terça-feira, 3 de maio de 2016

Nothing is Real with Shirley & The Pyramids - An Interview

Dias 6 de Maio vem ao mundo o mais novo trabalho do comboio kraut/psych/gazer Shirley & The Pyramids. O álbum homônimo é um cruzamento desacelerado e chapante entre NEU! e MBV, tudo em fortes dosagens ácidas.

Os caras não poupam esforços em provocar barulhos cíclicos com aquela atmosfera marychainiana, um deleite completo.

Música pop em formato alucinógeno e apaixonante.

***** Interview with Shirley & The Piramids *****

Q. When did Shirley & The Pyramids start? Tell us about the history...
Shirley & The Pyramids started as my solo project around 2008. The "group" has undergone a couple name changes throughout the years over various releases but the music and concept has largely remained the same. Recently, I decided to get a band together for live shows and future recordings - that's been the biggest change as of late.. Leading a group of musicians to play my music is a new thing for me, but it's slowly coming together.

Q: Who are your influences?
Musically speaking, the sound I'm trying to achieve is obviously largely influenced by the "classic" shoegaze sound. Bands like MBV and Slowdive hold a special place in my heart. Sonic Youth were probably my favorite "guitar band" of all time except for maybe The Beatles or something like that. I like a lot of the older stuff like The Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, Kraftwerk, etc. More contemporary influences might include groups like Dirty Beaches, Atlas Sound, Broadcast, Mount Eerie, DIIV... I don't know, I could go on. I've always been interested in music of all kinds, from Minor Threat to Ornette Coleman to Woody Guthrie, Phil Spector, J Dilla, whatever as long as it's good!

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
2. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
3. Jackson C. Frank - Blues Run The Game
4. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I like to play live. It's really interesting to see how people respond differently to what you're doing, whether they hate it or love it or don't give a fuck.

Our show is pretty different from the recorded material because I play everything myself in the studio. Some songs don't really translate into a full-band setup so we can't play all of them live, not yet.. I think that's cool through because it gives the audience something different than what's on our album, it's a different vibe.

Q. How do you describe Shirley&  The Pyramids' sound?
Lately, I've been describing our sound as droney psych-pop, which is kinda cliche but apt. A local blog recently described us as "fog pop with tangible tendrils of melody" and "destructo pop wave", both of which I thought were nice. A lot of people have compared our sound to The Jesus and Mary Chain, which weirded me out at first because I don't really hear it, but it's definitely a welcome comparison.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Generally, I write everything on acoustic guitar. Some things are planed and written down, others are more serendipitous but it almost always starts with acoustic guitar, sometimes a sample.. Regardless, I'll record whatever I figure out into my laptop over a click track and add what I want over top, move stuff around. Sometimes I get carried away and add way too much shit but it's fun to mess around and see what works and what doesn't. After all the parts are recorded I start to mix - that's the part that takes the longest, but after that it's pretty much done. Traditionally, I'd master my own releases but I've been getting other people to do that as of late. Our keyboard player Duncan has an audio engineering degree so he mastered the Shirley & The Pyramids album, for example.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There's so many great bands coming out right now!
Respectfulchild is my friend Melissa from Saskatoon. She uses her violin and FX pedals to build really nice ambient soundscapes reminiscent of White Poppy or Sun Araw.

Waitress are another new group from Saskatoon that I'm really excited about. Their album is coming out soon and it's sure to be oozing with nu-gaze goodness. They've got a few singles out that you can check out HERE.

The Garrys are a band you may be hearing a lot about soon. They're three sisters that play washed out doo-wop and surfy garage tunes with really nice vocal harmonies. We're releasing our album on the same day as them through the same labelso we're gonna do a joint release show - i'm really stoked!
Man Meat are another band with their debut dropping sometime in the next few months. They're a three-piece post-punk band that rehearse in my basement and they absolutely crush!

The Avulsions are another band (possibly a cult) that I should mention. They've been around for a while now, but their debut album is dropping soon and I'm sure it's gonna slay.. Think Siouxsie and the Banshees except much stranger and louder.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
we've been talking a lot about covering The MC5 lately, which would be really fun.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Right now we're planning a short tour for August. It's been a few years since I've had the chance to go on tour, so that's exciting. I also want to have another release ready before the end of the year so I've just started writing songs for that. Hopefully the rest of the band will be contributing to future songwriting and recordings. I'd like to make this project less about me and more about a band.. I don't need to be doing everything myself anymore, these other guys have great ideas too.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for listening!


segunda-feira, 2 de maio de 2016

Passing Glance with Toner - An Interview

Um mix de class of 86, indie rock noventista com pitadas de dreampop atual é o que os caras do Toner nos oferecem.

Um belo e ótimo exemplo do poderio dos caras é o mais recente EP "Passing Glance", altamente melódico chegando a grudar na mente em diversos momentos serve como ótimo antídoto para momentos de tristeza.

Aumente e bom divertimento.

***** Interview with Toner *****

Q. When did Toner start? Tell us about the history...
A: TONER started in April of 2014, I was listening to alot of Duster & knew that my other band Happy Diving wouldn't be doing much after summer once our guitarist Matt moved. I used to play in a bunch of bands & recorded a bunch of side projects, I missed doing that so I wrote a 4 song EP in a week & recorded it in the shed located in the backyard of my moms house. After the EP dropped a few people contacted me with interest to release a full length. I started writing an LP almost immediately & started recording it with my brother around the time I was moving out. TONER slowly stepped out of a bedroom project & started playing live shows little by little with a backing band. The LP came out & we started being a "real band" & the backing band soon became apart of TONER featuring Sean Glass, Kennan Sommer & Maxwell Carver. In November of 2015 we did a northwest/canada tour & recorded our latest EP, Passing Glance in Portland, OR.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Obviously Duster was the kick off but I think we've definitely strayed from the whole slowcore thing as we've progressed. Usually whatever i'm hyped on at the time seems to put some influence into our band.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Okay, definitely off the top of my head & missing something but
1. Sade - Diamond Life
2. Duster - Stratosphere
3. Smokey Robinson - Deep In My Soul
4. No Trend - Too Many Humans..
5. Slovenly - Thinking Of Empire

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: Nervous always, I think everyone in Toner holds it down live except me, ha.

