quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2016

Hypnic Trip with Alien Mustangs - An Interview

Aqui a brincadeira é extremamente séria. 

Os gregos do Alien Mustangs são discípulos diretos da família, Spacemen3/Spectrum/Spiritualized.

Psicodelia noise, drone, repetitiva, perigosa, ácida, acachapante feito sob medida para iniciados em alucinógenos sonoros de primeira grandeza.

Pegue sua passagem de ida e boa viagem.

***** Interview with Alien Mustangs *****

Q. When did Alien Mustangs start? Tell us about the history...
We have been playing as Alien Mustangs since 2010. Our first 7’’ was released in 2013 and the 10’’ EP River followed the next year. Our last release was the “Tape Sessions”.November 2015

Q: Who are your influences?
Psychedelic rock from the 60s to the present...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds of...
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
Spacemen 3 – Sound Of Confusion
The Stooges –The Stooges
Loop – A Gilded Eternity

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love it.

Q. How do you describe Alien Mustangs sounds?
We don’t do. We feel it!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs…
First of all we buy a bicycle. Then we steal chords from our favorite bands, put alien words on it, press record and the recording is done!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Minami Deutsch, The Cult of Dom Keller, This is Nowhere, The lightshines, White Manna, Haunted Leather

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
The Troggs - Night of the long grass

Q: What are your plans for the future?
To record and release our first LP.

Q: Any parting words?
The royal bull is getting ready. We taste the leftovers. It feels great so far….love and smiles to Sao Paolo


terça-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2016

Many ways in​.​.​. .​.​.​one way out with Fraudband - An Interview

O TBTCI aterriza agora em Melbourne, Austrália, para a audição da Fraudband.

Situando os caras sonoramente, digamos que, temos em Many ways in... ... one way out uma jam freak envolvendo SY, Link Wray e Chocolate Watchband. Uma trip narcoticamente psychnoisegarage que vai reverberando conforme o disco vai rolando.

Para ser degustado em alto em todos os sentidos. Boa viagem!!!

***** Interview with Fraudband *****

Q. When did Fraudband start? Tell us about the history...
We started playing live in second half of 2013. We’ve been friends for a while, one of use was in a couple of bands, one was in between musical projects. There were a few half completed pieces of music that got fleshed out to complete songs and that got us addicted to Fraudband.

Q: Who are your influences?
Pretty much what’s happening in our lives and those around us. We try and express these things musically in a way that makes some meaning of things that effects us. Overall we are interested a direct sound, exploring space within song structures with a loose approach as to how things can hang together

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Courtney Barnett

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Free and on edge, at the same time, sometimes just oblivious as to where we are in the world at that particular moment. It’s different every time, that’s the constant. Non-verbal communication is a real buzz in a duo, you wait for each other, you go with each other, you pick the moment or you follow it. It’s great.

Q. How do you describe Fraudband sounds?
It’s been described as “a raga Sonic Youth”, others have called it ‘fucking music’, ha! The ‘raga-rock’ tag makes sense to us. It’s got space and intensity and we fuck with the rhythms a lot, that’s heaps of fun, keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Recording has been quite straight forward for us, writing has been far more interesting. Recording for us has basically meant playing live in the studio. Writing is generally a longer process, in fact the songs are still been re-written with every performance

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Little Desert,

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Someone recently suggested putting vocals to some of our songs, that sounds like a real interesting way to do a cover of us

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We have a short Australian tour coming up with a new video-single, then we’re off to Japan for a run of shows and a vinyl release later in the year.


segunda-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2016

Filthy Famous with Mint - An Interview

Ao abrir a página do Soundcloud do trio de freaks estadunidenses do Mint, o primeiro contato vem através de Blessed by Lead, algo como um dreampop na linha fofo, mas já no início da segunda música Filthy Famous, aí sim o negócio começa a ficar esquizofrênico, um troço que remete diretamente aos Pixies nos momentos mais desconcertantes, daí a sequência insana é A Soul Screaming Fire e Minty, todas exalando Surfer Rosa ou o Trompe Le Monde por todos os poros.

É ouvir, viciar e repetir a dose por diversas vezes.

