sexta-feira, 24 de junho de 2016

Odds and Ends with Frana - An Interview


Hora de barulheira gratuita no TBTCI.

Diretamente de Milão, Itália, Frana, quarteto post hardcore/noise e seu arsenal esporrento de barulho na medida perfeita. Seguindo a tradição de gente como Fugazi, At The Drive In entre outros, os caras simplesmente destroem tímpanos e o que mais estiver pela frente.

Experimente "Odds and Ends", perfeita introdução para a a artilharia insana dos caras.

Propício para chutar tudo e todos que estiverem pela frente e claro, expurgar demônios.

***** Interview with Frana *****



Q. When did Frana start?
Luca:​ It goes back to 20​11, Francesco and I sort of knew each other from Milan, we were both living in Munich and we had no friends​​​. We decided to start something like a band, but could have been also something else, like a dancing school or a scouting society, luckily or not it was a band.
But we were not quite well understood by the Münchner who had no clue about our "influences" and we were both bass players, so I bought a guitar... I skip to the end, the actual lineup is scattered around, I´m in Milan, Francesco B. as well, Sascha in Munich and Francesco S. in Florence. If it´s not complicated, we don´t like it ;)

Q: Who are your influences?
Fra​: it's hard to be short here...we're all quite eclectic listeners. I'd say basically all Touch and Go and Amphetamine Reptile bands as well as screamo bands from the 00s. Few names over all, well...We all like Shellac, Unsane, Don Caballero and Fugazi, but also Botch, Daïtro, Trail of dead...


Q. Make a list of 5​​ ​albu​m​s of all time…
​Luca: oh, noooo, I suck at this... Fra?

Fra:​​ I hate lists. I'm just gonna say 5 random great albums that are crossing my mind right now...
At the drive-in - Relationship of command
Slint - Spiderland
Joy Division - Unknown pleasures
Pavement - Slanted and enchanted
Unwound - Leaves turn inside you

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Luca: Mainly drunk, if not​​ pretty good, well, pretty good anyway. I like to talk lot of nonsense, I claim songs talk about silly stuff, like the cotton balls in the belly button or the queue at the p​​ost office. Sometimes I´m understood, sometimes not at all...people look at me like there´s something very wrong with us and sometimes they even ask me if the lyrics are really about that. No they´re not.

​Fra:​​ it feels good, I mean...it's cool. We like to establish a dialog with the audience, mostly based on gags...sometimes we are the only one laughing, though. But this makes it funny, before we eventually kill everyone's ears with the next unreasonably loud song.

Q. How do you describe Frana's sound?
​Luca: well, it´s quite hard to tell from the inside, most of the time I´m not even sure if what we write it´s good or not or which kind of influences it has, I describe Frana as pretty much the only music I can write​.​

​Fra:​ Frana is the multi-faceted result of what we ingest and experience. It's one possible way how we can work together in making music. I would say we are not entirely monotonous people, so that's what comes out...mixed tunes, mixed feelings. Have a look at the lyrics, you'll also get a feeling about the sounds, how we mean them.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
​Luca: I can tell you the story of Odds and Ends' recording session. At that time we were all living in Munich and we decided to record at Trai Studio, near Milan, since he´s a good friend and one of the goddamn master of Italian noise rock. We decided to play two concerts on the way there... In something like 48 hours we had to drive 1000 km, play 2 shows, record 4 songs, while sleeping something like 0 hours. Never again...

​Fra:​ never again? Or maybe the same but 10 songs next time? We'll for sure go back there.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Fra:​ hmmm...how new is new? Just out of my last week's hits, I'll go for Greys from Canada and our friends Opiliones from Germany.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
​Luca: I´m not really a cover person, cause in principle I am not able to play anything except what I wrote... But maybe I´d like to cover School by Nirvana.​

​Fra:​ I'd like to try out Chartered Trips by Hüsker Dü or Eggshell by Autechre (whenever I can convince the others).

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Luca: ​The plan for the future is simple, make a juicy LP record, not that easy to write since we are far away from each other, but we are working on it and we have already some fresh material!

Q: Any parting words?
Luca: thanks a lot for the interview!

Fra: ciao! visit our bandcamp http://franafrana.bandcamp.com, where you can download our music for free. See you in Brasil one day (that would be actually incredible).
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https://franafrana.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/frana.band/

Transmission with The Quality of Mercury - An Interview



Jeremiah Rouse é o responsável e a mente por trás do The Quality of Mercury que recentemente soltou "Transmission", seu debute.

Uma intenso exercício de como se criar melodias espaciais e envolventes sem tornar-se cansativo ou extremamente experimental. O TQOM soube dosar precisamente devaneios do space rock com elementos clássicos do indie.

Feche os olhos e boa viagem, ou se preferir viaje de olhos bem abertos.


***** Interview with The Quality of Mercury *****



Q. When did The Quality of Mercury start? Tell us about the history...
A. I have been writing and recording songs as The Quality Of Mercury for a good 15 years. In the past I was only sharing what I had recorded with my close friends. I had other musical projects going on at the same time that i was more focused on. A handful of years back i decided to focus and work on doing a proper release as The Quality Of Mercury and that is how Transmission came about.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: I have many different influences but the greatest influences for this project are the bands Hum, and Failure. I have always tried to emulate the sound of both of those bands. My vocals are probably more influenced by bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Mae and Death Cab For Cutie. I was and still am an avid old school Emo fan.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. I hate this question. There are so many great bands/artists in all different genres that i hold in high regards. So I will answer the question this way. These are my top 5 albums that are relevant to The Quality Of Mercury.
1. Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut
2. Failure - Fantastic Planet
3. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
4. The Life And Times - Tragic Boogie
5. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. I love playing live and miss being part of a band. I haven't played as The Quality Of Mercury live yet. It would be a challenging endeavor for me to pull this off the way I envision it. I would love to do it but, at this time I do not have any plans to put a band together.

Q. How do you describe The Quality of Mercury sounds?
A. I would say that The Quality Of Mercury sounds melodic and dense. There are many overlapping guitar melodies loaded with FX that makes it sound a bit complex. I really tried to make it heavy and pretty at the same time.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A. Almost all of this album was recorded and mixed in my home studio. Usually i have the rhythm guitars structured out and maybe a vocal melody to go with it before I start recording but, mainly I'm writing as I record. I'll program basic drum beats to give myself a foundation to record the rhythm guitars to. After the rhythm guitars are recorded I'll start building everything else on top. I'll be working the programmed drum track the whole time during the recording process. Bass and vocals are usually last for me. It's a bit backwards when compared to the traditional approach to recording. For this album, when I was finished laying all of the tracks down and had good static mixes I took my session files to another studio to have real acoustic drums recorded. I am not a great drummer so I hired Kevin Soffera and his Hybrid Studios to perform and record the drums for me. He basically played what i had programmed however, I was there to produce him and work parts out that I felt needed to be changed. Once we were done tracking the drums i brought those tracks back in to my Protools sessions and mixed everything in my home studio. I really enjoy the process of recording and mixing and can't wait to get back to it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
A. Some newer bands that i have been really enjoying and finding inspiration from are Sidewave, Spotlights, Machines Learning, Big Jesus and Cloakroom.

