sexta-feira, 11 de abril de 2014

Spiderland with Microtonner - An Interview

Os austríacos do Microtonner podem soar desconhecidos pra grande maioria mas o fato é que os caras estão na estrada desde 1997, o debut veio em 1999 e de lá pra cá a bagagem dos caras é de fazer inveja...

Em 2013 veio ao mundo seu album mais intenso e poderoso o Navigation, calcado em alicerces doentios como Slint, Sonic Youth, no wave e experimentalismos pesados, Navigation é caótico e perturbador, intenso e complicado de digerir, recomendado para iniciados em riffs pesados e psicóticos.

SST, Blast First, Alternative Tentacles e gravadoras afins, ficariam orgulhosas em terem essa monstruosidade de banda em seu cast.

Altamente recomendado.
***** Interview with Microtonner *****

When did Microtonner start, tell us about your history...
MICROTONNER was founded in 1997 by Martin Baumann (Guitar) and Paul Proll (Bass). As a long-term cooperation with other musicians failed, we started to use more and more electronic equipment.

After doing 3 records, we decided to go back to our roots, we met Chris (Drums) who joined MICROTONNER immediately, and so we did our fourth release Navigation. We wanted to create a more organic sound, than on our other albums.

What are your influences?
Nearly every kind of music ...Paul likes Dinosaur Jr., Bailter Space, Sonic youth, Melvins, Chris loves bands like Cult of Luna, Callisto, Jakob Martin likes Skywave, Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, Boards of Canada, Autechre, Godflesh.

Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Neurosis - Souls at Zero
Dinosaur Jr. - Dinosaur
Angry Samoans - Back from Samoa
Cult of Luna - Vertical
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

How do you fell playing alive?
great and a bit confused ...

How do you describe Microtonner's music?
We are trying to draw together memories and feelings from throughout our life and to bring them to a whole. It's more a soundtrack thing everything should fit together!

Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We did all on our own except the Drum recording. First we recorded all Guitars, then we took some studio time, recording Drums and doing the final mixing ... i think nothing special ...

Which new bands do you recommended?
Valina in a great band and friends of us (also a Austrian band, they did a South-america tour last year) ...
Sea of Disorder (Chris's other band). Bulbul

Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I did a cover of the Angry Samoans "you stupid asshole" 2 years ago ...

What´s the plans for future....
We are trying to get some gigs in the near future, produce some new material, stuff like that - Chris and me are playing together in another band (the linear collider), a release is planned in the near future.

Any parting words?
Thanks for listening to our music, renato!

quinta-feira, 10 de abril de 2014

Like Elephants with The Movements - An Interview

The Movements diretamente da Suécia entra diretamente nos tímpanos e através de dois albuns conceituais o Like Elephants 1 e Like Elephants 2 que vão ter um edicão em vinil agora em maio, mas ambos já encontram-se nas melhores lojas para iniciados em psiccodelia moderna, não a toda os caras chamam atencão não somente pelo teor psych mas também por uma queda fortíssima para o free jazz experimental e viagens alucinógenas do início ao fim dessa epopéia entre os dois albuns, mas meu caro não pense que os caras comecaram ontém não, o primeiro album do The Movements data de 2005 e de lá pra cá os caras construiram uma discografia invejável com mais três albuns fora os dois Like Elephants.

Sendo assim, vá atrás dos albuns e delicie-se.

***** Interview with The Movements *****

Q. When did The Movements form? tell us your story….
The Movements are a band consisting of 5 persons from different parts of Sweden, but now we all live in Göteborg. Since 2004 we have been touring frequently throughout Europe and probably driving more miles in a van and slept on more floors than most others. Counting these last two records we've released six albums, two EPs and a bunch of singles on various record labels worldwide. The music has been moving back and forth between garagepunk, space rock and psychedelia.

Q: What are your influences?
The biggest influence on these albums are elephants. Recent years there have been found out that elephants have a way to communicate with some kind of telepathy. They can communicate with each other over long distances with some kind of sixth sense which goes beyond our understanding. South African conservationist Lawrence Anthon (known as “The elephant whisperer”) tried to found out more about this so he lived with some elephants for some years. The elephants and Lawrence developed a bond and he became a part of their family. The day he died, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached his house, they walked for 12 hours to get there. They all hung around for about two days before making their way back into the bush. Elephants are known to mourn their dead. We think that music is like that sixth sense, a different way to communicate with each other. Sometimes it works much better than all other forms of communication and tells a lot more about a person playing or a person listening. The albums are about how we can sometimes glimpse that spiritual communication but we seem to have a problem opening up fully to it. To get the whole picture you can say. With these albums we hope the ones listening to the albums will reach some kind of deeper understanding of who we are , if they are interested.

Q. Your 5 albums of all time…
Flower Travellin´ Band - Satori
Acid Mothers Temple and the melting paraiso ufo - La Novia
Bobb Trimble - Harvest of dreams
David Crosby - If I could only remember my name
Witch - Lazy Bones

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Good, mostly

Q. How do you describe The Movements' sounds? ¨
Psychedelic rock

Q: Tell us about the recording process....
The albums are recorded in various sessions from 2010 to 2013. They are recorded in Music-a-matic studio here in Göteborg, produced by Micke Nilson. Studio Music-a-matic where we recorded is a really cool place with loads of classic vintage equipment in store. We also recorded some tracks in our own Parkeringshuset Studio. Everyone in the band makes songs and we have become much particular in choosing the material to work with. This time we worked much harder to do the record(s) that we intended to do according to songwriting, lyrics, and of course the sound of the records. For the first time we feel that we actually made just that so we are very satisfied with the records. As we worked so long time with the recordings we had a lot of time to really find out how to get the sound that we wanted as well. When we started to record the album we had to work very hard to get the sound we wanted and when we finally found it we were so into this progress that we just kept on going and made two albums instead of one. This time the composing of the album were much more carefully planned to get a good flow in the records.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Morgan Delt
The Entrance Band
Doug Tuttle

I don’t know if all of these bands are “new” bands but they are at least not that “old” as they are still active and have done their best records quite recently.

Q: Which band and song would you like to cover?
Last week when we rehearsed for our releaseparty we tried to rehearse a cover of Bo Hansson’s “Time For Great Achievements”, but it didn’t end up that good that we wanted it so we skipped it at the gig.

Q: What are the plans for the future….
Plan now is to tour as much as possible on the albums. We just came back from a tour in Germany and Denmark and last weekend we had a releaseparty here in Göteborg for “Like Elephants 2” . This album will be officially released in Europe now on Friday 7th of March. Later this year both Like Elephants 1 and Like Elephants 2 will be released in Usa as a Double-LP. The double-lp will be released by Sunrise Ocean Bender. In a couple of weeks we will also release a new 7” called “Six feet under / Värmeslag”, the video for it was released some day ago, check it out on our youtubepage.

Q: Any parting words?
We would love to play shows in Brazil!

terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2014

Inside The Ghost Machine by Anda Volley - An Interview

Garota talentosa essa Anda Volley, seu debut Inside The Ghost Machine que veio ao mundo em janeiro desse ano é um sopro de trovadorismo melancólico se apegando nos mestres Cohen, Reed, Cash, acrescente ai as musas PJ Harvey, Hope Sandoval e bingo, esta é Anda Volley.

Cancões dolorosamente feitas pra alma com alto teor de niilismo recorrente dos males e outros pertences da Srta. Anda Volley, logicamente que o destaque é Laura Inside The Ghost Machine, mas não deixe de se aprisionar em suas baladas vide Water is Heavy.

Disquinho altamente recomendável, vá por mim.

***** Interview with Anda Volley *****

Q. When did Anda Volley form? tell us your story....
I released my debut album "Inside the Ghost Machine" in January 2014. I started writing songs for the album and perform live in 2013. I've played guitar and written songs secretly on and off since I was 15.

Q: What are your influences?
So many! Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Kate Bush,Bjork, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Sinead O'Connor, Portishead, Laurie Anderson, Scott Walker, Grimes, Nine Inch Nails, Yeasayer, Alt-J, The Handsome Family, Lee "Scratch" Perry, ...

Q. Your 5 albums of all time...
 I like so much music that it's impossible forme to pick a top 5, and my list would change all the time. For the moment, I would recommend Nina Simone Sings the Blues, Laurie Anderson's Talk Normal, Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Land, Bob Dylan's Highway 61, and Tom Waits' Rain Dogs

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I feel nervous, but I'm also trying to create moments and connect with the audience. I'm acting against my
insecurities to try to be free and unleash what is inside.

Q. How do you describe Anda Volley's sounds?
I say I'm indie rock, surreal and experimental with an electronic bent.

Q: Tell us about the recording process....
I have a some decent microphones and a preamp for recording vocals and guitar. The rest of the sounds, such as keys & drum fills, come from Ableton. I do my own recording, mixing, and mastering in Ableton. I have a lot of fun, and get lost working in the recording and mixing. Sometimes I'm up until 5am doing it. I might add Adobe Audition to the mastering process, as it seems to have better tools for that. I'm happy with the lo-fi, do-it-all-myself vibe, and I learned a lot making the first album.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
My recommendations are various genres from electronic-pop, blues, alternative, folk-punk: Alt-J, Grimes,
Yeasayer, John Wizards, The Handsome Family, Andrew Scandal and the Lightyears, Ruby Rose Fox, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Simon Waldram, Kelly Spyglass, Sneaky Mister, Axemunkee, Ryan Lee Crosby, Cristian Agrillo, Dave Wessley, Greg McKillop,
Audrey Harrer

Q: Which band and song would you like to cover?
I have 3 that I put on my list this week:Twin Shadow's "Castles In the Snow," Sister Rosetta Tharpe's
"Down By The Riverside," and Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche"

Q: What are the plans for the future....
I'm in the process of booking a UK tour for November, starting to write and record the next album, and I have several music collaborations in the works.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the interview!
Thanking you

segunda-feira, 7 de abril de 2014

Cupid Come with Vibragun - An Interview

Diretamente de Seatlle o Vibragun põe na roda o debute homônimo lancado em 2014 já é de cara um dos mais mais que este que vos escreve ouviu neste início de ano, shoegazer pegajoso, excitante, delicioso, vocais menino/menina sobre guitarras altas e aquela muralha de wall of sound que nos faz delirar a cada passagem.

Fora tudo isso ainda tem uma quedinha pelo pos punk, daí meus amigos, o TBTCI diz, Vibragun é desde já prediletos destas páginas.

Resumindo, o TBTCI esta em caso de amor com o Vibragun.

***** Interview with Vibragun *****

Q. When did Vibragun starts, tell us about the history...
The first songs for Vibragun were written in 2011, after I left the band I was in before. When I came back to Seattle from a tour, I asked my friend James Smith to record drums - and we made the first EP with Amber. That went well, in 6 months we put together a full band and went on tour to SXSW and started working on the album in 2013.

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences are everywhere, I grew up in Asia, Africa and South Pacific so I listen to all kinds of music. My dad had a great collection of blues, classical and rock. Bach to Frank Zappa to Velvet Underground. I was sneaking into shows when I was young, I saw lots of amazing things in Chicago - Tricky, Jesus & Mary Chain, Ramones, David Bowie. Also I went to a lot of warehouse parties with early electronica, and crazy shit like Neurosis and Crash Worship. I like the energy of guitar music most of all.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
This is impossible to choose only 5. This kind of question I can waste all day thinking about because I change my mind constantly.

The Who - Who's Next
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
The Stooges - Raw Power
Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Playing live shows is different, because the feeling changes from different things. The people, the sound hitting the walls, maybe something that happened to me that day. I love rock music because it has a big sound like an orchestra but also connects to people like folk music.

Q. How do you describe Vibragun sounds?
The Vibragun song must try to be honest, first of all. If you sing a song again and again it has to mean something or it won't last, especially a pop song. And the Vibragun sound mixes together opposite ideas. If it can be light and heavy at the same time - those are my favorite songs. It's not very complicated, I like to try different things.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The recording was done at a house in south Seattle. The drums were in the kitchen, and the vocals in the laundry room. Our producer Evan Foster is very good at working with microphones and mixing our sound. He came to our practices and we figured out early on what the album would sound like. There were a few surprises, like 'Get Away', that don't sound like the original version. It was the best time of my life working on the record but also very difficult because I think too much.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I like The Fauns a lot, they have a great sound. Ever-So-Android are a band from Seattle that you will be hearing about a lot in a year. I love the guitar sounds in Secret Fix. There seems to be a lot of great guitar bands coming out lately, it's really encouraging.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We covered 'I Remember' by Suicide and 'She Turns to Flowers' by The Three O'Clock. I would love to cover songs by And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and it's been my dream to cover 'Torture Day' by Notwist. I tried to convince a band I was playing in to play that song and they kicked me out.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
The plan is to find a way to get this record heard by more people. I have been working on that for 3 months by myself and it's taking up all my time. I am talking to some bookers about a tour to Europe but we need a label to distribute in the EU. We actually have a Japanese label that will release the album in Japan on April 23. There is a US label that wants to press vinyl, but I can't say too much about that right now.

