Listen to the new song from The Cost – Best You Had
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We are based out of Las Vegas but our singer James is from Arizona and our guitarist is from New York. We were all in bands before this project and each from different musical influences which we believe gives us a more unique style and sound. Each member comes from a heavily influenced musical background with each of our parents being musicians or in the industry themselves. We’ve gotten into this position by basically giving up everything for the music. We are a band that believes in the basics of hard work, dedication, perseverance and most of all putting out music that we are sincerely proud of.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We go into the studio to finish recording our EP Lessons Learned the 13th of June when our friend Andy Pugh is back from his tour with Otherwise, Escape the Fate, and Papa Roach. He will be engineering and co-producing the EP since we are a self-producing self-sustaining band. We are days away from the release of our website, we have merch being made, and were also in the process of setting up some west coast tours and out of state shows. We’re hitting this broken Vegas scene hard with everything we’ve got.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
We just released our music video for our first single off of our EP Lessons Learned called Best You Had which has actually exceeded our own expectations and has really done well for itself. We thrive off of music that promotes itself in general, our music and other band’s music included. Basically we love all kinds of music.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Originality. It seems like a lot of newer bands are trying to write a certain style instead of just writing from the heart. It makes the music not easy to relate to and we feel that’s where the originality is lost. We write about making connections, lost connections, and painting emotions with our music.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Breaking into the industry has to be one of the hardest things for any artist to do, especially while keeping your head straight and eyes on the prize. We’ve also had our fair share of douchers. Finding this lineup took a lot searching for the right members with the mindset and skills to do what we do to create our own sound.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
We’ve seen it all: drug addictions, prison sentences, money issues, egos, haters. We have survived everything life can throw at us. We are the member of bands that have fallen apart due to these circumstances and activities. Which is exactly why we named our EP Lessons Learned. The name The Cost itself is derived from the price you have to pay to be what you want to be in life.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Losing themselves in the hype.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
If you’re really working as hard as you can, nobody can tell you that you can’t do something. Don’t even let your own mind tell you that you don’t have what it takes. If you reach for the stars, you’ll grab the moon.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Fan interaction hands down! We love playing live and getting feedback on what we’re doing. It’s a very gratifying feeling to see people liking our music as much as we do. So far the support has been overwhelming and we are excited to see what the future holds.
Where can people visit you?
Our website will be up by the end of the month, you can check it out at:
Our new music video can be seen at:
You can find us on Facebook at: