domingo, 5 de julho de 2015

Gallery Of Walls with Wild Moth - An Interview



Pancadaria mezzo shoegazer mezzo pos hardcore é o que acontece na audição do single Mirror do estadunidenses do Wild Moth.

Conexões com Nothing e Whirr os caras pegam o shoegazer e misturam a agressividade do hardcore mas nunca extrapolando os extremos, a linha tênue entre um gênero e outro é respeitada no barulho gratuito feito pelos caras.

Comece pelo single Mirror e depois adentre de cabeça no álbum Over, Again e ouça alto, bem alto.

***** Interview with Wild Moth *****



Q. When did Wild Moth started, tell us about the history...
Wild Moth started in the late summer of 2011. Carlos, Austin, and I had been very good friends from playing and touring together in our previous bands. Austin was looking to start a new band and drafted Carlos and me to play with him. We wrote a batch of 5 songs that were intended to be a demo but a few friends labels collectively decided to put it out on 10" vinyl. That gave us momentum to start writing more, playing more, and touring. Since then we've just been doing the same thing: writing, playing, touring and moment has since built up. Marc, who happens to be one of our best friends and a great musician, joined the band later on.

Q: Who are your influences?
Most of us come from a punk and hardcore upbringing in terms of musical interest so that has always been a primary foundation for our band. As we get older, our musical interests grow as well. We love classics like Sonic Youth and Slowdive but at the same time enjoy more obscure hardcore bands like Hank Wood and the Hammerheads. On another note, Smashing Pumpkins is one of my favorite rock bands and I take strong musical influence from that group.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is too hard! There's too much music that I love. I will say Slowdive's Souvlaki is one of my favorite rock albums and Grey Matter's Food for Thought is one of my favorite punk albums.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love it. Touring is one of my favorite things in the world. It is incredibly exhausting and difficult at times but it gives me a sense of purpose. And I get to travel and see old & new friends throughout the world.

Q. How do you describe Wild Moth sounds?
Moody and introspective rock music that draws influence from post-punk, shoegaze, and hardcore. Weird right?


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We write a batch of songs, record demos for them, choose what songs we will put on the record, rewrite the songs, then record them. Recording has typically been a very stressful process for our band so far. We become obsessive and as a result incredibly anxious and moody. I'm trying to get better and knowing when to walk away from something. That's something we're working on!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I loved Title Fight's Hyperview that came out this year but if you don't know this band already you're living under a rock. As far as smaller bands, I love this new post-punk band from our hometown called Super Unison.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Keep doing the same thing. Write music, record it, play it live, and hang out with my best friends until it drives me absolutely insane. We've got some cool plans for the rest of the year and our new record, Inhibitor, comes out in August. Pretty excited for that and the US tour that will come along with it. Hopefully Europe in 2016 as well.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for interviewing!
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https://wildmoth.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wildmothband

sábado, 4 de julho de 2015

Strange Brew with Pretty City - An Interview


O trio australiano Pretty City soltou um triplo single, Melt/Running Around / Second Hand Clothes que ao término da audição se tem a impressão de ter escutado ao mesmo tempo Cream, Stones, Swervedriver e Nirvana, não necessariamente nesse ordem.

Os caras pegam o rock clássico enfiam shoegazer no meio e soam grunge.

Altamente bacana, pra ouvir em alto e bom som.

***** Interview with Pretty City *****


Q. When did Pretty City started, tell us about the history...
Pretty City started in late 2012. Hugh, our guitarist, lead singer and main songwriter was writing some new shoegaze tracks that didn't fit with his band at the time. Hugh had known our lead guitarist, Johnny from playing in bands around Melbourne, and Hugh and I had known each other for ages too. We all had a jam to work on Hugh's songs and launched into gigging straight away. I think we had two rehearsals then played our first show.

Q: Who are your influences?
My biggest influence is probably Pink Floyd, but I've also drawn a lot from Queen, Muse, Black Sabbath as well as Funk bands like Parliament Funkadelic and The Bar Kays. Hugh absolutely loves Cream, but has been influenced by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Rolling Stones, and also bands such as The Horrors, The Cure, and even a bit of Jango Rhineheart. Johnny's our energy and loves bands like Spiderbait, You Am I as well as classic bands like The Stones and the Beatles.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
I'm going to try and speak for everyone and say that a top 5 might look something like this in no particular order:
OK Computer - Radiohead,
Exile on Main Street - The Stones,
Disreili Gears - Cream,
Disintegration - The Cure.

This could change on a daily basis and I'd have to mention Pink Floyd's entire back catalogue and my not so secret obsession with Van Halen.


Q. How do you feel playing live?
We absolutely love playing live. It's really our favourite thing in the world. We started as a jam band and on stage is where we are most comfortable.

Q. How do you describe Pretty City sounds?
Shoegaze, meets grunge, meets psychedelic rock, infused with straight up rock and roll

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We usually workshop songs as a band together for a few rehearsals. We then play the new songs live a bunch of times. Then, before we go into the studio to records we record demos and make sure that we have all parts written and have the structures right. Then we get into the studio and punch out the tracks live with drums and guitars. Then we add any layers and finish off with vocals bvs and any percussion.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We really love a local Melbourne band we play with called Fierce Mild. They have a similar aesthetic to us but are more on the prog end of the scale. Another great local band are called My Piranha. They are straight up party punk rock that is so catchy and awesome. In terms of bigger acts we love Tame Impala and Royal Blood.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Everyone's going to kill me for saying this, but I'd really like to cover ABBA songs. They're so catchy!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We've got an album recorded and mixed, so we'll be releasing that later in the year. We're just pumped to be playing more shows, in more places. Hopefully we can get over to South America at some stage.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks heaps for reaching out to us and for listening to the songs, we massively appreciate it.
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https://soundcloud.com/pretty-city
https://www.facebook.com/Prettycityband
http://prettycityband.com/

sexta-feira, 3 de julho de 2015

Dissolver with Voices From Deep Below - An Interview


Dissolver o último trabalho dos ingleses do Voices From Deep Below é daqueles álbuns para se ouvir com headphones e em volume máximo.

Inúmeras nuances, paredes de ruídos construídas por belas melodias, vocais sussurrantes, um mix poderoso de shoegazer, noise, dreampop, e pós punk.

Passagens belíssimas que transportam o ouvinte para o mundo particular e onipresente do Voices From Deep Below.

Fantástico.

