Tyler Seidel of:
The Everyday Losers are a hard rock band from southern Indiana consisting of brothers Dylan and Tyler Seidel, Danny Norton, and Damian Baker. Heavy riffs, powerful choruses, and frenetic live performances – that’s what The Everyday Losers are all about. [1][2]
METAL PULP AND PAPER: Give a brief history about The Everyday Losers
TYLER SEIDEL: The Everyday Losers began when my brother Dylan and I began playing with his friends in a basement back in 2007. Dylan and his friends were juniors and I was a freshman in high school. We played a bunch of Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age songs for a handful of their friends every couple of weeks. We did some Local H, Soul Asylum and Alice in Chains songs but overall we were essentially a QOTSA and Nirvana tribute band. 

MPAP: What was the defining moment in 2008 when you knew The Everyday Losers was born as a band and it was time to start playing music not only for yourselves but for everyone else?

TS: Dylan and I went into the studio with our cousin’s dad and did a couple tracks. We entered a national school contest that one of the teachers suggested and we actually moved on past the first round. Our school recognized us at an award ceremony and we received a certificate. We sounded like a “sadder Gin Blossoms” as one radio host said at the time.  

MPAP: The Everyday Losers have released a couple EP’s, and your 2nd full-length, Before You Say A Word (Dead Industry Records), just recently came out in July 2016. How has your music evolved since you first began playing together? 

TS: We began writing sad soft songs for the most part. We had a hard time finding the right drummer early on and we probably tried out over 30 drummers over the span of the band. We were into harder rock but we just couldn’t do it ourselves. Dylan was a very shy person and at the time it was evident in his vocal style. He had a somewhat of an “Elliot Smith” type vibe. Our earlier performances were acoustic as we ran as a two piece for years. We were making music but it wasn’t quite what we had in mind. We teamed up with our half brother and his step brother. They were a bit older than us and we began to play their music. It was more punk rock and ska oriented. After that we began writing songs in dropped D and joined a local cover band. We had a decent amount of original songs at this point though. We traveled to New Orleans with our father one weekend and busted out three recordings that we used to find a drummer. 

MPAP: What makes this album different from Revel In Chaos, or even Social Paradise

TS: Social Paradise was essentially Dylan and I on half the tracks with a studio drummer and the other tracks were full band recordings. It was pretty much a compilation EP. Revel in the Chaos was our first real full band release. Well this is our first recording session that we did half step down tuning. We actually began doing half step down because Dylan was sick on one of our tour with Saliva. We went half step lower to help him hit the notes and everything just sounded better in our opinion.  

MPAP: Do you read the music reviews at all once something is released? Do you peek at the social medias to see what everyone is saying? 

TS: We always read the reviews. We are mighty critical of ourselves and even if it’s a bad review we try to use it to assist us in our direction. The bad thing is you can get 100 people saying all these good things about your band but if 1 person comes around trashing your name, that’s the one you remember. You just have to brush it off and attempt to ignore that person.

MPAP: On The Everyday Losers Facebook ‘About’: Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Bush, Silverchair, and Seether are listed as musical influences. Are you still getting influenced by other bands now that you’ve grown together musically over the last 8 years? 

TS: Yes we definitely find new influences. We actually all have a similar taste in music. So we all can agree that bands like Local H, Inme, and Silverchair have been a great influence over the latter years. We still listen to the bands that we grew up with as well. We are actually doing a Halloween Show as Nirvana. We learned 30+ Nirvana tracks. We knew some but it was cool to go back and revisit all these songs that helped shape our band early on.

MPAP: Can you describe that breakthrough moment when you knew The Everyday Losers had finally made it and all that hard work of blood sweat and tears was starting to pay off? 

TS: A big moment for me was the release of our first record Revel in the Chaos. It was a difficult task for us as we had put almost 2 years in recording sessions that kept getting scrapped. We also hit the road with Saliva shortly after that album was released.  

