Newest local act, Autumn In Analog, is unveiled
In a small practice room on the second floor of Space Smoke Shop in downtown Tucson, Autumn In Analog’s distinctive sound can be heard echoing through the hallway.
Brad Wong bangs on the cajon drum while Scott and Spenser Scheinman keep the rhythm on their guitars. Justin Fanus’ soft voice elevates above the instruments as he sings simple, feel-good lyrics.
After officially being together for three months, Autumn In Analog is already on its way with an EP expected to release next fall.
The band formed when Wong found Scott Scheinman and Spenser Scheinman on BandPage, a music-networking site to help musicians, fans and the music industry interact. Fanus came into the mix a couple of weeks after.
“I was really surprised that Scott and Spenser were on BandPage and that we all live only a mile from each other,” Wong said. “It was pretty convenient.”
Once the lineup was set, the band was sure to quickly get to know each other musically and personally.
“A lot has happened since September, we have taken time sort of separately to play with each other one-on-one and trying to get to know each other as musicians. We have definitely become good friends,” Fanus said.
Despite the members bonding as a group, they’re doing their best avoid falling into just one genre while retaining their own distinct sounds.
“Our sound is kind of building right now we are dabbling in different types of instruments to build it up,” Fanus said.
Still, whatever it is the band is building, its members think they’re off to a good start.
“Listening to our music, you just get good vibes from it,” Wong said. “It is really accessible music to anyone coming from any musical background.”
As the vocalist and songwriter of the band, Fanus lyrics are influenced by his previous band, Diver City.
“We were just at the point where we were getting looked at and we were recording our EP and the lead guitarist passed away in a car accident,” Fanus said. “It’s definitely taught me a lot. That’s kind of where my passion comes from and the reason why I’m trying to drive this group.”
The band has done a couple of shows at UA sorority chapters, Sky Bar and at the Space Smoke Shop. Autumn in Analog hopes to continue playing locally but emphasized its main focus is the EP.
“It is basically the first five songs we’ve put together as a group,” Scott said. “We’re all really excited, there’s a little something for everyone in it.”
As far as the future goes for Autumn In Analog, the band’s members are really only concerned with moving forward with their music.
“All of us don’t really want a normal nine-to-five job where we’re stuck behind a desk,” Wong said. “We want to keep creating and follow our passions. Overall, I just hope that we can continue to protect our dreams and develop our talents.”