Meet Psychopath Etiquette - - The Now Legacy
Psychopath Etiquette is literally a band of brothers. David Sprague and Paul Sprague are
based out of Southern Maine, and the founding members have been playing music together for more than a decade. They formed the band in the summer of 2019 as a culmination of
everything they had been working on since childhood. Now, all the chips are down and its time for one last push. Their music falls somewhere between Third Eye Blind and Damien Rice with sprinkles of Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse. If Folk and Rock had a baby, it would sound like Psychopath Etiquette.
New EP, “Rough Draft” is out now, while the brothers work on their first full length release.
David Sprague phone: 207-337-4084
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1. Hi David! You live in Maine. Maine doesn't seem to be the hub for
folk rock music. How did your music career come to be?
I’ve always played music. I come from a very musical family, and very much grew up around music. My brother and I have been playing music together since we were teens. Maine is certainly not a hub, but there are a ton of musicians here if you look hard enough.
2. Your song, "When Anxieties Attack" has been an international chart
smash. Why do you think that song has broken thru the way it has?
Unfortunately, anxiety is a topic that resonates with almost everyone, to varying degrees. The song is about being there for someone when you can’t physically be with them, or when your presence might make things worse. Mental health is an under-addressed topic in music IMO and I think more songs like this will be gaining popularity.
3. Any plans for getting out on the road once COVID restrictions are
Honestly, COVID has sort of pushed us 100% online. We stream four times a week now, and we play music and video games. I’m sure we’ll play live shows again, but for now, being online is a great way to reach the most amount of people around the world.
4. What has been your favorite show you've played to date, and why?
We love the interaction level that comes with streaming. People can chat with us directly, pick songs for us to play, and just hang out with us. It is better than any live show we’ve ever done. The connection between us and our audience has never been stronger.
5. Tell us about your next release. Anything in the works?
We are literally heading into the studio next week. We’re very excited to start work on our first ever full-length album. Or EP “Rough Draft” was literally that: rough. We recorded it in two days, with two mics and an old computer. So this go around, we’re gonna take our time and make it as good as we can.
6. What has been your greatest achievement so far?
“Rough Draft” is probably the best thing we’ve done so far. It is far from perfect, but it is a good representation of the sound we’re going for. I love the songs on there, and we probably won’t re-record them. They hold their own.
7. What's one song that you could listen to everyday, without getting
tired of it, and one song you hope to never hear again?
I could listen to “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Beatles everyday and still jam out to it, like the first time. I could never hear “The Macerena” ever again and live a long, happy life.
8. Tell us about your livestreams that you do on a regular basis.
It’s usually me and my brother Paul, and we keep it acoustic and simple. We try to stream for a few hours at a time. And we are constantly interacting with the chat, taking requests, and even making up songs on the spot.
9. Thanks again, David. Any parting words for our readers?
COVID sucks. But the bright side is that people are sitting at home, with nothing but time on their hands. If you are an artist, now is a really great time to share your art.
Michael Stover/MTS Management Group