MPAP: What was it like hearing one of your songs on the radio for the first time, or being featured in a music magazine that you looked at? 

TS: It was pretty cool. It’s always a strange feeling though when looking at facebook and seeing lyrics that I have written or just walking around town and hearing someone listening to one of our songs. I’m grateful for those that enjoy our music and lyrics.  

MPAP: Being together for 8 years, what's been some of the hardest things about being in a band? What’s been some of the best things about being in one?
TS: Criticism is always hard. Early on it was YouTube trolls that would rip the band apart. We were just kids and it was tough seeing all this ridicule. It was difficult to find venues that would take us. Nobody knew who we were and venues would never give us a chance. There was one venue in Indianapolis called The Emerson Theater that really helped us out in our early years. It was about 2 and a half hours from where we live and it was hard to sell tickets but Dave really helped. He would look past that and still let us perform anyway.  
Some of the best moment have been because of the band. We have been to about 40 states and traveled the country several times. That’s something that would have never happened it it wasn’t for the band.

MPAP: It can’t be all fun and raging backstage parties, what are some of the biggest challenges of being out on the road for up to weeks at a time? What keeps you from pulling your hair out and literally not being taken away to the funny farm as the miles from the road add up? 

TS: Being healthy is the most difficult. This last tour we ate a lot of canned chicken and pasta. It’s just not something that can be good for a body for two months straight. We eventually began eating Walmart pre-made salads though. It’s just much more expensive. There’s so much down time also. You have hours before shows in a town that you know nothing about. We are all good friends in the band so we actually get along most of the time and we enjoy doing a lot of the same stuff. We would go out and see the sites and that helps things not seem so repetitive.  

MPAP: What are a few things that get you by when away from loved ones and friends? 

TS: This is a tough one. Just keep in contact with them. Tell them about what is happening on the road. 

MPAP: Toothbrush, MP3 player, or favorite food snacks, what are some things that are a must not forget to bring before boarding the tour bus?  

TS: We tour in a van so there’s no room. A comfortable blanket, medicine, baby wipes. Sometimes you can’t get to a bathroom every day so baby wipes become your best friend.  

MPAP: What's the most bizarre thing to happen while you were on stage? Do you have any great touring stories you can share with everyone?  

TS: We have a lot of touring stories, most are probably not appropriate to share with the world. Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, you know? I mean for us it’s really No sleep, No Food, and Rock and Roll haha. On our last tour with Smile Empty Soul we actually dressed as them and did their encore of their most popular song. You could just hear the confusion of the crowd when we began. It was actually Smile’s idea and it went really well.  

MPAP: So far who has been your favorite band to tour with? What made them stand out from the other bands that you’ve shared the stage with? 

TS: Saliva, by far. They are just great guys. It’s crazy how they’ve been around the block but are still so cool to us. Paul, the drummer became a great friend of our band and always makes sure we are taken care of. He’s just a great guy. Beitthemeans is another band that we just got along with so well. We have an almost identical sense of humor. We all listen to the same music as well so we just had a lot to talk about. They let us crash on their hotel room floor on multiple occasions.  

MPAP: And then who’s on your bucket band list? 

TS: Local H is our #1 band to tour with. We love that group so much.
MPAP: What can the fans expect in 2017 from The Everyday Losers?
TS: We hope to release a live album. It might be the end of this year or early 2017. We wil be on the road again for sure so be on the lookout for that.
MPAP: Our time has run out, any last words you’d like to say to your fans and the Metal Pulp And Paper readers out there? 

TS: Thanks for anyone that gave us a chance. Just don’t dismiss a band because you haven't heard of them yet. 

MPAP: A big thanks from Metal Pulp And Paper for taking the time to do this interview. Hope to see you in Portland, Oregon soon. 

[1] Picture courtesy of Tyler's Facebook.
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[2] Taken from The Everyday Losers Facebook