driven than NoMeansNo. That sound is just what happens when Jason and I play guitar together. We have been jamming together since we were children, so there is by now, a distinct thing that occurs when we do that, and it has become our sound. Of course Matt’s harmonies have been a key element to distinguishing us from a typical rock or alt-punk band.

- When did music profoundly start to have an influence on your life?

I’m pretty sure I wrote a country song called “Black Truck” before my 3rd birthday but you’d need to confirm the timeline with my mom. My pre-kindergarten memories are pretty hazy. I have always loved music, we all have. I don’t know why or where it started, but it’s certainly the case for all 4 of us Bilderback boys. I believe the biggest thing was that my dad always allowed us to use his guitar. We weren’t allowed to touch many of his belongings growing up, but for some reason he was always chill about his guitar. I think that’s really what did it for us. It kind of made practicing a privilege, because we got to use something of dad’s to do it. Then again, as a teenager I discovered NoMeansNo and everything changed from there. Music was all I could think about, and all I did was skateboard and write songs.

- What sparks your songwriting creativity? Is it more of a storytelling aspect or a personal aspect?

I do like to tell stories with my songs. I like to try and give hope or meaning to peoples difficulties, by addressing them with my music. I think there is a connection that happens between people with a common cause. Lyrically for me though, it has to be said poetically. I’m really not a fan of coming right out and saying things conversationally in my songs. I feel like it’s always best to let the listener interpret the meaning, as it may reach a greater number of people emotionally, for a particular reason we maybe didn’t even imagine.

- With a new record in tow,, what other surprises do we have before the end of the year?

I’d like to get going on a few more music videos, we have lots of shows coming up on the West Coast, particularly in the PNW. I like to produce other bands too, so I have to squeeze those projects into my schedule as well. I produced or will be producing, records for bands like Zero Harbor, SixTwoSeven, Zon Bon Zovi, Cliffside Drive, Bork Laser, Feather Point, and Jason and the ArgoScotts, which all will be or have been, released courtesy of DubSeven Records. -

"SixTwoSeven: Digging Deeper - The Washington State band Rock the Northwest on their own terms"

SixTwoSeven are a West Coast band on the rise. Their heavy and enticing sounds come alive in their newest release "Already Gone / Dead on the Table," which brings the essence of the band to life. A hit already on the College Radio charts, the group shows no signs of slowing down...and we like it. With elements of artists such as Foo Fighters and Muse on board, SixTwoSeven are quickly making a name for themselves with their honest and unique brand of music. We caught up with the and recently for a memorable interview you will not soon forget.

When you decide it’s time to make a new single and album, is that more exciting or stressful?

Great question, I think it’s a little of both. I mean it’s kind of like having a baby. You’re excited for the new chapter, and nervous about the unknown, it’s a lot of work and responsibility and it’s also extremely rewarding. You don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, what it will look like, it really is kind of nerve-wracking and exciting all in one, and totally worth every second of energy you invest in it, just like being a dad.

You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?

We write the songs as a group usually, but it does often start with one of us on our own, hacking out a riff, and then bringing it to rehearsal. We draw inspiration from our “blue collar” lives, our jobs, our failures and fears etc. The same stuff we are all fighting through every day really. My favorite part of the process, is watching a small idea unfold like a magic origami, revealing all the little folds, each one intricately placed in the precise location, by all the different perspectives each of us brings to the table. You think you hear one thing in your head, then after jamming it out with the boys for a while, it really can grow into something new, much different than you may have first imagined. It’s like a gender reveal for the baby we were talking about before, “oh look, that’s what this song is going to sound like”. It’s exciting, the initial couple of jams really get me pumped when we begin settle into a nice hook and groove for the first time. I enjoy the vision taking shape, it’s a fascinating evolution to me.

What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?

My fondest musical memories growing up in our house as kids were definitely the early jams with my big brother J Danger. We used to record everything on this old 1980’s GoldStar radio/cassette recorder. Our mom still has it to this day. I used to build drum sets out of a suitcase, garbage cans, music stands and Tupperware. Jason would play my dad’s guitar, we wrote so many songs that way. Some ended up on legitimate releases later as adults, like “J Minor” on the Five Hoss Cartwrights Album “BASHITOUT”. That song is almost as old as we are.

Nowadays my favorite musical times are when the family gets together for Holidays. I’m in a band with two of my three brothers, but we are playing a particular kind of music when we do that. When we are hanging out for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s different. Someone is always playing an acoustic guitar, playing Jim Croce, Tom Petty, or Jason Mraz or something, and someone else is always adding 2 or 3 parts of harmonies. Ten minutes later you’re getting MJ’s “Beat It”, Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” or Nintendo music from our childhood. It’s a cacophony essentially, but I live for it.

How do you balance your music with other obligations in life? How does it get effected if so?

This is a particularly good question for indie bands like us, who despite a little bit of notoriety, still have to work day jobs. My favorite line is “Don’t quit your day dream”. I like that because I’m of course, a fan of chasing your dreams, and not losing sight of them (even when you hit 41 years old), but I’m also super aware that the career I have chosen as an electrical engineer, is what facilitates my being able to do this on the level that I do. Finding that balance is critical. Some of the ways that issue plays out is with things like touring. We have day jobs, so for us, touring requires shorter trips, we have to break that stuff up so we can get back to work. It requires some logistic creativity and a network of people to help make it all possible.

I like to produce other bands too for DubSeven Records (my label) so I have to squeeze those projects into my schedule too. I produced or will be producing, records for bands like Zero Harbor, SixTwoSeven, Zon Bon Zovi, Cliffside Drive, Bork Laser, Feather Point, and Jason and the ArgoScotts. Hopefully I’m able to continue doing that as well, that’s a huge part of the balance I’m aiming for. I love to play my music, but recording and producing has a special place in my heart too.

The trick to balancing it all, in my opinion, is to make the most of your 5pm to 2am hours (after work). There isn’t going to be a lot of time for naps or leisure activities when you’re cramming all that into a 7 day work week. I’m a single dad too, thankfully my daughter believes and supports what we are trying to do here, and understands the sacrifices we have to make as a family to achieve it, thus she’s really been a huge part of our early success.

What is your favorite song to sing live?

My favorite song to “play” live is probably “Joshua’s Song”. I just love to play the guitar solo, the song has cool dynamics, it’s usually the 2nd to the last song in our set, so it has a whole lot of things going for it.

My favorite song to “sing” live is probably our cover of the Cure’s “Fascination Street”. I have loved singing that song since I was 13, so doing it onstage with my band is no different. It’s just easy and fun, and we do it pretty well I think. The crowd usually seems to agree with me, it gets a nice response. We don’t do it very often though, we tend to usually only get 25-30 minutes to play, so it’s hard to take that time to play someone else’s music.

Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now aside from the new album in tow?

As I was saying earlier I really like to produce bands. We released Zero Harbor and SixTwoSeven records already this year on DubSeven. I’m currently working on a Zon Bon Zovi EP release (electronic music), and then later this month I’ll start recording Cliffside Drive (pop punk), followed by Bork Laser (punk) in January 2019. I’ll be adding a Feather Point (rock) LP to the 2019 discography, and next spring/summer I’ll be recording Jason and the ArgoScotts (doom rock) from Austin Texas. I’m getting booked up pretty fast, I’m really excited about that part. I’ve always been a believer in the philosophy that there is no point in expanding your reach if you’re not going to use it to help others.

We have SixTwoSeven shows at the Rendezvous Seattle (Sunday 10/28) with Cliffside Drive and Bork Laser, we open for Dead Boys at the Shakedown in Bellingham (Friday 11/9), we headline the Crocodile Café Seattle (Saturday 11/24) with Four Lights, the Finger Guns and Racheal Teixeira, and are working on a benefit show for Christmas, tentatively at Funhouse Seattle (Friday 12/21) to benefit the Youth Care Orion Center in Seattle.

At what age did you start singing and what inspired you?

I’m pretty sure I wrote a country song called “Black Truck” before my 3rd birthday but you’d need to confirm the timeline with my mom. My pre-kindergarten memories are pretty hazy. I have always loved music, we all have. I don’t know why or where it started, but it’s certainly the case for all 4 of us Bilderback boys. I believe the biggest factor to be that my dad always allowed us to use his guitar. We weren’t allowed to touch many of his belongings growing up, but for some reason he was always chill about his guitar. I think that’s really what did it for us. It kind of made practicing a privilege, because we got to use something of dad’s to do it.

How easily do songs tend to come to you?

Instrumentally it can be a bit more painful than it can lyrically, or melodically. I think getting the riff ironed out is a tad harder than the melody, and once I have the melody, then I just keep blurting out words in the melody until I nail a catchy hook. Once I have a melodic hook I like with a couple of words that work, then the rest starts to fill in like a lyrical game of Scrabble if you will. Some lines are easier than others, depending on how solid of a foundation I gave myself to build off of. Also there are like 4 entirely capable song writers in this band, I don’t think SixTwoSeven will ever run out of new songs to record so long as the 4 of us are in it together.

If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?

Foo Fighters “Hey Johnny Park!”, Weezer “The Sweater Song”, Dinosaur Jr “Start Choppin”, Royal Blood “Out of the Black”, NoMeansNo “Rags and Bones” and MUSE “Reapers”. I could live on those cuts for years.

For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?

Smashed computer parts, broken glass. -

"Rage Against The Machine & 311 Fans Will Love SixTwoSeven’s New Solutions"

Effortlessly marrying rich pop-punk harmonies, rage-fueled hip-hop influences and a steady dose of kick ass rock, SixTwoSeven wildly debut two new tracks so good, you’ll be chomping at the bit to get some more of the good stuff they’re offering up. “New Solutions” and “A Winter in Palmyra” breathe new life into a sorely stale original rock scene. Fans of Rage Against the Machine, 311 and Blink 182- this is the band for you!

The double-vocal attack of “New Solutions” hearkens back to the late 90’s when 311 combined fresh, melody-driven vocals and solid rap assaults. Except SixTwoSeven crank it all to eleven. The aggressive rapping sits upon a perfectly laid out musical bed full of manic drumming, swirling piano line and straight-up fierce guitars. SixTwoSeven operate with a confidence and poise rarely seen in rock music today.

Repeated listens are necessary for “New Solutions”. The first time around, maybe its the solid chorus. The second time, maybe the piano lines that weave in and out throughout stand out. The third time around- it’s the insane guitar solo! The solo makes great use of Whammy Pedals all while maintaining a nice balance between straight up rock guitar and outside the box wizardry.

On “A Winter in Palmyra”, SixTwoSeven take some risks with some synth lines and soundscapes. Instead of distracting from the song though, these additions take a solid vocal melody and catchy rhythm and only elevate them. The song’s lyrics paint a picture of integrity- or perhaps the lack thereof. “A Winter in Palmyra” connects on all fronts from start to finish.

The Seattle, Washington rockers certainly have laid out a solid foundation. One full of promise and potential. SixTwoSeven provide a take on music all too absent in 2018. And while that certainly does make them appealing, it’s their monster musicianship and feverishly unique ability to rock that truly set them apart. Check out SixTwoSeven! - Alternative


Sixtwoseven are a group that is steadily on the rise. The Washington state staple kick off the Fall season in the best way possible, with their upcoming release "Already Gone / Dead on the Table," out this week via DubSeven Records. The single "New Solutions," brings a captivating sound to the table which brings the band's lively Alt-sound to life. We had a chance to catch up with the group on release week to dive into the new releases below.

1. What is the inspiration behind the latest single release? Let's dive in shall we?

Yeah thanks for having us, we’re very honored. I’m sure you’ve noticed bit of a trend lately, that this world is desperately in need of some New Solutions. We don’t seem to be able to exercise empathy for one another anymore, everyone is taking everything and everyone so seriously these days, especially themselves. As a song writer I too tend to get caught up in the emotional side of hacking my way through life, and forget to just relax and have a good laugh at my own expense every now and again. New Solutions was just something we started playing to have fun, divert a little focus from the angst or struggle, and remind folks to look for a new way of handing things, maybe make the world a bit more pleasant, you know? The B side, “A Winter in Palmyra” is a result of my brother’s and I being raised in an LDS home. Basically I struggle to understand what would compel a teenage boy or young man to lead all these people into his own fantasy religion. It’s a bizarre phenomenon to me.

2.What made you discover your passion for creating an eclectic blend of your own sound?

Well for one, we all listen to different styles of music for leisure, and we all write songs in SixTwoSeven together as a group. So inevitably each part or piece that gets added along the way, comes from a unique perspective or set of environmental influences, and the songs always turn out way different in the end than maybe they were in my mind. So I fully believe that SixTwoSeven wouldn’t sound like SixTwoSeven, if any one of us decided not to do this anymore. As an individual when I discovered the band NoMeansNo (Vancouver Canada) as a teenager it literally wrecked my understanding of what you were allowed to do and not do musically. I had never heard anything like it, and I have kind of always pushed any band I was ever in to break the chains a little if you will, and do some things that other artists don’t do, whatever that is. It really all came from listening to them.

3. What places in your mind do you channel to craft your songs?

I have always identified us as a blue collar working class band. We all have day jobs, families, failures, successes, difficult relationships, all the same stuff everyone deal with. Some people weren’t given the ability to write songs to cope or deal, but thankfully I was, and just because they don’t write songs about their struggles doesn’t mean they don’t find therapy in listening to them. That’s where we come in. Hopefully in some way or another it helps people deal, or brings joy into their lives in some way.

4. What are your favorite venues to perform at? and if you had to choose, do you feel more comfortable in the studio or onstage, and why?

We have always been well taken care of by The Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood when we visit, I really love LA. We have a great relationship with El Corazon in Seattle, and on Saturday 11/24 we get to play the Crocodile Café for the first time, which has a rich Seattle music history. Who knows maybe one day we could play the Showbox before it’s gone. I have always loved that place, it’s a Seattle treasure. As far as on stage or in studio that’s a difficult one to compare. I mean I absolutely love to record music, I have produced or am currently producing records for all kinds of bands like Zero Harbor, SixTwoSeven, Zon Bon Zovi, Cliffside Drive and Bork Laser, so I definitely love my studio time. That being said, when I finish a record and have the chance to turn that energy into rehearsing and playing live I immediately feel invigorated in a way that only an audience can provide. It’s the greatest feeling in the world. They are two different things that I desperately need in my life, like food and water you know? How do you choose.

5. How do you create your songs? What is the process like? Does it take you days, weeks, even longer? How does the perfect piece come together?

Each time it’s unique, as sometimes it’s my riff, sometimes it’s Mike’s or Jason’s. So that, coupled with the amount of time that we get to spend together greatly impacts the amount of time it takes to complete one. But the bulk of it usually happens relatively quick when we are together. Someone will break out a riff, and we all start jamming along with our ideas, and I’ll start belting out random melodies and lines until something sticks. Then I just build off of that with more and more lines like a musical game of Scrabble.

6. How did you create a sound throughout time that is so uniquely your own? What defines your sound to you?

Our sound is really guitar driven obviously. That sound is just what happens when Jason and I play guitar together. We have been jamming together since we were children, so there is by now, a distinct thing that occurs when we do that, and it has become our sound. Of course Matt’s harmonies have been a key element to distinguishing us from a typical rock or alt-punk band

.7. This year is already shaping up to be a huge year for you. What do you hope to accomplish in 2018?

