Homeshake’s lofi debut record In The Shower caught the attention of chill wave listeners worldwide, as Peter Sagar made his way from a guitarist in Mac Demarco’s band to carving his own place in the industry. The almost hallucinatory state of relaxation in a Homeshake record is no doubt what continues to propel Sagar’s career, as his 2015 sophomore record Midnight Snack left us all begging for just one more bite. Lucky for us, the Homeshake crew is set to release their third project Fresh Air in 2017, as they continue to tour in support of their decedent indulgence Midnight Snack. We caught up with Sagar during his busy tour life to see what’s next on the menu.
The MAT Magazine: Who is Homeshake?
Homeshake: I am, with my buds Brad Mark and Greg.
TMM: How would you explain your band to aliens?
Homeshake: No time to explain take me with you.
TMM: What do you consider the your biggest accomplishment or favorite moment in your career so far?
Homeshake: No favorites, no standouts, just feel lucky to be able to do this for a living.
TMM: If you had to explain your upcoming record “Fresh Air” with an emotion, what emotion would you chose?
Homeshake: Calm. Is that an emotion?
TMM: How does the lyrical element come into play with “Fresh Air”, what experiences is it sharing?
Homeshake: Various moments in various places, using them all to find a comfortable balance.
TMM: Your single “Call Me Up” definitely has a fresh feeling to it, what genre inspirations would you say brought you to creating this track?
Homeshake: Lil Yachty.
TMM: How would you say your experience touring with Homeshake is different than touring with Mac Demarco, and is it what you expected it to be?
Homeshake: Ya touring changes pretty drastically based on the people you’re with, we are an extremely relaxed group of people.
TMM: What’s your favorite and least favorite part of life on tour?
Homeshake: It’s fun to play but I don’t like being away from home for too long.
TMM: What would be your dream festival to play, and who would you bring out during your set (holograms count)?
Homeshake: My dream festival is no more festivals.
TMM: What can we expect next from Homeshake?
Homeshake: My album that comes out on February 3rd 2011.
Despite popular belief, Homeshake’s album Fresh Air can be expected within the next few months. Make sure you catch the good folks of Homeshake on tour, tickets available here.
Words by Katherine Wilburn, Photography by James Sakert