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    Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:46:58

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Close Your Eyes Singer Sam Robinson - Time to get to know a RAD new band!

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    Today's Take Aim is brought to you by Amy Sciarretto --duh, it's her column-- and Close Your Eyes singer Sam Robinson. Learn what he does other than music and more!

    The band's new album is called Line in the Sand.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    We are called Close Your Eyes. Brett is from Texas and shoots a bow; Sonny likes Buffy and taking 10 years in the shower; Jordan walks like Vanilla Ice; and Bobby is the only dude I can stand for an extended period of time. I'm Sam; I have hair like a lion and have my own photography/motivational tape company.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Working to earn money so I can keep playing music! Glamorous ain't it!? I'm self-employed and work in construction on jobs with my dad most of the time. Other than that, I'm hanging out with my family and girlfriend eating Indian food or in my garden with my friends having a cold drink in the sun and listening to country music.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    I snowboard as often as I can but apart from that, my life is pretty much music-based. I've actually realized this situation in the last year and am on the hunt for a hobby. I'm getting a bit into amateur astronomy and I'm keen on the idea to start learning how to fly planes. Let's see what happens!

    Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    One of the first songs that we demoed for the record was 'Chain Gang.' We all got so excited about the track because it was kind of a 'sign of things to come.' When we got into the studio for real after pre production, 'Chain Gang' was one of the first songs we put down, just because we'd had it ingrained in our minds over the past weeks. Well, now it's fall and I'm sitting in a McDonald's in Sweden and I'm listening to the studio mix of Chain Gang...it's SO boring and cheesy sounding! I mean, the song sonically sounds great but that's the issue, it's not raw anymore, it's all thought out and perfect. So when you listen to this record and you notice that 'Chain Gang' sounds way different to everything else, it's because it's the demo! Complete with dodgy guitar tones and one-take vocals; the way it should be. It's just human and that's cool!

    Finish this sentence: Close Your Eyes are...

    ...Crippled by a fast food problem.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.04.13


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