Q. How do you describe Toner sounds?
A: LOVERS ROCK (stolen from the Sade record)

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: Well the LP & EP were recorded in my mothers backyard shed in Newark (West End) where I grew up & have lived most of my life. I recorded all the instruments on those & then Kennan later came in & re-recorded the bass tracks for the LP. The latest record was recorded in Portland, OR with our friend Dave Lindell who used to play in post punk band called Anne. This was our first time leaving my shed but a very smooth & fast process. Recording was done in nearly 2 days, it was the first recording we did as a full band minus Sean because he couldn't get the time off work for tour so I played drums on the record as well.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Some are new but recent bands I love are HOOPS from NWI, Unity from oakland, Jay Som from San Francisco, Abusivo from oakland, Faith Healer from Edmonton, Alberta, So Pitted from Seattle, Final Club from Austin, TX, Plush from San Francisco.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A: I really want to do a cover of a song called I've Got A Feeling by a 90's band called IVY. They were kind of a one hit wonder but they made a bunch of albums, some are great & some not so great.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Write a 2nd LP by the end of the year hopefully & we are going on tour to Canada this summer!

Q: Any parting words?


Wishes with High Sunn - An Interview

Justin Cheromiah é a mente por trás do High Sunn.

Uma extensa e deliciosa discografia com singles, eps e álbuns que passeiam por um ensolarado e praiano dreampop. Se você pensar em Beach Fossils, Best Coast, Craft Spells e afins, saiba que o High Sunn e seu último trabalho, "Wishes" podem ser inclusos no mesmo patamar de iguarias para sonhadores de plantão.

Ótimo para ouvir alto e contemplando tudo pela frente.

***** Interview with High Sunn *****

Q. When did High Sunn start? Tell us about the history...
I started High Sunn when I was in the 8th grade. It was originally a project where I release poorly recorded garage rock songs since I was heavily influenced by the scene. So, when I bought my first and only 8 track, I spent a few weeks trying to put together my first album. It was terribly produced and too "copy cat" in my opinion. To my surprise though, I began to attract supporters of my music, so I was like "might as well create more shit"which started my rapid formation of albums. After the first album, I lost interest in the genre: garage rock and found my new love: dream pop/bedroom pop. I began to write compositions that would sound like a teenager scared to share his emotions in a very chill and poppy vibe. So when the next album came along, I got signed to Hellur Records who produced tapes for it and that's when the ball started rolling. I got real feedback, support, and love from many listeners. This drove me to make even more collections. In a few months, I would have 18 releases on bandcamp(including singles and eps). My sound has matured and improved in songwriting, production, and purpose. I thank everyone who has supported me throughout the time I started making music. I wouldn't be able to keep going without you babies. I even have 5 unreleased albums waiting to be pressed by the record labels that have been supporting me :)

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences are definitely Beach Fossils, The Cure, Meat Market, Ghost Orchard, Carseat Headrest, Frankie Cosmos, Craft Spells, Foliage, and Toner

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Wild Heart: Tele/visions,
Beach Fossils: Beach Fossils,
Waste Yrself: Teen Suicide,
Architecture In Morality: OMD,
and Truths: Foliage

Q. How do you feel playing live?
So recently I have played three shows and to be honest, it's not that scary. I didn't feel nervous at all which is crazy to me since I have a terrible time during presentations and debates. I have had a fun time so far and I can't wait for the future shows, especially my west coast tour with Foliage.

Q. How do you describe High Sunn sounds?
Basically, High Sunn is a collection of songs that focus on heartbreak, love, relationships, confusion, and loss in hope. Even though most of my songs have depressing messages, they are hidden by the poppy rhythms and tone of the instruments making it a little more innocent. I want people to dance and cry when they listen to my music.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Every since the beginning, I have used the same Tascam 8 Track Digital Recorder. It has given life and structure to all my songs. First I create a riff and try to build off of that. Then, I record the rhythm guitar and drum machine first to start everything off. After, it continues with the other guitar parts and vocals. Once finished with the 8 track, I transfer all the files to my computer and work on post production through Ableton which is just putting the tracks in place and adding a little bit of effects). Although, I have been sending a lot of my new recent albums to my friend Tristin Sovannarath (from T. Rexico) who has done the drums or beats for me and adding to my works. He is basically the other half of High Sunn. I couldn't have made a few albums without him. Also, I got a live band who are the best! It consists of my buddies Joe(Letter 8s) and Francis(Spit Ritual). They are one of the best and most talented musicians I have ever meet :)

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Some new bands I recommend: Letter 8s, Spit Ritual, The Sikkos, Chillian Murphy, Vintage Flowers, Pastel Dreams, Max Garderner, Naomi Pop, Foliage, Celebrity Crush, and Caterwaul

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I love to make a cover of any Craft Spells song to be honest. They are a big inspiration.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Plans for the future: play more shows, release even more music, finally put out those 5 albums, and experiment with my sounds.

Q: Any parting words?
Well, I love you all and I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Just keep surviving.


A Pocketful of Sky with Karma Shake - An Interview

Ao dar o play na abertura do primeiro EP dos galeses do Karma Shake intitulado A Pocketful of Sky, começara imediatamente uma viagem nostálgica a era Madchester. Um tecladinho que vai remeter diretamente ao Charlatans, um vocal chapado e freak que lembrará Mr Bob Gilliespie e aí meu amigo, é jogo ganho, a faixa título do EP é a que abre esta belezura de disco.

Dançante na medida certa, psicodelicamente viciante, e a partir da primeira audição não há como não querer mais dos caras.

E ainda tem mais duas preciosidades no EP, Pearls e Another Way passeiam por outras sonoridades noventistas só que com uma roupagem atualizada.

Se alguém se ligar no Karma Shake pode ser que eles estourem em tudo que é lugar, porque é poderosamente viciante.

***** Interview with Karma Shake *****

Q. When did Karma Shake start? Tell us about the history...
Karma Shake has been officially going for about a year now. We have been friends since school and have been in various bands through the years. We took some time apart to experience the ‘real world’ but I always continued to write and mess around with ideas. Getting back into it and starting Karma Shake last year felt great and meant we could thrash out the ideas we had stored over the years.

