Will and Shawn from L.A-based indie rock band Loser Company discuss the band’s origins and how some of their recent musical projects came together from a creative perspective.
How did the band originally form?
Will: Our origins are loaded with a lot of history. Masato [on bass] and I had been playing music together since we were about 12. We were in bands in high school, and when we gave college a try we sort of lost touch. Then we randomly saw each other towards the tail end, and he told me he was moving to San Diego to play music. I told him I was moving to Los Angeles because I had something cooking out there, and I wanted to play music too. Flash forward from our teens to our early 20s; we were going back and forth between San Diego and Los Angeles, trying some combos down there that didn't really work out.
I found myself going from band to band, and then sometime during our mid to late 20s, one band blew up in my face. It was a real stab in the gut, and I sort of gave up and just started working. Maybe it was a sign that it wasn't meant to be, so I started putting focus on trying to make money, which turned out to be really empty and a bunch of horse sh*t. Masato was on a similar trajectory and we started to refocus on why we came out here in the first place. I ended up getting myself into some trouble and I was down and out. I just felt empty; I needed music in my life because there was really no better time than when we were playing music together. He was serendipitously feeling the same way, and in April 2017 we decided to give it another go.