2018 has been insane. We played with Agent Orange in Hollywood, we shared a stage with Doom Rock icons 1000 Mods and Telekinetic Yeti, our album dropped, I produced 3 other bands commercially for the first time. What would be really cool, would be to finish the year with a couple of sell out shows. That would be great. - Kurrent Music

"Sixtwoseven are a group that is steadily on the rise. The Washington state staple kick off the Fall season in the best way possible, with their upcoming release "Already Gone / Dead on the Table," out this week via DubSeven Records. The single "New Soluti"

Releasing today, “Already Gone / Dead on the Table” by SixTwoSeven outdoes themselves on the sophomore release. Already debuting at #497 on the College Radio charts, the band shows no sign of slowing down. This time around, SixTwoSeven teamed up once again with legendary Sub Pop producer, Jack Endino, who has produced the best of the best… SixTwoSeven included. The group draws from current day inspirations such as Muse and the Foo Fighters, though create a sound that would give both a run for their money. SixTwoSeven is made up of Greg Bilderback (Lead vocals, guitar, keys). Matt Bilderback (Drums, keys, back up vocals), Jason Bilderback (Bass, backing vocals) and Mike Knapp (Bass, Backing vocals). With a heavy sound that will have you craving more, SixTwoSeven is out to take over the world, one song at a time. “Already Gone / Dead to the Table” is out today via DubSeven Records. - Vents Magazine

"SixTwoSeven’s “Heaven Knows” Is Glorious Listen For Nine Inch Nails Fans"

SixTwoSeven, the ambitious, in your face rock outfit from Greg Bilderback have released two killer songs that you absolutely must stop to hear! “Heaven Knows” and “Running with the Big Kids” perfectly encapsulate the artistry and edge of the alternative rockers. Formed in 2016, “Heaven Knows” and “Running with the Big Kids” show the fantastic growth and further potential the band has conquered in a mere two years of life. 

Helping the band further define their sound and cut their teeth is the extensive touring they’ve gotten under the belt. The wealth of experience and professional growth that comes with a run of successful tours no doubt seeped its way into these two tracks.

“Heaven Knows” launches into form with a glorious guitar riff reminiscent of big hair 80’s metal before attacking the listener with an onslaught of dark, scratchy vocals in the vein of Trent Reznor. With a full blown alternative rock sonic assault. The richness and maturity of the song far extends that of which you would expect from a band still somewhat in their infancy- but therein lies the genius behind SixSevenTwo. The song-writing of Greg Bilderback is slick, tight and all encompassing.  The man knows how to compose a great song. 

On “Running With the Big Kids”, the slithery guitar line jives about while the vocal melody is what owns you from the get-go. There’s a lot to hold onto and say, “AHAH!” with on “Running With the Big Kids” and each musical aspect is a winner- even the understated, driving drums which carry the song along all the way through to the finish. 

Solid rock and alternative bands are no doubt underrepresented in our current musical climate. What elevates SixTwoSeven is their undeniable charm and polished song-writing. You can never go wrong with strong song-writing. Here though, the added bonus is that the songs are killer and harken back to a better time in rock music we all wish we could return to. - Alternative Nation

"SixTwoSeven, the US alt-rock quartet, released the AA side single New Solutions / A Winter in Palmyra today."

The two songs are quite different to each other with A Winter In Palmyra being a keys suspended twisting journey that minds of the gnarled roots of a tree clinging precariously to the edge of a cliff drop.

New Solutions, my pick of the release, is a more forceful composition opening with harmonised vocals laid against their signature blurry guitar before opening to a piano twirling rap section, a cycle through which the song continues. - Emerging Indie Bands

"SixTwoSeven – Heaven Knows"

The US rock quartet SixTwoSeven released the AA side single Heaven Knows / Runnin’ with the Big Kids on the 25th.

Their signature sound of blurry riffs gives the heavy-rock foundations of the songs a garage rawness that allows SixTwoSeven to play around with texturing and timing in the compositions and creates a distinctive visibility to the music.

My pick of the two songs is Heaven Knows. - Emerging Indie Bands

"100 Bands 100 Days - SixTwoSeven - Day 35"

Ladies and gentlemen, and all local music enthusiasts, welcome back to the fourth annual outing of our year-end daily local music spotlight, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist on the cutting edge of the Northwest, presented by Verity Credit Union. Make sure to check the #100Bands100Days hashtag at Twitter daily to stay on top of all the bands featured, and make sure to follow Verity on Twitter and NW_Music_Scene as well. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored Northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the sun yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s edition of this journey leads us off the beaten path — all the way to Gig Harbor, WA — to look at one of the often cloudy city’s best rock bands, SixTwoSeven.
Though originally founded by Greg Bilderback as recently as 2016, SixTwoSeven is a pure rock and roll outfit that shreds far beyond their years. SixTwoSeven’s approach to rock and roll is refreshingly, unapologetically blood-pumping, favoring loud, blown-out guitar riffs, hard grooves, and lead vocals that have a good grasp of melody and just enough rock gusto to empower their power poppy tracks. Their anthemic ass-kicking is influenced by and could be likened to other alt-rock greats that came before, most notably Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and even a newer-age band like Royal Blood. It’s no wonder they’ve brought their invigorating live shows all over the map, from West Coast tours to opening for Agent Orange at Whisky a Go Go this summer.

SixTwoSeven’s debut EP, Some Other’s Day, was unleashed to the public in August of 2016, and had an impressive pedigree for a rock newcomer, being recorded and produced by legendary producer Jack Endino, who’s lent his punishing, unforgiving production know-how to bands big and small. The EP is home to a series of catchy, but emotional and raw alternative rock tracks that are bursting with impressive solos, epic highs, and surprisingly despondent lows. Despite being just a debut EP, Some Other’s Day is a good taster for what SixTwoSeven is capable of, and with a full-length debut LP being released in winter 2017 (but you didn’t hear that from us), we can only expect pretty great things to hit the northwest hard in the coming months. - Northwest Music Scene by Varity Credit Union

"SixTwoSeven Hit Hard With An Aural Assault On New EP, Some Other’s Day"

Seattle based alt-rockers SixTwoSeven pack a highly stimulating aural assault on their latest EP, Some Other’s Day.

Like a delicious PB&J sandwich using the crunchiest of peanut butter, SixTwoSeven deliver chunky guitars, finger lickin’ riffs, delicious melodies and enough energy to give you that much needed boost whether early morning, mid-afternoon or late at night.

Catchy hooks like the one in Top Of The World, lyrical depth like that of Joshua’s Song, excellent riffage like you hear in One Single Night, and the raw energy combined with the infectious melody of Wreckless Soul join forces for a strong, sonically powerful, cohesive EP which would be one hell of an experience experienced live.

SixTwoSeven bring excitement and refreshing passion to their flavor of alternative rock. - Middle Tennessee Music

"SixTwoSeven - Some Other’s Day Review"

The great thing about this release is that the music has the weight and energy of authentic rock, yet it’s also been recorded and produced to a supremely crisp and clear quality – you get all of the intensity, without any of the haze or fuzz of the distortion.

The riffs featured on opening track Wreckless Soul offer up a memorable and uplifting signature sound that runs effectively and intermittently alongside the snippets of vocal melody that make up the verses. The leading vocal comes through with power and character, yet similarly it has that clarity that allows you to enjoy the thickness of rock music and still pick up on and follow along each and every lyric.

Joshua’s Song begins by presenting the skill and passion of the band’s drummer, followed shortly by the pace falling away to reveal an emotional and enjoyably melodic bit of songwriting. The hook brings the weight back a little, and the lyrics here really utilise story telling in a way that sinks in after just a single listen. The song has depth to it, and still the heaviness and style of the instrumentation makes it yet another moment of rock and roll bliss that can (and should) be listened to at high volumes.

Top Of The World initially has the feeling of being a song about overcoming. The opening chord progression and the title alone create this mood of positive evolution, of leaving being the bad and focusing on the good. The lyrics, however, tell a more detailed and revealing version of the story. The band write songs that really open up in an honest and unapologetic way – this is something that always has and always will have value in music. The key change in this song makes for a powerful moment of contrast and lets that central section really hit with impact. The truth of the song is far from the expected, and that adds to the individuality and realness embedded in the sound. This track is a definite highlight.

The final song on the EP is One Single Night. There’s an immediate level of attitude and angst to the fast paced, delicately urgent opening riff, and the sheer emotion and grit that can be heard in the leading vocal. The band utilise contrast effectively once again, the verses have that Foo Fighters sort of gentleness that comes soaked in anticipation of what’s to come – All My Life came to mind a little. This final song makes for a strong finisher and showcases some really creative musical performances that surround and support the song’s sentiment and story with brilliant relevance and artistry. This EP in its entirety is a worthy contender in today’s world of original rock. A live show is a must and hopefully there are some longer projects in the pipeline.

Find & follow SixTwoSeven on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Visit their Website for more information. - Stereo Stickman

"10 Questions with SixTwoSeven"

SixTwoSeven is an alternative rock band out of Gig Harbor, Washington. The band consists of founder Greg Bilderback along with his siblings Jason and Mat, Michael Knapp, producer and bassist, and David Cook on drums. In the spring of 2016 SixTwoSeven recorded their first EP with DubSeven Records at A Soundhouse Studio in Seattle Washington with Legendary Sub Pop Producer Jack Endino. The release of the EP titled 'Some Others Day' came in August that same year. After their first West Coast Tour with Texas band 'Drive On Mak' they headlined rock shows from Portland to L.A., including a stop in Roswell New Mexico for the International Film Festival of 2017 (where the band was nominated for a ROSSI Award for Best Rock Band). Tour plans took the band back to L.A. in the summer of 2017 appearing at the world famous Whisky a Go Go with Agent Orange (band). DubSeven Records subsequently released a promotional video of this entire 30 minute performance. Plans have been leaked from DubSeven Headquarters that a full length LP will be released in winter of 2017.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.

I grew up with an older brother who played music and was literally my idol. Jason has always had such finesse with a guitar in his hands. I always wanted to be like that. But I was a drummer, so I didn't write a lot of songs on the guitar until years later after our band Five Hoss Cartwrights fell apart. I really took a big step back and away from music, at least performing it. I had a family, went to school, got a job. So I figured that was a good time to start plugging away at some riff ideas I had. I got a J Mascis signature Jazzmaster and started tracking some stuff where I played all the instruments. Big time Dinosaur Jr. influence in my guitar solos for sure. And then in 2015 when I went to see MUSE with my daughter, I couldn't be a spectator any longer after that. It just looked like too much fun. I was born to do that same thing. Matt Bellamy is literally a guitar god though, for real. But yeah after that, I seriously had to get a band going.

Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?

For real this isn't going to be like any other answer you've gotten. I don't know if this WAS the craziest, or if it just caused me to GO the craziest I've ever gone while doing this thing. Anyway, a couple summers ago now, we were in Los Angeles which was our turning around point for a little West Coast Tour. The first night was a Saturday night at the Mint, where we opened for Zoo Keeper's Palace at their CD Release party. Great show, great night, no issues. The problem was the second night we were playing this art gallery showcase Downtown, and we had these two huge motor-homes and a van full of gear to park in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday. So I found a location we were probably not legally supposed to park, but it was large enough, and seemed like it wasn't too likely to bother anyone. We were a few blocks away from the venue so after checking in an argument ensues about whether or not to move the RV's to this rooftop thing the promoter had pointed out us. I lost the argument, and we moved the RV's, but the one I was driving ended up getting stuck on the ramp up to this lot, because it was too long for the ramp angle. It blocked off the entire exit to this thing, so none of the people who had just gotten out of church could get their cars out of this lot. It took like 4 hours to get a tow truck with the proper set of gear down there to move this RV, all of this BEFORE we took the stage. I was losing it. Not a good night. Lost the damage deposit on the RV's too from the bumper damage the tow truck cable caused when it was wrapped around the bumper dragging us back down the ramp. I went absolutely nuts, I hope no video ever surfaces of my epic meltdown in the street that day. I did get a couple of good sized chunks of Los Angeles asphalt as a souvenir.

What has been the high point of your music path?

Getting to take the stage just this last August at the Whisky A Go Go to open for Agent Orange was pretty damned awesome. I skateboard, I have for years, since I was a kid, so to share the stage with those guys, and my two brothers was really very special. So i'd say that, and of course being in the studio with a legend like Jack Endino. All that history and knowledge, it was like a bucket list thing. I have always loved recording music as well as writing and playing, so to spend time with him, watching and learning, having him ask me what I liked and disliked in a recording. It was all very surreal, and the best part was watching him jam air guitar to my solos. Pinch me, you know?

So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?

Mike and I usually come to one another with a riff idea, and then between the two of us we hack out an arrangement. Matt, now that he's on the drums, spends a great deal of energy during that time also, when we are discussing when and where to change, how many times to do something. Of course as soon as I start blurting out my impromptu lyric and melody ideas Matt is not only starting to line out the drums, but he's immediately sampling harmony ideas even before he has any idea what I'm even saying, which at that point in the game is usually something pretty stupid. Inevitably a catchy hook or tag line will emerge, and that will be the back bone of what I go and do lyrically on my own after the fact. Then when we all reconvene, I'll have something more structured written down to share with everybody. Then when it comes to the bridge, that is a crap-shoot in terms of who will end up producing that. Mike and I go back and forth, lately we have been doing it together. They come together really quick though. They go from an idea to a new song in minutes, then we kind of chisel them out more clearly over time afterwards.

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?

Well, it's very pay to play. So if you don't have a lot of your own capitol to burn, good luck getting things to happen quickly. I mean, you'll still overcome it if you're committed and seriously driven, but it takes longer, because you have less resources to shine a light on what your doing. I'd like to change that in the way that a guy like Rob Dyrdek changed access to skateboarding. Since he kind of set up the template for how to make these kinds of inner city construction projects a reality, parks are literally everywhere. Beautiful ones, in communities you'd almost never expect. So I want to do that for independent musicians, in a way. I want to show them the template for how you can take your art, and your resources, and your networking skills, and a little blood sweat and tears, and make a recipe for success that doesn't necessarily require the backing of a major label. There are a lot of heroes like that to choose from, but a majority of them are not playing rock music. I want to show the kids it can work there too. The days of artist development are gone, you are the manager, you are the agent, you are the label, but you also get to be the owner of your art, which has some advantages. You just need to figure out how to get over some of the branding and marketing hurdles that having a larger budget can help you blow passed.

If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?​

The Foo Fighters. I love the way Dave Grohl carries himself. I love the band, the music is always rock and roll, but yet always very beautiful and sophisticated. He's a drummer turned song writer, local ties to Seattle, the drummer for his band was my favorite drummer before he was even in the Foo Fighters. What more could you ask for? I also very badly want to play with MUSE. I feel like Matt Bellamy and I would be terrific mates. We read the same kind of books, I love his style. I think I would die a very happy man if either of those things managed to happen.

What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?​

Rehearsals are long. We don't live in the same area all of us. Jason lives in Austin, Texas, Matt lives in Bellingham, and Mike and I are practically neighbors. So when Matt and Jason are here, it's time to work. We play for like 6 or 8 hours a day for two or 3 days then we are a part again until the shows or tour dates when we get back together, knock off the rust the night before and hit the road the next day.

Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!

Joshua's Song, but not necessarily because the song was a struggle to write physically, or musically, but because of the emotional journey that it represents. The song is about a child that passed away in my arms after a car accident, and my failed attempts to save him with CPR. Processing the personal guilt, remorse and disappointment after an experience like than can really derail a guy. So this song will always be very special to me. Without it I think I'm still stuck there blaming myself for not being better trained at CPR, or not having acted fast enough, or too fast, should I not have breathed and only tried chest compressions? So much going through your mind. Eventually through writing this song, I came to the conclusion that I did what was very best for him, basically I held him and told him not to be afraid. I suppose that was the reason for me being there, not to save him, you know? It's not so easy to accept that though.

Check out this dynamic, engaging video of SixTwoSeven:

What's coming up in the future?

Another studio record. An LP. We have been working with Jack Endino already doing some of the groundwork now. We hope to be ready for it to drop around New Year's. We will be touring the West Coast again, turning around in Hollywood at the Whisky A Go GoFriday January 19th with Agent Orange, most likely with that record available at our merch table.

Where can fans can access your music?

iTunes of course and Google Play. - Indie Spoonful

"CD Review: SixTwoSeven “Some Other’s Day”"

What happens when a band parts ways? Some people go on with their lives and some decide they want to continue with creating music. Seattle-based musician illfunk (Greg Bilderback) was one such musician who wanted to stay on the path to musical enlightenment. After his last band called it quits, illfunk decided to create music on his own terms…or so that was the plan. What happened was the formation of a new musical ensemble called SIXTWOSEVEN.