Q: Who are your influences?
Between us we have an eclectic taste in music ranging from soul and funk to psychedelia via blues and rock n roll. This mostly works well because someone can suggest a different dimension to a song during the writing process. It becomes difficult sometimes however to categorise our sound and labelling a genre is tough. But since you asked, as a band we sight influences such as; The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, The Velvet Underground (and Lou Reed), Tame Impala, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Charlatans, The Meters, Chapterhouse, Ride.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
I think by the time this has published I will have probably changed my mind! Music sounds so different depending on the mood you’re in. But an all-time 5 right now? I’d say:

Stone Roses – Stone Roses
The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
Primal Scream – Screamadelica
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

(Too hard!).

Q. How do you feel playing live?
The feeling of being locked into a groove with your mates is unparalleled. It’s a drug. I’m always really self-critical directly after the show though, annoying myself with “this could have been better” etc. Love playing the songs you’ve been sweating on for weeks though and finally giving then a life live and seeing people’s reactions to them is cool.

Q. How do you describe Karma Shake sounds?
I’d say psychedelic is a word which is useful when asked tricky questions like this. Psychedelic but not as in 15 minute jamming acid tunes. Psychedelic but with pop sensibility and arrangements. We’re a rock & roll band ultimately but not afraid to experiment with groove beats, electrical equipment or interesting sounds. Shoegaze? Neo-Psychedelica? I’ll go with Japanese Jungle Acid Funk-Pop. (ha!).

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Well we spend a good few weeks tweaking a song before we feel we are ready to record. Usually I will come with an idea of the music and lyrics, then me and the lads will pinch the hell out of it to get it done. Then either drop it forever or record it haha. We go to a studio not far from where we live which is owned and run by Simon Jones who was the bassist from The Verve. Recording process is fairly conventional in terms of laying down the beat followed by the instruments separately and then the vocals. We often opt to not record to a click though as if a song is tight enough it can sound more authentic this way and less forced.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We rarely listen to new stuff on the way to practice or gigs! The music that we like is becoming more and more sparse in terms of new bands coming through. Definitely partly due to the sorry state of affairs in the record industry but we won’t get into that now!! Some new stuff comes through though and we like bands such as Tame Impala, Temples, Foxygen, DIIVThe Horrors and TOY.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We rarely play covers at our shows but sometimes throw the odd one in. I dunno its difficult sometimes because you wanna play something that people have heard of but not something obvious or corny. Fuck that let’s play something by The Spice Girls!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I plan to play up front for Manchester United and score the winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup final! Failing that just keep doing what we’re doing and hopefully generate more excitement and interest through playing tons of gigs over the next year.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks man top blog keep up the good work! This industry needs people like you!

If you wanna check us out we’re on facebook search ‘Karma Shake’ and our debut E.P. ‘A Pocketful of Sky’ can be streamed or downloaded for free at www.karmashake.bandcamp.com

Robert Jones, singer/guitarist. Karma Shake


quinta-feira, 28 de abril de 2016

What I Choose To Forget with Code Ascending - An Interview


James Harrison, Alex Harrison e Laurence Harrison formaram no outono de 2014 o Code Ascending e debutaram este mês com o belíssimo "When I Choose To Forget", um forte e poderoso mix de pós punk clássico e shoegaze.

"When I Choose To Forget" é algo como um choque entre o Disintegration e o Noewhere, claramente existe um elo interligando estes álbuns até chegarmos no Code Ascending.

Pra quem não sabe, James Harrison faz parte de outro patrimônio chamado Air Formation além do You Walk Through Walls e também do Monster Movie, tá bom pra você?

Mas o ponto aqui é que o debute do Code Ascending é um dos mais poderosos discos lançados este ano.

Dúvida? Escute.

***** Interview with Code Ascending *****

Q. When did Code Ascending start? Tell us about the history…
I’ve always played around with creating sounds and stuff but I really started writing songs while on the train going to and from work in London. To stop the boredom it was great plugging in my headphones, loading up my piano app and writing musical sections with lyrics.

I wrote a whole albums worth of songs over a couple of weeks and started putting the different parts together. I demoed 10 tracks up and thought about what I could do.

I then asked my brothers, who I knew were fantastic musicians in their own right, if they wanted to rehearse some ideas and so in the Autumn of 2014 we booked a room, played and it gelled instantly. The rest followed on from there.

Q: Who are your influences?
When I started writing songs I was listening to lots of different stuff. The Cure, Muse, Foals, Eagulls, The Horrors, BRMC, The Verve, MBV, Editors, Pink Floyd, Smashing pumpkins, Interpol, The National. To name but a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Theres far too many to mention but if I had to pick then:
The Cure - Disintegration & Wish (Sorry I have to choose both here!)
Editors - The back rooms
The Verve - Urban hymns
Spiritualised - Ladies and gentlemen we’re floating in space.
The Horrors - Primary Colours.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven’t had a gig yet but in rehearsal it feels amazing.

Q. How do you describe Code Ascending sounds?
When standing in the middle of the rehearsal room while playing, the sound is thick with huge waves of noise and sympathetic melodies. My bass is through two amps. 1 amp is for the low end scream and the other amp is for all my atmospheric effects which swell and drive off of each other. Alex thickens up the sound even more with his guitar melodies and Laurence holds us all together.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
After I had created enough material we spent the following year refining our sounds and parts. When we thought we were ready we booked the studio time.

We recorded the EP over a weekend going in on the Saturday and laying down all the basic parts and vocals. Then we spent the Sunday Mixing. So the record is not a bad effort for a couple of days work.
I would’ve liked to have had more time mixing but the budget always has to come into it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
The last album I bought was by Royal Blood. I love the sound those guys are getting. The lead singer is a fantastic bass player who uses lots of effects so thats a massive plus for me. He’s a better singer though but you can’t have everything. :)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
When Im messing around on my bass at home I always end up bashing out a rendition of ‘icky thump’ by The White Stripes for some reason. That riff sounds great when all my FX are on so I guess I would do that one.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We don’t have any other than write more songs, record and enjoy making as much noise as we can while we can. We definitely want to start playing lots of shows and look forward to seeing where our music takes us.

Q: Any parting words?
I can’t thank you and everyone enough for all the support we have been given with the EP so far. If this is the start of things to come for us then its going to get very interesting. Take care and thanks for reading. x


Heart Stars with Purplespace - An Interview

Um verdadeiro caldeirão de referências e sonoridades é o que nos oferta o comboio da Flórida, Purplespace. De Prince a MBV, de Velocity Girl a Interpol, tudo tem uma certa conexão com eles.