***** Interview with Voices From Deep Below *****


Q. When did Voices from Deep Below started, tell us about the history...
Voices from Deep Below started in 2012. I had a bunch of songs and I wanted to finally get them recorded and release them as an album. It’s still primarily a solo project, so I’d write and write all the time, and then record constantly. So when I have a bunch of songs I’m happy with, I’ll get them to sound like an album and then release it. It’s a pretty loose formula. It works well for me.

Q: Who are your influences?
I’m mainly influenced by bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Slowdive, Pixies, Deftones, Have a Nice Life, and Godspeed more recently. I think they all come together somehow in certain parts of my music.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. Smashing Pumpkins - Machina
2. Bowie - Heathen
3. Slowdive - Souvlaki
4. The Beatles - White Album
5. My Bloody Valentine - Isn’t Anything

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s the best thing in the world. I’d do it every single day if I could.

Q. How do you describe Voices from Deep Below sounds?
The initial sound came from having cheap equipment and being an amateur at recording, but it had a dark quality to it. So I took that sound and worked with it until I had a first album I was proud of. The second album came recently in 2015, and having had more experience and better equipment, has a slightly more polished sound. There’s always a fair amount of noise and darkness in there.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I’ll casually record rough demos over the span of a few months. And then I’ll listen through and find the songs that I like the most. I’ll then get a less rough demo finished and get some feedback from some close friends. Then I’ll get polished recordings in Logic and work on the sound for a while, the final mix and mastering, and then release. I don’t sit on finished work for too long. I like to get it out there asap.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I’m not sure how new these bands are, but I’ve been listening to to a lot of FOREVR, Cloud Mammoth, and Honeymoon.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I’ve done a bunch of covers of most of my favourite bands. But one I haven’t done is The Beatles. I want to do “I want you (she’s so heavy)” one day. I just need to do it justice.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
More music this year hopefully. And more live shows.

Q: Any parting words?
There’s huge amounts of amazing hidden bands online, so go find ‘em. Also there’s been a lot of amazing support for the band recently, so thanks to everyone. It means the world.
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http://voicesfromdeepbelow.bandcamp.com/
http://soundcloud.com/voicesfromdeepbelow
http://voicesfromdeepbelow.com/

The Ballad of Adam and Eve with Dreamwave - An Interview


A audição das músicas dos novatos ingleses do Dreamwave caminham nitidamente sob o espectro de influências nítidas de Slowdive e Moose., ou seja, camadas e mais camadas de guitarras sempre melancólicas e desesperadoras, vocais cristalinos e suaves e viajantes.

Um verdadeiro herdeiro da The Scene That Celebrates Itself original.

Aguardamos ansiosamente os registros oficiais.

***** Interview with Dreamwave *****


Q. When did Dreamwave started, tell us about the history...
1. Daniel: Hey, first off thanks for interviewing us. Dreamwave is myself, Daniel Simm on guitar, Marcus Gibson on guitar and vocals, Zac Clowes on bass and Gareth Taylor on drums. The band started in October 2014. Myself and Marcus had been writing since the start of 2013 but back then it was under a different name (Stages of Sleep) but as we went on our sound started to naturally evolve into more of the sound you hear on the Dreamwave tracks.

So in early 2014 we were still writing songs and out of the blue came "My Love", I knew as soon as I'd played the first riff that I was on to something, so I got it down (recorded) and passed it on to Marcus to write and record the vocals. I can remember the first time I heard it back when it was finished and was so impressed with how it had turned out. At this point we knew we wanted to get a band together and start playing this stuff live so we continued writing and in the meantime searching for some more shoegazers! We put a few adverts out on the net and I can remember we got nothing back for a while and all seemed hopeless, then one day I checked my emails and saw a reply it was from Zac who is now our bass player.

I read the email and thought this guy seems like he knows a lot about the genre and as an added bonus he had his own gear and transport!!! We asked him to try out at a local rehearsal room where we played through "My Love" and managed to finish the whole song in that first practice, we asked him to join and he agreed. We now had a bass player but we were still lacking a drummer, we jammed with one of Zac's friends for a while but he had commitments more important to him elsewhere so we parted ways. We carried on putting up adverts whilst writing and rehearsing but yet again we were finding it a struggle. Then one day Marcus suggested asking a friend who used to play drums, but hadn’t in a while, Gareth Taylor. We sent him some demos, by this point we had about 5/6 including Sorry, Spiral and Nowhere. He liked what he heard and jumped on the bandwagon as it were and here we are now.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. We have lots of different influences but I think most of us got into it listening to old bands so I guess the main influences are Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Chapterhouse, also some new bands like Whirr and old cool bands that aren’t shoegaze like The Pixies and The Cure.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. Slowdive – Souvlaki,
My Bloody Valetine – Loveless,
Swervedriver- Mezcal Head,
Brian Jonestown massacre – Methodrone
and Starflyer 59 – Silver

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. As of this moment we haven’t played any concerts but we have one booked for November which will be a Shoegaze night put on by a radio presenter on a local radio station where we live called 6 Towns. We're hoping to play some gigs sooner as things are going really well at rehearsals. If anyone reading this wants to put us on any shows in the Midlands that would be awesome. I think we’re ready.

Q. How do you describe Dreamwave sounds?
5. In three words; melodic, atmospheric and LOUD!


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. Myself and Marcus have written most of the songs between us so far, but it changes all the time really. I’ll have a full song and show the others or Marc will have a full song or we'll both just have ideas and work on them together.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7. Whirr, Nothing, Procession, Preamp…

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. I’m not to sure about covers at the moment but who knows, maybe in the future.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
9. Playing some gigs and recording a full EP.

Q: Any parting words?
10. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far and make sure to please check our soundcloud and like our facebook page. Big shout outs to Dean Bromley, Chris Tressler, Simon Edwards (6 Towns Radio), pedalcult.co.uk, Moose’s custom electronics, Preamp band, Gregg Wilson from DKFM Radio, Spaniel Dimwit and anyone else I've missed apologies, you know we love you
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www.soundcloud.com/dreamwaveband
www.facebook.com/dreamwaveshoegaze

quinta-feira, 2 de julho de 2015

Eclipse with Half String - An Interview with Brandon Capps

Uma das bandas mais subestimadas da primeira geração shoegazer que por anos viveu imersa a um culto feito por poucos, mas esses poucos os elevaram a condição de idolatria máxima.

O Half String, formado em 1991 por Brandon Capps, Tim Patterson, Kimber Lanning e por fim Matt Kruse fizeram de sua pequena existência uma verdadeira odisseia sonora a sonhos, construída por paisagens sonoras guiadas por guitarras sempre melancólicas e cristalinas, algo com oo elo perdido entre o Pale Saints e o Durutti Column.