Q. Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
A. I find songs that I would like to cover all of the time. I'm embarrassed to say that most of them are 1980's pop songs.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
A. My intentions are to get back into the studio to work on another album. I have a handful of demo material all ready to go. I want to approach the recording process differently this time and work on refining my sound a bit more.

Q: Any parting words?
A. I really just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who has helped me accomplish the record and to everyone who is now supporting me by getting the word out. I am very grateful.
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https://www.facebook.com/thequalityofmercury
http://thequalityofmercury.com/
https://thequalityofmercury.bandcamp.com/

quinta-feira, 23 de junho de 2016

George Street with Great Ytene - An Interview


Depois de décadas de experimentações das mais diversas possíveis, hoje tudo pode ser objeto de mais e mais experimentos, pense em fundir kraut, pós punk, shoegaze, psych e soar como se tudo isso fizesse todo o sentido desde sempre.

Pois é, este exercício freak foi digerido e expurgado pelos ingleses do Great Ytene, seja em seu fantástico EP de 2014, homônimo, ou no novíssimo single "George Street", tudo faz sentido na receita esquizofrênica e viajante dos caras.

Música para iniciados.


***** Interview with Great Ytene *****


Q. When did Great Ytene start? Tell us about the history...
Great Ytene came to life in 2013 through the demise of a band called Colours we were all in together. Tom had come in to replace our old guitarist in that band, and after we wrote and recorded some new material we realised our sound and direction had changed somewhat, so it just made sense to start afresh.

We’ve know each other for quite sometime and have all played music together prior to being in London and Great Ytene, so the progression and development of the four of us a band came pretty naturally.

Q: Who are your influences?
I feel that we have a very eclectic range of influences, but I guess the ones that come through quite prominently in our music are bands like Sonic Youth, This Heat, Women, PiL, Fugazi, MBV, Deerhunter and Tina Weymouth to name eight.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
I can never make up my mind and feel that my top 5 is always changing, so the best I can give you are 5 albums I’ve been listening to a lot recently.
Flaming Tunes – Flaming Tunes
Sonic Youth – Bad Moon Rising
Can – The Lost Tapes
Tomaga – Familiar Obstacles
Cindy Lee – Act of Tenderness

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is great! Our current set is comprised of all new songs, so it’s been really fun fleshing them out and working them together as a whole. Interacting with one another and with an audience is a pretty great feeling; we’re looking to try to get some more shows around the UK and Europe before the year is out.

Q. How do you describe Great Ytene sounds?
A little bit of post punk, a little bit of shoegaze, a little bit of repetition and a little bit of noise. A friend of ours once described us as “Fugazi with delay pedals.” Haha.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We’ve been pretty lucky to work with some pretty talented people when it’s come recording! A lot of our early stuff we did with Rory Attwell (Warm Brains) on Lightship 95 as well as with our good friend Iggy B at Bella Union Studios. We recently recorded an album’s worth of songs with Iggy at this real amazing studio called Holy Mountain Studios in Hackney before sending it up to Suburban Home in Leeds to get mixed by MJ from Hookworms.

We’ve done a lot of stuff ourselves in the past, mainly bedroom recording and practice space demos which is a really good way to work, but we’ve always felt that working with others and having that contribution from someone outside the band has really helped to achieve best results.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I don’t think Housewives, Psychic Markers, H.Grimace, Ice Baths and Joane Syklar are necessary ‘new bands’ but they are all superb acts that I recommend people should lend an ear to.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
We’ve actually done a few covers in our time. We did an Orange Juice cover a while back and recently recorded covers of Mission of Burma’s This Is Not A Photograph and Pavement’s Two States that were really quick and fun to do!

I think people tend to set a lot of rules when it comes to doing covers, there’s a lot of pressure on providing a radical take on a track, re-performing a song can give it a whole new context. I think that’s great, but it’s also just as good to pay homage to a band or song by not over thinking it and just playing it however it comes to you. The manner in which Sonic Youth have covered a wide range of songs and artists over their career is a testament to the latter way of going about it, which I admire.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
So we’ve got an album that will be out this year, which we’re real excited about! Just working out the final details for that now. We’re also sorting out a stint around the UK and potentially a couple of Euro dates!

Q: Any parting words?
Obrigado por espalhar a boa palavra Renato!
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https://www.facebook.com/GreatYtene
https://greatytene.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/greatytene

Anywhere but Here with Lanark - An Interview


Definitivamente não é de hoje que a Austrália nos brinda com excelentes banda, e aqui no TBTCI, atenção total sempre para a efervescente ebulição de novas e ótimas bandas vindas de lá.

O Lanark não é assim tão novato, os caras iniciaram suas atividades em 2012 e possuem um álbum absolutamente envolvente, o disco homônimo lançado em 2014 é uma daquelas preciosidades escondidas no submundo dos bons sons, mesclando vestígios oitentistas atrelados ao bom e velho indie rock como era feito em tempos atrás, e claro, sem contar com sutis pitadas sonhadoras e gazers.

Melodias singelas e elegantes para que a mente fique em estado de graça. Soberbo.

Ah sim, detalhe para o novo single deles "Anywhere but Here", uma pérola, simples assim,


***** Interview with Lanark *****


Q. When did Lanark start? Tell us about the history...
Lanark started in early 2012 after a few of our initial projects fizzled out.
Damian and I (Sandon) used to play in HiHelo together whilst Mikey, Temily and Darren used to play in a band called All Eyes On Saturn. It felt pretty natural to line up a jam after both bands went separate ways.

