BANGS: Talk about how music has influenced you each individually in your daily living. Where do you each find yourselves listening to music most often?
Alex Smith- at work
Russell McClendon- at work
Daniel Lightfoot- driving
Evan Shepperd- driving
BANGS: What are your favorite brands to use when it comes to the instruments, mics, amps,
pedals and so on? Why do you favor them?
Daniel Lightfoot- I use Martin,Chapman, Gibson, and D’Angelico guitars and a
Mesa Boogie 1996 Lone Star 4 x 10 amp. For pedals, the whole band uses PHD
pedals out of Waco. Our buddy Corey makes them and the quality can’t be beat.
Plus, if we need any tweaks we have a direct line to our pedal guy.
Alex Smith-Gibson, Martin, and Guild guitars with Vox AC-15 amp and of course
PHD pedals. I have always loved the sound of a Vox amp and a good electric.
Russell McClendon- My go to bass is an Ernie Ball Music Man Sting Ray and
Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 with an Aguilar 4 x 10 cab. Can’t beat the sound of the
Evan Shepperd- I use Meinl cymbals because of all the color i can get from them,
Ludwig drums mainly because John Bonham.
BANGS: Talk about your current project. Its conception. How it evolved. The storyline
behind its development or any anecdotes that may have occurred during the
Band: It all started with Alex and Daniel playing acoustic shows for a couple years
together. The goal was always to form a full band but we weren’t having much
luck finding a drummer. One day in late 2019 we just happened to meet Evan and
finally were able to call Russell off of standby and we’ve been rehearsing and
writing ever since. Writing in this band has been a much easier experience for all
of us than what we’re used to. We have a very organic chemistry as people and
BANGS: Were there any conflicts during the recording process? If so, how did you as a
band overcome them, if not what do you think is Another Days Armor formula to
gel so well?
Band: I think the secret to keeping the good energy is just having faith in each other’s
BANGS: Is there a particular part you enjoy more than another in the process of a project?
Alex Smith- I enjoy watching the other guys record their parts and making eye contact and
hopefully making them mess up
Russell McClendon- my favorite part is writing and rehearsing new material
Evan Shepperd- Live shows are my favorite
Daniel Lightfoot- I love recording, but live shows are my favorite.
BANGS: How do you know when a song is done and ready to be taken to the recording
studio and produced?
Band: Usually, before the studio, you’ll think a song is 100% done, but you end up changing it in the recording process anyway.
BANGS: Looking towards the short and long term of where you might be currently- where
do you see yourself (yourselves) as an artist/band in 2019 and beyond?
Band: Right now we’re just focusing on making the music we want to make and putting it
out in the best ways we possibly can. Obviously, we hope that it catches on and we
can grow the band and increase our fanbase, but right now we are just focusing on
making a product we believe in.