Together with musicians bassist MK Ultra (AKA Mike Knapp), Rhythm/Lead Guitarist J Danger (AKA Jason Bilderback) and the Machine (AKA Matt Bilderback) on keyboards and backup vocals, and DC (AKA Dave Cook) on drums, illfunk created a new group in SIXTWOSEVEN that seems to have decided to create music that carries on the traditions of bands from the nineties. The band’s sound borrows its Alternative style from groups like Nirvana, Foo Fighters and even Queens of the Stone Age. The heaviness in the music from SIXTWOSEVEN’s various musical influences shines through in their own music. About one year ago, SIXTWOSEVEN released a four-song EP. That release is entitled Some Other’s Day.

Some Other’s Day from SIXTWOSEVEN begins with the track “Wreckless Soul”. The song’s musical base has a large amount of Weezer’s sound for starters. The Alternative Rock track also has some other influences as well, which help to add more body to the music. “Wreckless Soul” is truly a classic Alternative Rock song, especially when comparing it to the early days of Alternative Rock. The track would have seemed rather out of place in commercial radio playlists from the mid-nineties but would have fit right in on the early Alternative Rock formats that were popping up throughout the country. “Wreckless Soul” is the perfect track for those looking for the “good ole days” of Alternative Rock when it was more about the music than fitting in on radio.

The second track off of Some Other’s Day from SIXTWOSEVEN is the song “Joshua’s Song”. Like the track before it, this song finds the band in a very nostalgic mood as the band once again borrows their sound from one of the best Alternative Rock bands. With the track, the band launches into a track that brings to mind the Red Hot Chili Peppers; more specifically, that band’s song “Californication”. As the listener makes their way through the track, they’ll notice the driving nature of the guitars as well as a very strong thumping bassline. While the track has plenty of SIXTWOSEVEN influence, ultimately, the track feels like old-school Alternative Rock. And just like the track before it, “Joshua’s Song” keeps the spirit of that style alive rather nicely.

Changing things up for the next track, SIXTWOSEVEN goes from Alternative Rock to Old-School Punk. The track “Top of the World” contains a title that is rather misleading. While the title suggests something rather upbeat, it’s something totally different that the listener encounters as the band performs a Punk tune about how fast things can from one moment to the next. Like the first two tracks, the band uses their musical influences rather well when creating their music. The resulting Punk track in “Top of the World” borrows more from bands like The Ramones than from Punk-pop bands like Green Day. When looking for an “anthem” of sorts, the listener should look elsewhere as the track is about a man who is down on his luck. If looking for a powerful Punk track that never eases up, “Top of the World” from SIXTWOSEVEN is definitely something to check out.

illfunk and the rest of SIXTWOSEVEN bring their 2016 release of Some Other’s Day to a close with the song “One Single Night”. While the previous track on the album contain plenty of energy, SIXTWOSEVEN comes at the listener “with everything that they’ve got,” to paraphrase the band from a lyric contained within the song. “One Single Night” contains strong guitars and keyboards that blend together to create a track that feels much like a three and-a-half minute jam session. The band feel tighter on this track than any of the other three tracks. Of any of the four songs contained on Some Other’s Day, SIXTWOSEVEN chose the right one to end their newest release with as leaves the listener wanting more.

Some Other’s Day from SIXTWOSEVEN is a four-song EP that is just what you want: A strong release from a talented band that knows how to make use of their musical influences. While the band uses influences from bands that were at their peaks more than twenty years ago, these influences help SIXTWOSEVEN to create a release that blows many of today’s bands away.

To check out some of the music from SixTwoSeven, check out the video to “Wreckless Soul“.

For more information, check out the band’s PR firm, The RMG Media Group. - Rock and Roll Report

"Artist Interview: SixTwoSeven"

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Hi Greg, welcome to back VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks, I have been awesome, it’s good to be back. Lot’s has happened since we last spoke for sure. I think that was just before the record came out, before the tour and everything. So we have some catching up to do.

Can you talk to us more about your song “Wreckless Soul”?

Yeah, this is our single off of the EP. We figured it was a good one to start off with, nice and up-beat. Not too serious of subject matter. It’s actually the lightest hearted song in our set I’m guessing. I love Jason’s rhythm guitar on that one, screeching super high with those chords and moving them around as fast as I’m playing the lead, it just creates a really interesting sound. We kind of try and do that same thing on most of our songs, I feel like it creates a really strange sort of melancholy undertone that works really well with our mood as a band. But yeah this song has a bit more playful of a vibe than some of our other tunes.

Did any event inspire you to write this song?

Not one event per se, more like one individual. It’s really about my son. He’s kind of a bad ass, I mean he has always just done his own thing. No matter what the group, the school, society thinks is the way to go, he will find his own way and do that instead. Sometimes I think it’s natural, sometimes I think he does it out of spite. To prove he can maybe, I don’t know, either way it’s cool and it has always left an impression on me, so much so I wrote a song about it.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

We do have a video for the track, and it’s pretty funny if you ask me. You definitely get a sneak peek at what it’s like to ride around with us idiots, because that is pretty much exactly what it looks like when we go on the road together. Of course, in this case, you get to hear a beautiful studio recording of Wreckless Soul over the top of the action, as opposed to one of the 5 million acapella odes to hamster fellatio you might hear if you were actually riding in the tour van. Don’t ask. I digress, my best friend Joe stars as the delivery driver in the video, and he’s great. We plan to use him to do a continuation of this video for One Single Night, where he kidnaps me “Misery” style and forces me to perform privately for an audience of stuffed animals. It going to be epic. Watch here

The single comes off your new album Some Other’s Day – what’s the story behind the title?

We recorded the EP at the legendary Soundhouse Studio in Seattle with Jack Endino. We ended up getting a break on studio rate or something I believe, because it was Mother’s Day weekend. What sucks for my mom is, I have two of my three brothers in this band. Which means, that if we are all in the studio with Jack Endino on Mother’s Day, we aren’t with Momma. I felt like the right thing to do was to dedicate the album to our mother, and the title of the record (obviously) is a play on Mother’s Day, we chose Some Other’s Day to go and make a record for Mom.

How was the recording and writing process?

Well for this one the writing process was fast, because 3 of the 4 songs were ones that I had been playing by myself for several years. One Single Night we wrote as a group together as it was important for me, to have at least one track where everyone had some kind of ownership. The next album will have quite a bit more of that, as Mike and I have worked together very closely with Matt on drums, to come up with new stuff. The recording process was really amazing for the EP, as I mentioned we recorded at Soundhouse, where just about every Seattle music legend you can think of has recorded. We did it with Endino, who has personally been a long time hero of mine in the music production world, where I pretend to spend some time myself. It was really really “pinch me”.

How has Foo Fighters and Muse influenced your writing?

Foo Fighters definitely influence my sense of rhythm, and structure when writing songs. I’m a drummer first and foremost myself, so I think about writing music in a similar way to Dave Grohl, albeit Mike (bass) seems to come up with the riffs that are most heavily Foo Fighters in feel. Foo Fighters never really used to have guitar solos though, so I took a lot of cues from Matt Bellamy (MUSE) when it came to leads and solos. Matt Bellamy’s primary influence, however, can be heard in my guitar tone. I can’t write or play like Matt, at all, I wish I could but I can’t, not many people can. But I can hear his guitar tone you know? I would say that is where you would hear the Muse comparison, is in the tone of my guitar. That mid-rangy “cuts right through the mix”, Digitech Whammy kind of sound. That is the Matt Bellamy in me. As far as how I play the solos, J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. Nobody hits me harder in the feels when they solo than J.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

The songs are all really just about my everyday blue collar lunch pail life you know. I work a day job, I built a house, raised a family, lost a job, got a job, had a failed marriage, I have been dumped, been single, fallen in love, been heartbroken. I’m just like everyone else. The one thing I have always gone to, in every single one of those situations, my post to lean on (J Mascis), was music. Playing it, listening to it, writing it. It has always been the most reliable of mistresses. She is always there to put her arms around me and help me deal, you know? I think even people who don’t play music, still connect with and use it as a healing mechanism the same way. I want very badly for the music I make to help people deal with life struggles, in the same fashion that it does for me when I write it.

Any plans to hit the road?

For sure, we will be in Portland in October, Seattle and Bellingham in November and Hollywood in January. We have some gaps in between that will be filling up fast as the weeks go on. We have to leave a little time to hit the studio and finish up these new tracks we have. We would like to be dropping the full length LP around the first of the year.

What else is happening next in SIXTWOSEVEN’s world?

As I mentioned we are trying to narrow down the long list of new material to the 8 or 10 songs we think best go on one LP. We have been writing machines as of late, so having time away from our jobs and touring to flesh out all these song ideas has kind of been the real challenge. We need longer days, and weeks in order to squeeze all of this in while working 40 plus hours a week and raising our kids. But we have about 18 more songs that need to be recorded, and then we have to decide how to best package them up and have them out to you by January. The good news is, no matter what songs go on the LP, there will be enough material not going on that one, to release another very shortly after, hint hint. - Vents Magazine

"SixTwoSeven Some Others Day - Old School Alternative"

Fueled by solid musicianship, booming vocals and empowering lyrics, SixTwoSeven’s “Some Other’s Day” represents a rich, deep and enticing musical experience that doesn’t let up, in spite of its length. If you thought the days of solid alternative rock that borrows and improvises on ‘90s classics was over, you’ll find SixTwoSeven a group that would have fit in beautifully when Alternative Rock meant more than ever before.

Make no mistake, this band will attack your ears quickly. That has everything to do with the fact that their vocalist, “illfunk” sounds a ton like Tenacious D’s Jack Black. Regardless, this band is anything but a parody. Although Some Others Day is a four-song EP, the depth to the sound is there. It’s full and it’s smooth. It has tone. It has ambiance. There are stories being told. Simply put, there isn’t a weak member of the group.

“Joshua’s Song” has that Tenacious D, or even Smashmouth or Sublime feel to it, but serves a purpose as well. Showing us more speed and a catchier tone, you can see the group has the potential to serve up more than solid Alternative musings. This is a song that could definitely work on the radio.

The cool part of the EP is that all the tracks sound and feel different. “One Single Night,” for example, definitely has a Weezer feel to it, but Jason Bilderback on guitar absolutely nails this one with a guitar lick that matches the brooding vocals and lyrics wonderfully. The same goes for the angry, but focused drum work by Dave Cook and the smooth Mike Knapp on Bass, which when all put together make it an awesome tune.

In the end, four catchy tunes and plenty of potential are enough to make this EP a winner and one that’ll force you to keep an eye on this band for years to come. -

"SIXTWOSEVEN – “Some Other’s Day” EP"

SixTwoSeven is a rock band out of Gig Harbor, Washington. They’re out with a new EP called Some Other’s Day. SixTwoSeven compares themselves right off the bat with stellar bands such as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Weezer, and Radiohead- a tall order, to say the least. The band is made up of illfunk (vocals), Dave Cook (drums), Mike Knapp (bass), Jason Bilderback (lead guitar), and Matt Bilderback (keyboards and backup vocals).

While illfunk’s voice isn’t the strongest, it does fit well with SixTwoSeven’s sound. Everything works together seamlessly and you can tell that the members know what they’re doing- Jason Bilderback’s work on the guitar is likely my favorite component.
“Wreckless Soul” shows you right away that they weren’t kidding about being inspired by Foo Fighters. The similarities are a little disconcerting, even, which isn’t exactly what you want. The guitar is the star of this song, and while the lyrics aren’t amazing, they’re still good enough to be worth paying attention to.

“Joshua’s Song” is the slowest track on Some Other’s Day, which isn’t saying that much. The lyrics are great and I love the drums in this song especially. It’s solid all around and I like illfunk’s voice the most in this song. It evokes the most emotion from me in terms of the story- regret and sadness are strong and you can hear it clearly in the vocals.

“Top Of The World” is my favorite song on the EP. It has my favorite lyrics by far and it’s a definite earworm. Everyone’s at the top of their game in this song- guitar, drums, bass, and vocals are all top notch. There’s a sense of resigned incredulity in the song. Nothing went right, nothing ever goes right. My favorite lyrics from this song are, “Just when I’m thinking I’m on top of the world, next thing you know I’m face down on the floor / Just when I’m thinking like I’m saving the world, next thing you know I’m to blame for a war.” Simple but the point gets across, and you can feel the frustration in illfunk’s voice.

“One Single Night” was a strong contender for favorite track, and it just narrowly lost out to “Top Of The World”. SixTwoSeven is incredibly talented “I’m here to tell you there’s no rest for the wicked / I couldn’t spend one night in your head.” I’m not sure why that stuck out to me so much, but I love it. This song is the heaviest one on the EP and it sounds fantastic.

Overall, I really like Some Other’s Day. There’s nothing profound or cutting edge in their approach, but sometimes you just want good back to basics rock music, and that’s what they deliver. While I was a little disappointed at not being able to see where the inspiration from other bands (outside of Foo Fighters… and Weezer, if you squint), it was still an enjoyable EP. I’d suggest SixTwoSeven to anyone who is a bare bones rock fan.

Victoria Patterson - Skope Magazine

"Catching Up with Seattle's SixTwoSeven"

We had the chance to catch up with SixTwoSeven frontman and brainchild Greg Bilderback, who hails from Seattle. Making waves with their new record Some Other's Day we dive deep into the making of the record, as well as the band. Let's dig in, shall we?

How did you get your initial start playing music?

I have been playing drums since I was little like 4 or 5. I didn’t get a real drum set until sometime later, like in 4th or 5th grade, but I had a snare drum and a case for it, and I used to take a music stand and make a hi hat, and put my practice pad on the snare case like a tom over a bass drum. I had a waste basket I placed upside down for the floor tom. My brother had a bass guitar, and my dad for some reason was always chill about us using his guitar, so we would write songs like that and dub them onto tapes. I have always been obsessed with writing and recording music.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

I would love for things to progress to the point where we could spend more time working on music and less time doing other things, like engineering Naval weapons facilities, or writing emails to radio station music directors. Seriously, besides full time day jobs, we get to balance writing, recording, organizing releases, booking tours, interviews, features, and reviews, all independently. So the dream would be for all of that foundation to be the groundwork for bigger and better projects down the road. We really long for a time when we could spend more time writing and playing music, instead of spreading ourselves so thin trying to support it.

How long have you been writing your own music?

I think I wrote the lyrics and melody to my very first song at about 2 or 3. Maybe it was as late as 4, I don’t know, my memories of it are super hazy but I do know it was about a Black Truck and I still remember the melody. I could still sing it now. So could my Mom I assume. I have never stopped writing songs and melodies since, although this collection is the most flushed out any of those ideas have ever been, considering their commercial implications. That being said, it is also one of the more stripped back, in terms of the song structures being simple, rather than some of the more math-rocky projects I have been in over the years, like Wheelchair, Test Proof Positive or Five Hoss Cartwrights.

Who are your top three influences and why?

I would have to say it is a tie between number 1, and number 1 (A), if that makes sense. So I’d say first Foo Fighters. I really like the way Dave Grohl writes songs, and moreover I am drawn to how he conducts himself in the public eye. I really like the way he goes about his business, and they never fail to deliver when it comes to making records. Even if at first I am a bit skeptical about a direction they decide to go, time always wins me over and I fall in love with pretty much everything they release. Then of course I have to go with 1 (A) being Muse. I went to see them play at the Key Arena last December for Drones, and they were absolutely unbelievable, I could not sit on the sidelines after seeing that. Matt Bellamy is literally my Guitar Hero, and that voice! He is amazing. I feel like we could be friends too lol. We have similar tastes for sure, including the fact that both of us have publicly declared “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins to be our favorite book. It is a life changing read, you should check it out. I would say my third biggest influence is Dinosaur Jr. at least in terms of this project since I am playing guitar. Nomeansno out of Victoria B.C. is my biggest musical influence ever, but having grown up obsessing over J. Mascis guitar solos, I’d have to say you can hear that influence above anything else when you listen to the way I play leads. I am not the most technically proficient guitarist by any means, maybe not even proficient at all, so I am really big on “feel”. Nobody gets that better than J. Mascis, and on top of that, he actually has mad technical skill. But yeah, love all three, and Royal Blood from the UK too. Damn, tough question because I love so many different kinds of music.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

It’s a lunch pail kid, blue collar kind of record. I have survived all the same BS that everyone out there is going through. Struggling to make ends meet, being a single parent, surviving an ugly and publicly humiliating divorce, regaining your children’s respect after surviving shame, switching jobs, whatever it is. The truth is, you can recover from that stuff, even though when you are in the middle of it, it seems like there is no light. I would like for this record to be a shot in the arm for the weary, a vote of confidence for the self-conscious, something that everyday people can grab onto when they feel like they can’t get over that next hurdle, and when they hear it they say “Hey, just a few more inches to go, I can grind this out” because I am living proof, that you can. Believe me, if Jesus still has the patience to peruse me after everything I have done in my life, there is hope for everyone.