Everything is ultimately linked back to an old derelict share house in Perth (Western Australia) on 'Lanark’ street; where we all used to hang out/met each other and other key people who have influenced the Lanark journey.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences are frequently changing.
With this being said, we all initially bonded over our shared love bands like Radiohead, The Antlers, Explosions in The Sky, Mogwai, Port St. Willow, Foals, Boards of Canada, My Bloody Valentine, Tycho, Interpol, Deerhunter, Slowdive etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
John Frusciante – Shadows Collide With People
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance
Augie March – Sunset Studies
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Elliott Smith – Figure 8

Q. How do you feel playing live?
In Lanark there are so many different elements running parallel to each other that live performances can be quite different from show to show. When we are all locked into each other’s groove and the general vibe is right, it’s pretty hard to beat the feeling of playing live. I (Sandon) feel pretty lucky to play in a band with some of my favourite musicians who are also some of my best friends. I tend to zone out a little if I’m in the right space when we play live. It sounds very cliché’, but I tend to just move around spasmodically and not think too much about the stupid faces I might pull or my ‘chicken head’ movements. Most songs allow for some improvisation in tones/swells or guitar parts. I try to judge the general feel of the performance with everyone’s general vibe on stage. If the vibe is a little mellower; I try and hit a note a little softer or play a little less. But if there seems to be a tension or nervous energy/excitement, maybe I’ll play a note/chord in an aggressive or violent manner. Mainly I just like heckling our drummer Darren mid-song and he usually steadies the ship or changes the vibe/feel as we play.

Q. How do you describe Lanark sounds?
Our sound has changed pretty extensively since we started in 2012. We initially struggled to take a cross section of everyone’s influences and make them work as a cohesive song. But after a while we realised that drawing from completely different sources/ideas helped us write songs that we are all really proud of. Our debut album is the ultimate amalgamation of our different interests and passions for post rock, shoegaze and pop music.

Since the release of our debut record in 2014 we have continued to explore different genres and will continue to explore new ideas whilst writing our next release. Our new track “Anywhere But Here” doesn’t really fit alongside any of our other tracks, but I think we all like that feeling of contrast between our songs.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Our new track ‘Anywhere But Here’ was written/recorded in a completely different manner to how we would normally work. Darren, who mainly plays drums in Lanark, had written a chord progression that we all really liked. We therefore just decided to swap instruments to see if we could approach writing from a different angle. I personally think that playing an instrument that is foreign to you can help you write something that is less convoluted and sometimes more poignant. It can allow you to focus on the actual idea in its simplest form. Our previous keys player Tem is left-handed and had to channel a bit of Hendrix when writing some guitar riffs on a right-handed guitar. Our bassist Mikey also enjoyed working on the drums, as did I (Sandon) working on the bass. I think that this method of writing may reappear in future writing sessions.

When we recorded ‘Anywhere But Here’ with Dave Parkin, we alternated between instruments again to ensure that the track had the best feel, regardless of who was playing what part.

This exploration of new writing techniques has also inspired Darren and I (Sandon) to start a new project called Peppermint Showers.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Whilst this band isn’t necessarily new, the new HYLA track ‘Chaos for you’ is great - https://soundcloud.com/hyla-music/chaos-for-you

Cheeky plug – Peppermint Showers are due to release new material soon; which is exciting.
Here is there first track 'Soto'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HnOBH5zP88

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A few years ago we learnt/rehearsed a cover of ‘Swimming Pools’ by Kendrick Lamar but never played it live… Maybe we should one day. Our good friend Billy Reeves was spitting some fat rhymes over the track, so it was a lot of fun. Who knows maybe it will make an appearance in the set one day.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are looking to continue working on new material and hopefully release an E.P later this year. Maybe some exciting vinyl plans to follow also…
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https://www.facebook.com/lanarkmusic
https://lanarkperth.bandcamp.com

quarta-feira, 22 de junho de 2016

No Man's Land Anthem with Holy Machine - An Interview


De Paris, vem o shoegaze gélido com ares oitentistas com os dois pés na cold wave alternando esse ar denso com barulho caótico, nitidamente fazendo conexões com a família Skywave. Este é o Holy Machine.

Experimente imediatamente "No Man´s Land Anthem" primeiro EP dos caras ou ainda o novo single "Never Turn Your Back" que serve como prenúncio do que será o primeiro álbum do Holy Machine.

Barulho gélido para estourar tímpanos e cortar pulsos.

***** Interview with Holy Machine ******


Q. When did Holy Machine start? Tell us about the history...
Damien : We started this project in 2013. We were both in a band called but we started to get bored of it. So one day, we took a drink at home, start playing some shits and it actually worked. So we decided to start a brand new project. We played live in a duo format for 2 years, then, we took Quentin as a keyboard player/machines.

Q: Who are your influences?
Damien : I think you just have to listen Holy Machine to understand that we are clearly into cold wave and shoegazing stuff. We really wanted to mix both, like using big chorus bass, wall of sould, huge reverbs, untombed voices. I actually think it works good.

Kent : I don't know if you can listen it on this project, but we a also huge fans of metal.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
We are two answering so 5 is not enough, so pick up the most relevant for you…
Damien :
- Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
- Of The Wand And The Moon - The Lone Descent
- A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
- Joy Division - Close
- Slowdive - Souvlaki

Kent ;
- Pink Floyd - The Wall
- Neil Young - Harvest
- Metallica - …And Justice For All
- Behemoth - The Satanist
- The Beatles - White Album

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Damien : So so mad. We FUCKIN love to play live, we give ourselves to much.

Kent : Yeah we like to perform sweaty and with a lot of energy, like a bit crazy. And obviously, the ultimate goal is to get laid and the end of show !


Q. How do you describe Holy Machine sounds?
Damien : We like to say that we play a "wild coldwave". It's the result of the mix of styles we wanted to get. We compose our songs in a cold wave way but with lot of shoegaze sound elements. You can easily listen it in our song "Never Turn Your Back", the guitar is so agressive and noisy, but the form stays more into 80's stuff.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Damien : We are totally DIY in recording but we have the chance to have Kent into this band. He is a fuckin genuis to make this kind of recording sound good. For the process, nothing really unconventional.

Kent : Thank You You are so lovely Damien ! I do my best, trust me I spent hours watching professional tutorials on the internet and looking for the best pulgins and effects.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Damien : Wow, there are so much new awesome bands ... I really loved the solo project M!R!M.

Kent : And also some really good post-black metal stuff such as Regarde Les Hommes Tomber a promising french band.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Damien : Actually, we already did a cover of "Under the milky way" of The Church. I personaly want to cover "Shackles and chains" of Second Glance.

Kent : I’d loved to make a cover of a huge metal song … like O Father, O Satan, O Sun by Behemoth but in our way.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Damien : Our first album is fully recorded, we found an awesome label that follow us from our first show, so i guess our plan is to launch it real and play it live as much as we can !

Q: Any parting words?
Kent : Today, The weather is shitty in France and the girls are cold. So have you got any plans for us to come and play in Brasil ?
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https://www.facebook.com/holymachinemusic
https://holymachine.bandcamp.com

Bedtime Enterprise with Pixie Cut Tentacle Head - An Interview


Alex Mahan é a mente e o criador do brutalmente sonhador Pixie Cut Tentacle Head.

Shoegaze e psicodelismo unidos em pró de viagens sem rumos, embaladas a jazzmasters, delays, reverbs e muito muito wall of sound envolto a sensações lunáticas e delirantes.