Oval e Hue são verdadeiras pérolas soberbas do mais puro shoegazer ou dreampop ou chama como quiser, simplesmente magistral. E após muitos anos, visto que a banda se dissolveu em 1996 a Capture Tracks, resgatou toda a obra do Half String na série Shoegazer Archives, mais do que merecido o resgate da obra de uma banda simplesmente atemporal que o tempo fez com que ficasse no submundo dos bons sons.

E agora em momento maior no TBTCI, uma entrevista com Brandon Capps a respeito de toda a história do Half String, em detalhes, e detalhes tão enormes que existe material inédito ainda, imagine você.

Sras e Srs, com vocês Half String.

***** Interview with Brandon Capps - Half String *****


Q. When did Half String started, tell us about the history...
We started in 1991 as a three-piece, which included myself along with my roommate Tim Patterson and our friend Kimber Lanning. Tim and I spent many hours at Kimber’s record store in Tempe (Arizona), so we had a good beat on each other’s musical tastes. During one of our visits, she mentioned that her father was a jazz drummer, which led to us asking (begging) her to stop by and make some noise with us. We borrowed a drum kit, cleared the living room, and continued to meet 2-3 times a week for the next 5 years. We recorded our first demo in 1992, which was released as the Eclipse 7” by Independent Project Records. Matt Kruse joined on second guitar in 1993. We recorded our second single Oval and organized the first Beautiful Noise festival that same year. Later in ’93, we travelled to a studio in Los Angeles to record the Tripped-Up Breathing EP—we weren’t happy with the results, so we took the tapes home to re-record some tracks and mix with our friend Dan Nelson. Tim left the band shortly afterwards. Dave Rogers joined to play bass and add back up vocals. Dave also played with Alison’s Halo, as well as fronting The Introspection Trio during this time. In 1995, we recorded our first and only album, A Fascination With Heights; we tracked it in the same living room Half String first started. We dissolved the band in December 1996, as I had started a family and Matt moved to San Francisco. Dave continued to play bass with Alison’s Halo. Kimber joined Scenic, playing drums on 2 albums.

Fast forward to October 2011, Captured Tracks approaches us about releasing a Half String retrospective for the Shoegaze Archives series. Kimber, Matt, Dave, and I are all living in different Cities across the United States, but decide to join up in 2012 to perform 3 shows in California (including the Part Time Punks Shoegaze Fest). We get together one more time in 2013 to perform at the 20th Anniversary of the Beautiful Noise festival in Mesa, Arizona. And this is where the story ends…

Q: Who are your influences?
I much prefer the term “inspiration” over “influence”; being inspired by other artists/records as opposed to being under the influence of heavy drugs and/or religious dogma, which we definitely were not. The members of Half String were inspired mostly by music from the 80’s that came from outside of the USA: Breathless, Felt, Dif Juz, A.R. Kane, Cocteau Twins, The Names, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, And Also The Trees, Durutti Column, and The Cure. And of course we loved many bands from the early 90’s who were making music when Half String was active: Pale Saints, Moose, Field Mice, The Ropers, Telescopes, Lush, and Stereolab.
https://www.mixcloud.com/capturedtracksBK/ctmix-005-w-brandon-capps-half-string/

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
“All time” is a long time to live with a definitive list of favorite albums, and this list will probably be different a week from now.

Various Artists - Nuggets II: Nuggets II - Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond 1964-1969
https://youtu.be/vw7HaPyDNhc
The Cure – Happily Ever After
https://youtu.be/JexU5eowtvc
Harold Budd – The Serpent (In Quicksilver)
https://youtu.be/EXiWbC70qmI
Various Artists - Lonely Is An Eyesore
https://youtu.be/zOLnx-O03RY
Pale Saints – Mrs. Dolphin
https://youtu.be/O6My41UupLQ


Q. How do you feel playing live?
Half String played out often, and we loved trying out new material—there are quite a few songs that were performed, but never made it to record. I love how a live performance allows the audience to experience the organic elements of a song. The band bares its natural form, flaws and all. The songs are presented without any studio cosmetics (multiple takes, overdubs, additional tracks, effects and manipulation that usually take place during a recording session). An earnest live performance will generate the same electricity that originally brought a song to life during rehearsal. It’s the closest a band can come to sharing the spirit of their creation. It’s a leap of faith, because a shitty performance can totally ruin an audience’s experience and deflate the high hopes one takes with them to a show.

Q. How do you describe Half String sounds?
Hmmm…I get shy when asked this question. Listening to music, especially my own, is an emotional experience. The impression it makes on me could be completely different from that made on someone else. For me, it’s moody, melodic, occasionally ornate, and intricately introspective. Someone once described it as sounding more definitive than derivative. I like that notion.

Q: Capture Tracks rescued the Half String work in Shoegazer Archives Series, as well as other artists, how important this rescue in your opinion?
I certainly credit Mike Sniper and Captured Tracks for generating much of the renewed interest in our music. When he first approached us, it became obvious that Mike and the label manager (Katie Garcia) had a deep affinity for the off-the-radar “shoegaze” and “dream pop” bands of the early 90’s. They timed the series very well, considering the swell of people reclaiming their love for My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. Plus, there was a new generation discovering those records and mimicking that vibe in their own bands.

We are very grateful to be part of the Shoegaze Archives. I only wish the series would continue beyond the five bands released thus far. It seems Saint Marie Records has picked up where Capture Tracks left off by reissuing Secret Shine, Blind Mr. Jones, and Difference Engine—all great bands that deserve to be revisited.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We rehearsed relentlessly—at least 3 times a week. Often during those sessions, we’d improvise and come up with new material. I always had a room mic set up and the 4-track cassette armed to record anything that seemed promising. I’d review those recordings and develop the songs from there. Occasionally, someone would bring in an idea for a song they’d worked out themselves, but most of the time the writing was a spontaneous group effort. We would record all songs to my 4-track or on our friend Dan’s 8-track cassette (Tascam 488 Portastudio) before we went into the studio. However, the first 2 singles (Eclipse and Oval) were both the demo recordings that ended up on record. “Hue” was also an 8-track cassette demo that we offered as a bonus track for the CD compilation proposed by the German label Pop Goes On.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I don’t feel like I have my finger on the pulse of what is currently outstanding, but there are a handful of bands that have recently excited me: Drab Majesty, Nite Fields, Vaniish, Marble Arch, Male Gaze, Viet Cong, and Girls Names.



Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
When we first started I had planned on covering Modern Eon’s “Mechanic” and Tunnel Vision’s “Watching The Hydroplanes”, but we ended up creating a mountain of our own material to focus on. Though, for one of our earlier shows as a 3-piece, we did perform Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control”. After we recorded A Fascination with Heights, I really wanted to add The Names’ “I Wish I Could Speak Your Language” and We The People’s “In The Past” to our live set. We rehearsed both, but never got them in good enough shape to perform. I have a demo of the Names song that might get revitalized one day.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Half String’s future has already passed… I don’t foresee another reunion show or new material being recorded. However, we did record a session for Part Time Punks radio show in 2013 that hasn’t seen the light of day—I’m still waiting for the inspiration to finish and share that session. There’s also an unreleased EP from 1993 calledMissed In March. We recorded it between the Eclipse and Oval singles. That will probably find its way onto our Bandcamp one day in the future.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the opportunity discuss Half String. I admire your sincere passion for music and maintaining a platform to share it with other people. I imagine it must take a lot of time and energy that most take for granted. So, good on you!
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https://www.facebook.com/halfstring
https://halfstring.bandcamp.com/

Deserters Songs with Half - An Interview



A audição do recém formado Half, originário da Inglaterra, é elegante e suave, recheada de ambientação sob guitarras cristalinas e que muito remetem a fragmentos e colagens.

Conexões com Windy & Carl, Boards of Canada são evidentes.

Sob o espectro da música do Half é um verdadeiro convite a introspecção. 

Que venha o álbum cheio.

***** Interview with Half *****



Q. When did Half started, tell us about the history...
Half started very recently by accident. I was sending some tracks back and forward to some collaborators as an experiment and the results surpassed my own expectations. After playing an early version of Mind Laps to some trusted friends, I was encouraged to finish it and do more.

Q: Who are your influences?
Soundwise - Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, The Album Leaf, The Postal Service. I also really admire the home recording ethos of people like R Stevie Moore, although that doesn't really come out in the sound.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Tough question! My favourite album of all time would be Earth vs The Wildhearts which I was obsessed with aged 13 or 14 when it came out, as you get older I don't think you can obsess about bands and albums in quite the same way. The rest in no particular order would be
Mercury Rev - 'Deserters Songs',
The Flaming Lips - 'The Soft Bulletin',
My Bloody Valentine - 'Loveless',
The Beta Band - 'The 3 EPs'.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Since Half involves so many collaborators from all over the world I think it would be difficult to play live at this stage. I wouldn't rule it out, but for now I'm concentrating on getting an album's worth of material together. Once that's done, I might look at getting a band together to take it on the road - if anyone wants to book us of course!

Q. How do you describe Half sounds?
"Uplifting funeral music" is what I set out to make and hope I'm achieving that.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It starts in my brain and I try to get something down that I can send to collaborators with a brief about how I'd like their contribution to sound. Once I put everything together it never actually sounds how the imaginary track in my brain - it sounds even better. The day I get the exact sound of my brain is likely to be the day I give up.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Thud from Hong Kong are really good, Oyama who are from Iceland and anything on Club AC30, they're so on it right now, a great label.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
It probably doesn't suit Half's style, but Captain Beefheart would be fun. I love how he made mad stuff like Trout Mask Replica but also made gorgeous songs like My Head is my Only House Unless It Rains.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Probably at least one more single before the album which I'd like to have finished by the end of the year. I'd also like to try my hand at remixing for others.

Q: Any parting words?
If anyone is looking for remixes get in touch, or if you'd like to get involved in contributing a part to a track then the more the merrier.

Keep up the good work on the Blog Renato and thanks for asking the questions.
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https://herelieshalf.bandcamp.com/releases
https://twitter.com/herelieshalf

Take Me To The Other Side with Exnovios - An Interview


Herdeiros da ode sônica do Spaceman 3, da psicodelia 60´s e da experimentação suja e negra do VU, os espanhóis do Exnovios através de seu ep homônimo lançado no final de abril desse ano, mostram a ao que vieram, entorpecer as mentes com suas viagens cíclicas e ácidas, seguindo a risca os ensinamentos dos mestres.

Exnovios o ep é poderoso e serve como um belíssimo cartão de visitas para o que esta por vir.

Aguardamos ansiosamente o álbum cheio.



***** Interview with Exnovios *****



Q. When did Exnovios started, tell us about the history...
Few moths ago... we are four bored friends in a small town trying to do something beautiful.

Q: Who are your influences?
We are fans of pop music in the broadest and classic sense of the word, starting with the melodies of Buddy Holly, the wall of sound of Phil Spector, the 12-string guitars of Roger McGuinn, the droning sounds of Sonic Boom and J.Spaceman, the viola of John Cale .... well ... pop with capital letters, sometimes peaceful and harmonious and other loud and disturbing, but POP.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Impossible, but... leaving aside the groups mentioned before...
1. the guilded palace of sin.. flying burrito brothers
2. singles going steady... buzzcocks
3. teenage head and shake some action.. flamin groovies ( i cant choose between roy loney and chris wilson)
4. Big Star.. any LP... maybe the third...
5. Deja Vu.. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
6. OS mutantes from OS mutantes. :)
and RAMONES!! of course
Sorry.. How many albums you said?

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Truly alive.

Q. How do you describe Exnovios sounds?
Catchy melodies with delay, reverb and fuzz and replay.... a friend of us... call it.. reverbcore :)


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Easy... first we play all together.. and then we recorded some details... after that a can of beer and another song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Holy Wave from texas.https://holywave.bandcamp.com/album/relax
Terrier from madrid.https://losterrier.bandcamp.com/album/un-cad-ver-en-el-mar
Los Jambos from pamplona.https://losjambos.bandcamp.com/album/los-jambos-lp

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Let the mistery be... by Iris Dement

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Record our first LP... and play it!

Q: Any parting words? Thanks
Basically, one chord best, two chords cool, three chords ok, four chords average. (Sonic Boom)
Always i like this sentence....thank you to you!!!
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https://exnovios1.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exnovios

quarta-feira, 1 de julho de 2015

Glow In The Dark Music with Crash City Saints - An Interview


Se o mais desavisado pegar o espetacular debute do Crash City Saints, Glow In The Dark Music, vai certamente associar diretamente ao Ringo Deathstarr e o The Vandelles, só que detalhe, esse esporro sônico, ruidoso, pegajoso e deliciosamente viciante veio antes, ou seja, questão de detalhes, só que o Crash City Saints é um verdadeiro cruzamento entre Husker Du, MBV e J&MC com doses generosas de queresone.