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favorite venues?

The scene here seems like more beards and flannels with perfectly combed hipster hair, than the long hair and flannels of yesteryear. If you are playing instruments, like with strings and amplifiers, with tubes and such, there seems to be a limited number of venues to host you. This scene seems very focused on that indie sound that harkens back to old school swing/soul, or maybe even gospel roots, but with alternative subject matter. There seems to be a large gap between that, and the metal or post hardcore scene. There isn’t a lot of mainstream Rock and Roll to take up that space in the middle, we are hoping to occupy some room there. We play at El Corazon or Funhouse, we played Lo-Fi. Didn’t care for the vibe at Studio 7 much at all, though it’s probably not too big of a deal since they are primarily a metal venue. The Analog in Portland was my favorite place we have played so far, besides the legendary Mint in Los Angeles. That was pretty sick too.

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

I’m so glad you asked. My favorite undiscovered bands at the moment are of course Drive on Mak from Austin, TX. You have to see Scott Feigh play drums and a harmonica at the same time while singing harmonies with Sean Makra. It’s a trip. I am a huge fan of Adam Kennedy’s project, the Welkin Dim from Portland, OR. I’m surely not the only guy talking about that band right now, in fact they have a record coming out in November 26 called “Learning to Relent”. I am super excited to hear that. I really dig this two piece sort of post hardcore band from Eugene called Amelia. You haven’t heard a duo this chunky sounding since Royal Blood, these ladies will hand you your ass in a brown paper sack and all you will have to say is “Thank you may I have another”. Really good band and Jennifer and Tess are really cool people too, inspiring role models for young women everywhere. - Paste Magazine: By Louise Parker (Contributor) | May 4, 2017 | 10:15am

"Meet SIXTWOSEVEN; The Area's New Musical Obsession"

SixTwoSeven who hails from Wuana, has been taking over the WA scene for the past year, surely and prominently. From a mostly theoretical solo project to a full band on the cusp of something much bigger, the start of 2016 saw SixTwoSeven growing from frontman Greg Bilderback, into a quintet that includes two of his brothers. The Seattle band has teamed up with producer and local legend, Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) to record the four-song EP Some Other’s Day, which was released last year. We had the chance to catch up with Bilderback from the group, to dive right into the heart of SixTwoSeven.

You have a new album out right now, "Some Other's Day" What can you tell us about the new release? What fueled the inspiration?

MUSE, lol. I mean the songs on the EP for the most part were already conceptually in existence in some form or another, but after seeing MUSE at Key Arena (Seattle) in December of 2015, I just could not sit on the sidelines any longer. I knew it was time to make something happen. So I reached out to Mike (Knapp – Bass) and we got to work. We recorded the album on Mother’s Day weekend, so we were away from our mothers. We titled the EP “Some Other’s Day” and dedicated it to our Mothers.

Was there any specific storyline you had for the song when writing?

Most everything we sing about, is just based off of our regular blue collar, working class experiences. We work day jobs, struggle to make ends meet, get our hearts broken, get passed over for promotions, learn life lessons the hard way, same as anyone else. We try and cover topics that are relevant to us all. I personally don’t feel very connected to stories about making it rain, drinking Cristal, or partying in Limo’s. I’m not up in the club, but if I am you can be sure if I was I’d be holding a $4 well drink in my hand, while trying to gauge if I should have another when I’ve got to be up at 5:30 am for work the next day. We are just like everyone else, so we are your band. We have written songs about divorce, grieving the loss of loved ones, overcoming shame, and growing into yourself as a person. You name it, we have been there too.

When writing music, what are your influences? How long does it typically take you to write a song? Do you keep coming back to the piece and revising?

My influences personally run the gamut. I love everything from Brandie Carlile and Tom Petty, to the Foo Fighters, Weezer and Royal Blood. My guitar solos are 100% the fault of J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr, he is unreal. I’m also pretty obsessed with Matt Bellamy and Josh Homme, and my new thing is the Pretty Reckless. Ben Shepard is a shredder. The EP songs are old, like 7 or 8 years in the making. So that process was really personal and evolved over a great deal of time. Certainly the arrangements have been revised a time or two by now. I think it’s important to play with a song for a while before putting it on a record. A lot can happen when you start flushing out ideas with other people. We are on a roll lately though, we are creating things so fast it’s hard to keep up. If we weren’t spending 50 hours a week at our day jobs, maybe we could get there sooner.

What are your influences musically and lyrically? Even though this record is all instrumental, for your prior release, where do the lyrics draw from.

Well, “Some Other’s Day” the original release was a 4 song EP with Lyrics, all about the topics I was referring to above. The re-release of the “Deluxe Edition” with the instrumental versions was an afterthought that really only happened because we had an issue with delivery of the original EP from CD Baby to Spotify, and after getting caught in a perpetual customer service loop I just finally concluded that releasing the Deluxe Edition as a digital only for $29 was a much more timely and cost effective solution to getting the music back up there, as opposed to hiring attorney’s or what have you, so yeah, $29 later we were back in business.

What was the recording process like for the new record? Did you self-produce? How long did it take to write and record the album as a whole?

The original idea was to self-produce, but the stems that I recorded myself for the EP were not commercial quality so the decision was made to go back into the studio with legendary Jack Endino and do them again. Working with Jack was amazing. We were in the studio for a total of 4 days from start to finish, but if you consider the time we took demo-ing out those songs on our own, it was the better part of 6 years. We hope not to take that long for the next one…we are way ahead of the game now, compared to where it all started a year ago.

We see you have a handful of dates announced for the Spring and Summer. Will you be adding anymore within the West Coast and throughout the US? - : By Jennifer Palou (Patch Poster) - April 24, 2017 12:41 pm ET

"Alt-Rock is BACK; Meet SixTwoSeven"

SixTwoSeven are a promising Seattle band that have been treading new ground with their debut release, Some Other’s Day. The group who will also be playing a show in their hometown of Seattle this weekend, are creating a stir wherever they go. Their incredible brand of Alt-Rock makes the group a favorite among many, as they have quickly been gaining momentum in the music scene. I had the chance to chat with frontman as well as brainchild of SixTwoSeven Greg Bilderback, to speak about all of their upcoming plans for this year, and what went into creating their epic, debut masterpiece.
Recently the group released the album, “Some Other’s Day.” Did the group write the record as a collaborative effort, or did a specific songwriter in the band take the reigns?
Funny you should ask. I actually recorded a 7 song demo all by myself over a period of about 5 or 6 years. I literally played all of the instruments, drums first, then laid down the bass, guitar and sang, even back-ups and extra guitars. I never really intended to do anything with it commercially, really after a lifetime behind the drums I just kind of just wanted to find out if these riffs I had been kicking around had any merit as songs. So after hacking away at it in my spare time I finally had something finished enough to show to Mike, and he liked it well enough to get Dave on board, we more or less evolved from there. We went into the studio with the intent of just getting an EP done to introduce ourselves to the world. We picked 3 songs from the demo, and then we wrote one all-together (One Single Night). Our goal now is to survive financially long enough to hopefully do it again, only this time a full length record, and of course not starting from zero, perhaps won’t be quite as much of an uphill battle.
When it came to writing the songs, how long did it take to put the pieces together and find the right sound? How did you decide to choose the pieces that made it on to the album?
Well, the whole process for the 3 songs from the demo went kind of like I said, and they took ages to come around. One Single Night on the other hand, Mike just showed me the riff he was playing with, and we started jamming it. I think about 5 minutes later we had a song. It clicked. We have written a few new songs together as well since then, you might be lucky enough to hear one if you can catch us live. We even have a rap song in our live set. I can throw down some rhymes, I’m not going to lie. The reason behind what we went with on the EP was based on input from our producer Jack (Endino) and our attorney, some other folks in our corner. We added One Single Night without consulting anyone because I just felt like it was the right thing to do, for there to be at least one song on the record that everyone had a hand in writing from square one. It isn’t a solo project, at least not anymore. We’re like a family now.
What was the driving inspiration behind the concept of the album?
To pick the 4 songs that best categorized what kind of music we wish more bands made, what we want to hear when we listen to the radio. Blue Collar Rock and Roll, guitars, you know, with strings, plugged into amps, preferably ones with tubes. I like digital sounds, don’t get me wrong, peep my pedal board for example, but I like doing it using analog tools, if that even makes sense. Anyhow, basically we wanted to make songs that are just plain ROCK. Who is doing that anymore, besides the Foo Fighters, or Muse? Even great really rocking bands like Royal Blood don’t seem to get much coverage. We aren’t on a label that dictates our financial decisions, our resources aren’t tied up in other bands or projects right now, we want to make good old fashioned rock music, NEW rock music, not some 80’s or 90’s reunion band, but something you haven’t heard already, and to make it available to as many listeners as possible. We think the world needs that really badly at the moment.
Is there any information you can share with us about the new release?
The EP is called “Some Other’s Day” and is out now. We named it that, because we literally went into the studio on some Mother’s Day, and recorded a record together. We did that out of necessity, not out of any novelty, but we went with the name and dedicated the record to Momma Bilderback, as she is the mother of 3/5 of the band, and she saw none of them on Mother’s Day 2016 poor lady. The artwork on the cover was a collaboration between myself and DC (Dave Cook) and it took about 4 or 5 days maybe altogether to finish just that picture. I like it a lot though, it fits the Mother’s Day theme, it fell into place very nicely I think. It has that Dinosaur Jr. cover art feel to it, I like that. Cartoony, but serious, like Shell Silverstein on LSD.
You are embarking on a West Coast tour starting in August. What dates are you most excited about playing?
We are super excited to play the Mint in LA. Not only are we aware of it’s sort of legendary mystique, but we have heard a lot of really great things from other bands we know who have played there recently. They all say it’s really fun, and it’s in Los Angeles, it’s a Saturday, the line-up is insane, it’s sort of the turn-around for point for the whole trip, it’s one I have had my eye on for sure. Also really looking forward to playing the Analog in Portland on the way back up. We play with the Welkin Dim and Amelia who we have played with before, as well as Drive on Mak our touring partners, that show should be outstanding. I like Portland a lot, it’s a great city, I can’t wait for that show, it will be a blast no doubt.
Being a West Coast band, is there any thought of heading East for dates in the next year?
Maybe in our fantasies, but not in our current budget at least for the next few months. In all seriousness we would love to, we have a ton of connections out that way through business we have done, but we all still have day jobs, there isn’t any money in this that I’m aware of, so we have to make decisions very carefully to ensure our long-term survivability. Jason lives in Austin, TX and that is how we are connected with Drive on Mak, going to Austin and playing a few venues there and in San Marcos, maybe Dallas or something seems more responsible at the moment, with there being people with whom we could stay, and use their gear, sleep on their couches and bum rides to the show, you know, the glamor or being traveling rock stars.
Greg, you have spent most of your musical career behind the drums. How does it feel to take the lead on SixTwoSeven? How has it changed the way you perform live?
So fun, I can’t believe it. Getting off the leash and running around, it’s my dream come true. Every kid who ever dreamed of being a rock star has dreamt of being the guy up front in the middle with the lights on him. I will say this though, I get much more nervous, like butterflies in the stomach nervous, now before shows. Playing the drums is automatic for me. Playing the guitar, while a blast, is not something where I see other people do it, and I think, I could play what that guy is playing. I look at everyone else who is playing the guitar and I think, how the hell do they do that? I could never do that. It wasn’t until after the record was recorded, we were all in my truck driving home listening to the mixes, and Dave said to me, “I know you think you were a drummer, but maybe you were born to play the guitar”, I was like, huh, never really thought of it working out that way. A strange evolution for sure.
Coming from the Seattle scene, what diversity for you find within the bands that play in the area? What sense of community is there currently?
We haven’t really played that much in Seattle yet as SixTwoSeven. I haven’t played out much in the last few years before that, so it’s changed a lot since the late 90’s when I was gigging really actively. Very dead now. Large clubs closed on Friday nights, no Pioneer Square “one cover get you into all the clubs” kind of thing like I remember. They are in different places now, and they have different challenges now with city noise ordinances and what have you, so it isn’t like you think when you think Seattle Music Scene, not like that movie “Singles” or anything. Don’t get me wrong when people like a band they will come out to see them, Monday, Tuesday, doesn’t matter. But if you are a new rock band, making new original music with drums and guitars and stuff, it’s pretty tough. There aren’t many of us (rock bands), and the venues are even fewer, especially if you don’t tip the scale over into Metal or Post Hardcore, it’s hard to do here. So when you do find great bands, like Amelia (Eugene, OR) or the Welkin Dim (Portland, OR) you want to make sure you stay in touch and set up more shows with them again. Those are the kinds of bands it will take to build a scene, that’s what we want to do. Seattle has a ton of great music right now, but the market is ripe for something like what we are doing. Something with a little punch. It’s ok for Seattle to have attitude like Richard Sherman or Gary Payton, or SixTwoSeven.
What artists not influenced your sound, but made you want to create music, even early on in your life?
For Jason and I, we grew up on the Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division before we made our way into the punk thing, Dead Kennedy’s, Black Flag, NOFX. Eventually heading more alt-ish, like Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du, but everything changed for all of us when we discovered Nomeansno from Vancouver BC. They just blew our minds. Our entire high school musician crowd became obsessed. Everything about how they made their music seemed to break the conventional rules that we knew, yet at the same time, they were beautifully masterful when listened to with the trained musical ear. If you don’t know who they are you are definitely missing out. That made everything look and sound different to me, and I’m sure it is some of where our edge comes from as a band. Then this last December I went and saw Muse at Key Arena for the Drones tour. I decided that night I was done spectating. That show was so awesome. I knew I had to be on stage again after that, up front this time. Matt Bellamy is nuts, I’m not even sure I could speak if we ever met. Serious hero there.
What connection have you found in SixTwoSeven that you may not have found in prior bands? What makes the group ‘click’?
I think it’s the fact that every guy in this band could be the front man in his own band if he wanted to, literally they all play all the instruments. We are seriously the all-star reject band from our town. One guy each from a few good bands at our high school, and not the “popular” guy that you might think, nope not us, we are the “no name” guys from those bands. That’s our roster I’m serious. But kind of like everything Pacific Northwest, we have a chip on our shoulder about it, and that chip, is what makes us tick. We know when people see our names in the paper they think “why those guys?”, hey we get it, we are thinking the same thing. I think the reason why is exactly that, maybe this band is new, but we aren’t, and we still have that chip. We have paid our dues, now it’s our turn to shed some light on an area jam packed with talent, that is largely overlooked. We all are pretty united in that goal. We are going to do it right this time. Have you seen the 30 Seconds to Mars Movie “Artifact”? We are the new model.
If you had to choose 1 song from the upcoming record as your absolute favorite, what would it be, and why so?
One Single Night. It’s new (even to me), we wrote it together, it rocks so hard, it’s lean, it’s easy, it’s fun, it’s still strange, it really sums up everything I was after when I wanted to create a band, but on top of it all, we all wrote it together.
In your own words, how would you describe the SixTwoSeven sound to new listeners?
The most beautiful ass whoopin’ your ears ever took. Guitar rock for the blue collar worker. We can relate, we are living very normal everyday blue collar working class lives, just like you. We want to make music about your frustrations, your concerns, they are our concerns and frustrations too. That’s what music does, it acts as therapy, we’d like to help you with that. Warning, we have no formal therapy training as counselors, but we do have drums and guitars….you know, the kind with strings.
SixTwoSeven is live at the Funhouse in Seattle, Washington on 9/18 -

"Exposed Vocals Interviews SixTwoSeven"

Greg Bilderback isn’t afraid of a little hard work. That’s why it only took him a few months to build his group SixTwoSeven from a mostly theoretical solo project to a full band on the cusp of something much bigger. Since the start of 2016, SixTwoSeven has grown from just Bilderback into a quintet that includes two of his brothers. The Seattle band this spring also teamed with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) to record the four-song EP Some Other’s Day (due Aug. 5), and lined up the group’s first-ever live gig, with a tour to follow.