Vários EPs e singles e seis álbuns lançados, todos sempre buscando um enfoque sonhador e dançante, para amenizar o estado de espirito nos dias caóticos que vivemos.

O Purplespace de oferta o caminho, aumente e contemple a vida.

***** Interview with Purplespace *****

Q. When did Purplespace start? Tell us about the history...
All answers were given by John Hashtak. Purplespace band members: Reed Clendenen - Bass Jim Singleton - Drums, Synth Tara Golden - Vocals John Hashtak - Guitar, Synth, Vocals Kate Brightly - Vocals The first Purplespace album was published in 2007, but the friendships, bandmates and groundwork was formed back in 2001.

After a nice run as the band named, "Starring Me", songwriter John Hashtak told his bandmates (Reed, Tara, and Jim) that he needed to expand beyond doing local shows in Jacksonville, Florida. It was becoming boring to play songs hundreds of times preparing for shows or for recording an album. It got too mundane. So, John bought his own recording equipment by maxing out his first credit card and set to work late at night on all the ideas that were floating in his head. He would record songs spontaneously, without much or any planning at all. He would just record something with a keyboard or guitar and see what pours out. Other tracks were added and layered one by one. Then, he'd bring these songs to his Starring Me bandmates and ask them to add their unique part to them. The end result was a new sound that kept them passionate about music and the creative process. They kept playing live shows as "Starring Me", but this new project started growing legs, gaining momentum from everyone's creative spirit. Eventually, this new side-project of recording spontaneously became their main focus. It eventually became, Purplespace.

Q: Who are your influences?
Prince, the Cure, New Order, Velocity Girl, Seam, My Bloody Valentine, The Postal Service, the Beach Boys, and various 60's Motown artists.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
New Order - Low Life,
The Cure - Disintegration,
Prince - Purple Rain,
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless,
The Postal Service - Give Up

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live: We don't really do live shows anymore, but when we did it was nerve racking. The sound never turned out the way we wanted it. There's too many variables that go into a great show such as the sound man, venue, crowd, equipment, and time of day. We were

Shy and scared introverts in the spotlight. It was always felt kind of awkward. We did ok, but we never felt like our best on stage. We don't like it as much as recording new music in the studio.

Q. How do you describe Purplespace sounds?
The "Purplespace sound".... Could be described as moody and melodic. We don't stay with one type of sound. We love discovering new instruments to use and ways to record. Genre: Adult Alternative, Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Space Rock, Indie Pop

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
New Bands we like: Chvrches, SnowPatrol, Ra Ra Riot, The Joy Formidable, Mates of State, The Raveonettes, Purity Ring, Small Black, Azure Blue, Copeland, Beach House, Kid Wave, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Emmy the Great, Ringo Deathstarr.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Pretty in Pink by the Psychedelic Furs.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
To keep recording 1 album per year until we die, or to hit 1,000 songs, which ever comes first.

Q: Any parting words?
We appreciate your passion for music and writing. You have made a new friend and fan of your blog. Thank you!


quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2016

Save The Drama with Light FM - An Interview

Pode soar novidade a muitos o nome Light FM, mas o trio de Los Angeles já esta na ativa desde 1999, e seu debute data de 2004, "This is The Beginning of My Golden Age", e desde então a banda já dividiu palcos com gente do calibre de um Jesus and Mary Chain ou Smashing Pumpkins só pra citar alguns nomes.

Sonoramente eles mantém o seu peculiar hibrido de new wave, com shoegaze, com brit pop, sempre dançante e ensolaradamente viciante.

Música pra ouvir alto e dançar sem parar. Delicioso.

***** Interview with Light FM *****

Q. When did light fm start? Tell us about the history...
A. Light FM started in the fall of 1999 in Chicago after my previous band Motorhome had broken up. It was an outlet for my home recordings but then eventually became a band. We released our debut record, "This is The Beginning of My Golden Age" in 2004. I moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2005 where I recruited a new line-up. I've been the only constant in the band. We've toured opening for The Smashing Pumpkins and The Jesus and Mary Chain. We've opened for the National, Ra Ra Riot, The Neighborhood, and many more. We've released 5 full length records and 2 EPs including our most recent, "Pointless" EP. Currently our line-up consists of Nicki Nevlin on bass and Alexa Brinkschulte on drums and myself on guitar and lead vocal.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: I'm a big Grandaddy fan. I love 80's new wave, The Cars, Devo, New Order, The Cure, etc. I also really like bands like Diiv, Sunflower Bean, and Beach House.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: 1.Grandaddy: Sophtware Slump
2. Mew: And The Glass Handed Kites
3. Radiohead: Ok Computer
4. Beatles: Revolver
5. David Bowie: The Man Who Sold the World

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: We love playing live!! We did a European tour last year and love to travel!! Would love to play Brazil!!!

Q. How do you describe light fm sounds?
A: I feel like our music is a hybrid of 80's new wave and 90's brit pop/ shoegaze? Not to pigeonhole ourselves but I felt like we were a good match with the Smashing Pumpkins when we toured with them.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: I record bands for a living at my studio. It's called The Cave Studio in Los Angeles. I usually end up demoing songs and the demos end up being the final product. I like to program soft synths and analog synths. I also like to program drum machines with real drums. The songs are usually pretty dense with a lot of tracks!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: LA has a great music scene. Modern Time Machines, Wilding, Tennis System, The Big Gone, The Cold and Lovely, Wolf Prize, Sound is Lovv, Correatown, are all great!!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A: I have a very particular vocal range but I'd love to cover INXS or some serious 80's jams like Fine Young Cannibals or Wang Chung?

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We have a new full length we've been working on that's almost complete. We'd like to release it and focus on building our fanbase in other parts of the world. Particularly, Germany. Our drummer is from there and we love it there!!!!

Q: Any parting words?
A: To all the young musicians: Don't let others tell you you're not good enough. If you are passionate about music you should pursue it. Even if it doesn't bring you a single penny. It's worth pursuing!! You are worth it!!!


Night Train Daydream with Maths and The Moon

Os ingleses do Maths and The Moon depois do brilhante álbum de estreia Night Train Daydream, soltaram o primeiro aperitivo de seu próximo trabalho, Futurist é o primeiro single de Familiar Strange que virá ao mundo no próximo mês.

