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When I caught up with pop punk band Everything Ever, they were on route to Pittsburg to play one of their final shows of tour. Being back on the road seems like a momentous feat for the Staten Island trio, who months before had 6000 dollars worth of equipment stolen from their tour van parked outside of a New York City venue. And then, to add insult to injury, they watched it all unfold on security cameras after the incident took place.
But thankfully, with help from their supportive fan base, Everything Ever has managed to recover from these unfortunate circumstances. They recently held two benefit shows to help gain back a large portion of their losses. And with those gains, they have found their way back on the scene.
Photo courtesy of Emily Tantuccio
The band consists of childhood friends John Trotta, Andrew Paladino, and Zach Sandel. Trotta and Paladino (Dino for short) have been playing music together under various names since their middle school days. It wasn’t until 2012 that they began making music under the vague and haphazard title, Everything Ever.
Their sound has evolved over the years, first taking shape as ska, then resembling progressive tones until they settled on their current pop punk aesthetic. In talking to Trotta, he seems to be able to easily trace this trajectory. He would go home after school and spend hours in front of his television watching Fuse and MTV 2. The bands featured on those shows, especially Blink-182, propelled him into making music, and they remain some of his greatest musical influences to date.
Photo courtesy of Everything Ever
After tour, Everything Ever will set out to work on a second EP. At the start of the new year, they plan to hop in the studio and record it live rather than tracking the songs instrument by instrument. This time around, they won’t be drawing as much influences from their punk idols; Dino admits the idea for a live EP is entirely inspired by Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill.”
They promise, it’s not ironic.
But enough words, have a listen for yourself!
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0:00 Introducing Everything Ever
1:05 This Destruction – Everything Ever
5:10 Rock Bottom – Everything Ever
8:36 Big Ideas – Everything Ever
11:48 Schruted It – Everything Ever
15:32 Doing Nothing – Everything Ever
18:41 More Sumptoms – Everything Ever
21:57 Mic Break
22:17 Interview with John Trotta
37:58 Mic Break
38:38 Of Guilt – Everything Ever
42:13 Transit Girls – Everything Ever
47:12 A Bruise – Everything Ever
50:28 From Below – Everything Ever
53:06 A Tattoo – Everything Ever
56:18 Black Cats – Everything Ever
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