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The Black and the White

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Childhood friends since age 14, Tavarez and Sarcona had previously been in the world-touring rock outfit As Tall As Lions.
A change though was nothing if not a matter of necessity. “The band was doing well, but it doesn’t matter if you’re not happy,” Tavarez explains of Lions’ ultimate dissolution. To that end, Tavarez’s subsequent writing sessions with longtime collaborator Justin Kaupp, began to slowly pay dividends. The musician quickly enlisted Sarcona, and later bassist Mario Gonzalez, to flesh out his cohesive vision.
The LA-based multi-instrumentalist, along with drummer and longtime friend-bandmate Cliff Sarcona formed The Black and the White shortly after moving West from their native New York. Now they’ve never felt more free and unrestricted in his pursuit of artistic excellence. “There were no boundaries anymore,” Tavarez offers of the eye-opening excavation that went into melding electronic soundscapes with traditional instrumentation during the initial writing sessions for the Black and the White’s 2013 debut Futures EP. “Once we started playing around with synthesizers and drum machines my whole brain exploded,” he says. “Everything is the opposite of before. What turns me on is not <img class="rc-image-tile-44" src="https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/payload?c=03AHqfIOl_ezQqiOsunaXgYq0JpMVCSAFMOigkzXUlU1YreVfO0vhGTJUfb7BNOF-8XA7BkpUHT9FiVg89zS-DqJtpsg261t1XBD5QjMv-Xt2-oIgVRsMvvDoe0EooRvkOxhqfG3EqOzZXZxi7-ZDRQRoOGEJLizRPpj1Jhe0OdNFhpmBHnrHlxkmeR1Oo3GjDzYjhe8Zohwacjc9wQAn9Wm-XVsAhJFK0zSFSlMqnZ0d5_n4qOLhh02mWEPAh34zjltaB4mF1Is-y169dbfruG5U7RB3tYkE69lsLHDwOFIviweJvZHzZ9V13DV-e13Eer-ARA0pFzhW-oseNESDd_zZudl6GIdjGLbaOmeIyISxHgSBmd5p3a-s3HEFwP2uu6yBhrZzzY_y90mSLxFXbSDqb1dJqDlXgAUYAAhLXAgo8jduZT_LzvFYxPSMNmYpX9LNcK9DhLJQB71CTwPBhFilcvIbSS2WvfCbKNPzc5omU8j6CC_vi-kDBE1ojLe_Aux7iNC-JV_3tpbBKs49uFnZSPG7z9ZFwGfBrXYCvC6fF1JitjhcEtOOZaVd9meqtLfQsUoESNqdr-SeeaqKxnGe811OvttdvEw_NtUJlWE7oaMzDgKfPqFVOBzYmVtkfjYO5_IHgx_uv5aHIOYlredPu-ZrFqQcx2_efQXfFjBlygALY-heCgEc96w-4uTtPcWxBbkwmZ8F0StxLtFwPlhmkMt8Rg_bRWBuOE6Nt7jZz6dI0bE_b2bhY8ggYW_0PagHQMOcArl9X38gXGIGe04z8qkfrIyXyu601YPNfUbRkr5W8z5dZ3-MNdFhoqKiNX2DZKSckYGoEhBUbnHjcZbIioUWIGVO_GGiyQ2ks8OlIc5ieT0XmoQdFqVvdo0oWv18fXPP4_n2QNVuafaAWQ_X81VNFtOcdAG4X_kNEevf7k5SsPukxZs5WEhxmbz2IJBwYFXWy7xGCcmqlGQO1xR1kKrrpgDHy1XZdYaWRRtKwXfZ4FL4McpEV43mQHEoFfFFV8vCfFdoo1l8okAzRC5O1XxP3dOpKY9S6yjSVXrVnIx_EThNRyrquTkMKigevDFW4dO44ALJEpYp2LJgbiYyNQQ4QomDodA6eI2v8M2BmcaSYPS5dOmmZYRB04iSAdaHSfwuJrdSXz63Yx8wyyMSeqgVR_dkMPoHxEvGs5efwR_R1V5dDbtwb_a9aSyGXKE_54e90K81tLdUOPBgEcFXTD-mQCzTLZ6WYN3ru27bI9pVzUCStsm5jlSIA-mti7LdCUMSrQKAtCrc9mUpLliLQeI8dBIOwCqUGbbgtuE6rhmBXKcv5JxO6P6xw9MoiyFBfCMxwlbHq4RltDkJ_cN8lGEKIDj3X3mWyCM8qpc0ME4NhrgWncksOAPs0PaaMKucjheqUtDUMaOmRVJTtRUYXd-fZNzVDDBCAsTMckpaM2GLxf_f63xNRRKourFCQPu0X35OpyhVuLG_qaref4OhxJAOkHVCA7rUXkYWrelMMXSuOPW3u6_5BNlq0XvoJiD1KUrV_CbpKG-HZz_pJP4dlcrA6JszaJvESRZz3lsarxzppn1AE6Wh7JUsDfSrpUNhttX9Uy8miGW24-HmnK_MZgtrnYTvBdkt1ijS4-T2JjyegSO5s-iHwhW1z3Des6S-wXMeoFzIb5baVXyUDxE6yBy4xUsix-fbLwU2xZJFw142izvBLPYuEdUJHVM1eYSTqDMEojeiqXhJXBSTrdgO_QYGz44BCQbp-OAYGJSvdPYwNGdgSGjO-wd9wC6uNdQKkN5S25HvCocqTqLWzbbO_EdgMtmQigg&amp;k=6LeIZkQUAAAAANoHuYD1qz5bV_ANGCJ7n7OAW3mo&amp;id=2" style="top:-200%; left: -100%">knowing.”
It’s onstage however where The Black and the White, who recently performed with Cage The Elephant and Of Monsters and Men, truly let go. “When we get onstage we’re going to take it as far as we can,” Tavarez says.<br>

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