Q: Any parting words?
When you close your eyes, keep looking and find what's there. That's the answer.
Thanks guys

sexta-feira, 4 de abril de 2014

Dreams Burn Down with Moonbell - An Interview

Quando toquei o Moonbell há umas duas semanas no TBTCI na Antena Zero cometi uma gafe, eles não são japoneses, e sim estadunidenses da Califórnia, e na última terca soltaram o album Afterlives, uma pepita, digamos que é daqueles albuns de colocar na estande e dizer, isso sim é shoegazer!!!

Shoegazer at the top, é o que o Moonbell criou com seu Afterlives, a abertura com New Seems é pra não deixar sombra de dúvida que os caras vieram com suas pedaleiras pra criar um poderoso wall of sound que serve de trilha para devaneios mais distintos.

Se não conhece o Moonbell sugiro não mais perder seu tempo, se conhece, a sugestão e dar o play no seu Afterlives e ficar mais intimo dos caras com a entrevista, exclusiva, é claro para o TBTCI.

***** Interview with Moonbell *****

Q. When did Moonbel starts, tell us about the history...
Moonbell was started in 2010 in San Francisco, by friends who wanted to combine "transient random noise bursts with announcements" with "a storm in heaven", if that makes any sense. We have 2 EPs (figurine and parallel) that were released as a full length album on Loglady Records (vinyl) and Deep Space Recordings (CD) in 2012. Our new LP is called 'afterlives' and it will be released on Hypnogram! (our own label) on April 1, 2014.

Q: Who are your influences?
Broadcast, Nick McCabe (Verve), The Chameleons, Neu!, The Fall, Kevin Shields, Trans Am, Spacemen 3, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Grouper...

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
That's hard...
MBV - Isn't Anything,
Yo La Tengo - Electr-o-Pura,
Stone Roses - S/T,
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels,
Ride - Smile (EPs)

Q. How do you feel playing alive?
It's the best, it's the reason we do this. Our live performance sounds a bit different than our recordings - faster, more energetic, improvised.

Q. How do you describe Moonbell sounds?
Like a sentimental seance under water. I don't know - we're most interested in how other people experience it, what it reminds them of, etc.. Tell us what you think.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
'afterlives' was recorded and mixed entirely by moonbell, as an experiment to see if we could squeeze more creativity out of the process by taking our time. It has been a great learning experience. Now we write much more collaboratively with all the members contributing... The next recording will focus more on capturing our live energy (minimal overdubs, etc.)

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
the People's Temple, Rites Wild, Total Control

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A tripped-out version of Felt's "something sends me to sleep".

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Once we release 'afterlives', we have another EP we're going to release in the Summer (from the same 'afterlives' sessions), then hopefully another studio LP. And playing a lot of shows, of course!

Q: Any parting words?
If you dream about playing music or making some other art, do it now and quit wasting time. Creative energy and attitude are so much more important than technical skills and fancy equipment. Kids, make sure you let that sink in.
Thanks guys

sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014

The Devil May Care with The Blondi´s Salvation - An Interivew

Um dos já grandes albuns lancados neste fabuloso 2014 é o novíssimo do The Blondi´s Salvation intitulado Crusades, de cara esses franceses de Nantes, jogam na cara de todos um album encharcadamente psicodélico, mantras indianos permeiam o clima do album desde a abertura xamânica com The Ordeal até o grande finale com Vow of Silence passando pela delirante Go Truth, fantasmas de Lou Reed, Brian Jones, Roky Eriksson, Anton Newcombe, Peter Kember passeiam pelas dez preciosidades de fazer de Crusades um dos já ditos, albuns do ano.

Viciem-se com The Blondi´s Salvation.....

***** Interview with The Blondi´s Salvation *****

Q. When did Blondi’s Salvation start? Tell us more about the story...
Manuel, Julien and Etienne started the band together in 2011. At the time, we were playing 60's stuff in an old warehouse on the docks of Nantes, our city.

When the last drummer ''had'' to leave, Morgane joined us. She never played drum before but she really figured out what was the purpose of the band, so that was pretty easy for her to learn how to play drums, she was practicing for only six months when we played at the Levitation Festival.

In September, Mathieu joined us to play percussions and keyboard, we felt that 4 people were not enough to tell what we wanted to. And we were glad to integrate his musical knowledge to the band. This new line up seems to be the best we never had.

Since the early beginning of the band, we really try to keep the control of every artistic aspects of what we do. Every aspect of the creation (recording, mixing, artwork, reflexion about the future) is important for us.

In this way, we recorded our first LP “Songs of the new world order '' in 2012 in a garage with the help of a friend, Antoine from Acouphonic Amps, who is now part of our little community. A few months later, we started to record a 4 tracks EP called '' to our future '' in our music room (we started to record it before the Lp was out, because we were not fully satisfied with this last one.) In January 2013, we started to record (for the first time in a studio) '' Crusades '', written within a few months, with no drummer (Julien plays drums in that record) and only 2 days to record ten songs. That was the beginning of something new for us: a new sound, a brighter direction and so many new possibilities to explore.

Times are changing for music, and we want to keep it pure, sincere and noble.

Q: Who are your influences?
By living together it's very easy to share things with each others and to make discoveries.

We are mainly influenced by 60's bands: we like the creativity, the sincerity, and the idea of destroying the established concepts that were dominated at the time, before things went crazy for music. Some actual bands manage to keep the original energy of the early years of rock music, but despite this, the majority are just rehashing the same things, deeply influenced by the music industry and the culture of stupidity that stands today.

We are more and more influenced by ancient and medieval music. A long time ago, before the advent of pop culture, things were different in term of music; people were playing music for different reasons and in a different way. It might have been in a better way than today or maybe a worst one, we can't really know what we have lost, but we must not forget what has been done before. We are European and all the things built and invented around us were here before, belonging to another kind of music, so it is for us a direct influence that we must follow. We are directly influenced by all kind of noble music that we can ear. For example, many kind of traditional music sounds like that: Indian music, Asian music, Arabian music, African music… all of those music are created profoundly in a different way, we want to explore that and understand from where comes these melodies and the rhythms we like.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Each of us chose an important album :

Julien : Brian jonestown massacre : Give it back Manuel :The sonics : Here are the sonics

Etienne Nick drake pink moon Morgane Janis Joplin : pearl

Mathieu Velvet underground : VU

Q. How do you feel playing in live?
We are torn between the selfish pleasure of playing music with a large part of improvisation and the duty that we have to play a music that that we think is pure to people who are listening. That's why we try to play with new materials as much as possible, so that our music always still sounds fresh for us but also to transmit strong feelings to people.

