Tyler Madden and Stevie McMackin were born in Detroit in 1987.
The pair have lived and worked in Michigan for more than 30 years.
In 2016, the pair released their first album, which they described as a “prelude to a future with a lot more fun, more freedom, more energy and more love.”
Now, in 2017, the duo is gearing up for the release of a second album, “Tales From The Crypt” which features new songs from Tyler, Stev, and Toddler.
In an interview with CoinDesk, the boys explained why they decided to focus on this new album.
The first album was really just a prologue to the second album.
It’s kind of like our first album.
We just wanted to do something with the first album that we knew would make us famous.
I guess it was just the perfect way to get our name out there, because we had so much music to tell, and it was really fun to do that.
We also have so much more stuff planned out in the future, like tour plans, records, and videos.
We all have a sense of who we are and who we want to be, and that’s really fun.
I think we all have an internal world that we’ve been writing and playing and playing for like five years now, so it’s really a great opportunity to start doing it.
Stevie Madden: The idea of a music career and a lifestyle.
Tyler Madden: A lot of people think, “Oh, he’s just a kid who loves music and he’s got his parents’ permission to do this,” but that’s not really the case.
You have to put your own stamp on the music.
You can’t just be the one making the music, or the one playing the instruments.
You gotta create that.
The first album wasn’t like that.
It was more about the energy of making music.
I grew up listening to the Beatles and the Stones, and I really fell in love with them, so the whole world is like that, but I was like, “I wanna make music for people.”
And I think that’s what Tyler and I want to do.
They’re really open about that.
I know what they are and I know that they’re the type of people that we want, but we can’t really do anything.
They don’t really have that type of ambition.
The band has been on the road since 2013, playing gigs in support of their first two albums.
In 2017, they released their third album, the “Pale Horses” EP.
The album is their biggest to date, selling more than one million copies worldwide.
In an interview last year, Tyler explained that the album was recorded at a time when he was “living the American dream.”
He said that it was about trying to do things the right way and living a normal life.
Tyler explained:The only thing we’re really proud of on this record is that we got our first record signed, but at the same time, we just wanted it to be really unique.
We didn’t want to write the same songs that we did before, so we wanted to just change the songs and make them something else.
We kind of took our time with it.
And at the end of the day, that was really the thing that was most important to us.
And that’s why we really want to get back to the basics.
We definitely did.
The music was really different from what we’d done before.
It really felt like a new band, and we really didn’t have any preconceived ideas about how we wanted it, so that was definitely the main thing that made it so special.
It felt like we were just writing a record that was a little bit different than what we’ve done before, and also it felt like the music was a bit more fun to make.
We definitely got a lot of energy out of that album.
Stevan Madden: Our first album came out in 2015, and in 2017 we did our first tour, and then we were touring the world in 2018.
We have a lot planned out.
The next album is going to be called “Takes a Backseat,” which we’re calling our “new” album.
And we’re going to do a lot with our label, and make some really cool videos.
I really hope that’s the end.
I’m really excited about it.
We’ve been doing a lot lately of promoting, and our new album is actually our first time ever doing that.
For Tyler, it’s something that he and I haven’t done in years.
It took us a while to get used to, and he knows that it’s a lot to take on, but he’s excited about that because it was something that we didn’t do before.
We just want to create music that is the same kind of music that we have now.