You Feel Me?
Episode 10: Now, Now
Cacie Dalager and Bradley Hale met in Minnesota as awkward 15 year olds. Cacie had just moved back to town after being uprooted to Richmond, VA for a few years with her parents. They were both drummers in every band their school had to offer. She swears Brad didn’t like her much at first, but their mutual love of drumming and the two friends they had in common (that made for great games of Uno) eventually led to a lifelong musical bond.
Nearing the end of their high school tenure, Brad and Co. convinced Cacie to share a song she’d been working on and it blew them away. She and Brad began working tirelessly on original songs and putting them on Myspace. It eventually led to an international tour with Paramore, which was a trial by fire for the relatively green band. After their debut LP they toured tirelessly as an opening act for over two years.
Now as seasoned indie veterans, Now Now is headlining their first national tour in support of their new record Saved. Hear us talk about all this and more on “You Feel Me?” and stay tuned after the episode for a discount code on the headphones we’re wearing.
00:20: Now, Now talk about their touring schedule and how they spent their time between album releases.
01:22: Now, Now discuss the impact touring constantly has on their mental health and relationships.
04:40: Now, Now Talk about their roots in Minnesota
06:55: Cacie tells Lee her favorite bands during her angst filled teenage years
08:00: Brad talks about wanted to be good at sports growing up, writing music, and some of his favorite bands from that time
10:30: Bradley recounts not breaking rules and how that almost pushed him away from being in a band
12:10: Cacie Shares how she didn’t think Brad liked her, and how they first met
15:00: Brad and Cacie talk about their time as leaders in their High School’s marching band
18:40: Cacie talks about some of her experiences of being a woman in a band
20:50: Brad and Cacie talk about what lead up to them starting a band
26:10: Cacie shares her first time sharing a song she wrote with Brad and their friends
28:30: Talk about first releasing their music on Myspace and PureVolume
30:57: Lee asks Cacie about what her backup plan would have been had music not worked out
33:50: Brad tells about the rift that happened when he went off to college
36:00: Now, Now recount their first tour with Paramore
39:50: Lee asks Now, Now their approach to writing their newest album “Saved”