We know that it is difficult to keep a constant energy in a band when playing a lot of gigs, but we try to keep it as harder as we can. We love to play live. Q. How could you describe Blondi´s Salvation sound?

There are two essential reasons to make music. First of all, you can play religious music for celebration of gods, or you can play entertainment music. In any kind of culture, music is born in a ritual, a kind of combination of those two aspects. This is what we are trying to reproduce, through the mediums we have nowadays. We use the ''Rock'' sound wich belong to our culture and has already proven how interesting and polyvalent it could be. This is a kind of basis for our compositions.

Artistically, our actual sound is based on strong ornamented melodies supported by organic rhythmic and sounds. We try to include traditional instruments too (especially in the third LP that we are actually writing) mixed with modern occidental sounds.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Julien is creating a studio, so this will be a good opportunity for us to keep control on the production. We also have the help of acouphonic amps who is building audio devices for the studio ( as Tubes preamps and comps )

Once we get the studio, we'll really be able to deeply work on our records and we'll have more time for experimentations. We are thinking about new methods to record live songs for our 3 rd LP, trying to find ways to make it as unique as possible. In that way, we'll try to find a special place to record our next album, we are looking for an historical place with a good acoustic. A castle or a church would be wonderful for that record.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We really love the sound of the Blue angel lounge and we are waiting for their new LP ! We strongly recommend to see Tonstartssbandht live, those brothers are amazing !

J.C satan and Sudden death of stars are two of the best french bands we know, people who don't know them yet have to listen to them!

Q: Which bands you would love to make a cover version?
Gustav holst : the planets

Q: What´s your plans for the future....
We are actually working on a Third Lp, which we want to release ideally before the end of the year. We are looking for a label that can produce us and help us for production and tour organisation at the same time.

In a more artistic way, we don't know what we'll do in the next future. We only know that it will be different.

Q: Any parting words?
Internet is changing the music and the world in general. People have to react and find new ways to support the music they like and they must not forget that music is not just a single mouse click among millions but a way to guide the future.

segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2014

D.evolution with Dahga Bloom - An Interview

Diretamente de Fullerton uma cidadezinha da Califórnia e gravando pela insana Captcha Records, esse doentio combo intitulado Dahga Bloom é algo assim caoticamente insano, feito sob medida para caras como meu brother Claudio Cox.

Freenoisepsychartpunk é tipo isso e mais um monte de coisa, eu penso que nem é legal tentar definir o album No Curtains que vai rolar em 04/2014 e já está esgotado bem como o 12" anterior o homônimo que também esta esgotado, o lance é que na boa, onde a Captcha põe a mão é sinônimo de música doentia e de qualidade altamente acima.

E chegou a hora do TBTCI prestar reverência aos caras e já não era a tempo.

***** Interview with Dahga Bloom *****

Q. When did Dahga Bloom starts, tell us about the history...
Dahga started with a dream about 4 years ago when the band was called Living Suns, wherein 3-5 of us were all confronted by the African god Dahga, who spoke to us, and told us to take his name. Members have changed over the years, but this is who we are now, and who we hope to remain.

Q: Who are your influences?
Dahga, kids, dogs, musicians, books, booze, furniture, poets, tools, cycles,

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. Queens of the Stone Age-Songs for the Deaf
2. John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
3. Can-Tago Mago
4. V/A-Tanz Mit Dem Herzen
5. Devo-Question: Are We Not Men? Answer: We Are Devo!

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Very sweaty. Aware of each other. Very Loud. In tune, in time. Soaring. Marching. Blown out.

Q. How do you describe Dahga Bloom sounds?
Fuzz, scuzz, shriek, shrill, diminished, distorted, loud, proud, driving, climbing.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We usually work on a song for a while until we get a structure, then we record a quick demo of it and let it sit and soak in with us. Vocals are added. Then we re-record, more professionally, in our studio. Sometimes we track individually, sometimes in pairs, sometimes live as a full unit. Whatever works and is appropriate for the sonic mood, we try to apply to each song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Elms, half goon, church of sun, FART BARF

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Devo, rheingold, the damned/

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Releasing "No Curtains" for captcha records, working on a new 10" record, playing Austin Psych Fest, and Psycho de Mayo, and continuing to write new songs.

Q: Any parting words?
Music should be fun, not a task, job or chore. If it ceases being fun, it ceases being necessary.
Thanks Guys

sexta-feira, 21 de março de 2014

Creation with Flaamingos - An Interview

Segura a trip!!!

Como diria meu irmão e comparsa Fabio Bridges, segura a trip é a melhor frase pra definir o Flaamingos, de Los Angeles para os ouvidos ávidos e sedentos por experimentacão pop atual, leia-se aí Deerhunter, mais o Flaamingos é por vezes mais soturno, em outras mais psicodélico e na maioria das vezes bebe na fonta shoegazer do MBV.

O homônimo Flaamingos, o album, saiu ano passado e tardiamente aterrizou nas páginas do TBTCI, nada que não seja possível retratacão imediata, porque olha, que discão, tóxico e viciante, tem que escutar imediatamente, não perca mais tempo.

Deleitem-se com Flaamingos

***** Interview with Flaamingos *****

Q. When did Flaamingos starts, tell us about the history...
Jerry: Started in 2011. Daniel and I had played together before. From our BIO: The band was formed by Jerry Narrows (vocals, drum programming) and Daniel Koontz (guitar, bass, synth) — the two played together in psych and shoegaze bands as youngsters, before going their separate ways and working in other musical projects for a time. They bumped into one another at an Echo Park party spot in 2011, and decided to collaborate again — this time, however, their work involved crafting a new sound that would include traces of their past psych/shoegaze inclinations, but also drew on newer-found love for krautrock, post-punk, synth pop and new romantic shimmer. As Narrows told LA's TPR Mag last year, "We have both post-punk and psychedelic sensibilities. I’d say we’re heavily influenced by the poppier side of both 'genres.' Of course we have our influences but in the end we’re not really going for such a specific target with our sound — we're trying to create something greater than the sum of its parts."

Q: Who are your influences?
Jerry: There are thousands of influences but I'd say the most notable would be Factory Records bands like The Wake, Joy Division/New Order. I'm a big David Bowie fan. Early Depeche Mode. The Jesus and Marychain, Slowdive, The Smiths. Kraftwerk. The Velvet Underground. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Iggy Pop/Stooges. Spacemen 3. Tears for Fears (The Hurting), Echo and The Bunneymen.. many more..