Futurist é uma basicamente uma continuação lógica do que o Maths and The Moon fizeram em Night Train Daydream, com uma pequena diferença, acrescentaram um peso maior no mix de pos punk e noise da estreia. Mas o conteúdo extremamente britânico com doses poderosas de sarcasmo, escola Mark E. Smith esta toda intacta.

Certamente um grande álbum esta por nascer.

***** Interview with Maths and The Moon *****

Q. When did Maths and The Moon start, tell us about the history...
Andy: The band formed in Southampton in 2009 after the previous band we were all in had run its course. We wanted to explore some musical territories that perhaps we weren't ready for before. We have been making music together for a long time and are really lucky to still be doing so. We released our first album ‘Night Train Daydream’ in 2013 and are just about to release its follow up ‘Familiar Strange’ in Spring 2016.

Q. Who are your influences?
Andy: In terms of sound, we have very much been influenced by bands like Deerhunter, Can, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Boards of Canada, MBV, Primal Scream, The Velvet Underground, Bowie, Autolux, etc. But influence or desire to write and create can come from anything, good or bad.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time:
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
Can - Tago Mago
Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
Campag Velocet – Bon Chic Bon Genre
David Bowie - Low

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
Matt: Playing live is a big part of what we intend to do. We have been playing together in other forms for a lot of years now and we have shaped our albums with recreating the live sound in mind. We’ve had a lot of fun playing over the years and are looking forward to playing the new album to people soon.

Q. How do you describe Maths and the Moon's sounds?
Andy: It jumps around really, from post-punk to krautrock inspired grooves, and from grungey sounds to textured soundscapes. We like to mix it up and not limit ourselves. It’s great to lose yourself when songwriting, see where you can go mentally and then hopefully come back with something different from the last song.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the new album?
Luke: We knew that we wanted to make a more direct representation of the live show with this album, so we decided that the main part of the recording would be made up of us playing together. We have a new rehearsal space which was large enough for us to do that, so we set up in the same room, got everything balanced and played. It was fun and we were able to get the main part of the recording done over a long weekend. We then spent a little time doing guitar and vocal overdubs and that was it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Andy: Not necessarily new, but we’ve been enjoying the Fat White Family and Thee Oh Sees. Closer to home, Melt Dunes and Dead Rabbits are making some really great music.

Q. Which bands would you like to cover?
Luke: We have always loved '2000 Light Years From Home' by The Rolling Stones. We used to listen to it a lot when we first started playing together and have always said we'd love to play our own version of it one day.

Q. Whats the plans for the future?
Matt: We are about to release our second album ‘Familiar Strange’ and are looking forward to playing many shows to promote it. Then we will start on our neo-space jazz record!

Q. Any parting words?
Keep it strange!

New album ‘Familiar Strange’ is out May 2016. Available on all digital platforms and also on www.mathsandthemoon.bandcamp.com


terça-feira, 26 de abril de 2016

Modern Sleep with The Dancing Plague of 1518

The Dancing Plague of 1518 é uma one man band. Conor Knowles é a mente por trás de um mundo de sonhos introspectivos e repleto de nuances imaginárias, remetendo a algo além do espaço comum.

Através de sua guitarra e camadas e mais camadas concebidas em seu quarto e os inúmeros softwares de criação existentes hoje em dia, a música do The Dancing Plague of 1518 é feita especialmente para este e outro ambiente qualquer onde o intimismo se torna algo fundamental.

Todavia, Conor explicita na entrevista que sua música funciona melhor ao vivo. Certamente pode e deve ser uma experiência única no lugar e meio apropriado.

Enquanto não temos o privilégio disso, aprecie você mesmo, preferencialmente no escuro.

***** Interview with The Dancing Plague of 1518 *****

Q. When did The Dancing Plague of 1518 start? Tell us about the history...
A: This project started less than a year ago back in July of 2015. I've been in a band for the past 3-4 years called Sea Giant that's been pretty great but I had plans for a while to start a solo endeavor just out of necessity to explore some other musical fancies and approaches. Getting the project actually going was slow-moving though until I got asked to play a show in early July. So it pushed me to write a four song set in a matter of a couple weeks. There's only like one of those songs that's actually decent and that I still actually play but the experience gave me that little push I needed. A week after the first show I released an EP called Sunless that I recorded in like three days. It's really bad. The newer recordings are a better representation. From there I started playing a lot of shows, one or two a month from then on which was awesome and I've been playing and releasing stuff since then.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Many many things. Brian Wilson, Joy Division, Viet Cong, Black Sabbath, Beach House, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wolf Parade and anything Spencer Krug does, Lowlife, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, Alex Cameron. But I'm also heavily inspired by my friends and smaller bands around my area in the Pacific Northwest of the United States like Paisley Devil, Versing, Little Child Man, Marriage + Cancer, youryoungbody, Nostalgist and pretty much everyone in my hometown of Spokane, WA. There are tons of awesome musicians here doing super cool things.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Oh man, that's impossible haha but I'll give it a shot (in no particular order):
1. "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys
2. "Apologies to the Queen Mary" by Wolf Parade
3. "In the Aeroplane Over The Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. "Viet Cong" by Viet Cong
5. "Unknown Pleasures" by Joy Division

There's hundreds more, I'm not even confident with those five. Narrowing it down to only five albums is not easy.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: I think my music exists best live. Playing shows is my favorite thing in the world. The writing and recording process is obviously awesome too but playing live is where the true energy and life of music lays. Being on stage sharing my music with people is my only way to express my art visually as well as audibly.