*****  Interview with Mint *****

Q. When did Mint start? tell us about the history...
1 We got our start about a year ago. Kyla and i are husband and wife, she said let's start a band. And I always enthusiastic was like let's do it! And mint was made. Kyla have been playing bass for very long she's actually been learning guitar and I said let's pick up a bass and get to work

Kyla hadn't played bass for very long she's actually learning guitar so I said let's pick up a base and get to work*

Q: Who are your influences?
2 A lot of bands and musicians. Love the white stripes, the cure, Elliott Smith, pixies, my bloody Valentine, sonic youth, nirvana, the list could go on for ever but ill stop there.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3 Thats sooo hard! Id say dark side of the moon, never mind, white stripes self title album, sgt peppers, figure 8. the list will change in 2 minutes.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4 Playing live is like the best drug you can ever take. It just fills us with this high that you we cant get enough of. Ever!

Q. How do you describe Mint sounds?
5 We just play what we write, and we just write what comes. We like to make our music like a rollercoaster. Extremely high energy loud parts, with dives and curved soft mellow float away parts as well.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6 recording we like to get the drum tracks taken care of and then the rest of us can kind of play what comes to us. Kyla likes to have her lyrics written out, and i like going in and just free styling it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7 Mint! Hahaha!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8 We never realy do any covers but if we were going to i would want to do something very old. Maybe an old blues song from blind willy or something very popy from the 60s maybe.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9 We are really trying to find a small indi lable to help us push our music. We do everything ourselves but never seem to break through and get a lot of plays or attention. So we are looking for something to help us get our sound out to more people.

Q: Any parting words?
10 Thank you for the love. We keep a lookout for our new music and keep supporting the underground.


Lost E with My Cruel Goro - An Interview

Indie rock como deve ser feito, rápido, pegajoso sem firulas, com um pé no punk, outro no college radio. Este é o trio mezzo islandês mezzo italiano, My Cruel Goro que debutou no ano passado com seu EP homônimo e volta a tona com Lost E primeiro single de seu mais novo trabalho a ser lançado muito em breve.

Escute alto.

***** Interview with My Cruel Goro *****

Q. When did My Cruel Goro start? Tell us about the history.
Andrea Marcellini: “We formed in the early summer of 2014. We soon locked ourselves in a practice room and started rehearsing relentlessly. We also played a couple of gigs around mid August (2014). By the time we already had quite a few songs we were pretty satisfied with. So we just got in to the studio and recorded our first Ep. That’s how it started”.

Q: Who are your influences?
Andrea Maraschi: “As a band, we mainly draw upon Nirvana, Ash, My Vitriol. These are the acts that you can pretty much recognize yourself when you’re listening to our songs. On a deeper and more subconscious stratum, though, we steal ideas here and there, sometimes from bands you’d never think of”.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Andrea Maraschi: “Of all time...hmm I can make a list of 5 albums which have been the soundtrack
of my life: Sgt. Pepper, Definitely Maybe, What’s the story (Morning glory)?, Urban Hymns, and Ok computer”.

Andrea Marcellini: “Hard question!!! Well… I’m just gonna pick those records that have had a big influence on me. Here you are: ‘Leisure’ by Blur; ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana; ‘1977’ by Ash; ‘Is This
It’ by The Strokes and… don’t know… ‘Up The Bracket by The Libertines?! ‘The Bends’ by Radiohead?! Or the ‘Blue Album” by Weezer?!?! Really don’t know… your choice ”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Andrea Maraschi: “I’m an exhibitionist, egoistic, misanthrope. The stage is the perfect place to be if you’re like me, trust me bro”.Andrea Marcellini: “feels good”.

Q. How do you describe My Cruel Goro sounds?
Andrea Marcellini: “I’d say… loud! And sort of insane”.

Andrea Maraschi: “Very, very rough. And massive. That drummer guy is a freaking caveman”.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
Andrea Maraschi: “Well, it can be hard for a lot of reasons. Rehearsing is fun and strengthens the bonds between the members of the band. But being in the studio is different: you’re in your awfully
hot/cold room by yourself, and you’re supposed to repeat your thing over and over, while the other
guys are in the main one along with the sound engineer: they make comments, tell you you’re going
too slow, or too quick, or that you’re out of tune and, all of sudden, you’re f****** hating them. We got to the point that, when one of us is recording, the other band mates stay home. In short, it can be a pain, but I’ve always loved it, strangely enough”.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Andrea Marcellini: “Dub Nation, See Red, Köksal Baba, Buzzer Beaters”.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Andrea Maraschi: “Depends on the period. Now, maybe, Radiohead. As a rule, I’d avoid covering bands that are too similar to us”.

Andrea Marcellini: “Hmmm… really don’t know, but… I’d like to cover ‘Madman’ by Silverchair right now.”

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Andrea Marcellini: “We’ve just put out ‘Lost E’, which is the lead single off our upcoming sophomore Ep. We’ll also unveil the video for the song pretty soon. After that we’ll release our second Ep and see out things turn out”.