And though Bilderback has been playing music since he was 5 years old, he’s mostly been a drummer. SixTwoSeven marks the first time he has played guitar in a band. “One of the most surreal experiences was watching a childhood hero of mine like Jack Endino walking around the studio playing air guitar to my solos,” Bilderback says.

It was another of the singer’s inspirations that inspired him to seek an audience for the songs he’d been writing and recording in private over the past six years, while raising a family and working a day job. After seeing the British rockers Muse perform in Seattle last December, Bilderback decided his time had come.

“I left that show just being so inspired,” he says. “I could not stop thinking about wanting to be onstage, to the point where I was obsessive about it. So I made a website and dropped this recording I had on the internet.”

The track he posted amassed 1,000 streams the first day, and “that was enough to get me excited about it,” Bilderback says. With help from childhood friend and local producer Mike Knapp, Bilderback cleaned up the sound of his home demos and, working some connections, got them to Endino. When the producer called from a beach in South America to say he wanted to produce an EP, Bilderback began turning SixTwoSeven into an ensemble that includes Knapp on bass, Jason Bilderback on guitar, Matt Bilderback on keys and backing vocals and Dave Cook on drums.

Along with one new song, the lean, chugging rocker “One Single Night,” Some Other’s Day comprises three tunes from the catalog of music that Bilderback had stockpiled over the years. They’re intense tunes, drawn from his own experience: Powered by a bright snarl of guitar, “Top of the World” is about Bilderback’s contentious divorce, while he wrote the mournful, minor-key “Joshua’s Song” after administering CPR to a young man on a four-wheeler who had been struck by several cars after zooming onto the highway. “He ended up dying in my arms on the side of the road while we waited for the paramedics,” Bilderback says. “I wrote a whole song about it. It was the only way I could process the experience.”

Writing songs has long been the way that Bilderback has expressed himself. Though he’s performed in various band over the years, and has had the sense since he was little that he was a born entertainer, his path to rock ’n’ roll frontman had been circuitous. “I’ve worked in every shithole factory in Washington state there is to work in as a trained electrician,” says Bilderback. Though he later became a power engineer, and now works a comfortable desk job, he still identifies with the lunch-pail kid he used to be, and his music reflects it.

“I want to be a champion for the underdog,” he says. “We have kind of a motto: ‘We come with the attitude of an underdog while delivering the punch of a champion.’”

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So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?

I grew up in Port Orchard, Washington about 60 miles West of Seattle. I have always made up my own melodies and lyrics, I think I wrote my first song at about 3. It was a country song about trucks. My brother and I would make guitar and drum sounds with our mouths and try and overdub tapes when I was in kindergarten. I think I started playing drums about 3rd or 4rth grade, but my dad always had a guitar in the house too. It was the one thing that was his that he never had an issue with all four boys picking up and using it whenever we wanted. So all of us play multiple instruments as a result. Then I discovered the Cure, Bauhaus and Joy Division. That was really when my taste in music started to become my lifestyle also. When I left behind the Motley Crue, “Smokin’ in the Boys” glam metal sound for things that aligned more with my ideologies and beliefs. That was middle school for me. Then when I started skateboarding things gradually transitioned to punk. Throughout that whole time my brother and I were writing and performing songs together in various arrangements. We had many garage bands over the years. It’s always been a part of who we are. We were involved in theater too. We all love being on stage performing.

How did you come up with the name SixTwoSeven? What was your inspiration behind it?

6-2- and 7 are actually the last three digits of my first AMA Motocross racing number. I love dirt bikes, I love to race and ride motocross and supercross, I am a huge Carmichael and Kevin Windham fan btw, and I have a track in my front yard. When you are an amateur racer, it is usually customary for you to race a three digit number, and that is typically the last three of your AMA card. When I bought my house, the home phone they gave me also ended in 627 so there was that. The first song I wrote and recorded by myself for the demo was a song called “Motormouth” about racing dirt bikes. I entered the recording in a songwriters contest online back in about 2011, and I needed a band name and a picture. I grabbed a high definition racing photo off my PC, and the numbers SixTwoSeven were right there crammed together on my front number plate, so problem solved, I rolled with it. Needless to say I did not win, and fast forward 5 years later and I have trademarked it, so I guess I am stuck with it from now on.

What do you think about online music sharing? Do you ever give your music away for free? Why?

Hahahaha sharing? That’s what it’s all about isn’t it? I am not yet convinced thus far, that there IS any money to be made, so yeah I give almost all of my music away for free. I think as the CEO of a fledgling independent record label (DubSeven Records) it is paramount that we establish relationships with fans, clubs, media outlets and radio stations for the future. I ship more merchandise out promotionally at my own expense than I ever have commercially. I’m ok with that. As for torrent type stuff, I say this, if people are trying so bad to get their hands on something I have made, that they are willing to take on the risk of acquiring it nefariously, then that is a nice problem to have. If people want to steal your music, then by default that implies people first want your music. Let’s face it, not everybody who cuts an album has to worry about people stealing it. In this business, in order to achieve any level of success, you have to build some brand recognition. You need to make your music available to people in places where they look for music they already like. The best way to do that is setting up promotional opportunities centered around those “trustworthy” sources. We try very hard to do that as a label and as a band.

Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

Radio play? It is a lot of work. Even if someone is spending money on your behalf, it is not a guarantee that you will get played. Most labels pay for a radio campaign of some kind for their artists, but on top of that, you have to keep track of the stations your firm is reaching out to and then follow up with them yourself too. As a label I have contacted every station manager playing our music in the country, and at minimum taken the time to thank them personally (from the band and the label), then also offered promotional materials, T-Shirts, Posters, CD’s, Stickers and such to their DJ’s and to their listeners, and submitted interview requests to appear on their broadcasts. All of that seemed to have a much bigger impact on how well we charted from week to week on the College Radio Charts (inside the top 200) than simply signing checks to an agency and waiting to see where we placed. Certainly their initial introductions to the station managers were critical for getting “adds”, and cannot be overlooked, but my point is you cannot rely on that alone to garner spins. Have a lazy week and watch your record drop from #166 to #505 in just 7 days. As for Gigs? Don’t be afraid to get rejected. The same booker will turn you down 3 to 5 times and then give you the biggest gig of your life. You just have to be patient and pay your dues. That’s all about networking. If you really want to get better shows, then show up to your gigs early, stand in front and cheer on the bands that play before you, stay late and support the bands the play after you, and share other band’s music with your listener’s through your social media pages. I promise if you do that, you will get booked for decent gigs eventually.

Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?

I always screw up playing live, lol. I am a drummer, I still think playing guitar and singing live is really difficult. Especially if you care about being animated and performing visually as well as musically. You can’t trip out about stuff like that. Smile, that’s what I do, I just smile about it. Most people will never notice, unless you are recording, so just roll with it. My pet peeve is stopping songs. I feel like you should never do that. Ask the guys, if that happens I am kind of an ass. I really think you have to drive on and through stuff like that. If you stop and throw your hands up in the air, it is a virtual guarantee that someone will notice that, since you went and drew everyone’s attention to it. For live performances the most important thing I think, is to let people see how much fun you’re having. Everything else will take a back seat to that, if people can genuinely feel how much you love doing what you’re doing. I just tweeted a Tom Petty quote today about music. “Music isn’t really supposed to be perfect. It’s all about people relating each other and doing something that’s really from the soul. It must come from the soul.” You cannot say it much better than that.

Does anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?

Sure, our tour was the best and worst time I have ever had in my life. As the label exec, tour manager, and band leader it was one of the most stressful ordeals I have ever survived. As a giant kid who wants to play music everyday instead of go to work at a desk job, it was the most exciting experience I have ever had. Kind of depended on the moment I suppose. We did a tour diary for and yeah, there were lots of funny stories. Overflowing motorhome sewage tanks, motorhomes getting stuck, lots and lots of me screaming “Get back in the F$%king van!” at the top of my lungs. I think having the motorhome get stuck in the entryway to a parking garage in downtown Los Angeles just before church got out was a pretty good story. It’s fairly safe to say I did not maintain my cool throughout that whole ordeal. I’m laughing….now. We made it home, so all is well that ends well. That being said I was happy to return to my desk job the following Monday morning. I cannot lie. It felt a lot safer to me.

Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?

My blue collar life is my inspiration. Same as your lives. I work, raise children as a single parent, coach sports teams, and cook dinner just like you do. I apply for jobs, get turned down for promotions, and work unpaid overtime to suck up to my boss, just like you all do. I have bills due, house repairs, angry girlfriends, and personal failures, just like you too. These are the things I write about. Wreckless Soul is about my son Blaeklee, he has always been the most devout non-conformist, almost to the point of conformity. Top of the World is about my ugly divorce, the public shaming that came along with it, and learning to love myself again. Joshua’s Song is about a teenage boy who died in my arms after being hit on his ATV by the SUV driving in front of me. One Single Night, is about how after living through all of that, I am FINALLY ready to tell the world, if that is all you’ve got, then be ready, because I cannot be stopped. SixTwoSeven is my destiny.

What are some really embarrassing songs that we might find on your mp3 player?

Oh man…embarrassing? I have been such a music snob for so many years, even if I liked something too dorky I might not have had it on my MP3 player. I guess the most embarrassing would probably be the Biebs, I have some Biebs on the player. The kid has some skills, don’t hate. On top of that dude skates too…I also have a teenage daughter so I was going to be exposed to his music like it or not, thankfully I am raising a music snob too, so at least she tends to find more obscure tracks (if such thing exists for the Biebs) so it isn’t all the really-really cheesy radio stuff. We share an iTunes account, so some T Swift may come on, or even Selena Gomez. Some dudes might find that embarrassing, I’m a dad, so I’m proud of it. My guilty pleasure is going from Brandi Carlile to the Beatnuts on the same playlist.

If you were given half a million dollars and a year off, what would you do? How would you spend it?

That is an awesome question. I would like to say I would record a record and take a world tour, since that is about the only way I could afford it. Honestly though, I couldn’t sleep at night if that is all I did. What is the point of being granted power, money, resources, or influence, if you don’t use any of it to make the world a better place than it was when you arrived? So I every summer my daughter and I volunteer at an orphanage in Ensenada Mexico. All the children there are very special to me, I would love to have more time and more resources at my disposal to make things better for them. There are also 3 very special children there that I would really love to adopt, but single white American men aren’t typically the Mexican Government’s first choice for adoption of a family of 3 orphaned Children. Maybe half a million dollars and some more time off would help, I’m not really too sure it would though, unfortunately.

What are you working with now?

About $18 in change and a windowless van. Things are looking up yo…

How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?

Be very creative. I love seeing stuff like bands doing surprise shows in public places. I saw an ad on the GigTown App for a surprise show in the parking lot of a Vegas convention. That sounds really cool. I always liked the idea while touring of setting up in a rest stop, and playing until the cops showed up and shut us down, but we never really had any time between driving. I give away CD’s everywhere I go. Getting a haircut and get good service, give ‘em a disc. Have a waiter who really seemed to get you, and you want to leave more than a decent tip, give ‘em a disc. Sending out promotional materials to radio stations, and spending two hours at the post office packaging up discs and posters, hand a disc to each employee who helped you. You’d be surprised how you can turn a home appraisal appointment into an opportunity to promote your music. The key is never think about anything else. 100% of every fiber of my being is concentrated into my effort to succeed. Even when I’m sitting still, calories are burning in the name of SixTwoSeven. It never stops.

If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?

I want to play with the Foo Fighters bad. I would die if I saw our name on the bill for a Muse Concert. Royal Blood, oh yeah that would be so sick. I have been trying really hard to work us onto a Dinosaur Jr. or Pretty Reckless show too, but no luck so far. Their staff is very friendly though, so it will happen eventually, when it is supposed to. We toured with Nomeansno out of Vancouver Canada when I was 19 in a band called 5HC (Five Hoss Cartwrights) and that was my pinch me moment for the last 20 years or so. Looking to update that here real soon.

So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?

We are trying to wrap up a few more video shoots. We still need to promote this album, so we have some shows coming up in Eastern Washington and Idaho, Canada hopefully too. We are working on a trip to Texas to play in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. We have been invited to take part in a television show about Breaking Artists so we are trying to figure out the financing for the trip to NJ to take part in that as well. I’d like to spend some free time if I can ever get any, on making some more hip hop tracks with illfunk and MC MD, “Honorable Thugs” was almost 10 years ago already so it’s definitely time for DubSeven to release some more hip hop. We (SixTwoSeven) also have about 15 other songs we need to get recorded before next summer, so we can release a full length record and get a tour in before summers end 2017. I have a very busy life, it’s full. I don’t really get bored.

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?

My life would look very similar. I would go to work as an Engineering Manager, just like I do now. I would coach my kid’s teams, and skateboard every chance I could get just like I do now. The primary difference being, I would probably still have a savings account, and a lot more week ends with-out plans.

Do you remember buying your first album? Who was it? What was going through your head?

I think my very first cassette tape was Quiet Riot Metal Health. I was in 3rd grade. I remember being afraid to show my Mom the cover, I figured she would say “No” because the dude looked scary. She bought it for me anyway, but I don’t think my Dad was too stoked. I remember also being at a swap meet when I was really little, at the Tacoma Dome. My dad bought me my first skateboard there, but anyhow, I had a little cash for some reason, so he let me and my brother cruise around the booths. I bought Poison “Look what the Cat Dragged In” and Motley Crue “Theater of Pain”. I remember being absolutely shocked when my older brother enlightened me to the fact that the faces on the cover of the Poison record were the guys in the band. Needless to say we did not yet have MTV at our house, so that was the first time I saw Glam Rock face to face.

How do you juggle the rest of your responsibilities while trying to stay ahead in your music life?

I stay up really-really late. I work more than 50 hours a week at my day job, and probably close to that at DubSeven. I want this so bad, I just refuse to let a day go by, without nudging it in the direction we need to go. There is no time to rest, and we have accomplished nothing worthy of taking time out to celebrate yet, so I just keep grinding. I drink two pots of coffee and two Red Bull’s every day, lol. Just gotta keep at it. It’s going to take longer than I wish it would, but it will get there eventually. I will see to that. I always tell people when they meet me, you have never worked with anyone like me. No one believes me at first, they always laugh. There is always that moment a few months later were they remind me of how I told them that way back when, and how full of it they thought I was. I feel like the entire world is moving in slow motion around me, I really do. I’m already thinking about mundane decisions I will make 5 hours ahead of this very conversation. It’s a blessing and a curse, as I tend to come off very impatient. Changing my mind about one little thing right now, sometimes effects a chain reaction of decisions made after that point, and sometimes I don’t like explaining every time I might appear “inflexible” if you will.

What should fans look forward to in the next year or so?

Another SixTwoSeven record. A full length record. And more bands on DubSeven. Keep your eyes peeled for Drive on Mak (Austin TX) the Welkin Dim (Portland OR), and Amelia (Eugene OR). - Exposed Vocals

"Debut EP by Indie Rockers SIXTWOSEVEN – Some Other’s Day"

Seattle is a treasure trove of great music. The city has given us Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Candlebox, Foo Fighters, and Nirvana, just to name a few. And now a new band called SixTwoSeven explodes out of Seattle. SixTwoSeven’s vibe feels like alternative rock and grunge, with a dose of punk. If you mix Foo Fighters, Weezer and Green Day, you’d have something close to their sound, though you’d need to add a huge helping of originality because they are in no way a copycat band.

Back on August 5 SixTwoSeven released their debut EP, Some Other’s Day.

All of the tracks are great, but my favorite is One Single Night. I love the groove, which gets me bouncing around like I’m in a dance club, and the lyrics have me singing along oh so badly. Fortunately, only my dogs are present to witness this embarrassing event. Here’s the song. Press play and create your own crazy scene.