O Pixie Cut Tentacle Head é droga musical pesada para ser degustada sem a menor moderação sequer.


***** Interview with Pixie Cut Tentacle Head *****


Q. When did PCTH start? Tell us about the history...
I started a band with a few friends when we were really young. We recorded an album and played a lot of shows but eventually split up after five years or so. About a year after that, I started recording again and put my first few songs up on Bandcamp. I never really got to do exactly what I wanted in the band, so making music by myself just seemed like a natural next step.

Q: Who are your influences?
- My newest stuff was probably most influenced by bands like LSD and the Search for God, Ovlov, Tame Impala, and the Upsetters.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
- Always a tough question but right now I'm feeling something like this
1. Loveless - MBV (of course)
2. Sung Tongs - Animal Collective
3. Velocity : Design : Comfort - Sweet Trip
4. (self-titled) - Melody's Echo Chamber
5. Fantasma - Cornelius

Q. How do you feel playing live?
- I actually haven't taken this project to the stage and currently don't have the desire or resources to do so.

Q. How do you describe PCTH´s sounds?
- PCTH is a muddy mess of psychedelic introspection and reverb pedal worship. If you like amateur production, whisper-singing, and Fender Jazzmasters, then you might kinda like what I do.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
- It's pretty straightforward. I record guitars, bass, and vocals in my bedroom on a very inexpensive portable field recorder and I use a MIDI controller connected to my DAW for the drums. It's about as low budget as music can be, so there isn't a really concrete "process" to my recordings. I just kinda do it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
- Check out a band called spellbreaker. They play an interesting combo of stoner rock and shoegaze. All they have on their bandcamp page is a two song demo, but I'm very excited to see what they do in the future.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
- Well, right now, I'm working on a cover of Easy by Real Estate, but I'm not sure if I'll actually put it out. Aside from that, I would love to cover Stream Running Over by the Apples in Stereo or Island Groovies by Makeout Videotape.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
- I just want to keep doing what I'm doing. I hope I can continue to improve and try my hand at different sounds, styles, and approaches. If people for some reason end up liking it, then that would be cool, but I'm not really trying to make a career out of my music.

Q: Any parting words?
- Thanks for having me on here, and thank you in advance to any other neighbors that dig the flavor.
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https://pcth.bandcamp.com/

Mission In Question with June Dreaming - An Interview


Bruce Palmer e Jamie June formam o duo June Dreaming. Em seu caldeirão de referências e delírios sonoros chega a ser basicamente impossível classificá-los como ambient, prog, shoegaze, dreampop, space, etc, etc, etc.

Todos esses elementos aparecem e desaparecem na vasta discografia deles, não havendo espaço definições. Talvez o melhor exemplo desta vasta gama de possibilidades seja "Transitions" lançado ano passado, um verdadeira odisseia extra sensorial.

Feche os olhos e viaje sem pressa em  companhia do June Dreaming.


***** Interview with June Dreaming *****


Q. When did June Dreaming start? Tell us about the history...
Bruce Palmer: I originally began creating music under the name June Dreaming in 1997, writing and recording music under the name as a solo artist until 2014. During that time I released an instrumental album called "The Dark Symphony" which Jamie (vocalist) came across in 2013. She really liked my work and contacted me about working together and we have been a team ever since.

Jamie June: In 2014 I discovered Bruce's solo work on instantly fell in love. His music inspired me to reach out to him in hopes of collaborating on a musical project. After our first meeting Bruce asked me to be June Dreaming's permanent vocalist which I accepted. In October we released our first EP together, titled "Transitions".

Q: Who are your influences?
Bruce: My biggest influences are bands like Pink Floyd, Rush, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure...but I take little bits and pieces away from everything I listen to, whether it be Slayer or Madonna or Danny Elfman. I always key into something that I can take away from any given piece of music.

Jamie: I find inspiration in any form of artists, hardworking people that are not noticed. Those who are doing what they love and receive no reward.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Bruce: “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” The Smashing Pumpkins, “Dark Side Of The Moon” Pink Floyd, “Disintegration” The Cure, “2112” Rush, “Siamese Dream” The Smashing Pumpkins

Jamie: “Reincarnate” Motionless In White, all of the albums from Pierce The Veil, “When I Am God” Oh, Sleeper

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Bruce: Initially a solo project, and now a duo, we have yet to gather enough like-minded musicians together to actually get June Dreaming our in front of a live audience, which is extremely frustrating because it is a huge goal and the next logical step in our progression. As intimate and as passionate as as our music is in recorded form, I really think it would evolve to another level in a live setting and I can't wait until we have the opportunity to take that step and make it happen.

Jamie: I would someday love to do some live shows. I love the freedom of being crazy...screaming and singing on a stage. I'm not in a rush to do it though. I am happy with the direction we are going in at this point. It will take time to find a team that will mesh with us I am sure we will in time

Q. How do you describe June Dreaming sounds?
Bruce: Our overall sound is pretty heavily influenced by the 'wall of sound' philosophy. We like layers of sound and texture, we like to employ the use of sounds moving around in the stereo field a lot, using reverb and delay effects to create the illusions of space and depth. We particularly enjoy utilizing Jamie's voice as an instrument/effect, in addition to traditional singing.

Jamie: Out of this world.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Bruce: Every song is a little different but the process usually begins with me coming up with a broad outline of a song. I'll then sit down and work out the different parts and put together a rough recorded demo of the arrangement which I then give to Jamie. She works with that to create her vocal parts. Once we combine the two we have a good idea of where the song is going or whether we even want to pursue it at all. From there we start putting together a complete mix, re-recording parts as needed and fleshing out the final song. As for lyrics, I usually give Jamie a broad idea or concept and then she writes the words themselves. Every once in a while I will suggest something specific but most of what you hear comes from her heart. One notable exception where I actually helped with writing the lyrics is our song "Zephyr (Part 1)".

Jamie: Bruce sends me an instrumental demo and I create a melody for it. Sometimes I will lay the melody down first but other times I will find some background vocals first. Some of our songs I find two melodies to add. After that I usually record the vocals in pieces then bring the vocal tracks back to Bruce where he mixes everything together and adds or changes instruments to coincide with what I've come up with. From there we make any adjustments that seem fit and call the song complete.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Bruce: I haven't paid much attention to mainstream music in quite a long time. I think the last two mainstream bands that I got into were Metric and Coheed And Cambria, so check them out. I listen to a lot of unsigned and underground music now. Mainstream music is all designed to fit nicely into a certain mold so everything gets stale and repetitive very quickly to me. With underground music there is no end to the variety, and with so many music websites available the the internet makes it very easy to find new stuff.

