Austin-based trio Keeper is about to be your new favorite band. Their latest album, Moonhigh, highlights Keeper’s enchanting harmonies and soulful synths, making it an absolute must-listen. Read on for our chat below, and check out Keeper’s top tracks in our exclusive Soundcloud playlist.
Hey guys! Thanks for chatting with us. We’ve been listening to your new EP, Moonhigh, on repeat this month! Can you tell us a bit more about your artistic process while making the EP?
We each have different motivation but the end goal is always to keep creating and expressing. We love to write songs, individually and as a group, so we always have ideas to bounce off of each other and inspire one another with. We met Tony (Moondoctor) and there was an immediate musical chemistry. He let the songs develop fully, editing and producing around our vocal, allowing us to play with many influential genres while maintaining our harmonic signature sound.
How did you decide on your band name?
We wanted it to be succinct and memorable, but also indicative of who we are. We love sound and words, so we did some research to find out which sounds resonate with power in many languages, and the hard “k-” is one of those. Keeper came to mind quickly and I think it stuck because it’s relatable. each of us is a Keeper – a keeper of stories, or of secrets. You keep what you love the most.
Your track “Happy To Be Sad” was featured in the second season of Comedy Central’s Broad City. Has that experience contributed anything to you, creatively or professionally, as a group?
“Happy To Be Sad” being featured on Broad City was a huge honor, as we are all fans of the show, but also because of the hilarity of the scene it was featured in, and the duration of the placement. It was the opening scene where Ilana is setting up her room before she masturbates. “Happy To Be Sad” starts at the beginning of scene and plays all the way through the bridge, as she eats an oyster and arranges a mirror between two chairs so she can watch herself with a giant green vibrator. You couldn’t ask for a better placement. It was also featured in the trailer for the episode before it aired. The song reached so many new listeners and we definitely ramped up our momentum while completing the album.
What do you hope your music inspires in your fans?
Honesty, joy, and empowerment.
Listen to Keeper’s favorite fall tracks below, and check out Moonhigh on iTunes.