Q: Any parting words?
Andrea Maraschi: “Takk fyrir viðtalið, og kveðjum!”.


sexta-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2016

Geisha with Arirang - An Interview

Diretamente de Milão, Itália, sim a Itália novamente nas páginas do TBTCI, vem o intenso e denso Arirang.

Um melancólico e doentio cruzamento entre shoegaze, post rock e cargas altíssimas de sombras. Geisha o EP de estreia do Arirang não é digamos uma audição simples e prazerosa, logo de cara a dobradinha Humming Rigmaroles seguida de Mantra Box já fica completamente explícito o que estas meras palavras tentam elucidar. Um caldeirão cruel entre Slint , Nick Cave em decibéis elevados.

Recomenda-se audição inicial sob a luz, mas caso queira ouvir em momentos diferentes, é por tua conta e risco.

***** Interview with Arirang *****

Q: When did Arirang start? Tell us about the history...
Arirang was born in Milan in 2013 as a trio, formed by Marco, Francesco and Giacomo.
In the past, Francesco and I were also part of a post-punk band called I Am You. When we split up, the two of us kept on practicing in a dirty room. For a year and a half, the line-up included me, Francesco and a boring machine called metronome… Just before going insane we met Davide, he was even better than the metronome, especially for his talking skills, but he quit the band to pursuit his career as artist. He’s now in Bruxelles, doing great. When we met Giacomo in 2013, we knew he was the one we were looking for (he’s also a great electronic music producer). That’s how we became Arirang.

Q: Who are your influences?
Ok, we’re kind of music junkies.

There’s a lot of thing inspiring us. Hieronymus Bosch, Joy Division, David lynch, Gustav Mahler, David Bowie, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pixies, Sonic Youth, No Clear Mind, A Place to bury Strangers, Ought, Radiohead, Beatles, Ramones, Nick Cave, Suuns, Dirty Three, Verdena, Elliot Smith, David Lynch, Michel Gondry, Peter Greenaway, Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Vladimir Majakovskij, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Black Lips, Black Angels, Viet Cong, Beach House, BRMC, Interpol, Savages, Tortoise, Oneothrix Poin Never, Forest Swords, The Cure, Deerhunter, The Flaming Lips, Jiddu Krishnamurti, The National, Interpol, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre…and more or less everything happens around us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Unknown Pleasure
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Space Oddity
Three Imaginary Boys

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Well, I suppose we feel like everybody should whilst doing what they love.
I mean, each one in the world has the right to feel alive, to become self-aware and play his role as a human being.

It’s a waste, in term of energy, that people have to apply themselves in something boring, useless. I mean, if you consider the entire world like any other system in nature, working just to earn money it’s equal to spend all your life in front of the Tv. Or in front of Fb. It’s a waste. But fortunately, a person is not his job.

You know, we still can’t just live off our music, we all need to find useless jobs to get by. But the moment we are on the stage, everything takes shape. That’s our place, like an habitat. We feel part of something bigger, deeper. And I hope, I know, that each one, finds his own habitat.

Q. How do you describe Arirang sounds?
Wow. It’s so difficult to talk about ourselves. We use to say that Arirang is a matter of sound. Maybe an orchestra, maybe just a solo.

But please, I would like to share the words that Monica, from A Giant Leap (she’s great!), used to describe us: often the tracks mutate towards forms recalling soundtracks for silent movies and documentaries about wild and yet unexplored lands, or you could imagine bodies dancing to it like in a Pina Bausch's choral perfomance. Installations and images on stage connect the instruments to lights and strobes, creating a dense atmosphere of moods-sharing between the players and the audience.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Well, we don’t have any planned process, but we've just recorded once, when we got into the studio, the songs were already set up. The fact is that, we use to spend a lot of time in our rehearsal room, jamming and sometimes playing for hours on patterns, looping riffs, repeating random words or humming vocal lines. You know what I mean, this is just the soundtrack of our best time.

All the dirty work has been taken care by Andrea Cajelli. He recorded us at the amazing Sauna Studio (https://www.facebook.com/La-Sauna-recording-studio-68777161401/). Trust me, that’s a very inspiring place. I still remember the feeling of playing our drones in that field of sound, right in front of a huge lake. I could see the whole of it through the big windows. It was autumn, so the sky was a beautiful tone of grey whilst the lake was blue and, as time passed by, the two color melted together in a very deep blue. Amazing.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I really like this question, because I have the feeling that something is happening right now in our country and also in Milan. There’s a lot of new great stuff in both the music and art scene and I’d like you to listen them. Here's my list:
The Gluts: https://www.facebook.com/thegluts/?fref=ts
Amazing post-punk melted to Shoegaze from the deepest of their soul. They make me sick.