Jamie: I couldn't really consider her a new artist, but I know she's not well known for her music so check out some of Milla Jovovich's music. It's different and creative. She is one of my favorite actresses and when I found out she did music as well I had to listen! She did some music for the movie Underworld - it's an awesome, dreamy space pop song.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Bruce: We throw around ideas for songs to cover all the time but so far we haven't actually sat down and done one yet. We've discussed dozens probably, some of which are Joe Walsh (The Confessor), Mark Crozer And The Rels (Broken Out In Love), The Bangles (In Your Room), Coheed And Cambria (The Crowing), My Bloody Valentine (When You Sleep) and a lot of different songs from the 1980's.

Jamie: I am a hardcore fan so I would love to do A Day to Remember's “2nd Sucks”. This song is super fun to dance to! I would like to sing “Abigail” by Motionless In White because this song is my favorite from them and it means a lot to me. I would also love to do “Stinkfist” by Tool.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are currently completing the last few songs from our upcoming 3rd album "Abandon The Mothership". Beyond that, we have literally 8-10 full length albums of material to work with, so we are just getting started!

Q: Any parting words?
We would love to thank our fans whose support at times has been absolutely overwhelming. We wouldn't be where we are without your support and encouragement, and we are very thankful for each and every one of you!

Listen to and buy June Dreaming music at www.junedreaming.bandcamp.com
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https://www.facebook.com/junedreaming1
https://junedreaming.bandcamp.com/

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016

Primary Feelings with Lancastell - An Interview


Quando uma preciosidade chega a nós em formas, sons e sentimentos puros, cristalinos e adocicados é inevitável não haver aquela usual comoção e o bem estar torna-se completo.

Ainda mais quando isso acontece sem querer, aí meus caros, a coisa torna-se mais forte ainda. Este é o caso que aconteceu quando da primeira audição do EP de estreia dos mexicanos do Lancastell, o disco chama-se apropriadamente "Primary Feelings". Remetendo a gente do calibre de Wild Nothing, Moscow Olympics e Radio Dept., o Lancastell cometeu uma estreia absolutamente envolvente e brilhante.

Para ser degustado a qualquer momento, seja sozinho ou bem acompanhado, pouco importa, o Lancastell por se tornar seu novo amor, vai por mim.

***** Interview with Lancastell *****


Q. When did Lancastell start? Tell us about the history...
Lancastell starts in 2014, the drummer and bassist were in a post punk band called “Moon fiction”, they wanted to start a new project with another influences, and where so many local bands who sounds like the old Post punk bands. They decided to call Osvaldo Gonzalez (guitar/vocals) to work in a few demos, that’s how it born Lancastell, playing a few dream pop songs in the live gigs and working constantly in new sounds, based on the current noise bands.

Q: Who are your influences?
We have very different influences between each other, Mauricio (synthesizer and percussions) loves the electro pop bands of the high record labels; he is also, very close to the local bands influenced by the current dream pop sounds. Kevin (bassist) and Omar (drummer) loves the punk rock sounds of the 90´s and early 2000, that was his first motivation to make music, they also, follow old bands like The chameleons, The sound and current bands, like The soft moon, Soviet Soviet, Ceremony and Motorama.

Osvaldo grows up with the brit pop bands of the 90´s, (Suede, Seahorses and The charlatans), he is very influenced by the bands of “Sarah Records” label, and the first shoegaze bands like Chapterhouse, Adorable, The Boo Radleys and Swirlies, and other early sounds like Teenage Jesus and the jerks, Spectrum and Suicide. As a band, we love the latest records of Deerhunter and The Radio Dept.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Chapterhouse (Whirlpool LP)
Cocteau twins (Four-Calendar Café)
Blur (Modern life is rubbish)
Suicide (Alan Vega and Martin Rev)
New order (Low-live)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Every time is different; we use to play in very small venues, with bands that plays cover songs. Its been, since always, the same excitement thoughts, always like a therapy, we are very fortuned to do that we do; recently, we feel funny about the connection with our public, we are selling a show, a connection, several feelings, and that´s the gorgeous responsibility that we ever had.

Q. How do you describe Lancastell sounds?
We start sounding like the post punk revival bands in our local scene; now, we are kind of overwhelmed by the revival sounds, we don’t like to think in make a shoegaze song, a noise song, a new wave song; we just make songs based in the mix of our influences and personal feelings; and maybe, that give us a Dream pop/noise pop tag.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Our current EP is recorded in a local studio, called Black bedroom, we were play that 6 songs in our live gigs and we decided to put them in a formal record, with the conventional process of mastering. We are planning to make some LO-FI demos and record our next work in another Mexican studio.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Mexico is charged of new bands, new sounds, new talents; we tried to know and make contact with all that bands, it’s like a society, sharing the shows, the public target, the ideologies and the personal empathy; we love the sounds of “Bellenger” and “I can fly”, who are involve in Post punk revival sounds, they have a very honest material. We also follow and recommend “Oceanss”, Has a shadow”, “Buried under stars”, “Mint field”, “Sadfields” and the giants “Vaya Futuro”.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We use to play a cover of “On our honey moon” by The wake, and “Night in June” of Linear movement (Autumn), which was like an experiment, because that’s songs are made with synthesizers and drum machines; now, he think a lot in make a version of “Winona” by Drop Nineteens or some classic song of Suicide.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are finishing the promotion of our first EP, we are making new song and deals to play out of our land; we want to record in October and make some shows and a tour with our local bands.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for pay attention to us, it’s a huge motivation, and thanks to all the people who are buying our music, a dream come true.
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https://www.facebook.com/LancastellOficial
https://lancastell.bandcamp.com/

Some of The Songs with Sound and Fury - An Interview


Os novatos chineses sônicos e sonhadores do Sound and Fury possuem teoricamente três fixações doentias, sonoramente falando, são elas, MBV, Slowdive e Fleeting Joys.

Facilmente a conexão entre as três referências é altamente óbvia, ruídos, sonhos, melancolia, ou seja, shoegaze.

O Sound and Fury não possuem aquela "fúria" do MBV ou a melancolia do Slowdive, ou a avalanche de ruídos do Fleeting Joys, tudo em "Some of the Songs", primeiro EP deles é mais contido e dosado, mas sempre belo.

Uma promissora estreia dos chineses do Sound and Fury.

***** Interview with Sound and Fury *****


Q. When did Sound and Fury start? Tell us about the history...
1. hold for a long time. On December last year, we came back with a new drummer Andrew who is from Canada.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. At first FS was a punk boy and played for some punk bands. After he listened to some Nugaze/C86 bands, all of a sudden he found the sound which he always wanted to make. Like everyone else, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive are his most favorite bands, ranking regardless.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine < EP's 1988 - 1991>
Slowdive
Fleeting Joys
Various Artists < NME C86>

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. In the beginning we really cared about the live sound, as in critical. But after a while I realised there is a big difference between live and studio, and my tone changed a lot since the beginning. So right now as long as the sound fits some simple sound check’s need, I’m fine with that.


