Interview with Cody Crump

photos and interview by Shabnam Ferdowsi

Who: Cody Crump

Where: Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA

What: Death, an EP released 5/5/15

Sounds like:  "very dark but uplifting"

Originally from a small town in Colorado, Cody Crump moved to LA a few years ago. His newest EP, Death, is a synth-infused, indie rock anthem with a heavy dose of sarcasm and a hint of melancholy. Nevertheless, tracks like "1989" and "Just Another Day" keep the electro-vibes high and you'll feel yourself dancing to the laser beams like it actually is 1989.

A couple weeks ago we met up in Silverlake for ice cream, a fun shoot and chats about Death (and life, naturally).

Why so dark? What's influenced those feelings and ideas?

Probably just a lot of what I listened to that I really liked growing up, likeTrent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). He was one of of my biggest influences and I guess I was always drawn to that sort of thing.

If you could collaborate with any current artists, who would it be?

I would say Kendrick Lamar. He's really good and he's what has sparked my interest in hip-hop again. 

If you were going on tour this summer, who would you tour with?

In fantasy land? let's say AC/DC.

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