Daniel: There's so many musical directions I'd like to explore, but time is limited, so...I've always had an interest in synths, but up until now never had the money to be able to act on it, until now. That's why I originally invested in a barely working $50 Akai s1000 sampler for the 1st record. Now that we can afford synths, we've been working on more synth-heavy productions, and the Kraftwerk, Georgio Moroder, Cluster, and early 80's Darkwave influences are becoming more prominent.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Jerry: The Wake- Here comes everybody, The Smiths- Queen is Dead, Iggy Pop- The Idiot, Slowdive- Souvlaki Space Station, Velvet Underground- any album (esp. White Light/White Heat), Depeche Mode- Black Celebration Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures, Elvis-Sun Sessions. Is that 5??

Daniel: There's albums I always keep coming back to: Spiritualized' Lazer Guided Melodies, Aphex Twin's Ambient II, Brian Eno's 70's solo albums. Georgio Moroder's 70's productions, My Bloody Valentine's EPs from 1987-91, Daydream Nation

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Jerry: Playing live? For me it's a release and a celebration. A chance to connect with people on the same level who want to release and escape with us.

Daniel: I love playing live, you see instantly what works and what doesn't, when working on new material. I'd say that Jerrold and I are so cerebral in our writing process that playing live forces us to be more "in the moment".

Q. How do you describe Flaamingos´ sounds?
Jerry: We process all our influences and use technology to arrive at a point that is loaded with rhythm, melody and texture.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Jerry: We don't have a set process, really. We don't use a lot of live drums so we're able to record just about all of the instruments directly and therefore don't need a big studio space because we don't need to be loud. So we do a lot of recording in our homes and pass a lot of files back and forth to each other for evaluation and editing, etc. Then we hope to rehearse them some, then record them.

Daniel: For me, the 1st album was about combing ambient music with pop sensibilities. Combing dissonance with pop structures. Its still early in the writing process, but the 2nd album seems to be moving into more of a rhythmic dance-oriented direction, but still retaining the more dissonant and non-pop influences.

The 1st album was total controlled chaos, learning how to be a band, learning how to use our equipment and doing what we had to do to finish the next track and make it sound as good as possible. We had a good sense of direction, but our lives outside of the band were in such a state of flux that it made it so that it wasn't really possible to have a set process. In hindsight, I think that was more of a good thing than bad.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Jerry: Girls Names, Sam Flax, Silent Servant

Daniel: I'm really loving what's been coming out of the Italians Do It Better label. Johnny Jewel's production-sense is impeccable. Silent Servant, Hibou, Mac Demarco

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Daniel: We've been talking about doing a cover lately. I like cover songs when they don't sound like the original at all. For me, I'd like to look at songs where the arrangement is different enough from our style to where we could make cover that's as different from the original version as possible. Otherwise, I don't see the point. Speaking of covers, check out Anika's S/T on Stone's Throw, it's one of the best records I've heard in the past 10 years! Geoff Barrow is a genius when it comes to production.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Jerry: Writing and recording another album. We would like to tour: U.S., Mexico and Europe.

Daniel: Right now our main focus is on making a great 2nd album. Trying to expand the style but at the same time still incorporate things we liked about the 1st album, so it feels like a progression.

Q: Any parting words?
Jerry: I am so happy people in Brazil have responded to our music. We hope to some day come and play there!
Thanks guys

quarta-feira, 19 de março de 2014

Real Cool Time with Dizzy Stilettos

Novidade tanto para o TBTCI quanto pra música mesmo, o Dizzy Stilettos ou Matthew McClanahan, segundo o próprio Matt faz algo chamado Death Molasses Country Stomp, não me pergunte o que significa isso na realidade, mas escute Riding Low The Living Room ou Citrus Skyline e talvez alguns segredos sejam desfeitos, tem um que de Tom Verlaine que permeia a música que olha, o negócio é sério, uma levada altamente sexy na música também pega de primeira.

O TBTCI avisa, é pra ficar de olhos e olhos bem abertos.

***** Interview with Dizzy Stilettos *****

Q. When did Dizzy Stilettos starts, tell us about the history...
A brief history of Dizzy Stilettos is that it's a one man project started in 2008 by Matt McClanahan while living in Echo Park Ca. The album Turbo Satanic was written and recorded in his bedroom.

Q: Who are your influences?
Some influences are Roger Miller, Lansing-Dreiden, and Eagles Of Death Metal.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
The albums off the top of my head are
The soundtrack to Mary Poppins,
The Stranger by Billy Joel,
Fun House by The Stooges,
In Utero by Nirvana,
and Lullabies To Paralyze by Queens Of The Stone Age

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
When I play live I feel good and sexy and have a bueno time

Q. How do you describe Dizzy Stilettos sounds?
I would describe Dizzy Stilettos sound as being Death Molasses Country Stomp

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The process of recording songs usually is coming up with a couple guitar riffs that sound good to me, then i'll usually try and find a melody I think is good enough followed by adding drums and anything else the song says it needs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Some bands or music I would recommend would be Mac Demarco. I really like his music. I've been listening to Kurt Vile's latest album recently again as well. Also, I hear a rumor that there is a group called Jay And Bambi that is coming out with their first album this year sometime. I may or may not be a part of that group but who's cares....I like the music

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I actually have covered a few artists in the past. Depeche Mode and Roger Miller to name a couple.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
The future for Dizzy Stilettos is another album in the works and plan on recording it this summer with a release later this year.

Q: Any parting words?
Be good to each other,god bless and Thank You Renato and The Blog That Celebrates Itself!
Thanks Matt

sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2014

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space....Again with The Wise Dude´s Revolver - An Interview

Franceses e psicodélicos o The Wise Dude´s Revolver soltou no final do ano passado seu Ep de estréia o chapante, The Wise Dude´s Revolver EP, 4 musiquinhas que deixaram Anton Newcombe com um puta sorriso na cara, mas não somente da influència do BJM que a música do TWDR ecoa, jogue ai Warlocks e Black Angels e aquele ar de Austin com nuances francesas.

E assim caminha a passos largos a cena psych nos quatro cantos do mundo, e notem que pipocam inúmeros festivais psych em todas as cidades do mundo, quem sabe em breve o Brasil não entre nesse filão que escutem a profecia do TBTCI, que na real já havia dito isso há quatro anos atrás, o psych é a música dos novos tempos.

