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Them Are Us Too

Them Are Us Too is the project of Kennedy and Cash hailing from Santa Cruz, CA. The project originally started with Kennedy making music from a very early age creating a style of "lo-fi noisy bedroom pop", as she states it. This evolved over the years as she set out on her own, even playing a few shows by herself in a sort of "one man band" fashion, sometimes playing guitars and keys at the same time. Cash entered the scene not too long ago some time after seeing one of her solo performances when they met through mutual acquaintances at his birthday party. Through various drunken circumstances ...read more

Them Are Us Too is the project of Kennedy and Cash hailing from Santa Cruz, CA. The project originally started with Kennedy making music from a very early age creating a style of "lo-fi noisy bedroom pop", as she states it. This evolved over the years as she set out on her own, even playing a few shows by herself in a sort of "one man band" fashion, sometimes playing guitars and keys at the same time. Cash entered the scene not too long ago some time after seeing one of her solo performances when they met through mutual acquaintances at his birthday party. Through various drunken circumstances, he ended up as part of the band at a live show the next day and at that point the duo was formed.

The name of the band was derived from socio-economic circumstances arising from the recession starting in 2008. As Kennedy explains it "... a lot of tent cities started popping up all around the sacramento area, and i was talking to my mom about how all of the sudden homelessness was getting a lot of media attention because "normal people" were losing their jobs and houses, but i thought it was kind of shitty because in my mind nobody talked or cared about homelessness until the homeless were "us" instead of a perceived "them." the name popped into my head, and it was either that day or the day after that i wrote the first song and i posted it under that moniker. the idea of "othering" is still really interesting to me, and i continually rethink and give new meaning to the name..

The excellent style of music presented by this duo is definitely captivating and reflects influences from many of the great bands throughout the years. From the droning electronics to the subtle guitars and ethereal vocals, we can hear and detect influences from The Cure, Slowdive and Cocteau Twins and many, many others. The band members name several artists as influences and favorites from the above as well as classic punk and post-punk like Joy Division and too many others to name here. « hide

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