I am the youngest child in my family. I came 20 years after my oldest brother so there is quite an age difference between my three brothers and I. My brothers have been my best friends. My role models. My comfort. My helping hand. I am so thankful that I have the brothers I do. I could never ask for anything better.
Most people have brothers. If you don’t have a brother, you definitely know someone who does. Now, there are two completely different types of brother relationships. There are the brothers who are best friends from childhood, through high school, and into their adult lives. Then there are the brothers that never get along. They grow up to be enemies and only talk at family gatherings. But there is also one group of brothers I am leaving out… The brothers that grow up to make music together. And that is exactly the relationship between Brandon and Eric Seralena, the Miami based brothers that form X3SR. Their brand new EP, SUBLIMATION is the type of release you would listen to on repeat from sunrise to sunset. With the summer feel but the eternal sound of peace, happiness, and relaxation this EP is perfect when looking for the next thing to put in your Tycho music playlist (that comes as a very big compliment. Tycho is my favorite musician of all time).
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Hey guys! How are things going?
B&E: yo! how’s it going buddy! things are flowing rather extremely well! you?
Doing great! Just enjoying my summer! For all the readers who are not familiar, what is X3SR?
B&E: X3SR is everything that you can imagine, from every dream, to all the love and passion that we submerge to create a limitless journey to carry ourselves into. it’s whatever the mind wants or wishes to perceive.
How did you come up with your name? Does it stand for something?
B&E: about 2 years ago, names were thrown around, but X3SR just seemed more than right. hey, it’s the first thing that pops up on google once you try to search it, other than that, some kind of technology part for an intelligent detective device that shows up under our name, which is pretty cool to be honest.
As brothers, I’m sure you both have quite a few embarrassing memories of each other. What is your most embarrassing childhood memory of your brother?
B: i remember walking in on eric at this hot dog shack’s bathroom in Miami after he had eaten roughly 10 chili dogs, and man this poor kid sounded like he was going through something tough. i asked what had happened and i remember him telling me ‘dude i just shat myself before ever making it to the toilet so i left my underwear in the trash bin’ hahaha
E: i can’t recall anything more embarrassing other than what brandon stated. that shit was just way too hilarious that day. haha.
Do you think being brothers is an advantage or a disadvantage when making music?
B&E: most definitely an advantage. i would say we have such a strong level of musicianship, brotherhood and chemistry, that the world would literally need to explode in order for us to detach from one another, musically speaking and friendship speaking. it’s something that was created since birth, passion and loyalty runs thick through our heart & soul.
Is there a story behind you guys’ new EP?
B&E: ahh ‘SUBLIMATION’ yes. we’re growing each and every single day, in a day in age where it’s actually quite difficult to sustain a certain sound and a relationship, call it introversive, or just a lack of an attention span, but this album proves that we can still maintain our root sound, but deliver a much more natural projected tone, something more purified for the ears to indulge into.
The EP is full of summer/beach vibes. How does living in Miami rub off on your music?
B&E: Miami, where do we even start or where do we even begin. some like it, some don’t, but at the very end of the day, we wake up and we go back to sleep in the exact same city. this is where we breathe. the beach, we call it home, the texture of the sand, with that perfect amount of moisture, the sound of the waves crashing in on a sunny soaked day, dig your toes into it, and you’ll never want to leave. now you know where our sounds come from.
What is your advise to musicians, Floridians, and brothers?
B&E: stay loyal, stay positive, never give up and if you’re from Florida, never forget that you’re from the sunshine state, haha.
What are you guys aiming to do in the coming months?
B&E: pretty much just push out the ‘SUBLIMATION’ EP as much as possible, play some pretty huge shows, meet a ton of people, land some more interviews with as many blog sites, radio show and just push X3SR out as far as it can go.
Thanks so much for the time guys! Much love!
B&E: no thank you! much love homie
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