Na real, o Crash City Saints começou lá em 2002 e passou por uma verdadeira dança de cadeiras tamanho a troca de formação até que chegaram na criação de sua obra prima.

Um disco extremamente obrigatório em qualquer coleção de shoegazer e bons sons, só que tem um detalhe, vem disco novos dos caras com direito a uma turnê e tudo mais,

Quer notícia melhor que essa? Só lendo a entrevista.

Vida longa ao Crash City Saints.

***** Interview with Crash City Saints *****


Q. When did Crash City Saints start, tell us about the history...
I wrote a fairly extensive bio (which already needs to be updated, ha) that can be found here: http://www.saintmarierecords.com/artists/crash-city-saints. There’s probably enough material at this point for a compelling, if maybe a little depressing, memoir. Short version: started this band back in the summer of 2002 with my brother Nathan. Two years later, we released the Nightdrive EP on Sonic Syrup. Spent the next five or so years going through a comical number of line-up changes, false starts, and crushing disappointments. Released the first full-length, Glow in the Dark Music, in 2010 on Quince. Then there was another line-up change. We began work on the follow-up to Glow in the Dark Music, which somehow took almost five years to finish. And now here we are. My brother is back in the band, which is nice. We’re planning a tour to support the new album, which is something I’ve never done, so that will be an adventure.

Q: Who are your influences?
In terms of sonics/production, Robin Guthrie, Brad Laner, Scott Cortez, Kevin Shields, Jack Dangers, and The Bomb Squad. As for arrangement/melody, a ton of pop songwriters from the 60s including Brian Wilson, Boyce and Hart, Carole King. The Ramones, Lou Reed, Spacemen 3 (and all the offshoot bands), The Jesus and Mary Chain, who all taught me you could do quite a lot with three chords. Sonic Youth made me completely rethink the possibilities of a guitar. The Madchester/baggy stuff that came out of Britain in the late 80s, early 90s; there’s just something about when you add jangly guitars to dance beats that’s magic.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Only five? Okay, I’ll try. Bear in mind this list changes daily for me. So right now, off the top of my head, in no particular order:
1. First, I’m gonna cheat a bit here by saying every album the Jesus and Mary Chain ever released (and yes, I’m including Munki)
2. Curve – Doppelgänger
3. Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
4. Denim – Back In Denim
5. Jesus Jones - Liquidizer

Q. How do you feel playing live?
In the interest of full disclosure, I HATE IT!! I’m shy and prone to stage fright, but you know, people keep asking us to do it, and I’m nothing if not a pushover, so again and again I agree, knowing that I will spend the entire time on stage shaking uncontrollably, sweating puddles, staring at my feet, and silently praying it will all be over soon. What can I say? I got into shoegaze because it’s the perfect music for introverts, which is exactly what I am, sometimes maybe to a fault. That said, the shows have thus far gone over well. People seem to enjoy themselves. So we must be doing something right.

Q. How do you describe Crash City Saints sounds?
“A sandblaster filled with sugar” – Eddie Jacobson
‘Nuff said.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
It’s a lot like writing a book I suppose. You start with a first draft, then edit, re-edit, and keep adding, taking away, and changing parts until it’s close enough to how you initially imagined it that you can pretend you’re done with it (that old da Vinci chestnut about “no work of art ever being finished, only abandoned” rings especially true for me when it comes to song writing). Sometimes I start just on an acoustic guitar, then add other elements from there. Sometimes I begin with a noise loop, a drum break, or just a sound, then create a song out of that. It changes from song to song. One big difference in the process for the new album versus the first is that Glow in the Dark Music was a much more random collection of songs recorded at various times in different cities and states. The new album was conceived from the very beginning with a specific theme and each song reflects that theme. There is a cohesiveness to it that I think was lacking on the first album. Whether that’s a good thing or not, I guess time will tell.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Ringo Deathstarr!!! They are like if a band was created in a laboratory based on the collective dna of every type of music I’ve ever loved. Easily my favorite group of the past ten years. Also enjoying Birdstriking, The War On Drugs, Seasurfer, Lightfoils, Diarrhea Planet (I know, I know… that name! But seriously, they’re great!). Brief Candles are possibly the best modern shoegaze band in the biz; I’ve been lucky enough to get to see them play numerous times at Kalamashoegazer, and they are one of those increasingly rare bands that sound just as good live as they do in the studio. Oh, and while Swervedriver are not a new band, “I Wasn’t Born to Lose You” is probably my favorite album of 2015. They still got it!

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Every year here in my hometown of Kalamazoo, MI we have a music festival called “Kalamashoegazer”. For the past eight or so years we’ve been playing there, it’s become a tradition for us to each year do a cover of a shoegaze classic. Last year we played Chapterhouse’s “Falling Down” which is a song I’ve wanted to tackle for a long time. It turned out good enough that I’m considering recording a version. One day I would love to do a cover of a song called “Ride” by Parchman, which for my money is the pinnacle of the whole late 80s/early 90s indie dance craze. It’s a song that deserves to be rediscovered.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Releasing the new album, come hell or high water. Then a modest tour. Maybe we can finally make a t-shirt. That would be a personal milestone. Then onto album number three, which I’ve already been working on for the past year. Beyond that, not really sure. I’ve made too many bold proclamations in prior years about the future of Crash City Saints just to end up with egg on my face. Better to take things one day at a time. What I can say for certain is, however many years from now, no matter the changing trends in music, I’ll still be making noise, putting it out there on the World Wide Web, and hoping it connects with somebody. There’s really not much else on this planet that interests me.

Q: Any parting words?
Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and listen to more shoegaze. Thank you for listening.
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https://crashcitysaints.bandcamp.com/album/glow-in-the-dark-music
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crash-City-Saints

Guiding Light with Supercrush - An Interview



Mark Palm já apareceu aqui no TBTCI contando sobre sua outra banda, o Modern Charms, mas depois que se mudou para Vancouver no Canadá juntou-se a Aaron O'Neil e resolveram se juntar e formaram o Supercrush.

Ao contrário do shoegazer do Modern Charms o Supercrush pega o grunge e o power pop característico dos prediletos do Teenage Fanclub e criaram suas noise pop songs cheias de romantismo e riffs grudentos.

Seu último trabalho o 7" I Don't Want To Be Sad Anymore b​/​w How Does It Feel (To Feel Like You​)​? é absolutamente viciante e pegajoso, duas pérolas.

Tem que ouvir e tem que ouvir muito alto.