Q. How do you describe Sound and Fury sounds?
5. I was trying to copy My Bloody Valentine in every perspectives when I formed SAF, but right now I just want to keep and be myself when I am writing new stuff. And I am trying to let my bandmates reduce their own influences of listening experiences as much as they can and really contribute to this band.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. Only in the beginning between 2011 to 2012, we recorded several songs in the studio, like . But right now I am recording and mixing on my own with my laptop. I will communicate with the drummer and bassist sometimes, but most of the time me and KY are writing the songs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. I didn’t listen to the annually list of each year, and barely digged new bands. I only listen to a few bands and albums again and again and again. Recently I listened to Flyying Colours, The Bilinda Butchers and Spotlight Kid. And I am so happy that we can warm up for The Bilinda Butchers one month later from now !

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. I am not good at covering, so we only do covers when I want to excercise the band. But most of the time we won’t wasting our time on this.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. Right now we are doing some shows without KY, after she get back from taking care of our baby(yeah, we had a baby last year), we will record our first full-length and tour China. Hope some day we can tour outside China, haha.


Q: Any parting words?
10. Thank you very much for the interview, at last, I just want to repeat one of my favorite lines from KY , "Shoegaze is a maze of soundscapes which once you get lost in it, you just never want to get out of it.";)
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https://soundandfury1.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Sound-and-Fury-297065347302386

Died Red with Teen Divorce - An Interview


Ben Saunders comanda a gangue da Florida, USA, sob a alcunha de Teen Divorce.

Um pegajoso e acima de tudo corajoso indie rock, seguindo a linha do The Drums e do Turnover, porém com trejeitos lo-fi.

Uma boa iniciação no som dos caras é através do EP "Be", com três exercícios desse surf indie lo-fi sonhador.

Para dias ensolarados obviamente,


***** Interview with Teen Divorce *****


Q. When did Teen Divorce start? Tell us about the history...
Teen Divorce is an Indie Rock/Punk band from Jacksonville Fl. that mixes gloomy lyrics with an upbeat sound reminiscent of Chapterhouse, Turnover, The Foo Fighters, and 60’s R’N’B. The qband is formed under the idea of “helping people live in the moment through music”, and can be reached via email at teendivorce@gmail.com.

The band is the sole brainchild of Jacksonville musician Ben Saunders, who began writing material for the band three years ago as a student at the University of North Florida.

“I had had a breakup, and lost all my friends in the duration of 1 day,” Said Saunders. “With no one to distract me, I began writing music at a really quick clip, sometimes recording three rough demos of a song in a day.”

Saunders had planned on releasing the songs as an EP in the Summer of 2014, but instead retreated to the mountains of Tennessee, writing more and more demos at night and poems during the day when he worked as a conductor at local Fox news-sponsored disneyland copycat, Dollywood. It was at that job that he had a life changing experience.

“As weird as it sounds, having Katy Perry call me a crackhead was what changed my life.” Said Ben Saunders. “I was working on the ride, and was very excited to meet her, because, for all my pretensions, “firework” is still a fucking hit. But when I went to meet her, she told me snidely to “save her some crack” as the ride pushed off. And something about that made me want to pursue music ’til the day I died.”

After that summer, Ben recorded his first EP, be, using whatever studio equipment he could borrow from friends, and releasing it via bandcamp. It wasn’t until his second release, upcoming single “Died Red”, that Saunders felt he truly found the sound of Teen Divorce.

“Josh (Cobb) was a really good thing for the direction of the band.” Said Saunders. “It was really cool to have an actual producer who knew what they were doing, and who could show me the ropes.”

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences are listed above lol.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. Slowdive (Artist), Souvlaki(Album); this is the album that completely shifted everything about how I view life, music, etc.

2. The Ramones, The Ramones- Literally all one would ever need to listen to to write great songs.

3. Chief Keef, Bang 2- This one is oddly sentimental. I spent a lot of time two years ago skating alone, jamming out to these songs. It was what got me over a break up, and it was really weirdly numbing and therapeutic to listen to.

4. Converge, All We love we leave behind- Kurt ballou is my all time favorite guitarist, and producer. Every moment in this album flows perfectly and is impossible to pull away from.

5. Parquet Courts, paint it gold- A masterclass in dynamics, noise, and beauty.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live feels like truly being immersed in the moment. I feel at home, complete, and truly me. I love seeing people react to music, and feeling responsible for this.


Q. How do you describe Teen Divorce´s sounds?
A well thought out intentional moment captured in sound. Also, indie/shoegaze.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Died red was recorded with Josh Cobb. He's played in a ton of great bands, and he truly understood what the song needed to sound awesome.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Our friends in weekend atlas are truly awesome dudes with a great new single, She's on Fire, out on spotify. Intervention is another great band coming out of South Florida. Also, Teenage Wrist is the best new band that has come out in years and deserves allllll the respect, praise, and success possible.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Probably converge covering chief keef. I feel like that would be incredible.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Teen Divorce is the only thing I will do until I die by either gods hand or mine. I have new songs, new merch ideas, and as soon I nail down a full band, the will and resources to tour forever.

Q: Any parting words?
Love yourself, be in the moment, and truly think slow.
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https://teendivorce.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/teendivorce

segunda-feira, 20 de junho de 2016

Hate Me For This with Colic - An Interview


Meghann Dyke e Jimmy Turner formam o melancólico e sonhador Colic.

Diversas demos podem e devem ser saboreadas sem pressa e preferivelmente em seguidas vezes. Isso tudo para sentir a essência de um duo que muito provavelmente, e, infelizmente deve ter uma vida breve, muito breve, o motivo? Bem melhor ler a entrevista...

Uma pena porque a conexão musical entre Meghann e Jimmy é de uma sinergia imensa.


***** Interview with Colic *****


Q. When did Colic start? Tell us about the history...
Meghann: COLIC started one late night after I begged Jimmy to let me come over to his house to jam. He always made beautiful music and sent it to me when l was feeling bad or just when I needed a pick-me-up. We've been friends for 5 or so years and I'm grateful to have been able to make some tasty jams with the best musician/friend I've known.