Peace, love and psych

***** Interview with The Wise Dudes´s Revolver *****

Q. When did The Wise Dudes starts, tell us about the history...
Most of the guys have known each other for a very long time (from high school, neighborhood and so one...). Cyril (guitar/voice), Jérémy (guitar) and Clément (bass) were used to jam together, but at some point they wanted to get involved more seriously in a band. The band was borned really in the summer of 2012 with the arrival of Nicolas (drums). From that point we started to write songs and play in small bars and venues.

We recorded our first EP during the summer of 2013 and released it in september 2013. After that we had the chance to play bigger shows in our region or as support for bigger bands we love. We must say the end of 2013/beginning of 2014 has been very fruitful for us :)

Q: Who are your influences?
As every musician, we have a lot of different influences, because each of us listen and love a broad range of music styles and bands.

In our music, though, the most notable influences would be The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Spiritualized, the Velvet Underground, and maybe Pink Floyd.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Very difficult question :-) Each of us picked one !
(ordered by date)

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
The Velvet Underground - The VU and Nico
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Spiritualized -

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
Dead Skeletons - Dead Magick

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Playing a live performance is amoung the best sensation you can feel. This is the real time the songs and your music are not only about you and your buddies but the rest of the world. Most of all, every show is very different from the others, and nothing is never going exactly the way you have planned !
In bigger venues, it is also the occasion to smash the drums/the guitars as hard as you want without driving the neighbors mad.

Q. How do you describe The Wise Dudes sounds?
Coming directly from the guts and the heart, with reverb, rather slow, usually with long crescendos and hypnotic patterns.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded our first EP basically by ourself. We had the chance to borrow good quality microphones from a friend. Théo Cloux, our former keyboard player, recorded during three days, non stop, in the empty house of the late Cyril's grandma, wich is located nearby a nuclear power plant. This was a pretty intense week-end.

We were afterwards also able to record some tracks of timpani and gong because Nicolas, the drummer, was a member of the University's symphonic orchestra.
Finally, the mixing and the mastering was done by Philippe André, a friend of us and independent engineer in his home-studio.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Well, the psychedelic scene is so active that a lot of awesome bands are emerging each month.
Among many others, we would recommend Juleah (a solo Austrian artist), and White Glow (fellow French psychgazers).

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We don't usually do covers of other bands. However we did cover "White Light/WHite heat" and "What Goes On" By the Velvet Underground during a special event. We like to play these songs from time to time for encores or acoustic shows.

 Q: What´s the plans for future....
Many plans! We are going to release a video for our song Sailing Away, the 9th of March. After that, we are also going to tour south of France in the end of Avril/beginning of may.

Meanwhile, we are also writing new songs,rehearsing, creating new artworks and so one...

Q: Any parting words?
Enjoy ! Ruir !

terça-feira, 11 de março de 2014

Reverence with The Janitors - An Interview

Diretamente da Suécia para ensurdecer os tímpanos do mundo, The Janitors.

Simplesmente discípulos da obra prima chamada Psychocandy, os caras soltaram ano passado o espetacular e necessário Drone Head, algo como Taking Drugs To Make Music To Taking Drugs To da nova geracão.

E é o seguinte, não vou me estender aqui, leiam oucam, consumam, viciem-se, se é que ainda não estão assim o o grande The Janitors.

***** Interview with The Janitors *****

Q. When did The Janitors form? tell us your story….
The first incarnation of The Janitors saw the light of day back in 2004. Driven by the absence of noise in the stockholm scene, three Janitors with a mutual love for JAMC decided to start a band. for about a year and a half we delivered chaotic gigs and an EP before we split up. In 2009 a new incarnation of The Janitors surfaced and released “First Sign of delirium”. The current lineup, the third incarnation of The Janitors have been together for about one year and consist of Jonas; vocals and guitar, Henric - guitar and drone, Martin - bass, Jon - drums and Anders - percussion and organ.

Q: What are your influences?
Long cold harsh winters, Innis & Gunn, noisescapes, sleep deprivation, strobelights, strange sounds, cheap beer, pedals and the feeling of playing one chord a really, really long time,

Q. Your 5 albums of all time…
The only almost all of us could decide on is

Jesus And Mary chain - Psychocandy

So here’s a list of the Janitors top 26 albums chosen by all the members (not in any particular order):
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
Misfits- Walk among us
The Doors- L.A Woman
M.I.A- Arular
Elvis Costello- My aim is true
Talking heads- 77
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Neil Young - Everybody knows this is nowhere
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 revisited
The Rolling Stones - Beggars banquet
Led Zeppelin - IV
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
Love - Forever Changes
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Clash - London Calling
Nick Cave and the bad seeds - Let love in
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Tom Waits - Rain dogs
Loop - Fade out
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
Spiritualized - Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
Sonic Youth - Sister
bob hund - bob hund
Spacemen 3 - Perfect prescription

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous and really really intense. We try to stay on our toes… The current formation of The Janitors are now a lubed up trippy sonic fuckin massacre on stage. We really enjoy playing live. We are accompanied by visual magician Daniel Wiklund aka Hypnorama, who specially design our live visuals.

Q. How do you describe The Janitors' sounds?
Aquarius records tried to define us as fantastically druggy and tranced out, psychedelic spaced out heavy garage psych. That’s a long line of words but they kind of describes us pretty well.

We have a lot of different labels and witty descriptions : Evil Shoegaze boogie woogie and/or stökpsych. Swedish Lysergic fuzz wizardry, If Nick Cave decided to start a shoegaze band, I think it might sound a little like The Janitors ‘Death Song’”. it’s pretty dark basically.

Q: Tell us about the recording process....
We have our own setup in our studio in an old bomb shelter in the outskirts of Stockholm.

With the previous records Jonas and Henric would record every instrument by itself, now we have been able to buy a good mixer, sound card and microphones to be able to do more proper live recordings. In the new recordings we try to minimize the overdubs to more resemble our live sound. The equipment most re-occurring in the recording process would be the EHX freeze pedal + Boss DM-2 delay and an old Harmaphone fan organ that produce most of the drones, we used to have a crappy brazilian guitar called sonic that we use for fuzz parts. In the digital arena we are very fond of a couple of plug-ins we have, especially anything that has a punish button in there has The Janitors written all over it.

We are currently recording songs for the forthcoming albums coming this fall. We do all of the recording and producing and mixing ourselves.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Not new but one of our favorite swedish bands: Audionom. They're a krautrock gone progressive swedish collective that coined the phrase The Sound of Wall. Amazing band.

