We had the good fortune of connecting with Jake Spurlin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jake, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Music has always been a huge part of my life and growing up I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career playing music. I am a huge fan of 80s rock and would always go to concerts and see bands like Poison, Motley Crue and Def Leppard. I’d go to these concerts and be absolutely blown away, so I’d always imagine myself playing on stage. I played baseball all the way through college which consumed all of my time growing up so I never had time to learn an instrument. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college my best friend and bandmate , Kyle McGraw, taught me how to play the bass and introduce me to the world of pop punk and metal core. Everyday after practice we’d go back to his house and practice playing Blink-182 songs until we eventually started to create our own music. I remember the first song our band ever wrote together and the feeling of practicing the song as a band and eventually playing live was the most electrifying feeling I’ve ever felt. Once I realized I was capable of writing and playing music I knew it was something I absolutely had to do for the rest of my life.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
One thing that sets us apart from others is the fact that we are almost entirely self produced. I went to art school and was able to learn a ton about the writing, editing, and production process. Because of this, we had more creative freedom in that we see the vision and execute. One downside is that it takes a longer time to bring an idea to fruition because there’s less hands on deck. Jake and I both work full time jobs which funds PCL. I want the world to know that this is not a side project, it’s why I wake up in the morning. In the future, we will tap in to the large network of talented artists I went to school and played baseball with in college. Although we are mainly self produced, one of our old high school teammates, Tylor Bondar, who has millions of streams on his productions, mixed and mastered our latest releases and he absolutely killed it. He’ll definitely be playing a big part in our upcoming album release.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honestly, the beach & the bars.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Obviously I’d like to thank my parents for all the love and support and the life they’ve given me to be able to pursue my dreams. I would not be the person I am today without my parents and my brother. I’d also like to thank Kyle for pushing me everyday as a musician and person. Without him and the relationship we have, I would not have had to courage or the guidance to pursue a life long dream of mine. He has taught me everything I know about music and continues to teach me things I could’ve never done on my own.

Website: www.pclbandca.com

Instagram: @pcl_ca

Youtube: PCL

Image Credits
Kaylee Garrett

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