Q: Who are your influences?
Meghann: Daniel Romano, Angel Olsen, Avett Brothers, The Microphones, The Strokes

Q. Make a list of 5 of the best albums of all time…
Meghann:
Weezer-Blue Album,
Avett Brothers-I and Love and You,
Marissa Nadler-July,
Circa Survive-Blue Sky Noise,
Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever,
Beach Boys-Pet Sounds

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Meghann: I've never played live, and COLIC won't be unless we figure out a way to tour with two people living on opposite sides of the country :( Jimmy is back in North Carolina and I relocated to California to be with my boyfriend. Jimmy plays with his other band though! It Looks Sad

Q. How do you describe Colic´s sounds?
Meghann: it's very dreamy, and spooky, and amateur. I've never sung, and Jimmy has made me a better musician without realizing it. Our songs can have the saddest lyrics, and we will somehow figure out a way to make them sound a little "lighter", and better able to identify with.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Meghann: a fuck load of box wine, and watching trash tv, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or taking a walk. It took a bit for me to figure out how to be able to record my voice without getting too much background noise in the track, but even with random ambience we were very happy with our scratch tracks recorded in Jimmy's bedroom!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Meghann: Therightovers.bandcamp.com (my new band), It Looks Sad/Tara Oaks (Jimmy's two other bands, It Looks Sad has a bandcamp!) and as always, Daniel Romano. If you guys like heavier music, check out Southern CA's local hardcore bands Seance and Slow Decay. They rip.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Meghann: The Avett Brothers and The Animals' House of The Rising Sun

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Meghann: playing music, hopefully finding a job in a museum, and making Jimbo Slice fly out to CA to write music with me.

Q: Any parting words?
Meghann: I miss Jimmy, and COLIC has three demo's out that we wrote in 4 months; we just hope our music hits people as hard as it hit us. Always take that leap and if you want to sing, then fucking do it.
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https://colic.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/COLICNC/

Visiondeath with Lazy Legs - An Interview


Michael Tenzer é basicamente sócio aqui do TBTCI. Eyes Behind The Veil, Savage Sister e com o próprio Lazy Legs, são "apenas" as bandas das quais Michael já passou por estas páginas.

Michael, ao lado de Laura Wagner e Nicholas Piontek estão prestes a debutar com o primeiro álbum do Lazy Legs que já esta em pré venda e com dois aperitivos absolutamente maravilhosos, "Open" e "Sparks" afirmam e atestam o que virá a ser "Visiondeath", título do álbum.

Shoegaze e noisepop em nível máximo, para nenhum fã colocar qualquer tipo de defeito sequer.

Simplesmente magistral.

***** Interview with Lazy Legs *****


Q. When did Lazy Legs start? Tell us about the history…
We started in the fall of 2014 not taking it too seriously but we enjoyed making music together. It took about a year to figure out the direction we wanted to pursue and once we found it, we started writing and recording songs for our first EP towards the end of 2015.

Q: Who are your influences?
(Early) My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Whirr, No Joy, Sonic Youth, Helen, Ringo Deathstarr

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
In no particular order:
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Whirr - Pipe Dreams
Sleep Over - Forever
Lubec - The Thrall
Thee Oh Sees - The Dream/Carrion Crawler

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We’re still in the process of getting ready to play live, but we are both nervous and looking forward to it. Hopefully, we’ll have a show or two this summer.

Q. How do you describe Lazy Legs' sounds?
We feel we have a natural tendency to cherry pick ideas within shoegaze and noise rock, blending them together into a noisy but atmospheric sound.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
It typically starts with one of us having an idea for a guitar part or bass line, then once we agree on something we like, we figure out a supporting accompaniment. Our choices are heavily rooted in feeling rather than technique or structure. We feel fine-tuning should be reserved towards the end of the creative process.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Jaguwar, Haunter, Lubec, Lunch Ladies, Future Death, Daguerreotype, King Woman. Small Wood House, Paincave, Pale Dian, LACING, Rei Clone, Typical Girls, Vet Trip, Replicant, Ganser, eraser eraser, never.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We were actually just talking about doing a cover of Patsy Cline recently.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Finishing up our debut album, VISIONDEATH, by the end of June. We’re working on a music video which will come out before the album drops. Also, looking to play shows this summer.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks so much for the interview and keep up the cool tribute compilations!
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https://lazylegs.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/lazylegsband

Psiconáutica with Linda Guilala - An Interview


Das cinzas do Juniper Moon há seis anos atrás nascia uma pequena bela preciosidade chamada Linda Guilala, diretamente de Vigo, Espanha.

Shoegaze da melhor e mais perfeita qualidade, obviamente com doces e sutis pitadas de dreampop e sempre sonhadoramente ruidoso.

Há poucos dias atrás o Linda Guilala disponibilizou sua mais nova relíquia sonora, "Psiconáutica" e seus vinte canções. Um exagero? Muito pelo contrário, na realidade um verdadeiro delírio.

Arrisco a dizer que "Psiconaútica" é um dos grandes álbuns desse 2016, pelo menos por aqui no TBTCI.

***** Interview with Linda Guilala *****


Q. When did Linda Guilala start? Tell us about the history..
Eva and I played in a Punk Pop band called Juniper Moon. We fell in love and we started to live together in Santiago de Compostela. We spent most of the afternoons making indie pop songs at home with an old multitrack. From those fist demos came up Linda Guilala. Then everything happened so fast, gigs, recordings...

Q: Who are your influences?
We love a lot of different things, 60´s bands, all the C-86, but also a lot of vintage electronic music and synth pop, darkwave, japanesse shoegaze... We try to listen to as much music as we can, no matter the release year or the origin country...

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Family "Un soplo en el corazon"
Grauzone "Grauzone"
O.M.D "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark"
Silvania "En Cielo de Oceano"
The left banke "walk away renée/pretty ballerina"

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Sometimes happiness but sometimes fear...

Q. How do you describe Linda Guilala sounds?
I think we make noise pop songs, shoegazer songs, but pop in any case.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well, Eva and I use to make everything in our home studio. Everything (composition, recording and mixing), except for the mastering process, is totally a Linda Guilala´s work.

Then, this last record was built in to different parts. The fist part was song composition and recording in a more classic way and the second part was working a lot at the studio where we have composed all the preludes, different noises and loops between songs. So the whole process of recording was different in some way this time. We have also started to work with Xavier Alarcon for the mastering and with Marco Maril (Apenino) who composed a bass line for one of the songs in this record.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
In Spain Monte Terror or Berlina, in Galicia Chicharron but there are lots of fantastic bands all over the world.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Grauzone, but we didn´t make it because we love and respect a lot that band and I think that we´d just ruin any of their songs...

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We would like to play as much as we can and we will try to go for the fist time to Latin America and do some gigs there.

