Las Vegas took over New York City on October 16th, 2013, when rockers Otherwise performed at the Gramercy Theater as part of the CMJ festival opening up for Filter.
After their set, I caught up with singer, Adrian Patrick and we were walking back to their bus, he tells me "Great room, great crowd, felt great on stage." It was a room full of singing, crowd surfing fans and of course, traditionally, during "Soldiers," Adrian jumps with the crowd and has them sing along into the mic.
Having met Otherwise well over a year ago at the Rock Allegiance Festival, and since that time, they have had three hit singles released from their freshman album "True Love Never Dies" which all have broken the top 20 on Sirius radio. They have performed almost 400 shows in under two years and now as they're settling down from this extensive tour, before they go into hiding to create their next album, they are releasing a free acoustic EP called "Enjoy the Pain"
"While on the road, we have managed, to write, record and self produce this EP. We want to give the fans for taking such good care of us and while we're getting prepped to do the second album, we did not want to leave everyone hanging for so long," Adrian stated. It can be found on Halloween at www.EnjoyThePainEP.com.
The five songs on the EP are brand new songs except one song available on iTunes from their debut album, Heaven as well as Billy Idol's Rebel Yell which was well received when performed at Sirius Octane.
As for the second album, they're hoping to get into the studio in January, as they are searching for the right producers. "We are looking for the guy who will bring the best out of all of us, and make sure we avoid the 'Sophmore Slump.' The second album is very important and I don't want to put the band and the fans through that," Adrian points out. He adds, "The sound will not be too far off center, we have something that is working for us, it's reacting to people. But we do want to evolve and over time some of the the stuff we do want to experiment with will resonate with the fans like True Love Never Dies did. The EP that we're putting out plays a huge part of that which lays the foundation for us to be a little different and experiment and we hope the fans will like it"
Adrian Patrick's final quote, "We're out here, rocking and rolling and enjoying the pain."