 ***** Interview with Supercrush *****

Q. When did Supercrush started, tell us about the history...
Supercrush began a few years ago when I moved from San Francisco back to Vancouver. I had been playing in a band called Modern Charms in San Francisco and when I moved that project was put on hold. However, I still wanted to continue writing melodic guitar pop type music so I formed Supercrush as an outlet for those songs. The concept was to create really sugary melodic pop tunes that focus on some of more pleasant aspects of life. I've played in many bands that focused on negative emotions so it was a very refreshing change to try something with a sunnier disposition.

Q: Who are your influences?
Musically, Supercrush is influenced by a lot of different stuff, but the influences that are most obvious in our material are a lot of different groups from the early 1990's, which is when I was first really getting into music as a youngster. I'm talking about a lot of the "Grunge" stuff from the Pacific Northwest, the "Halifax Sound" stuff from Eastern Canada, as well as the Brit-pop, powerpop, and shoegaze stuff that was happening in the UK. As well as older stuff like Big Star and whatnot.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
I already answered this question in the Modern Charms interview we did a while back, so instead I will take liberty with the question and change it to my top 5 Hip-hop producers of all time. In no particular order:

Lord Finesse
DJ Premier
J Dilla
Pete Rock
Diamond D

Q. How do you describe Supercrush sounds?
I'd say Supercrush sounds like powerpop, but on the alternative rock side of the powerpop spectrum, rather than on the garage rock side of things. It's pop music for sure, but it's presented in the rock band format, which I find is true of a lot of the American bands in this style.


Q. Waht´s the difference between Modern Charms and Supercrush?
Well, first and foremost, the singing voices are very different. Inna from Modern Charms has a beautiful voice that I could obviously never duplicate, so that is a huge difference between the two groups. Aside from that, Supercrush is a lot more straightforward and upbeat, without a lot of the more drawn out, dreamy, shoegazing elements that Modern Charms employed.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The recording process with Supercrush is quite enjoyable. So far, aside from home demos that I engineer myself, we have been recording exclusively with our main man Jackson Long at HMS Studios in Seattle, WA. Aaron and I will get together and go over the song structure and get all the little drum fill details and tempos sorted out. Then Aaron will go ahead and record a drum track. After that I begin the long process of layering guitars and vocals, after which Aaron will come back to add additional percussion. From time to time we collaborate with friends to contribute additional vocal parts, like Megan Brady on "Lifted".

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I recommend The Courtneys from Vancouver. I think they will appeal to a lot of folks who follow your blog.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
The plan is to continue releasing two song singles from time to time. I would like to do four of them, and then collect them all on a 12" with two additional songs. We work slow, so that will take some time, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait.
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https://www.facebook.com/supercrushmusic
https://supercrush.bandcamp.com

Changing Lights with Labasheeda - An Interview


Contatos imediatos via TBTCI foi como tomei conhecimento dos holandeses do Labasheeda.

Um som intrínseco, complexo, cheio de elementos, por vezes caminhando entre o art noise e o garage, em outros pegando elementos cíclicos de post rock e outros etéreos.

Assim é Changing Lights seu recente álbum, lançado agora em maio, o complexo e a suavidade sempre se alternando nas doze canções do disco.

Belo álbum.

***** Interview with Labasheeda *****



When did Labasheeda started, tell us about the history...
Labasheeda was formed in 2004 by Saskia. Three years later Arne joined the band and since then they are the core of the group, working with different people. We released several records and EPs. At the moment we are a three-piece, with Aletta playing drums.

Q: Who are your influences?
Hard to tell really, but take a look below for some musicians we like.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Arne's list would look something like this (in no particular order):
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decalls Off, Baby
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
16 Horsepower - Low Estate
John Zorn / Masada - Vav
Slint - Spiderland

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Pretty good most of the time - except when we break a string (arghh).
(Saskia; it is very direct. I can feel the energy of the audience very well on Stage. Because of this the audience is part of the show and influences the energy of the band.

Q. How do you describe Labasheeda sounds?
Dissonant, harrmoneus - and something in between.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We try to record a basic track in as few takes as possible, then we overdub vocals, violin, and maybe things like additional guitar parts or keys.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Uhm...

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Kiss, obviously. And perhaps Roxy Music.
(Saskia; Arne is the man in the band who usually comes up with and idea for a cover and it always works well. We did a The Who Cover at our last album and he wrote the violin arrangement of that recording. i do not have specific bands myself that I would like to cover)

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
To become rich and famous, and then to open a restaurant and design our own metal detector.
(Saskia; to play in Spain)

Q: Any parting words?
Adiós!

(Saskia; Thanks for inviting is to the interview! Maybe nice to mention that we will have some new video's out in Fall to songs of the album.)
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https://www.facebook.com/Labasheedamusic
https://labasheeda.bandcamp.com/album/changing-lights

terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2015

Everything And Nothing with Jade TV - An Interview



Faça o seguinte, vai lá no final da entrevista e clica no link do bandcamp do Jade TV e aperte play em Parallel Momentso debute lançado agora em 10 de junho.

Sinta a suavidade e a elegância envolvente da música do Jade TV, um dreampop com ecos oitentistas sempre melancólico.

Everything and Nothing é na opinião do TBTCI uma das músicas mais belas deste 2015, uma pérola de doce sofrimento.

Simplesmente ACIMA.

***** Interview with Jade TV *****



Q. When did Jade TV started, tell us about the history...
1. I started writing and recording music in high school under the name Youth Camp. What is now Jade TV is a dynamic mutation of that project.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Musically I'm inspired by a lot of 80s post punk bands and the shoegaze bands from the 90s

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
3. favorite albums is hard! here's 5 go to albums for me:
"Here Comes Everybody" - The Wake,
"Blue Bell Knoll" -Cocteau Twins,
"Just For a Day" -Slowdive,
"Goo" -Sonic Youth
"Blind" -The Sundays

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. Pretty recently I've formed a pretty stable live band. There were a lot of member changes, but now we have a consistent lineup which makes things easier. I like recording better than performing, but it's still fun.

Q. How do you describe Jade TV sounds?
5. I would describe Jade TV as Dream Pop / Post punk. I'm working on a new record right now that has pretty dark moments. some songs are almost kind of cold-wavey 


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
6. I'll usually record demos for songs and then go back and refine them and add more layers and fluff. I record everything on my own at the moment.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
7. I haven't been listening to that much new music recently.. However I just got a copy of Lower's "Seek Warmer Climes" which is a phenomenal record. I recently got into Connan Mockasin, he's got a really weird and cool songwriting style. Also Warehouse is a pretty new band that's really great. They have a record called Tesseract that is definitely worth listening to.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
8. We covered Paranoid by Black Sabbath one time and that was really fun haha.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
9. My priority right now is finishing the next record, and then we'll see after that!

