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Entropy follows up release of debut EP with successful tour

12/22/2014 03:18PM ● By Kerigan Butt

By Steven Hoffman

Staff Writer

Entropy followed up the release of its debut EP, “Curve,” with a regional tour that included shows in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlantic City, and New York City.

In the midst of all that excitement, the band’s members—Kyle Fisher, Dillon Camac, and Mike Rogers—graduated from Avon Grove High School.  

Fisher, who serves as the band’s singer and guitarist, said that the initial tour was very successful and they were able to add more shows while they were on the road. They are currently lining up shows for later this year and early next year. The band is excited about reaching a wider audience with their music. 

Kyle Fisher and the band Entropy went on its first tour this year in support of the debut EP, “Curve.”

  

“We’re hoping to get our foot in the door for the northeast region,” Fisher said, explaining that he’s excited to be working with drummer Camac and new bassist Rogers.

In an interview before the tour, Fisher outlined the band’s plans to conquer the world, or at least the music-listening part of it that resides in the northeastern United States.

Entropy started practicing with each other in the fall of 2013 and their unique style emerged organically, combining the sounds of musical influences like the Smashing Pumpkins, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Title Fight. They’ve described their music as psychedelic grunge, but the musical style doesn't fit comfortably in just one style.

“We make songs that don’t really fit into a genre,” said Fisher, the band’s main lyricist. The primary goal when crafting a song, he said, is creating something that is genuine. The band is very pleased with the results of their debut effort, a four-song EP.  

“These are our first four songs as a band,” Fisher explained. He came up with some of the basic riffs, but each of the songs was a combined effort of all three members and reflects where Entropy is as a band right now.  

“Too Many Humans” is a song that finds Fisher thinking about his past. Music reviewer Justin Kreitzer noted that the song features a bass line similar to Soundgarden’s, but also has jangly guitars that are like Silverchair’s early brand of post-grunge alternative rock. Kreitzer also praises Fisher's vocals on the track because he manages to match the intensity of the heavy music.

“Judge” is a political song hinting at how the government is watching everything, but not really doing anything to help its citizens.

The genesis of the song “Curve” came from a time when Fisher was at a party and he observed how certain people were acting insincerely because they wanted to fit in. Fisher realized that he had done the same thing himself.

“Highway” is about parting ways with a girlfriend, which is always fodder for a good rock song.

Entropy recorded “Curve” after a few months of rehearsals. They were fortunate enough to make a connection with Kenny Eaton, a member of the band Time Columns, and soon thereafter the trio was recording “Curve” at Eaton’s Mystery Ton Studios. Eaton engineered, mixed, and mastered the tunes.

Fisher, Camac, and Rogers share a strong musical connection. They knew each other from school and from other bands that they have played in over the years. Fisher recalled that he and Rogers played together in a band called Fifth Effect in middle school.

Fisher said that music has always played an important part in his life. “Music is something that has always been there for me,” he explained. “It’s a good way to get things that you believe in out to the world.”    

Fisher started playing the guitar when he was attending school in Switzerland. His fourth-grade teacher taught him the basics of the instrument and he hasn’t stopped playing since.

Camac learned how to play the drums from his father. His playing style has also been inspired by many different bands. 

“The band that really got me into music was Green Day,” Camac explained. He also really likes the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“They influence everybody,” Camac said.

Rogers’ musical influences are all over the place. He likes everything from classic rock to pop punk to 1990s grunge and rap.

Fisher said that he and Rogers would often go to the White Clay Creek with their acoustic guitars and play for hours at a time. Rogers is a guitarist and pianist who is handling bassist duties for Entropy.

Dillon Camac during one of Entropy's first concerts.

 

With their varied influences, each member brings something different to the band. And with each new song that the band attempts, Fisher is growing as a songwriter.

“I think Kyle is a lyrical genius,” Camac said.

Another role that Fisher has taken on is that of general manager of the band. He frequently attends music industry events to learn about the business and to make connections. He has worked tirelessly to get the band bookings.

“This guy,” said Camac, “works his {butt} off.”

The drummer, meanwhile, brings a driving beat to the band's music that can be credited to his rap influences.

As young musicians, their musical interests are constantly expanding.

“I’ve been listening to Led Zeppelin a lot lately,” Fisher said. “We're influenced by everything.”

Fisher said that the band rehearses as much as possible and is constantly working on new material. They are always looking to book more shows throughout the region. 

“We might as well make something out of our youth while we have it,” Fisher explained.

If that’s not the perfect credo for rock ’n’ roll, nothing is. Now that all three band members are high school graduates, the world is filled with possibilities.

“I don’t know where this will take us,” Fisher admitted. “We’ve been steadily growing. I would love to be touring around getting what I believe in out to the world. Having a solid regional following would be fantastic. If the music’s good, things will happen. Music finds a way.” 

To learn more about Entropy’s upcoming shows, visit the website at theentropyband.com or check out their Facebook or Twitter page.

To contact Staff Writer Steven Hoffman, email editor@chestercounty.com.

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