Based out of Terre Haute, Indiana, Chasing Apparitions is a high energy trio with an aggressive sound. The band has just released new single “L’appel Du Vide” and founding member Josey Stines filled in the blanks on our introduction to Chasing Apparitions.
What are the origins of the band, how long have you been playing together?
Chasing Apparitions originally started as a solo project by myself, Josey Stines. As time went on I realized that I couldn’t do everything I wanted to do by myself. Eventually, I found Jacob Ortengren & Justin Stubbs & we finalized our new EP “Am I Worth Saving?”. We’ve had this current line-up for close to a year now.
How did you feel performing your first gig? And how was it?!
My gig was on May 6th, 2012, we were playing with These Hearts (Victory Records). I was so sweaty & nervous that I forgot the first couple lines to the first song. Eventually, I calmed down & just kind of zoned out & had fun with the rest of the guys on stage.
What should people expect when they check the band out? How would you describe yourself?
Anyone that looks up Chasing Apparitions should expect high energy & aggression. Our new EP “Am I Worth Saving?” is filled with heavy breakdowns & riffs. This is something you’ll want to listen to at the gym.
The new music scene is bursting at the seams with fresh talent, in what ways do you feel that a band has to stand out from the others trying to build a name?
Currently, in the music scene, a lot of heavier bands are starting to get older & they’re starting to get softer & playing more radio rock. I feel like CA is going to be one of those bands that fill the gap left behind. There will always be a demand for heavy music & CA intends to deliver that for as long as possible.
What are you working on at the minute that people can check out?
Currently, new single “L’appel Du Vide” is out now. It will be available on all music streaming platforms. Our new EP, “Am I Worth Saving?” will be available shortly after so make sure to follow us on all of our socials to keep up to date on that.
What band out there at the minute do you feel that you would be best suited to open for?
I really think that Chasing Apparitions fits that Born of Osiris, Architects, Northlane type vibe, so opening for any of those bands would be a dream come true.
Who do you feel is the next band to break out?
I feel like the next band to break out is going to be either Soulseeker or Relics. These are other locals that are within my music scene & lately they’ve both been killing it dropping singles & keeping their social media sites fresh.
What are your first musical memories? And what was the light bulb moment that made you go “I want to do that”?
I remember back in 2009, I was watching the music video for “The Final Episode (Let’s Change the Channel)” by Asking Alexandria & I thought to myself, “Wow. This looks so cool. I want to do this. I need to do this.” Immediately I asked my mom & grandma for a guitar & it’s been a passion of mine ever since.
What was the last gig that you attended as a fan?
Funny enough the last music concert I attended before the COVID-19 shutdown was Post Malone with Swae Lee & Tyla Yaweh. Nowhere close to the genre that people probably expected.
The album that you have in your album collection/Spotify playlist that would surprise most people?
Deadroses by Blackbear
What are your plans for the remainder of 2020?
“L’appel Du Vide” is out now and we will be releasing the EP, “Am I Worth Saving?” shortly, but we don’t want to announce the release date for that just yet. In the winter we are gonna head back to the studio to begin working on an EP for 2021.
How active are you on social media and where can people connect with you?
Typically, I try to post at least once a day on all of our socials. With the way the algorithms are & whatnot, it’s really bad if you don’t keep up on it.