Howie Chen: Howie is the very talented bassist of The Distant Fourth. “In five years, I’d like to see the band doing much the same as it is now. Since we’ve always been a band that has had to deal with the problem of distance between the members and conflicting schedules, I’m confident that we’ll be able to continue doing what we’re doing now. I’ve also considered the idea of releasing music in the form of a series of EPs rather than an album, both because it’s more practical for us but also because it offers an interesting and unique concept for listeners.” Howie is inspired by Periphery, Pierce the Veil, and August Burns Red. He has been playing the bass officially for a year and a half.