Then there’s Joshua’s Song, which has a punk groove and heartbreaking lyrics. The band’s founder Greg Bilderback wrote this song…

"after administering CPR to a young man on a four-wheeler who had been struck by several cars after zooming onto the highway. “He ended up dying in my arms on the side of the road while we waited for the paramedics,” Bilderback says. “I wrote a whole song about it. It was the only way I could process the experience.”

SixTwoSeven began with Greg Bilderback, a dream, and a lot of hard work. He writes intense lyrics to express bottled up emotions, then shares them in a way in which we can all relate.

Greg Bilderback – Vocals and Guitar
Mike Knapp – Bass
Jason Bilderback – Guitar
Matt Bilderback – Keys and Backing Vocals
Dave Cook – Drums

If you like what you hear, please consider connecting with the band and supporting their music. - Soundwaves Reviews

"SixTwoSeven - Wreckless Soul"

SixTwoSeven “Wreckless Soul”

“Wreckless Soul” is from SixTwoSeven’s upcoming release, Some Other’s Day out now. The record shares alternative elements with an indie twist. Produced by the acclaimed producer, Jack Endino (Nirvana), the groupMusic Submission: SixTwoSeven “Wreckless Soul” create a stunning debut that is a whirlwind of guitars and vocal perfection.Writing songs has long been the way that frontman Greg Bilderback has expressed himself. Though he’s performed in various band over the years, and has had the sense since he was little that he was a born entertainer, his path to rock ‘n’ roll frontman had been circuitous. - SKOPE Magazine

"My Tour Diary - On the Road Again"

SixTwoSeven are the newest Rock Gods from Seattle, Washington. With their Alt-infused sounds, the group bring epic elements to the spotlight, that shines through Seattle's musical past. With an updated spin on the infamous Northwest sound, SixTwoSeven are carving a name for themselves in the music world, as they have just released their noteworthy debut, Some Other's Day. Produced by no other than Nirvana-approved Jack Endino himself, SixTwoSeven carry on the spirit and intensity of great talent from the area. This August the group finds themselves on an ambitious set of dates in the Northwest, as they bring their record to the stage. The group has humbly offered to take us virtually on the road with them, as frontman Greg Bilderback chronicles their journey. Get ready for Part 1 of SixTwoSeven's Tour Diary.

Day 1 - August 8, El Corazon - Seattle, WA

Sitting here on my bed at home, in a quiet moment. I’m trying to address my nerves as I look at all the little things that still need to be squared away before we depart this afternoon. The house is pretty still for the first time all weekend. We have had Drive on Mak and SixTwoSeven shacked up in this house for three days now, the music has been loud and non-stop, so this brief moment of peace will likely be my last for the foreseeable future. I give my worries to the Lord, and set to thinking positively about how exciting it is to even be here.

We still have laundry running in the back room as I smile to myself realizing this time tomorrow we will be a whole state away playing music for strangers, and suddenly it’s a little easier to care less about the mundane, and just enjoy the moment. My dog, and my daughter are going to be with me. My brothers, my friends, playing music, on the road. Does it get any better?

Soon the house will be bustling again with everyone frantically stuffing their last minute add-ons into their luggage, and then turning our attention to loading out music gear. In just three hours we will be heading out to our CD Release party. Some Other's Day is today, and it is our day too.

Day 2- August 9, Le Voyeur- Olympia, WA

Last night was awesome! What a great show. Super fun to kick things off right in your home town with friends and family to support you. Stop Don’t Stop, and Halcion Halo were awesome, and of course the Drive on Mak was absolutely lit. Feels pretty sweet to have that in the bag, and now I am taking a minute to collect my thoughts before rolling out to Olympia. The motorhomes are in the driveway, and we are completing the last bit of packing up, I can hear everyone chatting it up in the other room. It’s nice to hear everyone with us is having fun.

Tonight we take the stage for the 2nd straight night. More friends and family will be there, some of which we haven’t seen for a great while. This too should be a fantastic night for us. We play again with Stop Don’t Stop, and of course our tour mates Drive on Mak. I’ll try to save my voice by not talking over all the chatter, and keeping to myself until we arrive at the club. A couple of drinks down the hatch, and I’ll be ready to go. Looking forward to some serious windshield time in the next couple of days.

Day 3 - Travel Day

Olympia was a blast. Saw some old friends we haven’t seen in a really long time, and got to rock the stage at Le Voyeur with some new ones. The venue was small but very generous. Great garlic fries, and they were even FREE! We are a little behind schedule this morning as the show last night ran super late. I’m kind of digging the quiet we have right now, while everyone still struggles to break free of the slumber.

The mood this morning should be interesting as the last thing I remember before hitting the sheets was two of our traveling party appeared about to have “fists” over some kind of disagreement. Long hours and a couple too many drinks and maybe we had a potion for trouble. It appears for the moment to have been resolved, or shelved at minimum.

Today we don’t have a show as it’s a travel only day. We ride to Medford tonight and will stop there before heading down to San Jose for Thursday’s concert at Johnny V’s. I’m actually pretty happy we have a day off, I’m losing my voice a little. I’m going to do my best to keep my mouth shut for most of the afternoon, but as any of you who know me can attest, it will be a formidable challenge, regardless of how loud my voice can get.

Day 4 - Travel Day

Sunny morning, 8am breakfast is cooking. Scrambled eggs and chicken skewers, this is the breakfast of rock and roll royalty. I'm fairly certain that at least one member of Drive on Mak slept on top of my motorhome last night. Either that or southern Oregon was invaded by a herd of giant spiders in the middle of the night. Good news, at least they passed through town before we woke up.

I hear laughing coming from all directions so I'm comfortable that the previous day's drama is officially behind us. As soon as we are packed up and fed this caravan is back on the road to San Jose. My brothers work and college friends will be coming to see us tonight so it will be fun to have a nice big get together with friends over some kick ass music.

After planning for the last 8 months, I'm actually very relaxed now. I think I was more stressed out in my driveway than I am now that we are almost to our first out of state destination. I guess it's because I can see the culmination of all that work coming to fruition before my eyes. This lifelong dream of taking my songs to the world is happening....right now. Pretty cool if you ask me. -

"My Tour Diary: SixTwoSeven - The Sequel"

Seattle mainstays SixTwoSeven, wrapped up their West Coast tour this week, which left them with a lifetime of new experiences and fans. Following suit of the group's first tour diary which chronicled their start of the tour, we are back on board for round 2 of their musical experience. Let's hit the road...

Day 6

We survived the worst stretch of driving that/ we will have to do by arriving in Anaheim last night about 2 hours behind schedule. Got to love Los Angeles traffic, over 2 hours of soul crushing misery as we named it, to travel what effectively should have taken 20 minutes. It was totally worth roughing it out though to arrive in Anaheim in time for the biggest BBQ spread imaginable. Cold beer, bourbon, potato salad, baked beans, brats, burgers and anything else you can think of, by far the best we have eaten in a week. Couple that with Aunts, Uncles, Cousins I've never met, and my best friends in the world and there is no place I'd rather be. Today we have no place to be until evening and we are less than an hour away (in soul crushing traffic) to travel. This will likely be one of the more relaxing days we have, that still has a show planned.

Tonight we play the legendary Mint LA. So many great names before us have been here it's extremely humbling. Drive on Mak gets the night off, as we are playing with Los Angeles locals Zoo Keepers Palace for their record release party. My stomach is in knots. I don't know that it's nerves though I suppose it could be. Or it could be that the week straight diet of gas station burritos and Red Bull has finally taken its toll on my insides. Either way this is a pretty crappy way to start the day. Pun intended. I won't complain, we are plugged into power, we have water, showers, bathrooms and food for the first time in a week. This is the life...

Day 7 - The Mint, Los Angeles

The Mint was amazing. The turnaround show for the trip was so worth all the effort it took to get there. The crowd? Off the chain. The venue? Beautiful. The sound guy? On point. The bands? Yeah, completely insane.

Tropical Nasty had harmonies for days. Two Eights looked like they were having more fun onstage than kids at Disneyland (yes, we are in Anaheim). Zookeeper's Palace released a concept album that will blow your mind, and they played the entire thing. Crazytown! To cap the night off we got to hear the Flower Punks own brand of rockadelic goodness, and even a sweet little Radiohead cover.

The best part of all of it was leaving the motorhomes parked in my uncle's driveway and taking nothing but the van with the gear and an Uber to the show. I still had to pack in all my own gear, but takin a nap in an air conditioned car in LA tragic beats getting road rage in the can of an overstuffed 31' motorhome. I felt like a real rock star.

We spent an hour skateboarding around Los Angeles waiting for the doors to open, something I've wanted to do my entire life. A couple of half cab big spins over DC's board, and some kick flips, and the sun took it out of me.

After the show, an Uber home and then a good nights sleep. The only thing that didn't go my way last night was not getting paid after the show...again. I must remember, it's for the love of the game.

Day 8

So after 14 hours of driving we made Roseburg Oregon. A decision was made to get the RV's back north to DubSeven studios and off the road after arriving at the rest stop and attempting to light off the generator, and finding out is was no longer working. No AC, no microwave, we couldn't even have the lights on for long with out draining the battery. It is not possible for 12 grown men to share one 29' motorhome, so adjustments needed to be made.

Upon returning the RV's to the studio we will drive back south from there for the Portland show. I'm really looking forward to that show in a friendly city with bands we know in a great club. We could use a shot in the arm for moral.

I also had the pleasure of waking up to an email from a promoter attempting to extort money from us because the motorhome getting stuck apparently blocked access to his patrons free parking and now he believes he would have sold more tickets but people could t park, and thus we should compensate him financially. I think I'm going to leave that email un-responded to.

Everyone said they wanted to be on the road by 9:30. It's now 9:45 and we are missing a van full of musicians who decided to go to the store. When I'm told we are ready I'll start the RV and pull out. For now I'm sitting with Scott from Drive on Mak enjoying a gorgeous sunny southern Oregon morning.

Day 10

Well, we turned a bad thing into a good thing. Taking advantage of the motorhome issues, to just return them and downsize. Thus, after powering through what was a seriously brutal drive in the desert heat straight home, we now have some time to relax before heading back south to Portland. So last night we Barbecued half the left-over food from the failing RV refrigerators, and banged out a game of scrabble. Tonight we do the same while strumming acoustic guitars, showering and doing laundry. Oh the luxuries of being home. I feel for Drive on Mak though, as they are essentially still traveling until they get home to Austin, TX.

I am extremely relieved however, having made good on my promise to provide for a dozen people all the way down the coast and back. Knowing that I have returned them safely to home base, gives me cause to celebrate. That we will do. Listening to Scott and Sean play guitar and sing while I knock back some Sailor jerry’s and of course shots of Fireball (shameless sponsorship plug) is making my smile the largest it’s been in days. Tomorrow we drive to Portland to rock out with two other bands that you all will know about before too terribly long. Amelia is a female two piece, sort of post metal hardcore guitar-power drum duet that will blast your brain into next Tuesday, while Adam Kennedy’s the Welkin Dim have a glorious blend of harmony and melody, with some insane slap funk bass runs, reminiscent of old school Primus.

I’m actually kind of getting a little sad knowing that the end is near. Not that my heart could have handled any more responsibility in this first go, but it still makes me wish we could have pushed for a few more dates. Better safe than sorry I suppose. As a start-up, DubSeven had to be careful not to bite off more than we could chew. Two bands, all the way down to LA and back. Seven shows, in 12 days, a whole bunch of driving. Probably a good thing we did it the way we did. Now that it is almost over I set my sights to phase two.

Texas at Thanksgiving?

Day 11

Tonight is the last show. Amiaha (my daughter) is making us pancakes for breakfast before hitting the road south for Portland. The smell of coffee, and the gorgeous morning sunshine beaming through my kitchen window is the best way to wrap this tour up. I’m super glad we didn’t spend the last 3 days jam packed into those motorhomes, showering in rest stop bathroom sinks. This was a little more chill, even for Drive on Mak, despite still being on the road until Monday.

After last night’s tasty barbeque and wicked jam session, (that was a mashup of SixTwoSeven and Drive on Mak songs, sandwiched between covers and improvisational original jams that covered genres and styles from NoMeansNo to Everlast), there were probably a few too many shots of Fireball, and as the evening wore on folks were dropping like flies. It’s been a long week, we all needed sleep and we still have a 3 hour drive down to Portland, a show, and three hour drive back on our plates.

Reflecting on the trip I can say it was a moderate success. The shows were a blast, the crowds in LA were so worth the trip, and though tensions got high and faces got red, we made it home alive having done what we set out to do. We didn’t get paid for any of the shows, there seemed to be always be a hidden clause or fine print section that was conveniently quoted as the reason for withholding payment despite good turnout and high bar tabs. I figured as much when I plotted this out, so I’m not too worked up about that, especially having moved some physical CD’s and merchandise along the way. I think we were able to make some new relationships on the trip that when watered and tended to properly will grow into fruit bearing trees.

Time to clean up after breakfast and set to packing up for the drive. One last show and then we can finish out the weekend recording free form jam’s in the DubSeven Studio’s in Gig Harbor all weekend. That will be a chill way to close out a pretty hard fought journey. We are almost there.

Day 12 - The Analog, Portland, OR

Portland was it. It was then right way to end it for sure. The Analog were the most gracious of hosts, the sound was awesome and the room was really cool. The food was tasty and the drinks were cold, the bands were the best you could find. Even the door guy poked his head in to bob a little to the beat and smile approvingly. This was the way it should be.

Amelia started off with a serious onslaught of about 25 minutes of in your face rock and roll. It could not have started off with a bigger bang. These girls are legit rock stars and you must see them play.

The Welkin Dim took the stage next in their home town and the crowd was as fired up as a Seattle Seahawks home game! Adam was on fire, jumping off the stage into the crowd, even out onto the street. If you missed it I'm sorry, but my advice would be to get there for the next one when they play again.

Next was Drive on Mak's last set on the West Coast. It was a tear jerker for me, but I danced my ass through it like a man and never let them see me sweat it. They delivered a hard rocking show with beautiful harmonies and harmonica lines for days and days.

