Envy On The Coast recently dropped their long awaited brand new EP Ritual which serves as an authentic representation of the current state of the band. There have been several iterations of EOTC since their birth, including the 7 years since they called it quits in 2010, but Ritual is a breath of fresh air for both fans and members of the band, Ryan Hunter and Brian Byrne.
Ryan recently told Alternative Press “It was Brian and I left with the decision to keep going or not. We felt like we were in that place again, so we thought, let’s give this (Ritual) to the fans and see how it goes.”
Few short days before they were scheduled to shoot their next music video for the song “Virginia Girls”, I met up with Ryan and Brian for our Stories series. It was clear that the two of them are great friends, and it was refreshing to see band members in that light. They were genuinely themselves and told me a story that they said was a very accurate portrayal of the dynamic of their relationship.
The story is a cautionary tale of a time they went out to a bar in their hometown of Long Island where Brian met the director of a Depeche Mode music video…. or so he thought. The “director” invited them back to his place, and you’ll have to watch the video to find out what happens but the moral of the story is, don’t listen to your drunk friends!