Q: Any parting words?
10. Thanks for listening xo
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https://jadetv.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jade-TV

No Way Out with Betrayers - An Interview


Diretamente do Canadá vem a garagem ácida, regada a fuzz, psicodelia moderna atrelada com a psicodelia clássica 60´s e muito rock de garage do Betrayers

Let The Good Times Die o debute dos caras é avassalador, um eletrochoque em alta velocidade acidez em estado bruto.

Bom para momentos de exorcizar demônios e almas penadas sejam elas o que queira que forem.

O Betrayers é a prova mais viva e intensa de que quando houver uma garagem, fuzz, sexo, drogas e barulho o rock esta salvo.

***** Interview with Betrayers *****



Q. When did Betrayers started, tell us about the history...
We started playing together about four years ago, most of us were just learning our instruments so that early stuff is pretty scrappy. Basically we just wanted an excuse to get together every week to hang out and listen to records. Since then we've done a full-length LP, a couple of 7"s, and some touring in Canada and Europe, and we're gonna try to finish the next album before the year is through.

Q: Who are your influences?
I can't speak for everyone, but I'm influenced mostly by 60's R&B, bubblegum, and garagebeat groups. The Kinks are, in my opinion, the most perfect band of all time... To me the songs sound amateurish and teenage and yet are still completely soulful-- "When I See That Girl Of Mine" is just a totally perfect dum-dum love song. Mostly early, primitive rock n roll is what does it for me but I dig some contemporary bands too, the Allah Las, Night Beats, White Fence, the Liminãnas, and La Luz often get played in the van.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
It's constantly changing, but if I were sent to prison tomorrow and could only take 5 records, they would be:

Little Ann- Deep Shadows
The Kinks- Kinda Kinks
The Who- Sell Out
T. Rex- the Slider
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Darker My Love-Alive As You Are

Although the last one isn't a "classic" record like the others, I think it's a pretty moving modern-day psych record and was criminally underappreciated on it's release. I lived in the UK for a while and Darker My Love toured out there a lot around the time this was released-- I was like a total deadhead for this band, I'd go and see 'em six nights in a row even though I had to be up at the crack of dawn for work. If you like the more polished stuff on the White Fence records you will definitely like this album, I can't recommend it enough.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We're pretty lucky in that we haven't had too many clunkers-- sometimes you get a lousy soundguy or the club treats you poorly and it's hard to feign excitement but I figure if people have paid to get in, we better damn well try our best to entertain them. They could've done anything that night so I want to make it worthwhile for someone to have left the house.

Q. How do you describe Betrayers sounds?
Short songs, mostly influenced by Nuggets-era garage rock and bubblegum acts. Psychedelic, but not in a relentless, blistering way, it's a little more warm and stoned and laid back.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Most of our stuff gets recorded at this studio in Chinatown called Riverdale Recorders. Our friend Scott runs it and it's just a really relaxing place to make records. Everyone can play in the same room together, which is how we prefer to do it, and there's a big kitchen where you can hang out or make something to eat or have a little grass. We record everything live off the floor, and then take another pass for vocals and the odd guitar solo. Typically we'll play the song three times and just keep the best cut of the three, but sometimes you get it in the first go and sometimes it takes a little longer...

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
We've done a fair amount of touring with the Lad Mags, a girl-group/garage/soul act we like a lot... We've also toured with the Backhomes, who do a Suicide/Spacemen 3/Stooges thing. They're just two people but they have a huge sound. The Radiation Flowers are another prairie band we play with sometimes, they play some really dreamy shoegazy psych stuff and they are probably gonna take over the world soon. Edmonton, where we live, has a lot of killer bands going at the moment, I would recommend anyone reading this to check out Faith Healer, Power Buddies, Calvin Love, the Wet Secrets, the Archaics, Witchfinger, the Tee-Tahs, Black Mastiff, Slates, Switches, Jom Comyn, Stepmothers... Lots of really hardworking bands who are touring and putting out albums and making our city proud.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I'm trying to do more singing in French, so I would love to cover something from Serge Gainsbourg or Françoise Hardy. "Nothing To Be Done" by the Pastels might be a cool one since it's got the male/female tradeoff that we sometimes use... I like covering stuff that's quite different from what we're typically doing, putting it through our own filter and taking it somewhere else.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
So far we've done nearly everything ourselves-- from building our own silkscreening rig so that we could print t-shirts to putting out our own records to to booking our own tours... It's satisfying to be totally self-sufficient but it would also be nice to have some help from a label or a booking agency or someone who is more organized than we are. The stuff we've released so far has come out on tiny labels who are run by amazing people but I'm still running our mailorder outta my apartment-- I would love it if someone could just go into a record store and find our shit rather than having to track it down online. They roll their eyes at the post office whenever I show up with a bunch of records under my arm, so if anyone else wanted to be subjected to that kind of scrutiny I wouldn't complain.

Q: Any parting words?
Yeah-- if you like music and you want to play in a band, start one. Most of us have zero formal training, but probably neither did any of our heroes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a shredder by any stretch of the imagination, but the thing about garage rock or punk is that you don't have to be a virtuoso in order to make great music, you've just gotta have good taste. Some of the greatest bands ever were just kids who had no idea what they were doing-- if they could do it so can you, so if you want to play music, figure out a way to do it. Then come to Edmonton and play a show with us.
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https://thebetrayers.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/betrayersband

Continuous Play with Havania Whaal - An Interview


De Portland vem o trio insano Havania Whaal, seu mais recente trabalho 13 A.D. é audacioso, complexo e ao mesmo tempo freak e insano, uma cacetada em várias direções onde todas elas vão parar em no centro da cabeça.

13 A.D. abre com a sequência insana de Side A: Continuous Play e Side B: Continuous Play tudo numa marretada só, ou se você preferir as músicas uma atrás da outra começa pela faixa 3 Old Hobbits e daí por diante.

Tem de tudo que se possa imaginar no caldeirão do Havania Whaal, garage, shoegazer, psych, noise é um verdadeiro tiroteio de referências.

E o melhor, é altamente viciante.

***** Interview with Havania Whaal *****



Q. When did Havania Whaal started, tell us about the history...
Paul (the guitar player) and I (Noelle the drummer) met through our old projects playing a show together in May of 2011. We got to know each other through the music scene then started dating soon after we met. I had wanted to play drums and Paul wanted to help me with an outlet for that so we formed the band and started playing out around the summer of 2012. We had a reconfiguration of the line up in the summer of 2014 and switched Paul to guitar (was previously on bass) and got Caroline Jackson from local PDX band Lubec to join us on bass.

