If there’s a Chicago band that hits classic pop hooks with ease while still sounding enthusiastic and fresh, it’s Sheep Numbers. Sheep Numbers is spearheaded by the multitalented Mike Martello, who was the primary player on the band’s current releases, but the outfit is priming their first official full band release for 2017. In episode eight or the holiday edition of the Loud Loop Podcast, I chatted with Martello and drummer Andy Dierker about the band’s beginnings, their songwriting process, and we also go off on a little tangent about Christmas music, which is fitting for the season. Right after our conversation, give a listen to their new Loud Loop-exclusive jam, “Lazer Eyes”. You can also download the track for free below or stream it in the Bandcamp sidebar to the right. Happy Listening!
*Podcast intro/outro music for this episode is “Santa’s A Lie” by Sheep Numbers