Q. How do you describe The Dancing Plague of 1518 sounds?
A: I don't know, I'm constantly trying new things and experimenting with different ideas, so basically I just label it as electronic dream pop because I feel like that's more of a broad genre that could encompass a lot of what I do. I usually keep it all within the confines of dreamy/shoegaze styles with heavy reverb and really washed out vocals.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: I record all of my stuff in my bedroom using a MacBook Pro, Pro Tools 11 Software, and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 audio interface. Once the song is completely written I usually just record each element individually and sculpt the song from the bottom up starting with all of the drum parts individually using an Akai XR20 drum machine, then add whatever other elements the song has, i.e. synth, guitar, MIDI data, with the vocals being recorded last in a makeshift vocal booth I made in my closet using couch cushions.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Right now I highly recommend Operators, they're a new electro pop project by Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, they just released their first album, Blue Wave. Also I'm heavily into Viet Cong from Canada, they're fairly new but they're already one of my favorite bands, their debut album came out last year and it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. Those two aren't really super new but others that I recommend that are a bit fresher are Technological Taxidermy, which is a brand new project by my friend Tobias Hendrickson, and Jordan, Minnesota, which is a local Spokane two-piece that is pretty new and I dig a lot.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A: Well I have recorded a cover of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys for a compilation I did for a music collective I'm a part of and I've also attempted covering "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon but it failed miserably. But other then those I don't have much interest in doing covers but maybe something by Joy Division.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: play as many shows as possible and release as much stuff as possible. I'm going on tour at the end of June right after I graduate from College and that'll be my first tour with The Dancing Plague of 1518. Then I plan on touring with DP as much as possible from then on. I'm doing a split EP with my friend Paisley Devil and I'm working on songs for a new solo EP that'll be out soon as well and I'm probably going to have my two new singles remixed and remastered by my friend, Ramsey who also so happens to be Paisley Devil. Just trying to tour and build up a good resume so I can eventually try to sign with a booking agency so I don't have to book my own tours, which is super fun right now but I'm sure a few years down the line it will get tiring.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Thanks for having me and for listening to the songs, I really appreciate it!


Truths with Foliage - An Interview

Foliage é o projeto ensolarado, sonhador e apaixonado de M. Joseph Walker.

Truths, o primeiro álbum cheio é um delicioso passeio pelo mundo do dreampop, do início ao fim com um clima californiano, uma verdadeiro surfaze. Conexões com The Drums, Craft Spells, Sarah Records, Wild Nothing e muitos outros, só que essas conexões são referenciais, porque Truths tem sua própria magia, um poder imensamente forte que muito se ampara nas belíssimas criações de Mr M; Joseph Walker que tem como grande e nítida inspiração Mr Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

Truths é uma verdadeira preciosidade que merece ser descoberta diariamente. Lindo.

***** Interview with Foliage *****

Q. When did Foliage start? Tell us about the history...
Well let's see. Foliage. A project I started a little before my 16th birthday. Wrote some songs on an old Casio keyboard (URL & Coma) and eventually ended up getting a guitar for my 16th birthday. I wrote some songs at home for about a year and eventually it became an album, 'Truths'. Foliage, technically, started around late February of last year (2015). During the process of writing my album, I had a feeling the project was going to take off due to the huge love for the few singles I had released prior to the album. I decided that I'd love to play these songs live so I gathered a live band together with one of my best friends (Alex Lara, Group Photos) being the first choice. With Alex as a solid member of the live band, he helped me find a proper bassist and drummer as well. Here is the band, a year later. Truths had done successfully, released about a week before my 17th birthday and am now 18 years old (just turned 18 yesterday, April 3rd, 2016). A lot has changed since then.

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences vary, although i'll say the easiest to hear is very early My Bloody Valentine in their jangle pop era as well as The Smiths and The Cure. I was raised on The Smiths and The Cure actually. As I grew older, I got into a lot of indie rock, which is when I actually picked up guitar for the first time. One of the first bands that got me really into playing guitar, kind of a guilty pleasure, was Two Door Cinema Club. I got really into catchy guitars in indie rock. Later I somehow ended up back in my roots, expanding deeper into jangle and dream pop and falling into the world of shoegaze and post-punk. The Jesus and Mary Chain, MBV, Slowdive, also modern shit like DIIV, Beach Fossils, Ducktails, etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Hmm top 5. These aren't in any real order.

My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'
The Smiths' self titled record.
Craft Spells' 'Idle Labor' (The album that actually really got me to start this project as well as Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures')
Ducktails 'St. Catherine'

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love playing live. Much more preferred to the record. 'Truths' is very dull in my honest opinion. Nice catchy pop songs but with the typical dream pop shit that's been done a thousand times. Our live shows are always great. High energy (good energy as well) and a lot more dynamic. I've actually spent the last year writing a new record. It's finished, should be out this year. The new record is a lot better. I hope to really change the game with this one. It's a lot different in sonically and in sound. I'd love to give away some hints but I'll wait for all to hear.

Q. How do you describe Foliage sounds?
I can't really describe Foliage's sound for myself. 'Truths' is definitely some DIIV but with Morrissey's vocals on there with a little bit of The Drums or something. This new record is something new and fresh that I haven't really heard much in the dream pop and shoegaze genre. In fact, it's probably not even that anymore. It's new, it's lush, it's beautiful.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
'Truths' was done all direct in to the computer. The heavily reverberated vocals as well as guitars, drums, and you know, EVERYTHING ELSE. I sat in my garage, just recording the demos for this album for about a year straight. I think I wrote a good 25-30 songs for it before I came down to the final 10. Ended up recording the final product in my garage, re-doing those demos and mastering them. Very simple pop structure and all very similar. It flowed well but it had been done so many times. Sure it has it's own unique flavor, but sonically, it's been done over and over again. This new record is recorded, alone and in my garage again as I prefer this band to stay a solo project, but this time with some new essences. I really wanted to capture the exact and real tones of the guitar and drums as well as changing the sound and doing something new. The guitars this time were plugged into an amp and mic'd. There's a real bass now so you can actually feel that low end coming in. I ditched the drum machine and recorded a live kit. As you can imagine, my garage space is very cramped, running across to each instrument, switching constantly. The vocals on this record are clean and beautiful with hardly any reverb. The harmonies ring out along with the lush guitar pieces that aren't as muddy anymore but this time prettier and more interesting. Everything is just a lot more open and clear. Everything is apparent.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I really like Jade TV, I think we came around at the same time (about last year) but damn this dude is good. I like High Sunn too. Caterwaul are a new local fav of mine. We're going on tour together actually.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I don't really do covers, I've done covers of a few local bands just to help introduce people to these bands (LSTS, Joos, The Red Pears) but with that Foliage sound and flavor. If I were going to do a cover though maybe i'll cover 'Blurred Tonight' by Blank Dogs or something.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
This Summer, I hope to have my record out. Lot of dates planned, tour this Summer. Should be good.

