Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker's (aka USS) Ashley Buchholz and Jason Parsons Join Mike for an open and earnest (and sometimes comical) conversation about why they're breaking up, their last album, and how they've grown as artists and people.
After little more than a decade together, and having achieved a level of worldwide success that is far beyond anything they expected, the Canadian electro-rock duo USS (or Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) are calling it a day with one final album, Einsteins of Consciousness. So, joining Mike for this week’s episode are vocalist/guitarist Ashley Buchholz (aka Ash Boo-Schultz) and turntablist/hype man Jason "Human Kebab" Parsons. In this conversation, the two of them look back on their career and the art they made together and explain why now was the right time in their respective lives to move on to new experiences. Though the guys’ trademark goofiness certainly comes through in this chat, they’re also very earnest and open about how they’ve grown as people and artists over the years and how that led them to this decision. As well, Ash discusses in own battles with mental health and how he learned a key lesson for all songwriters: that there’s a difference between that’s not good enough, and you’re not good enough. Also, the guys talk about how social media changed the business for artists, the intense connection they’ve built with fans, and more.
Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and other magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about music and the music industry.
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