Fans Of Nirvana & Stone Temple Pilots Should Check Out BETWEEN THE RAIN

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Between the Rain is a badass, multicultural three-piece rock group out of New York City. You can check out the audio for their latest single, “44”, below (premiered via New Noise Magazine). Said the band of the tune, “’44’ is the true account of a relative’s harrowing experience in World War II. It’s about keeping a clear head in the face of danger.”

You can also read on for an interview Alternative Nation conducted with Between the Rain in 2016. The band will be releasing an EP, The Knockoff, before 2017 thankfully bows out.

Can you tell us a bit about how you guys got started?

TIM: In Boston I started performing shows with a laptop as a backing track with prerecorded drums and bass. Then, the band was more of a concept. I moved to New York City in 2007 and started looking for the perfect bass player and drummer… enter Victoria and Xavier. They replaced the bass and drum parts with their own style.

What was it like being part of the NYC scene? 

VICTORIA: It feels like scenes are hard to come by. In most places, they’re dwindling because nobody goes to as many shows anymore. YouTube, Facebook, and Netflix are hard to compete with when it keeps people from leaving the house. We’ve played with some awesome bands like Jump For The Sails, Mama Doom, the Necktie Straits, Riffhanger, and CloudMinder, but we don’t know many bands personally. We certainly aim to be instrumental in scaring up a scene, but it feels like it’ll take some doing.

Who are some of your biggest musical influences? 

VICTORIA: Though we all have eclectic tastes, you can hear a lot of influence from 90’s bands in our sound. STP, Tool, Queens of the Stone, and Chevelle are a few that stand out.

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  • Eddie Yarler

    Nice song. What purpose do you have calling them multicultural? Cause there are blacks and whites playing together? Who the fuck cares, unless their songs are about different cultures, just call them a band. It feels weird and pointless to point out the races of its members.

    • Ryan Dickinson

      Exactly what I was thinking regarding ‘multicultural’! If it was a a band made up of white people, would Doug say ‘a white band’?! More great ‘journalism’ from this site I see…

      • Eddie Yarler

        Technically speaking multiracial would be the proper term. If it was an Aussie, a Frenchman and a Brit then it would be multicultural. Race relations are in the toilet these days but though he means well, I think stuff like that makes it worse. I never considered The Jimi Hendrix Experience a multicultural band.

  • Keith.

    How about a Greta Van Fleet interview?