Technicolor Poets, Hills, Then comes Silence, His Name is Codeine and many others. We devour everything from Cardinal Fuzz. Dave over there seems to have impeccable taste. And of course the other band that members are playing in: Black Belt, Nya Zeeland and Svart Katt.

Q: Which band and song would you like to cover?
We have done covers of Elvis, The Modern Lovers and the Mary Chain. Right now we haven’t got any lined up. What would you suggest?

Q: What are the plans for the future….
We will follow up Drone Head with a 12” EP on the Danish label Bad Afro Records and a full length album will be released by the mighty Cardinal Fuzz by the end of the year. So a lot of time will be spent in the studio going forward.

In between this we will probably release a lot of weird shit on our own digital Label - Your Ears Have Been Bad And Need To Be Punished Records. The label will also release the debut with STRSSMMNT and above mentioned Technicolor Poets along with distributing our friends over at PNKSLM Recordings (Black Mekon, Les Big Byrd, Sudakistan)

We will play the Copenhagen Psych Fest and Liverpool international festival of psychedelica and probably some hometown gigs.

Q: Any parting words?
Right now Europe is experiencing a wave of political forces attempting to normalize fear, oppression and exclusion of people of other cultures, skin tone, sexual preference and in many cases gender than their own. 2014 is election year in Sweden and we will take any opportunity we can to take a stand against the racist party in our own parliament.

This band believes in equal rights for everyone.If you are eligible to vote, please do so in favor of fairness and tolerance.

We borrowed this text from fellow Swedes The Shout Out Louds.
Thanks my friends

quinta-feira, 6 de março de 2014

For Your Pleasure with Naam - An Interview

Hell yeah!! Foram as palavras que meu amigo/irmão Robson Gomes proferiu após a audicão de Kingdom do Naam diretamente do Brooklyn, NY, os caras perpetuam um stoner psych rock daqueles de sangrar e derreter a mente, o negócio aqui é brutalmente tenso, doses cavalares de riffs distorcidos, fuzz no talo, e segura que a trip é fortíssima.

O TBTCI sugere a audicão imedita de Kingdom o EP de 2009, e após o derretimento completo, continue a se aventurar pela massacrante e poderosa viagem do Naam.

Por hora, vamos de Naam, a entrevista

***** Interview with Naam *****

Q. When did Naam starts, tell us about the history... John Bundy and I started the band together after many long discussions about music that doesnt exist yet and where we wanted to take it. We wanted to blend many different kinds of psychedelia, indie and metal that we didnt see anyone else doing. Naam has always been about progression and furthering art. After writing a few songs we found Eli who had just moved to New York from Boston and things got really heavy as he was coming from a hardcore band. Later we added John W. on the keyboards. I really dont think our band was truly formed until we added John as a permanent member for Vow and so here we are. Four brothers doing the things brothers do. We share in all the ups and downs and Ive never met more dynamic and interesting people in my life.

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences are great modern thinkers such as Kant, Picasso, Nietzsche, etc. People who really made things very introspective. This is something you can find alot in our music.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
-Beatles "Revolver"
-Roxy Music "For your Pleasure"
-Velvet Underground "Peel Slowly and See"
-Beach Boys "Surfs Up"
-Nirvana "Nevermind"

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Playing live is one, if not the most, sacred and special thing I do. Our live show is everything and we put everything into it. Onstage I feel many different emotions ranging from hatred to fear to love. I just turn off and let whatever I'm feeling flow through me into the music and performance. This makes every show different from the last.

Q. How do you describe Naam sounds?
We dont sound like anyone or anything else. Its hard to pin down as our "sound" changes on each recording. You can expect our next record to be very unlike the first few.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We have a great producer, Jeff Berner from Psychic TV. I dont think we could do anything without him. He really is the fifth member of the band. We take a very long time to record and hash over every little sound and phrase always experimenting along the way. Safe to say this pisses off alot of record labels but I do not cut corners with my art. It is the most important thing in life and I feel bad for people without an outlet to fully express themselves.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I really love all the Sacred Bones bands. Dead Skeletons are the best live band right now in my opinion. I am also really into Moon Duo, Follakzoid, Deerhunter, Tame Impala etc.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We will be releasing our third full length album this winter and you can expect ALOT of touring around it. We also have a live record and a split 12" coming out in the summer. Its a very busy time for us.

Q: Any parting words?
Be cool and but more Naam records.

quarta-feira, 5 de março de 2014

To Here Knows When with Moonsters - An Interview

Existem coisas que só o TBTCI pode fazer por vocês, e é exatamente isso que acontecerá nas linhas abaixo, diretamente de Montevideo, Uruguai, apresento o Moonsters, sônicos, deliciosos, e sedutores, shoegazer, noise, dreamy, apaixonante.

Prove a música do Moonsters através do bandcamp deles, lá tem dois preciosos aperitivos para o que estar por vir, sim, apenas duas pérolas, Fairy´s Vomit e Closet servem pra agucar a vontade e o desejo absurdo de querer mais dos caras, é viciante, sedutoramente abrasivo, shoegazer at the top.

Como eu disse, tem coisas que só o TBTCI pode fazer por você, então aproveite o frescor de algo em ebulicão, amigos, com vocês Moonsters....

***** Interview with Moonsters *****

Q. When did Moonsters starts, tell us about the history...
Actually it was all quite accidental. Cobra and I have a personal multimedia project and played together, Lucho invited us to jam one day and it was instant chemistry. Later on August, 2013 Koopa joined on the drums and Moonsters began. We never had the intention of creating Moonsters, it kinda happened naturally. 

Q: Who are your influences?
We have really eclectic tastes and influences, we´re really different from one another, something I think it´s one of the coolest parts of being a part of Moonsters. We don´t try to follow a musical path or don´t try to sound as part of a genre or a scene, or to imitate other artists. Kill your idols, you know... We find inspiration in varied sources, of course in music (we enjoy a lot of different bands from multiple eras and genres, from underground noise, to shoegaze atmospheres, deathrock darkness and no wave beats) also poetry and literature, pop culture, a lot of films (we all have audiovisual background) our own life experiences and of course being born in the 80s and growing up on the 90s forged us, with all that it means.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Well...this is always a tricky question, specially since we are 4 people and the list is ever expanding. 5 seems like a really tight number, but I´ll try at least to say the first 5 that come to my mind ATM...

All of them in vynil format if possible and in no particular order.

The Velvet Underground & Nico.
Unkown Pleasures by Joy Division
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
Anything by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We haven´t had any gig yet. We are planning going on tour this year. We love to play, though, the energy flow we get is unbelievable. We always end up extatic and music high. Best drug ever, really.