We played a great set for a super fun crowd that was very supportive. We absolutely finished it off right. Thank you Portland, thank you West Coast, thank you Drive on Mak. Thank you See 'y'all in Texas ;) -

"SixTwoSeven - Breaks Into College Radio Top 200"

2 AVALANCHES Wildflower Astralwerks
3 Of Montreal Innocence Reaches Polyvinyl
4 Blood Orange Freetown Sound Domino Recording
5 De La Soul And the Anonymous Nobody A.O.I.
6 Angel Olsen My Woman Jagjaguwar
7 Glass Animals How To Be A Human Being Harvest
8 DINOSAUR JR. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar
9 CRYSTAL CASTLES Amnesty Republic
10 BADBADNOTGOOD IV Innovative Leisure
11 Morgan Delt Phase Zero Sub Pop
12 Atmosphere Fishing Blues Rhymesayers
13 BON IVER 22, A Million Jagjaguwar
14 Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Denial Matador
15 Mild High Club Skiptracing Stones Throw
16 heaven for real kill your memory Mint
17 TOBACCO Sweatbox Dynasty Ghostly
18 AGES AND AGES Something To Ruin Partisan
19 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool XL
20 FIELD MOUSE Episodic Topshelf
21 Cool Ghouls Animal Races Empty Cellar
22 Haley Bonar Impossible Dream Thirty Tigers
23 Local Natives Sunlit Youth Loma Vista
24 Roosevelt Roosevelt City Slang
25 WILD BEASTS Boy King Domino
26 Hoops Hoops Fat Possum
27 DJ Shadow The Mountain Will Fall Mass Appeal
28 WILCO Schmilco Anti-dBpm
29 FEA Fea Blackheart
30 Gringo Star The Sides And In Between Nevado
31 VARIOUS ARTISTS Quiero Creedence Concord Picante
32 BLACK ATLASS Haunted Paradise FOOL'S GOLD
33 FRANK OCEAN Blonde Def Jam
34 Pack A.D. Positive Thinking Cadence
35 BLIND PILOT And Then Like Lions ATO
36 AMAZING Ambulance Partisan
37 Father John Misty Real Love Baby Sub Pop
38 HIGH WAISTED On Ludlow Self-Released
39 DEATH VALLEY GIRLS Glow In The Dark Burger
40 SNEAKS Gymnastics Merge
43 Motion Graphics Motion Graphics Domino
44 Joseph I'm Alone, No You're Not ATO
45 Heaters Baptistina Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
46 CASS MCCOMBS Mangy Love Anti-
47 Pill Convenience Mexican Summer
48 WEEZER Weezer (White Album) Interscope
49 NICK WATERHOUSE It's Time Innovative Leisure
50 Complete Walkthru Complete Walkthru 1080p
51 BRENDAN CANNING Home Wrecking Years Arts & Crafts
52 HOLY FUCK Congrats Last Gang
53 EZRA FURMAN Big Fugitive Life Pias
54 MITSKI Puberty 2 Dead Oceans
55 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Miss Sharon Jones! OST Daptone
56 julie ruin hit reset hardly art
57 Lucius Good Grief Mom + Pop
58 Magic Trick Other Man's Blues Empty Cellar
59 Carl Broemel Fourth of July Thirty Tigers
60 Deerhoof The Magic Polyvinyl Records
61 Dillinger Escape Plan
62 Broke Royals The Luxury Of Time, Pt. II Self-Released
63 EROS & THE ESCHATON Weight Of The Matter Bar None
64 EMMA LOUISE Supercry Self-Released
65 Russian Circles Guidance Sargent House
66 YOUNG THE GIANT Home Of The Strange Fueled By Ramen
67 Lotus Eats The Light Self-Released
68 Avett Brothers True Sadness American
69 Dave Cofell A Thousand Shades of Blue Rockhouse
70 Every Time I Die
71 Band of Horses Why Are You Ok Interscope
72 AVERS Omega/Whatever EggHunt
73 HOT PANDA Bad Pop Bandwagon
74 Sonzeiro Tam Tam Tam Reimagined Bronswood
75 MYSTERY LIGHTS The Mystery Lights Daptone
76 Graveyard Club Cellar Door
77 DEAD GAZE Easy Travels Ernest Jenning
78 Robots and Monsters
79 PIXIES Um Chagga Lagga Pias
80 Black Crown Initiate
82 WYE OAK Shriek Merge
83 Head and the Heart Signs Of Light Warner Brothers
84 Smoking Trees The Archer And The Bull Burger Records
85 Red Fang
86 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Divorce Party New West
87 brave radar lion head fixture records
89 Jaedyn James & The Hunger Raw Self-Released
90 submissives do you really love me? Fixture
91 Shampoo This Terrible Heat Bear Kids Recordings
92 Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros RCA
93 Metallica
94 DESCENDENTS Hypercaffium Spazzinate Epitaph
95 JPNSGRLS Divorce Light Organ
96 Kungs This Girl
97 CASE/LANG/VEIRS Case/Lange/Veirs Anti-
98 DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS Nicollet and Tenth Self-Released
99 VARIOUS ARTISTS PDX Pop Now! 2016 PDX Pop Now!
100 Pallbearer
101 Tegan And Sara Love You To Death Warner
102 Chairlift
105 ANDY SHAUF The Party Arts & Crafts
107 NO ALOHA Deluxe Self-Released
108 L.T. LIEF Shadow On The Brim Self-Released
109 HOT HOT HEAT Hot Hot Heat Kaw-Liga
110 Opeth Opeth Self-Released
111 WARPAINT New Song Rough Trade
112 MALE GAZE King Leer Castle Face
113 APHEX TWIN Cheetah [EP] Warp
114 ERIC KRASNO Blood From A Stone Feel Good
115 Slow Club One Day All of This Won't Matter Anymore Moshi Moshi
116 Susan Never Enough Volar
117 Preoccupations
118 Whitney Light Upon The Lake Secretly Canadian
120 KONGOS Egomaniac Epic
121 In Flames
122 Florence and the Machine Wish That You Were Here
124 KALEO A/B Atlantic
125 Sodom
126 BEAR MOUNTAIN Badu Last Gang
127 Sylvan Esso Radio Loma Vista
128 STEEL CRANES Tango Mister White Tights
129 Stray Birds Magic Fire Yep Roc
130 KYLO Phases Self-Released
132 Empire of the Sun Two Vines Self-Released
133 KATIE DEY Flood Network Joy Void
134 Jay Arner Jay II Mint
136 FEWS Means Pias
137 Tallest Man on Earth River Gravitation Records
138 JAKE MEADOWS Good Company
139 Korn
140 BUTCHERS Older. Stupider. Self-Released
141 Tennis Ladies Don’t Play Guitars Communion
142 RYLEY WALKER Golden Sings That Have Been Sung Dead Oceans
143 ART D'ECCO Day Fevers Your Face
144 Margaret Glaspy Emotions And Math ATO
145 James Vincent McMorrow We Move Caroline
146 Hamilton Leithauser A 1000 Times XL
147 VARIOUS ARTISTS A Tribute To Pet Sounds Reverberation Appreciation Society
148 SLOW DAKOTA The Ascension of Slow Dakota Massif
149 CREATIVE ADULT Fear of Life Run For Cover
150 Obituary
151 Tyondai Braxton Oranged Out E.P. Nonesuch
153 Health&Beauty NO SCARE Wichita Recordings
155 JAMILA WOODS HEAVN Closed Sessions
156 Chance The Rapper Coloring Book Self-Released
157 Fil Bo Riva If You’re Right, It’s Alright EP Pias
159 VARIOUS ARTISTS Musique Du Jouet 2 Novel Cell Poem
160 Foxtrax The Cabin Self-Released
161 A Day to Remember
162 SubRosa For This We Fought the Battle of Ages Profound Lore
163 FLAMINGODS Majesty Soundway Records
164 ECHOCENTRICS Echo Hotel Self-Released
166 SixTwoSeven some other’s day Self-Released
167 Failed Flowers Failed Flowers 25 Diamonds
168 Camp Howard Camp Howard Bad Grrrl
169 steve gunn eyes on the lines matador
170 Yung A Youthful Dream Fat Possum
171 samito samito costume records
172 COLVIN AND EARLE Colvin And Earle Fantasy
173 Candiria Candiria Self-Released
174 Floating Points Kuiper Pluto
175 Chris Robinson Brotherhood Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel
176 VINYL WILLIAMS Brunei L'Quasar
177 Direct Hit! Wasted Mind Fat Wreck Chords
178 Kukahi Lee kukahi Self-Released
179 MOKA ONLY I'm Delighted Urbnet
180 HAZMAT MODINE Extra-Deluxe-Supreme Jaro
181 Tom Odell Wrong Crowd
182 VIOLENT SOHO Waco SideOneDummy
183 YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX West End Coast Wax Poetics
184 LYDIA LOVELESS Real Bloodshot Records
186 Tod Hughes time slow down Self-Released
187 Hymn for Her Drive 'til You Die Self-Released
188 Meshuggah
190 DYAN Looking For Knives Self-Released
191 AT/ALL Sun Dogs Self-Released
192 Coathangers Nosebleed Weekend Suicide Squeeze
193 WILLIAM TYLER Modern Country Merge
194 CAMDEN GARLAND 371 Lily Rd. Self-Released
195 Blue Apollo Light Footed Hours Self-Released
196 Lemon Twigs Do Hollywood Self-Released
197 Soren Juul This Moment
198 DEATH BY UNGA BUNGA Fight! [EP] Jansen Plateproduksjon
199 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Kobalt
200 CARL SAGANS' SKATE SHOES Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes Self-Released - Muzooka College Radio Charts

"Illfunk on Vigilante's Radio"

Vigilantes Radio sits down live on the radio with illfunk of SixTwoSeven to discuss everything from the origins of the band, the making of the record, the obsticles we have overcome, and what lies ahead for the band. Tune it, and feel free to call in and have your questions answered live on air by illfunk himself.

"illfunk" has been creating music of every genre since childhood, originally earning himself the nickname "illfunk" as a teenager due to his amazing free style rhyme flow. "illfunk" joined his brother and bandmates shortly after graduating high school in 1996, to form the alternative punk band 5 Hoss Cartwrights. 5HC released their full length album "Bashitout" in 1998, and celebrated that release with a tour of the Northwest area with local cult alt-punk legends Nomeansno of Vancouver, Canada.

On Drums we have Dave Cook - AKA - (DC or Sfinger).

On Bass we have, you guessed it, Mike Knapp -AKA - (MK Ultra).

Last but certainly not least, we have illfunk's very own brother - Jason Bilderback - AKA -(J Danger).

Matt Bilderback - AKA - (the Machine), from Bellingham, WA another brother of the funk himself, the Machcine gets down on thekeyboards and backup vocals. - Only One Media Group

"Behind the Barricade - with illfunk"

illfunk hangs out with Dan and John of BTB -

"Loudini's Rock and Roll Circus interviews SixTwoSeven's Frontman"

Imagine the Foo Fighters and Muse stuffed in an underground studio during the "nuclear holocaust" with nothing but Weezer and Radiohead albums to session - yeah, I'd like to be fly on that wall too! Now you can, thanks to this site. Seattle area indie alt-rock powerhouse quartet SixTwoSeven is pleased you have found our home on the Web. We want you to know we are committed to providing our fans and audiences charismatic rock music that we all can relate to, that also encourages feelings and introspective thought on this world we all live in together. - Lou Lombardi

"SixTwoSeven Album Release Show at El Corazon, Seattle, Washington"

Alternative Rock is making a comeback in a big way, and SixTwoSeven are running the show. SixTwoSeven took center stage at their album release show for Some Other’s Day. Blowing away the crowd at El Corazon in Seattle, Washington, the group took the stage with an ambitious and lively nature that securely places them on the map of Seattle greats.

Singer Greg Bilderback prowled the stage as he took to the microphone like an old pro. The band’s spirit came alive as they played tracks such as new single “Wreckless Soul,” which has been making the rounds; which immediately drew me in wanting more. Their stage presence brings the songs to life as they pour their heart and soul into the music.

To be of note; Bilderback has been a drummer of several Seattle-based bands in the past, and SixTwoSeven is his first time taking center stage…and it fits him like a glove. The crowd was adoring the band for their hometown show, as they were welcomed with open arms. Stop Don’t Stop, Halcion Halo and Drive on Mak helped to round out the show, but the true stars of the night were SixTwoSeven. Shine on… - Music Existence

"Wreckless Soul - Video Premier"

Seattle’s SixTwoSeven premiere their debut video for “Wreckless Soul,” from their upcoming record Some Other’s Day, out August 5th. Rapidly growing from the initial endeavor of frontman Greg Bilderback, the group have been creating quite a buzz in the Alt-Rock world. In the video for “Wreckless Soul,” we see the band come to life, showing their vibrant personality and essence as a band.

“Wreckless Soul” is the first single from the band, which was produced by the infamous Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden), for their upcoming EP. Bilderback, who has been playing music since the age of 5, has spent most of his time behind the drum kit. For SixTwoSeven, Bilderback takes center stage as he leads the band as guitarist and singer, accompanied by Mike Knapp (bass), Jason Bilderback (guitar), Matt Bilderback (keys, backing vocals) and Dave Cook (drums).

Together the quintet bring a dose of alternative music musings to the table. The video for “Wreckless Soul,” also showcases the creativity of the band, as they bring an enticing and page turning story to life. No spoilers though! Take a look at “Wreckless Soul,” for yourself, and discover your new favorite band. - Music Existence

"Interview: Vents Magazine"

Interview: SixTwoSeven

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Wow! Thank you first of all, we are honored you would have us. We have been awesome….and super busy. This whole thing kind of evolved out of nowhere and left us doing a lot of things on a very short timeline. It’s been a wild ride but we really are having the time of our lives.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single "Wreckless Soul"?

Yeah of course. I wrote that song about 6 or 7 years ago now, maybe longer if you go back to the birth of the guitar riff itself. It’s a song about non conformity. That’s a touchy subject for me, we have to conform to so many artificial boundaries in our everyday lives, sometimes it would be nice to just say no, not because I don’t want to do that particular thing, but just because everybody else wants me to.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

This song is about my son Blaeklee! He was the kid who would do the opposite of what you said, just because it’s what you said. He was like that before he even learned talk, and he is still like that today. He is now 19, and the frontman of a Deathcore band called Swords of Sanghelios. He will always be himself. I admire that, I’m super proud.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Funny you should ask. We are just wrapping up the finishing touches on a hilarious video for “Wreckless Soul”. We really wanted to capture the essence of how we have been living this experience out. J Danger (Guitars) lives in Austin Texas, the Machine (keyboards and back-up vocals) lives in Bellingham, and the other three live in Gig Harbor. We are spending a considerable amount of time, effort, and resources, more or less, shipping on another around to make this happen. So the video is basically that, the worst most “wreckless” delivery guy you could imagine, hauling us around “less than carefully”. It’s pretty funny, I’m really happy with it.

The single comes off your new album Some Other's Day - what's the story behind the title?

We don’t do anything without a story, do we? We must be fairly predictable. This one isn’t that “deep” actually, originally we were going to title the EP “Allow me for a moment…if you will…to be Frank”. However, we (DubSeven Records) are an independent record label, so resources must be maximized where possible, thus we got a discounted rate on studio time because we booked Mother’s Day weekend. We figured since we went into the studio on Some Mother’s Day and cut a record, why not “Some Other’s Day”, right? We are dedicating the EP to our (Bilderback) mother, as she gave birth to three of the band members, and saw none of them on Mother’s Day.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process for 3 of the tracks was very long and sort of “piecemealed” together over time. So I literally recorded the entire 7 song demo that started this, by myself, one track at a time, starting with drums. I had no scratch tracks, I just sat down and started playing the beat, knowing how long each riff was supposed to go on, and then hopped over on bass as soon as I finished to check the drum tracks for accuracy. It took forever. Once I used that demo to sell the boys on putting a live lineup together, it was on. “One Single Night” was the first song we wrote as a group, and it took all of about 3 or 4 minutes to explode into a full blown song from the riff MK Ultra (Bass) brought to practice. Once DC (Drums) threw in the stops and starts you here in that one, I just about lost it. That guitar solo is another story…

As for recording, that was a breeze. Jack was “very specific” about how he would like us to prepare, and I took him seriously. He is after all, one of my childhood hero’s. He was amazing in the studio I’m not kidding. I’ve never seen anyone like him in all my years. The guy is amazing, I can’t say that enough. It was a bucket list weekend.

What was it like to work with Jack Endino and how did that relationship develop?

Absolutely mind blowing yeah! The relationship, oh man. I think Jack hated me for a while at first. I’m super analytical, and I tend to get “way deep into the weeds” when I go down a rabbit hole. I’m not sure if it was the volume of questions, the type of questions, or the way I asked them, probably all three, but I got the sense shortly after agreeing to it, he was hoping we would bag the idea. I wasn’t letting him off that easy, and God bless him for sticking with us. I’d like to think we are friends now, but I had to earn it. We came in prepared, I built a good team, I didn’t bite off more than I could chew trying to play all the instruments myself, I think he saw that, and decided to give me a break. Once he “bought in” things just blossomed. He was a huge part of big decisions that were made that day for sure and we have stayed in touch.

How much did he get to influence the album?

A ton. I gave him 12.5% of the authorship of my songs because I believe his choices, advice, and buy in, we truly that elemental in the structure of what we made. He really is a visionary, yet he gave me respect as a producer also, asked me how I liked things to sound, pushed for what he wanted where he really believed it was critical, and stepped back on a few others and gave me the freedom to try some things we weren’t too sure about at first. The solo on “One Single Night” for example, I know he was skeptical at first to say the least, but he let me hack away at that thing until we got close enough he could see what I was after, then he stepped in and made those “ever so slight” tweaks to my settings, or timing, and Bam, we had real magic. He knew it too, I’ll tell it was really cool watching a guy you look up to like that, bouncing around the studio playing air guitar to your own riff. What a trip, I love that guy I really do.

What aspects of your life did you get to explore with this album?