Q: Any parting words?
I really hope you guys enjoy the new record. It's really going to change the game, I can feel it. Much love to all of the support and the quick amount of success. I thank you.


segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2016

Stay with Walking Misery - An Interview

Quando topei com Stay, último single do quarteto de Denton, Texas, Walking Misery, a conexão imediata foi a similaridade com bandas da nova cena pós qualquer coisa dos nossos tempos, tipo, Whirr, Nothing, Mayfair e outras tantas, que pegam o shoegaze clássico, mais peso intenso, grunge e pos punk e desaceleram ainda mais enfiando mais peso e densidade em suas músicas. Stay é exatamente isso, uma canção densa, pesada, melancólica e matadora.

Por hora apenas informações sobre os caras, na página deles no Twitter, algumas canções em sua página no Bandcamp e um EP lançado ano passado pela Lonely Boy Records chamado Nowhere Close, fora isso, nada.

Mas o TBTCI ajuda você a conhecer quem é o Walking Misery em detalhes.

Aumente e ouça no máximo.

***** Interview with Walking Misery *****

Q. When did Walking Misery start? Tell us about the history...
The start of Walking Misery is kind of a complex story. In 2014 I was in a band called Drouz, which is the spiritual predecessor to Walking Misery. This band would end up not working out and we disbanded in late 2014. However my experiences in Drouz would lead me to start writing for other projects. The first project I started was called Time Spent Breathing and It was influenced by my new love of Mac Demarco and dreampop acts like Wild Nothing. I assembled a crack team, and we played our first show in April of 2015. Time Spent Breathing slowly started to progress into somewhat of a shoegaze band. (We began playing louder,etc.) That summer we decided to change our name to Walking Misery, signifying our metamorphosis into a shoegaze band.

Q: Who are your influences?
Johnny Marr, Kurt Cobain, Kevin Shields, Blessin’, Beach Fossils, Kings of Leon.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Oh boy this is going to be a tough one
They’re Only Chasing Safety- Underoath
S/T- Alexisonfire
Distal- Crash of Rhinos
Tell All Your Friends- Taking Back Sunday
No- Blessin’

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is probably one of the best feelings on earth. For about 20 minutes everyone cares what I have to say and I feel sort of important. While I’m playing, I’m not thinking about anything. I have this weird clarity. For 20 minutes I don’t feel any stress or anxiety. No matter how loud we play, it’s always super calm and quiet in my head if that makes sense.

Q. How do you describe Walking Misery sounds?
Walking Misery is the sound of an early 20’s existential crisis. Or just loud pop haha.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
With the demos, we had everything already recorded with FL drums and then just recorded live drums over those recordings. On the single we tried to do everything as close to live as possible. Lots of guitar/vocal layering.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Check out Blessin’. They were a local band that I saw in Denton in 2014 that inspired me to start writing and turned me onto bedroom and dream pop as a whole. Sadly they broke up. Bedroom Eyes is a shoegaze band from like New England. They kill it so hard. Deafcult is a gaze band from Australia, they shred as well.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I would love to be in a Nirvana Cover band and play In Utero cover to cover. Would also love to pretend to be Morrissey in a Smiths cover band. Only because Johnny Marr’s parts are too complicated for me lol.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I want to go on tour and have people genuinely care about our music.

Q: Any parting words?
I appreciate you for reaching out for a write up my man. It means more than you could know. It’s crazy to know people in Brazil like you have heard of us. Take it easy and stay tuned for more WM in 2016. Hope all is well in Brazil.

White Walls with Swim Team - An Interview

Dreampop elevado a máxima potência. Doces e sutis camadas de sintetizadores envoltas a melodiosas e apaixonadas canções que certamente poderão embalar seus melhores momentos ensolarados por aí.,

Isto é o que o Swim Team nos oferta, sempre elegantes e com aquele charme pop que vicia até mesmo o menos desavisado.

Música em estado de graça e astral elevado, e se depender do Swim Team a tendência é só aumentar.

***** Interview with Swim Team *****

Q. When did Swim Team start? Tell us about the history...
I started recording in my bedroom all these synthy songs in probably 2010. I had never
really played a synth before and just fell in love with the type of soundscapes I could make at home. My friend surprise booked a show for us and I was sort of forced to get a band together.

Q: Who are your influences?
Ariel Pink had a huge impact on me. Also Cocteau Twins' Victorialand, everything the Beatles.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Ooh this is hard.... These five are popping out right now.

Neil Young - Harvest
Twin Shadow - Forget
Television - Marquee Moon
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
The Beatles - Abbey Road

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Scared but also really excited. There's not many better feelings than playing a really good set.

Q. How do you describe Swim Team sounds?
Haha hmm. Unintentionally lofi? Plugin-ey?

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Usually it starts with either a sound I really like or I get an idea for a chorus stuck in my head and kind of have to write the rest of the song around it. I have to write the song pretty much immediately or else I will never finish it. I really hate revisiting old incomplete songs because they are never as good as I remember them being. You kind of lose that sense of excitement and immediacy of creating something out of nothing because you're really just editing something that already exists in its own strange way, even if it's just in the form of a really shitty 30 second clip.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
EZTV! Also really digging the new Porches album. Kurt Vile isn't really a "new" artist but his latest album rules.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We covered Tears for Fears' "Everybody wants to rule the world" at our residency last year and that was sort of a dream come true. Maybe Smashing Pumpkins Disarm or 1979 would be cool. Or Shoes' Do I Get so Shy

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Working on a new EP. Will hopefully release it this fall. And lining up a tour.

Q: Any parting words?
Stay cool. B urself


sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Dream Machines with The Daisy Heaves - An Interview

Ao iniciar a audição dos estadunidenses do The Daisy Heaves é como adentrar a uma odisseia cíclica e hipnótica de delírios espaciais sonoros, drones e ambiências que te conduzirão a um estado completo de levitação astral.

Discípulos da família Spacemen 3, o The Daisy Heaves é artefato sonoro viciante.

Drogas em formatos musicais, a viagem aqui é eminente, não existe outra saída, é apenas deixar-se possuir.

***** Interview with The Daisy Heaves *****

Q. When did The Daisy Heaves start? Tell us about the history...
Ryan: The Daisy Heaves started during the last two weeks of October in 2015. I have been playing guitar and other instruments since I was a little kid. I used to just play bass in bands when I was in high school and didn’t actually start trying to write songs until the summer of 2013, but I never felt confident enough in my early songs to do anything with them.