Q. How do you describe Moonsters sounds?
Since I am a girl in front of 3 males, I think the dychotomy female/masculine is quite evident. My vocals aren´t polished or perfect, just visceral as the lyrics. From the guts and the heart. We describe our sound as atmospheric and skizophrenic at the same time. We use several effects on the guitar which sounds jagged and fuzzy to suddenly turn ethereal and dreamy. Bass lines are rythmical. Drums are solid, and vary between drone and dynamic beats. We´d like to make you feel something. We don´t want to be background music.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded our singles at Retrotrak, the studio of our friend Marcos. We decided we wanted to record a live take and then we recorded some vocals. It was a blast! I loved the process, the adrenaline level was high and it was intense. Then the songs were mastered by Marcos, who is awesome to work with. He really got our style and the kind of sound we wanted to give to the songs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We are constantly digging for new sounds, and I think that after many years without a lot of new bands which tickled my fancy there is a wave of great ones arising. We love Savages, an amazing powerful band, finally playing post-punk the way I like it.

We also dig the shoegaze and psy comeback, great stuff´s going on.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We are not much into covers, we prefer versions of songs in which artist imprint their own feel instead of copying the sound of others. We are working on a version of a Joy Division song at the moment. I´d also like to version a Slowdive song.

Q: What´s the plans for future...
To be the first band ever to play on the moon. No, really... We´d love to go on a worldwide tour and of course to release an album or two.

Q: Any parting words?
Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.
Thanks guys

quinta-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2014

SIlver Rocket with Creepoid - An Interview

Simplesmente uma daquelas bandas que tem tudo pra arrebentar tudo mas que por enquanto permanece restrita a iniciados, estou falando do Creepoid da Philadelphia, que em 2011 jogou no mundo Horse Heaven, um petardo altamente viciante.

Nuances de Sonic Youth e um apelo pop considerável os caras caminham por shoegazing, noise, alt rock e com propriedade já estão ensaiando vôos mais altos, vão fazer parte do SXSW e estão preparando o que será talvez o debut de "verdade" que virá ao mundo dia 04/03 próximo, ou seja, nada mais perfeito do que o TBTCI antecipar a esbórnia toda aqui nestas páginas, srs, Creepoid na área.

***** Interview with Creepoid *****

Q. When did Creepoid start, tell us about the history...
December of 2009, Sean came over to Pat and I's house and got snowed in. He was stuck there for a couple of days so out of cabin fever, the boys went into the basement and started jamming on some songs Sean had in the back of his mind. It started sounding awesome down there, so they laid down the tracks to tape, and asked me to try some back up vocals. We decided to ask our friend Pete Joe to see what he could come up with on second guitar , and it all just sort of fell into place after that.

Q: Who are your influences?
We all have different influences but I'd say major themes are : The Silver Jews, Beck, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Unwound.... other 90s bands that feed our nostalgia

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Geez, I don't know about of ALL TIME, but these albums have stood the test of time for me

Sonic Youth - Day Dream Nation
The Shipping News - Save Everything
MBV - Loveless
Joy Division - Unknown PleasuresThe Jam - All Mod Cons

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I can say personally that I feel incredible playing live. It's the most fun part of being in a band - because you're able to share this thing you've made in an immediate way. We've played some great shows with some amazing bands, but the best shows are always the ones where the crowd is right there with us - in our face, pushing, shoving and being a part of the experience.

Q. How do you describe Creepoid sounds?
Dark, Unsatisfied, Aching, Howls

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We generally always have a few things that are somewhat unresolved that we figure out in the process of recording. Perhaps we work best under pressure. "Horse Heaven" was recorded with the awesome Kyle "Slick" Johnson at Fancy Time Studio in 2010, and we returned to do drums and vocals with him for the "CREEPOID" S/T. We're now moving into doing our own engineering, and building our own studio. Our newest releases coming out later in the year will all be self engineered.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Hookworms, Fletcher Johnson, Hunters,The Diamond Center,

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We talk about doing covers a lot, but we almost never do. One time we covered "Fume" by Beck and that kind of ruled.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're going to tour as much as possible this year - dates in SXSW, Pouzza Fest in Montreal are some of the highlights.  There are also some more surprises coming up soon, notably a one sided 12" to be released on Record Store Day!

Q: Any parting words?
Be kind.

terça-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2014

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere with The Frowning Clouds - An Interview

E a Austrália esta se tornando uma meca de psych, garagem e psicodelia, e acrescente aí toques poderosos de Mod também, assim é o The Frowning Clouds.

Psicodelia inglesa e mod este é o caminho que o Frowning Clouds percorre em suas albuns, transpirando Kinks, Monks, Who, Small Faces pra tudo que é lado, obviamente com a cara dos nossos tempos, mas se o menos desatento ouvir Whereabout o último dos caras pode certamente dizer que os caras são dos 60´s tamanha a ambientacão melódica.

Whereabout é grudento como toda boa psicodelia britânica da época áurea o era, e isso aqui neste contexto é especial delicioso, pegue-se ouvindo Propellers e sinta na pele.

O The Frowning Clouds vai certamente fazer seu dia muito mais feliz, acredite....

***** Interview with The Frowning Clouds *****

Q. When did The Frowning Clouds starts, tell us about the history...
A: We started about 5-6 years ago. Just Nick and I (Zak) doing acoustic versions of Velvet Underground songs etc. Its was really really bad. I went to school with Daff who wanted to join and knew a guy Ben who played drums. Just been jamming ever since.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: A lot of things. Musically speaking I guess all the old 60s pop/psych/garage, 70s british glam, new wave etc. Heaps of things outside of music can have an influence too, movies, books.. Just people who have done great things.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. This list is always changing, here's five that I like... T

he Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
Kevin Ayers - Joy of a Toy
The Move - The Move
Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
A. Yeah it's what being a band is all about. It's fun and I like playing the songs a little different every time.

Q. How do you describe The Frowning Clouds sounds?
A. 3 guitars, bass, drums, sometimes keyboard and reverb and fuzz and wah wah.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. It's different every time. The album we just recorded (not released yet) was done at our home with a friend who came and recorded us on his computer. It was quick, cheap, easy and stress free. The Album will be out sometime this year

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. Any of our friends bands. There's lots of good music around at the moment.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. We havn't done any covers in a long time and I don't really like doing them.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. Make more songs.

Q: Any parting words?
A."be your self, no one else, burn the flag"
Thanks guys