Q: Any parting words?
We love As Mercenarias!!!
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http://www.elefant.com/grupos/linda-guilala
http://lindaguilala.bandcamp.com
http://www.myspace.com/lindaguilala
http://www.facebook.com/lindaguilalafans
http://twitter.com/lindaguilala
http://youtube.com/lindaguilala

domingo, 19 de junho de 2016

Boronic! with Frog God - An Interview


Fritação intensa, viagens adocicadas que certamente terão mais eficácia estimuladas por aquele quadradinho mágico que colocado debaixo da língua vai te ajudar a alçar voos delirantes, e a trilha sonora indicada para esta trip vem de San Diego, Califórnia, de onde mais poderia vir, não!?!?

Boronic!, novíssimo devaneio sonoro do já predileto da casa, Frog God, é o aditivo perfeito para trips coloridas e brilhantes. Um disco ensolarado para ativar ainda mais seu bem estar.

Frog God ama todos nós, e nós todos amamos o Frog God, simples assim.


***** Interview with Frog God *****


Q. When did Frog God start? Tell us about the history...
Frog God was actually formed from the ashes of a previous musical venture. I started a music project in the summer of 2014, called ‘Nevergreens’; I made three instrumental electronic albums, all revolving around themes of depression, suicide, loss, anxiety, disassociation, etc. All in all, it was admittedly somewhat of a morbid and dark project. Many of my peers weren’t too receptive of the music due to its dark nature; I feel it turned people away from the project. However, I wrote one song that immediately distinguished itself from the others; it was entitled, of course, “Frog God”. The song itself concerned a charismatic drug dealer and a euphoric drug trip gone awry. So obviously, the song was psychedelic, fun & carefree in nature. The more I listened to the song, the more I realized that this was the exact sound I wanted to go for in my music. So I abandoned ‘Nevergreens’ and I started ‘Frog God’.

Q: Who are your influences?
Mainly Ween. Ween completely overturned my entire view of music the first time I heard them. But I also listen to a lot of Devendra Banhart, Frank Zappa, They Might Be Giants, Sweet Trip, Father John Misty, & The Beatles when I’m preparing to write a Frog God song.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. GodWeenSatan: The Oneness, Ween
2. Mala, Devendra Banhart
3. Velocity : Design : Comfort, Sweet Trip
4. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Spiritualized
5. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I’ve been performing all my life, so performing in front of an audience is much easier for me than, say, holding a steady conversation with no awkward pauses.

Q. How do you describe Frog God´s sounds?
Frog God is very psychedelic-rock-oriented with hints of freak folk, dream pop, prog, and shoegaze sprinkled in.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
I always have a notebook on me just in case I ever get the itch to write some lyrics. But the process usually entails me writing lyrics, stumbling onto a cool chord progression or guitar riff, seeing if any of my lyrics fit this new chord progression/riff, and if they do, then a song is born. I then make a rough draft demo, which I then record over for the final product. Songs usually take ten minutes to write, but post-production can take weeks and weeks and weeks.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
R.L. Kelly is an incredible musician who I was very lucky to see live last year. Mitski is also super cool, I love her and I love her stuff (be sure to listen to “First Love/Late Spring” which is one of my favorite songs of all time). There’s also Jay Som, Elvis Depressedly, Eskimeaux, etc. They’re all great.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Easy: Ween. I would absolutely love to completely recreate their discography in my own style; I’ve already covered a few of their songs and definitely plan on releasing more in the future.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I’m going to release my first full-length album, Boronic! on June 6th (06-06-16). I’m going to start doing as many shows as possible. I’m going to write much more music and I’m going to release as many albums as I humanly can without bursting into dust.

Q: Any parting words?
First of all, thanks to Renato for reaching out to me for this great interview! Secondly, be sure to listen to my new album on June 6th, it will be available on Soundcloud & Bandcamp. Leave me feedback! Let me know if you love my songs or if you hate them with a passion! And remember, Frog God loves you.
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sábado, 18 de junho de 2016

It´s Getting Better with Dirty Sidewalks - An Interview


Quando uma banda estreia com um single como "It´s Getting Better/Hey Girl", basicamente o futuro abre-se completamente e aquele frescor da canção pop perfeita volta brutalmente e nos faz abrir um sorriso de ponta a ponta no rosto.

Pense em Dandy Warhols, Ride, Jesus and Mary Chain em seus melhores momentos, misture tudo e o resultado é o trio de Seattle Dirty Sidewalks.

Simplesmente viciante e pegajoso é o que posso resumir a sensação de ouvir o single dos caras.

Para ouvir extremamente alto e no repeat.

***** Interview with Dirty Sidewalks *****


Q. When did Dirty Sidewalks start? Tell us about the history...
Dirty sidewalks "officially" started in about 2011. Myself (Erik Foster -guitar/vocals) and Evan O'neil (bass guitar) were playing in a more traditional rock band, when we started experimenting with some old drum machines in our rehearsal space. Eventually we worked up a few songs that didn't really fit with the other band we were playing in, and showed them to my brother, Evan . He was just as stoked as we were on how the songs were turning out, and we figured that together we could really turn the project into something cool. From there we just started practicing a lot, working on more new songs and playing as many shows as we could.

Q: Who are your influences?
There's a lot. Some of the biggest influences are Oasis, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Dandy Warhols, RIDE, Love and Rockets, The Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Charlatans UK, Morrissey ... To name a few

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
In no particular order:
Dandy Warhols - Dandys Rule OK?
Ride - Nowhere
Oasis - Be Here Now
Morrissey - Your Arsenal
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Automatic

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I think playing live is the best part of the whole thing - as long as all the pedals, cables, amps and drum machines are working properly. When we're playing live to a crowd who is really digging it, we dig it even more, and everyone kind of gets in the same zone. It's hard to explain, but when it happens it rules.

Q. How do you describe Dirty Sidewalks sounds?
I would describe our sound as Fuzzy, blissed out pop music. Most of our arrangements are pretty straightforward, but we strive to do interesting things with vocal harmonies, and interweaving guitar parts to try to create a sound that's both heavy and "soft" at the same time.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Everything up to this point has been recorded in my brother's home studio/kitchen/laundry room (he's one hell of an engineer), using a mix of tape and Pro Tools. Once we get the drum machine tracks in place, we typically start layering in the guitar parts. From there we'll record the bass guitar, and any organic percussion we feel like the song needs. The last thing we usually add is the vocals.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Our friends Vibragun, (also from Seattle) have a great record out. Also, I recently heard a band called Sulk that I've been digging.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We've been talking about recording a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe"- but more in the style of the version that The Turtles did.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Right now we're finishing mixes for our first full-length album which is due out towards the end of the summer. It will have 12 new songs on it, and be released on CD,LP, and cassette via No-Count Records (nocountrecords.com). After that we'll be touring to support it.

Q: Any parting words?
Pick up our most recent 7" at dirtysidewalks.bandcamp.com!
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