It wasn’t until I was recording the songs that would make up the first Daisy Heaves album that I felt as though I had something worth releasing. Shortly after I put out our first record I asked my friend, Danny Branske, if he would like to be an additional guitarist for the band. He agreed and we immediately wrote songs together. Shortly after, I was contacted by our current drummer, Will Stratford. He had gotten a hold of our first album through a Craigslist ad I posted when I was looking for a drummer. Danny and I met Will together. We all clicked right away— it was just great chemistry from the start.

The last person to join the band was long-time friend, Michael Regan. I used to play bass in his band, The Echoes and Flowers. He liked the music I’d been making and was all for helping push it further. So, the band has existed for about 6 months now, but we didn’t have a full line up until about a month and half ago.

Q: Who are your influences?
Ryan: Oh man, a lot of different stuff. I am very influenced by local artists and musicians I have played with. The bands I’ve been in and musicians I’ve worked with have without a doubt had a huge impact on me in many ways.

Otherwise, I’ve always been really into The Beatles. My dad is a huge Beatles freak and the first song I remember hearing by them was “Help.” They were the first band that really soaked in, but I’m always finding new influences through hearing new bands or by listening to the same stuff I always listen to. It’s hard to pick a specific outside influence for what I do other than the feeling that I’ve always had— the feeling that I need to create music.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Many Levels of Laughter by J Fernandez
2. Coney Island Baby by Lou Reed
3. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Perfect Prescription by Spacemen 3

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Ryan: The Daisy Heaves have not played live yet, but we rehearse weekly. We will start playing shows this summer. We’re focused on recording right now and getting the band tight. I do love playing live though. I haven’t played a show in a while and I’m starting to miss it. The recording binge I’ve been on helps though. I think it’s good for me to stay busy.

Q. How do you describe The Daisy Heaves sounds?
Ryan: I classify our genre as “glow-fi,” but that doesn’t actually mean anything. It’s hard to put music in a box… or maybe I just don’t like to. I don’t know how to describe our sound… I just asked Mike, our bassist, to describe our sound and his answer is: “I couldn’t even tell you because the songs are so schizophrenic, but if I really had to call it anything I would say dirty scatter-brained shoegaze glazed in sativa.”

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Ryan: I write while I’m recording. I usually start out putting ideas onto my phone. If I think of something, I’ll just record right away because my phone is always in my pocket. We’re currently recording two albums with polarizing sounds. On one album, we’re tracking everything at our drummer’s place and only playing to a click. The second record is compromised of tunes that started off really lo-fi and then we put them into Logic so we could record over the skeletons of the songs, and we’re gonna mix everything together in ProTools once we’re done. I like the process reworking songs and listening to how they grow.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Ryan: The Roalde Dahls, J Fernandez, Butter, Boxing Fetish, HollowTapes (formerly known as Groves), The Orange Kyte, Grey Bags, Morgan Delt, Salvia Palth, Kikagaku Moyo. There are so many others I want to mention, but I’m blanking right now. I usually find new music on Soundcloud and repost songs that I really dig. That is my go-to for finding new bands.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Ryan: I would love to do a cover of “How You Satisfy Me” by Spectrum.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Ryan: Make records and play music for people.

Q: Any parting words?
Ryan: Fuck Hillary Clinton


sexta-feira, 22 de abril de 2016

Tidalwave with The Backhomes - An Interview

Tonalidades ácidas em ritmo hipnótico, transes lisérgicos e muito fuzz, este é The Backhomes, canadenses psicodélicos de Montreal.

Tidalwave seu último trabalho é um álbum para ser degustados alto, bem alto, preferencialmente de headphones para captar cada detalhe e obviamente para estar inteiramente inserido dentro da trip composta por nove canções em exercícios de chapação continua.

Um discaço, sônico e dançante em doses cavalares.

***** Interview with The Backhomes *****

Q. When did The Backhomes start? Tell us about the history...
We started playing together in Montreal in 2010. I was playing with some folks and Kees was helping us record and then started playing with us. I realized I really liked all the stuff he was bringing to the table, we were into the same sounds and textures. We decided to try to write some songs together and it felt real good. We now live in Victoria, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. We've put out two albums and an EP, and our third album is almost done. All songs have been self produced at home.

Q: Who are your influences?
Influences, inspirations... call it what you will. Everything from old and new friends we meet who play music and make art. Records we love. Nature and tripping out in wilderness. Politics and the state of the world. It all goes into what we do. You are what you eat.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Very difficult to choose but here are 5 we'll always love:

Spacemen 3 - Recurring
JJ Cale - 5
Nas - Illmatic
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
Flying Saucer Attack - Chorus

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Haha, usually stressed and weird up until the moment we start and then like really zen and on another planet.

Q. How do you describe The Backhomes sounds?
Fuzzy dreamy sonic groovy

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
For the most part Kees creates backing tracks by sampling old drum machines, synths, guitar and organ. Then we forget about them for a while and when we're ready to work on new shit we listen through all these bits and pieces and see what gets us excited. Then we add more layers, vocals and craft it into a song. Or sometimes it's interesting enough as a drone and we leave it pretty much as is. For our newer stuff we're incorporating tape loops I've been making, so those will be the basis for some new songs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We'll stick to a short list from western Canada. If you want more we'll send like 50

Radiation Flowers
White Poppy
Old Girl
Dada Plan
Cult Babies

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?

Q: What are your plans for the future?
When we get back from this tour we're going to finish our record and get all that rolling. It's a bit of a departure for us stylistically and we're really excited to share the new songs. Touring more wherever the winds takes us. Hopefully they take us back to Lisbon or Bilbao or Brazil!

Q: Any parting words?
Stay in touch for album releases, tour and video stuff via our newsletter. xx https://madmimi.com/signups/54228/join

Http:// thebackhomesband.bandcamp.com

Premiere - Drive by Daydreams

Inocência em melodias ruidosas esse é o Daydreams que passou há pouco tempo aqui nas páginas do TBTCI, leia aqui, e volta agora com a premiere de sua nova música "Drive".

Aquele sentimento adolescente com os barulhinhos viciantes do Daydreams são a marca registrada da música, e o TBTCI aproveitou o ensejo e peguntou direto ao criado a respeito da música, ouça alto e veja como "Drive" foi concebida.

Q. What is the inspiration of "Drive"?
The inspiration behind "drive " is the idea of innocence and recording a raw, natural, and almost improvised track. nothing was really planned especially the lyrics. the whole song was done within an hour around 3-4AM