This week the Lancast hosted local band Symphony of Sound. They share about their beginnings, their recent self-titled release, and some of the inspiration behind their lyrics.

Symphony of Sound first came together to perform at a talent show at band front-man Tyler Benner’s high school. The name was chosen more out of necessity than inspiration, but it seemed to stick, so they went with it.  In 2009, they decided to take it to the next level and began regular jam sessions to develop their sound.  All of the guys grew up with a love of music and a few of them got their start leading worship in their local churches. Faith is something that has stuck with them through the years and it shows in the lyrics and themes of their songs. Though they wouldn’t necessarily consider themselves a “Christian” band, those themes are still close at heart.

Symphony just released their first album on June 27th  of this year. All together they spent about 6 months recording, though the project has been in the works for much longer. By the time they were ready to record, they had perfected their set list and pretty much knew where they wanted it to go. “It’s pretty awesome actually…just like, having a physical copy of what you’ve created yourself.” says Drummer Matthew Blank, ” It’s cool to know you’ve accomplished something and gotten to the point where…it’s done.”

They all seemed pretty excited to be finished with the project and are already looking forward to the next one. You can purchase their new release on iTunes and CD Baby.  Also check out their Myspace and Facebook pages. Symphony of Sound is Mitch Meador, AJ Lehman, Matthew Samuel Blank, Tyler Benner, and Mitch Ebersole.  Album Cover Art by Drew Winey.


Support for this episode provided by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Theme music: Invisible Walls by Revolution Void
Break music: Demain je change de vie by david