We are all looking for something great and The Anytime are the ones who descrive it best: They are looking for “World domination without mass genocide.”
With an uptempo sound on their debut album “Crave”, The Anytime somehow manage to keep you craving for more.
•First of all, why The Anytime?
Well, after months of shooting out ideas The Anytime was the only band name that none of us hated. Unfortunately there’s no life altering experience behind our name… yet.
•What do you guys usually listen to, who influences you to sound the way you do?
Our sound is the drive of european house, sex apeal of r&b, infectiousness of pop with the swagger of rock and roll. Think if Deadmau5, Usher, Queen, and Maroon 5 had a beautiful baby.
•How was it working with Jordan Schmidt, how did he influence you in the making of the record?
Jordan played an interesting roll on this album. We actually had all the songs previously written, and brought them to a different producer who failed to finish the project. Jordan was responsible for cleaning up someone else’s mess and making it sound professional. We feel he completely accomplished that, and can’t thank him enough.
•Who would you like to work with in the future, in the studio and on tour?
We’d really like to work with Butch Walker, David Guetta, and Deadmau5 just to name a few. Our producer wish list is probably the thing we talk most about when huddled around a bottle of Jack.
•What do you like about playing live shows and touring?
Everything… Minus the complete lack of sleep you get on the road.
•Your music makes people want to get up and dance, what do you think about today’s scene leaning more to the upbeat songs?
When times are tough people lean towards positive artistic outlets to deal with the chaos. We like to have a good time and our music is a good representation of that. Hopefully people are more inclined to embrace our music if thats the direction music seems to be going.
•In you eyes how has the scene changed and how has it worked on your favor and influenced your sound?
Music is always changing. With the internet and all the producing tools today, it has worked both in our favor and against us. Society is all about instant gratification, so there is a lot of music put out with no intention of longevity. A pop culture reference can really sell a song, but can become irrelevant soon afterwards. On the other hand, it can provide a great snapshot of that period in time. We want to create music that captures where we are now as people, not what phone just came out or movie I just saw.
Get their debut album Crave on iTunes, and stream it on Purevolume and Myspace.