Q: Who are your influences?
Sonic Youth, Pixies and Electrelane are really big influences for us sound-wise but we also draw inspiration from the artistic approaches to performance in bands like Flaming Lips, of Montreal and Bjork.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
of Montreal: Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer
Flaming Lips: Embryonic
Gang Gang Dance: God's Money
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Beck: Mellowgold

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is one of the thing we enjoy most in the band cause that's really why we started in the first place. We like to play as much as we can and get a lot out of working out things live. It also give us an opportunity to do something really fun at the performance to add another level to the show. For instance for our album release on June 20th we're playing our new album in full and staging a dramatic play with live actors acting out the story behind our new concept album.

Q. How do you describe Havania Whaal sounds?
It's a dreamy post punk take on noise pop.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded with our friend Carl Sherman of PDX band Gentle Bender. We have a real DIY approach with a lot of what we do even recording so we like to go to friends if we can as that allows us to really have our hands in the project and get the sound we are looking for.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
Broken Water, Mode Moderne, Terror Bird, Priests, Eternal Summers

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
We have been throwing around the idea of a Nirvana cover. Covers are actually something we talk about a lot but haven't pinned down many to really do yet. We did however have a really sloppy cover we were doing of The Cranberries Dreams

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We will be going on an east coast tour (Boston, MA down to Florida) in July and have a project of making a video for every track on the new album so we will be busy with that for a bit. Here's a link to the first video off the album for the song Witch Hunt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA7g2M9X7IQ

Q: Any parting words?
Make it weird!
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https://havaniawhaal.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HavaniaWhaal
http://havaniawhaal.com/

segunda-feira, 29 de junho de 2015

Colour Trip with Tired Eyes - An Interview



Mais Suécia no TBTCI.

Vez do one man band Tired Eyes, shoegazer clássico com trejeitos modernos, vide conexões sonoras com Ringo Deathstarr. O som do Tired Eyes, é recheado de paredes sonoras suavemente ruidosas, mas nunca estridentes.

Para embalar os sonhos de gazers xiitas.

***** Interview with Tired Eyes *****


Q. When did Tired Eyes started, tell us about the history...
Tired Eyes actually started just a few weeks ago. I had started on a song that didn't really fit into my other projects and when I had finished writing the song I was surprised by how good it actually sounded, so I decided to write a few more songs to go along with it. It felt really good, because I've actually wanted to write music with more of an indie/shoegaze feel to it for a rather long time, but somehow never gotten around to do it until now.

Q: Who are your influences?
I guess I have a lot of different influences. I haven't tried to sound like any other band on purpose, but I listened a lot to Makthaverskan and Ringo Deathstarr during the writing process, and I guess that the EP kind of turned out like a mixture of the two different sounds of those bands.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
That's really hard to do, since there are so many good albums out there and I constantly find new favorites. But here are five albums I really like right now:
Makthaverskan – Makthaverskan II
Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip
Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns
Diiv – Oshin
Le Tigre – Le Tigre

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I haven't had the time to play live with Tired Eyes yet, due to many reasons (mostly because it's a solo project, and my other band is still my main focus). I have played live before though, and I love it, it's one of the most beautiful and terrifying things at the same time.

Q. How do you describe Tired Eyes sounds?
I don't really like to describe it, I want people to create their own idea of what my music is, but if I have to describe it, I'd say it consists of reverb and atmospheric emotions. I've started writing some new songs, and I think the next EP (whenever that may be) will have a slightly different sound.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Everything has been done by me in my bedroom. Since I don't have access to a studio, and can't afford renting one, I had to recreate everything I wrote through software-instruments and mixing in Logic, and the vocals were recorded with the microphone that's built into the laptop.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I recommend the swedish band Nolltolerans, they are really great. They haven't released any songs yet, but there are a few live videos on their facebook and I think they'll release a single soon. I have seen them live and it's like being in a dream, the reverb and the voices are beautiful.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I don't know, I guess it would be Makthaverskan or Nolltolerans.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I don't have anything special planned. As I said earlier, I have been working on some new songs but they are far from done and I have no idea when they will be finished, it might take a month or 6 months, who knows? I'd love to have some live shows eventually, but I have no idea when, or if, that will happen either. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for everything, take care.
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https://tired-eyes.bandcamp.com/
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After The Gold Rush with Primary Colour - An Interview


Faz um certo tempo que a Suécia nos brinda com excelentes bandas, e o dreampop tem se tornado algo bem característico de lá, sempre belas novidades despontam de lá.

É exatamente o caso do folk sonhador do Primary Colour. Ao escutar suas músicas o frescor e a suavidade são as principais características que vem de imediato a mente. Uma doce sensação de relaxamento toma conta do ouvinte.

Para ficar de olhos e ouvidos atentos.

***** Interview with Primary Colour *****


Q. When did Primary Colour started, tell us about the history...
It sprung out of boredom in my dorm room when I was attending an author school. I had a lot of time on my hands and so I came up with melodies to the texts that I had written. Singing has always been a big part of my life as a member of a choir, but I had never before created music myself so that was definitely a defining moment when I realized that I didn’t need anyone else to do the soprano 2, alt 1 and alt 2 – I could just record all the harmonies myself and finish it all together in GarageBand.

Q: Who are your influences?
Memories, poems, people, nature, dreams and subtle feelings. I admire a lot of female musicians with unique voices, like Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Susanne Sundför, Joan Baez, Jessica Pratt and Dolly Parton. I also listen to a lot of classical music as well as traditional folk songs. And church organs.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Neil young - Harvest
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
Beach House – Teen Dream
Joni Mitchell – Blue
Joy Division - Substance

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It scares me and I’ve never had any live concerts as Primary Colour. Yet.

Q. How do you describe the sound of Primary Colour?
Fragmental and dreamy.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I find a seed for the song: a word, a sentence, a sound or a melody and then I build upon that. I’m recording the vocals with my Focusrite home studio and then creating and mastering the music in Logic X Pro. I sometimes use live instruments such as violin and guitar.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I’ve just discovered Daniel Norgren and hope that many others will too. Mac DeMarco is not that ‘new’ anymore but still. Brilliant!

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
I want to make a cover version of every song I get obsessed with. I’m very inspired by Nils Frahms music so it would be fun to create text or harmonies to his songs.

Q: What´s the plans for the future....
To explore more music. To find musicians that wants to play with me. And write more songs.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks!!
Thank you!
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http://primarycolour.bandcamp.com/