I’m a lunch pail kid by trade. I worked as an electrician, a factory worker, construction and maintenance. I’m blue collar, and so is my sound, I want to stay true to that. We all come from Seattle Seahawks territory, so our motto “Come with the attitude of an Underdog, and hit with the punch of a Champion” really fits our roots. Top of the World gets into the messy divorce I survived, and learning to deal with shame. The lyrics to the first verse were written for 6 years or so, the last verse didn’t materialize until I processed that experience. At first I was angry all my “laundry” was so out in the open, but I have to tell you, I am the free-est I have ever been. There isn’t anything anyone could say or do to me that I haven’t already survived. So bring it, right? That’s where “One Single Night” comes from. I’m ready now Life, so give me your best shot. Joshua’s song is a bit more somber. I had someone’s teenage child pass away in my arms after being struck by an SUV while riding his 4 wheeler without a helmet. It was awful. I’ll certainly never forget, but having this song “in my pocket” if you will, helps me unpack that baggage to this very day.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, we have already begun actively gigging to promote the August release. We just played Studio 7 Seattle with some great Oregon bands, (Amelia and the Welkin Dim), who we will be teaming with again August 18 in Portland at the Analog theater and Café, where we will also be joined by the Austin Texas band Drive On Mak (our touring companions). We will be playing Seattle again July 5th at LoFi Performance gallery, then in August we will hit Olympia, San Jose, back to back Saturday andSunday nights in LA, Portland and then home. We have some gaps we are still actively working on filling in, we’d love to stop in San Diego, Vegas, and Reno, wink-wink.

What else is happening next in SixTwoSeven's world?

Trying to stay alive until September really. This has been such a whirlwind, honestly, we just need to survive the summer tour, get back home, take a breath, and get set to repeat the process. We are extremely focused on the idea of releasing a full length album. I have such a vast catalog of fully completed songs, as do most of the other guys, we all want to write completely new songs together as a group (we have a few already), I think we could cut a 14 song album every year for the next five years if I can figure out how to finance it. The latter being the tricky part. Let’s complete round one, breath, reset, and repeat. That is where our minds are at. - Vents Magazine

"SixTwoSeven - Singled Out"

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Singled Out: SixTwoSeven's Wreckless Soul

SixTwoSeven are preparing to release their Jack Endino (Nirvana) produced debut "Some Other's Day" on August 5th and to celebrate we asked frontman Greg Bilderback to tell us about the single "Wreckless Soul". Here is the story:

Wreckless Soul is really an anthem of non-conformity. It was written years ago when my son Blaeklee was just a toddler. I have never seen a child so young, already so set out to do the opposite of what the world expects. We spend so many hours in our lives conforming to rules, driving, at work, at school, in sports, all the time. I always admired the freedom Blaek lives with, honestly living free of those chains. He really does what he wants, although sometimes I'm sure it's more to piss me off than it is because he likes something, lol, there is freedom in that. I know every one of us has had the urge to walk off the job with two middle fingers up at the world just because it would feel so good. The smart one's pass on that until their circumstances allow it. But we have all been there.

We recorded the song with legendary producer Jack Endino (of Nirvana and Soundgarden fame), which was a bucket list experience in and of itself, and we sent that off to NJ to be mastered Grammy Award nominated Joe Lambert at JLM Sound. We were super pleased at how it all turned out.

For the upcoming video we wanted to capture the way our band has been shipping one another back and forth across the country to allow for this thing to work. J Danger (guitar) has been flying back and forth from Austin, TX for rehearsals, recording, video shoots, and shows, and the Machine (Keys and Back-up Vocals) has been driving down from Bellingham, nearly 3 or 4 hours each way. So the video is essentially the world's most careless delivery driver, picking us up and shipping us to one another so we can play a concert. It turned out really funny you'll definitely want to check that out when it premiers.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album right here! - AntiMusic

" - Prize Package Give Away"

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"SixTwoSeven Giveaway"

Alt-Rock band SixTwoSeven has just released its newest record, Some Other’s Day. The group is giving away to five lucky winners, exclusive prize packages!

Each package includes:

1 – Exclusive SixTwoSeven Tee-Shirt

1 – Promo Copy of Some Other’s Day CD (only 1,000 made)
1 – 18″x24″ Full Color Glossy of Some Other’s Day Artwork Promo Poster, Autographed by the band
SixTwoSeven’s Some Other’s Day shares alternative elements with an indie twist. Produced by the acclaimed producer, Jack Endino (Nirvana), the group creates a stunning debut that is a whirlwind of guitars and vocal perfection. When the producer called from a beach in South America to say he wanted to produce an EP, frontman Greg Bilderback began turning SixTwoSeven into an ensemble that includes Knapp on bass, Jason Bilderback on guitar, Matt Bilderback on keys and backing vocals and Dave Cook on drums. Writing songs has long been the way that frontman Greg Bilderback has expressed himself. Though he’s performed in various bands over the years, and has had the sense since he was little that he was a born entertainer, his path to rock ’n’ roll front man had been circuitous. - Celebrity Cafe

"Beehive Candy"

Genre Wander: SixTwoSeven - LOVEYOU - The Inconsistent Jukebox Feat Ang Kerfoot

Background promo - Seattle staples, SixTwoSeven are headed out on a West Coast tour this Summer in support of their new record, Some Other's Day, due out August 5th Produced by the infamous Jack Endino (Nirvana), the group impress both on the record and on stage, as they head through cities such as Los Angeles an Portland for the upcoming dates. Currently the band is also sharing their new single, "Wreckless Soul," which sets the tone for the album and tour.

The record shares alternative elements with an indie twist. The group create a stunning debut that is a whirlwind of guitars and vocal perfection.Writing songs has long been the way that frontman Greg Bilderback has expressed himself. Though he’s performed in various band over the years, and has had the sense since he was little that he was a born entertainer, his path to rock ’n’ roll frontman had been circuitous.

Tour Dates:
August 9 - Le Voyeur - Olympia, WA
August 11 - Johnny V’s Bar - San Jose, CA
August 13 - The Mint LA - Los Angeles, CA
August 14 - Art Share LA - Los Angeles, CA
August 18 - The Analog Theater and Café - Portland, OR.

'Wreckless Soul' has that classic indie rock feel to it. Guitars are tight and precise as is the blistering rhythm section, whilst the vocals are expressive and deliver a sub three minute rock'n'roller. -

"Independent Artist Buzz"

SixTwoSeven are a Seattle band that has been creating waves in a big way. This Summer, August 5th to be exact, we see the group releasing their highly anticipated record, Some Other’s Day, which was produced by infamous Nirvana producer, Jack Endino. Currently sharing their new single, “Wreckless Soul,” The record shares alternative elements with an indie twist.

The group create a stunning debut that is a whirlwind of guitars and vocal perfection. Writing songs has long been the way that frontman Greg Bilderback has expressed himself. Most notably playing behind the drums, Bilderback takes center stage for the

record, as his showcases his guitar and vocal skills. We had the chance to catch up with SixTwoSeven for an exclusive Indie 5-0 which you’ll find below.

1. Greg - being a longtime drummer, this is your first time stepping out and being a guitar-playing frontman. How does this change the way you perform music, and which are you more comfortable with?

Of course I feel most comfortable on a drum throne, lol. I have so much more experience sitting there, it just comes naturally. That being said, once I saw the view from the front I’m wasn’t likely to give that up anytime soon. I love being able to interact with the audience so much more, and being unleashed from cables or stands makes for a lot of fun up there.

2. For the new record, you teamed up with esteemed producer, Jack Endino. How did you meet Jack and how did he end up working on the new release?

I tricked him haha! Seriously though, my attorney (Mita Carriman) had suggested the use of Grammy Award winning Joe Lambert for mastering. So when I called Joe, I asked for a recommendation ( for a producer). He may or may not, have dropped the name Jack Endino, but that’s how I remember it. So I emailed Jack and told him Joe had mentioned working with him. It worked, Jack called me from a beach in South America to say he was down to do the record when he got back home, and6 weeks later that’s what we did.

3. As a longtime songwriter, what is the inspiration behind the songs on the new record?

Most of the songs are straight up based out of my blue collar working class history, it completely forged who I am today. These songs have been, for the most part, written and in the process of recording, for the better part of 6 years now (with the exception of “One Single Night”). Wreckless Soul was written about my son Blaek, who has had a contrarian’s attitude since before he could speak. He will do the opposite of what you say, just for the sake of it, he’s always been like that. Top of the World is about my marriage, and it’s eventual collapse. The lyrics to the first verse were written for 6 years before the second verse was penned, it took surviving that experience to “cough up” the words to describe how I wanted the story to end. People can survive Shame, they need to know that. Sometimes letting the skeletons out of your closet is the very thing you need to really be liberated. Hard to see it at the time I suppose. Joshua’s Song was written about a teenager I witnessed hit by an SUV while riding his 4-wheeler. I performed CPR on him for what seemed like an eternity. He did not survive. That was tough to process for sure. Writing and singing about it helps me to this day with that.

4. Starting to play music at an early age, at what point did it strike you that music was something you’d like to make a career out of ?

You’re going to laugh but I have ALWAYS known. I was born to entertain. If it weren’t music it would be acting or stand-up comedy. I live to be up on stage. I have always known this was my destiny. Life just wasn’t finished carving me out quite yet, so you all had to wait until now, haha.

5. What was the songwriting process like for the album Some Other’s Day, and what song from the album would you say is a standout favorite?

Long and uneventful. Seriously, like I said earlier, it took most of 6 years to capture what I wanted to, and to prove to myself that I had something commercially viable enough to invest money into. I started laying drums down, with no audio accompanying it at all, just silence, and drums, and the guitar parts playing in my head. Then I would jump off the throne, grab my bass guitar, and start scratching out bass lines to make sure the drums were keepers. Once I had a scratch bass track, I’d record the main guitar track, and then add all the frills, leads, and vocals afterwards. That is one of the reason’s the 7 song demo had the limitations it did. It was a one man show. Once I put together a live show line up, “One Single Night” (my personal favorite) just kind of happened from a riff Mike Knapp (our bassist) brought to practice. Took about 3 minutes to write the song and we were hooked. It took a bit longer to write that nutty solo, lol. That track had to go on the record because I wanted the guys to have one that belonged to “all of us” on our debut EP. -

"Wreckless Soul - Single Review"

SixTwoSeven is letting the ComicPop listeners experience their Rock/Grunge single “Wreckless Soul”. This single has a good rock feel to it and the vocals, which are sometimes lost in rock songs, are nice a clear. This makes for a greater experience with the song. Rock it out with SixTwoSeven’s “Wreckless Soul” via SoundCloud - Comic Pop Library

"SixTwoSeven - Tour Date Announcement"

Seattle rock band SixTwoSeven will heading out on a west coast tour starting on August 9th at Le Voyeur in Olympia, Washington. The group will be touring to support their upcoming album Some Other’s Day, produced by Nirvana producer Jack Endino. You can check out the dates below and listen to the bands new single “Wreckless Soul.”

August 9 – Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
August 11 – Johnny V’s Bar – San Jose, CA
August 13 – The Mint LA – Los Angeles, CA
August 14 – Art Share LA – Los Angeles, CA
August 18 – The Analog Theater and Café – Portland, OR - Listen Here Reviews

"Puregrain Audio - Free Download "Wreckless Soul""

Seattle, WA's budding band SixTwoSeven grew up in an around the city's music and as such have melded tons of grunge and alternative into their own rock concoction. Their debut EP, titled Some Other's Day (pick up the single and EP right here), is due out on August 12, 2016 and today we have the pleasure of offering a free download of album's debut single, "Wreckless Soul".

In a few short months, SixTwoSeven has bloomed from being just frontman Greg Bilderback into a fivesome which also features two of his brothers. During the Spring of 2016 the guys were fortunate enough to work with renowned producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) to record Some Other's Day. Said Bilderback about working with Jack Endino, "One of the most surreal experiences was watching a childhood hero of mine like Jack Endino walking around the studio playing air guitar to my solos." - Puregrain Audio

"Artist chases musical dreams from KP studio"

Greg Bilderback has been making music his whole life.

Now, at 38, his goal of being a full-time musician is beginning to take shape.

Bilderback launched DubSevenRecords — his recording studio website — from his home on the Key Peninsula on Jan. 8 to stream his music to listeners over the Internet.

By Jan. 15, music lovers around the world had streamed 25,000 songs from DubSevenRecords.

Bilderback was in shock.

“(This is) pretty much just a collection of music I’ve been recording for the past ten years with my brother and friends ...(I started to think) this could be a really big thing,” he said.

The music on DubSevenRecords is a solo project called SixTwoSeven that Bilderback began to record in 2011 under the pseudonym “illfunk,” which he had been using since high school.

“It’s rock,” he said of his music. “I feel like there’s a serious lack of music that actually rocks being put out to the public right now... I still want it to be rock and roll. I don’t think it’s a dead art.”

Bilderback joined his first band, an alternative punk bank called 5 Hoss Cartwrights, right after graduating from South Kitsap High School, joining them on a U.S. tour.
The music on DubSevenRecords is a solo project called SixTwoSeven that Bilderback began to record in 2011 under the pseudonym “illfunk,” which he had been using since high school.

“It’s rock,” he said of his music. “I feel like there’s a serious lack of music that actually rocks being put out to the public right now... I still want it to be rock and roll. I don’t think it’s a dead art.”

Bilderback joined his first band, an alternative punk bank called 5 Hoss Cartwrights, right after graduating from South Kitsap High School, joining them on a U.S. tour.
Knapp — now the owner of Peninsula Carpet Cleaning Company — entered the project as a co-producer after Bilderback asked for his help “smoothing over” rough patches on some of his vocal tracks.

“I understood what (Bilderback) was trying to do and what kind of help he did need,” he said. “You can’t do everything on your own. It’s just not possible.”

Knapp describes the music of SixTwoSeven as being a unique blend of influences, while remaining original to Bilderback.

“(His music) is very unique,” Knapp said. “It’s got kind of a unique, kind of a mid-90’s progressive, Seattle-punk sound. It’s not punk and it’s not grunge … it’s unique.”

Currently, Bilderback is working on releasing more demos, a new single with a music video and an upcoming tour.

His website features seven songs from his SixTwoSeven project, titled “Allow me for a moment if you will ... to be Frank,” and he plans to add new content soon to keep his fans interested.

“I’m trying to build a real, legitimate fan base,” Bilderback said, adding that he has been talking with fans and other musicians about his work since launching his website.

His advice for young musicians is entirely practical:

“Keep your job,” he said. “The music thing, it doesn’t matter how much money you have or your gear, just work with what you have.”

Working hard is nothing new to Bilderback, who said that the biggest challenge he’s faced so far has been overcoming his own doubts.

“Now I’m gonna put my heart and soul out in front of everybody for their feedback,” he said “Those are big leaps to take when you’re somebody that nobody really knows.”

But he says that big things are in the works for DubSevenRecords, which he said involve a partnership with Seattle-based producer Jack Endino for a record beginning in February.

Knapp is optimistic for Bilderback’s future and says he’s happy for his friend.

“(Bilderback is a) pretty talented guy and he’s definitely the kind of guy who deserves to have some success for this,” Knapp said. “He is a good person and I have a lot of respect for him.”

For more information about SixTwoSeven and DubSevenRecords or to stream music, visit

Read more here: - The News Tribune |

"Pick Your Poison"

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"Some Others Day Album Review"

Sixtwoseven – Some Other’s Day

Quite poppy indy rock with an ear for a hook and some tasty hooks. Reminds me of Weezer mixed some lighter Foo Fighters. “Josuha” has some big chunky bass lines rolling and “Top of the World” rolls with a spirited abandon. Gotta be honest, I’m waiting for the band to just bust out. They show some signs of this on their best song, “Top of the World,” where they gargle out with some punk ferocity and some real charge to the riffs. “One Single Night” follows suit with some infectious zip, but songs like “Wreckless Soul” sound strangely restrained and anything but wreckless. Like they’re chained at the starting line and can’t quite fire off when the light turns green. Good stuff. Fun for a road trip, but I can’t help thinking there’s something more lurking under the surface. One to watch. - Randomness on the Ripple


Still working on that hot first release.



Imagine the Foo Fighters and Muse stuffed in an underground studio during the "nuclear holocaust" with nothing but Weezer and Radiohead albums to session. SixTwoSeven is committed to making powerhouse alt-rock ballads to keep your head banging, and your ears ringing...

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