Based in Linthicum, MD, The Lives To Come is a six-piece post-hardcore band of best friends. Claiming to have a positive message, TLTC released their “Self-Titled” EP with five songs that prove their potential. The EP is available to purchase online for a “name your price” download.
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Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Joshua Seleski and Daniel Thompson contributing vocals, Kyle Schaefer and Collin Dunn on guitar, Joseph Seleski on bass guitar and Ryan “Sadillac” Sadler on drums.
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
Josh, Joe, Ryan, Kyle, and Collin all grew up in an area near Baltimore, Maryland called Linthicum. Daniel grew up about two hours south of them in an area called Lexington Park, Maryland.
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
The Lives to Come has been a band for about two years now. Each and every one of us has been playing music in the areas that we have grown up in. The band originally started with Josh, Joe, Collin, ex-guitarist Casey, and Ryan. We’d play shows here and there at the local churches and whatnot, just having fun as teenagers. The first thing that had changed us was when Casey decided to leave for the Navy. We searched for an available guitarist, and gained the help of long time friend Kyle. He added an entirely different aspect to the music we were making, which also contributed to more of an attitude change within us. As our music matured, we decided that we would open spot to incorporate singing into our music. Kyle and Dan had been friends from past bands they had played shows with, and asked him to try out. We all instantly clicked and Dan became a part of the group. We recorded our debut EP Set Free and hit the ground running.
Why should people listen to your band?
We believe that people should listen to our band because we write honest music that comes from personal life experiences. We aren’t writing this music to get signed or be the next big thing, we are writing this music because it’s something that we believe in and have complete faith in. Our music can be understood on many different levels, and depending on the situation you’re in, that type of relation to music can help out more than you know. We want to be able to help create that relationship between the people who are listening to the music and the music they are listening to. And all of our music is free. People love free things.
How have you grown since you started?
When it comes down to growth, we’ve become better musicians. We’ve pushed ourselves by trying things we’ve never done before by taking risks and just putting ourselves out there to become better. We’ve learned to not limit ourselves to producing some trendy bull crap like we may or may not have done with previous bands. We set expectations for ourselves and do what we need to do to get those expectations accomplished whereas before, we didn’t take music as seriously as we do now. What we produce is an extension of ourselves and that’s not something that should be taken lightly. So I guess when you look at it from our perspective, we’ve matured as musicians and as people.
What sets you apart from other bands?
Something that sets us apart from other bands would have to be the members that make this band. We’re not the typical ridiculously good-looking male model band members. We don’t hide in the “green room” before our set and straighten our hair. We’re all some of the nerdiest, shyest people you could ever meet. At shows, we’re out conversing with whoever’s come out to support us and the other locals. And, we’re the best of friends. It’s clear to see how close we all are with each other, the bond that we share between us especially during our live shows.