Iokoi: https://www.facebook.com/iokoi/?fref=ts
electronic purity from outer space to your heart. Trust me.

GIobia: https://www.facebook.com/giobiaband/?fref=ts
A sort of kick in the ass made of acid sounds.

Daedal: https://www.facebook.com/DAEDALOFFICIAL/
Think about progressive. Then make it electronic and add a dose of punches.

Each one is for me an important reference point, as well as my blood brothers, but there are some other interesting act to suggest:
The Assyrians
Any Other
Be forest
Tight Eye
Soviet Soviet
Clap! Clap!
His Clancyness
Yakamoto Kotzuga

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
It’s hard to choose, we keep on changing our mind and sometimes we also think about some great songs from the bands listed above. Ok, here are just some of the names that came up in the latest weeks: Sonic Youth, Pixies, Bowie, Blur, Elvis, Nirvana, Beatles, Battisti.

Any other suggestion? Please help us!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We just came back from a 10 dates tour in Southeastern Europe and in February we’re going to leave for our first 10 dates tour in Uk + some concerts in Swizterland. In the meantime we are planning other gigs in Italy.  It could sound a bit strange, but whilst we’ve been asked to tour abroad, we still don’t have any booking agency helping us here in our home land.

Of course, in the meantime we are working on some new tracks for our first album.

Q: Any parting words?
Well, we’d like to thank you for this interview, congratulations for your hard work. The website is so cool!  Other special thanks go to Andrea Cajelli for recording the Ep at La Sauna Studio, Paolo Rossi for mixing and mastering it at studio waves. Filippo Lambertenghi Deliliers for directing our first video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSZHyUypyNM), Caterina Gobbi for the amazing artwork on the cover of our Ep (you have to see her works here!http://www.caterinagobbi.com) , Giulio Vescovi for the graphic and Perpetua Edizioni for printing it.

A big thank to all of our friends and supporters. Really, thanks. That’s amazing.


Statement with Dissolve - An Interview

Algumas vezes as coisas tendem a levar mais tempo do que usualmente achamos, mas veja, tudo em seu devido tempo certamente terá maior valia.

É o caso de entrevistas que chegam a levar meses, e no caso do duo estadunidense Dissolve, mais de um ano, mas enfim chegou o momento.

A historia deles resumidamente é assim, Inna Kurikova e Blaine Patrick faziam parte de outra preciosidade perdida chamada de The Modern Charms, que já passou pelos páginas do TBTCI, mas Mark o outro integrante do Modern Charms mudou -se de São Francisco para Vnacouver no Canadá e Inna e Blaine se viram forçados a seguir adiante, e esse seguir adiante nos brindou com paredes sonhadoras de ruídos angelicais, absolutamente envolventes, o Dissolve é o shoegaze em sua melhor definição.

Depois do EP brilhante de estreia eis que em breve vem o novo material deles, é aguardar para flutuar.

***** Interview with Dissolve *****

Q: When did Dissolve start, tell us about the history...
Inna and I made a record with our dear friend Mark under the name Modern Charms in 2010. During that year, I moved to London for graduate school. I moved back to San Francisco in the summer of 2012, and I had a few ideas that I wanted to explore. It seemed natural to ask Inna to help me because we had worked so well together before with the Modern Charms record, and she is my close friend. Mark had since moved back to Vancouver, so Inna and I formed a new project on our own.

Q: Who are your influences?
This is an open question. We obviously love many of the 90’s UK indie bands spanning across the various scenes of that time, from Sarah to Creation to Fire and back again. For me, the other people who are close to me in my life are my biggest influence. It’s not necessarily that I’m directly influenced by them in a musical way, but the process of creating anything for me involves the tenderness of relationships with those I feel closest to.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Ok, I can’t make any sort of order for these, but off the top of my head:
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
The Stone Roses- S/T
The Sundays – Blind
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Violent Change – S/T

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven’t played live in quite some time, but thinking back, I am always really stressed out because I just always feel like I can’t re-create the music that is on our recordings. I’m rarely satisfied with whatever else the live sound has become. Maybe one day…

Q. How do you describe Dissolve sounds?
I’m not sure how to answer this. It’s just an attempt to bring forth the music that I hear in my head. Most of the time, it’s just maybe one chord change, or a very simple melody, and I challenge myself to write something around what I hear. It seems like people hear our sounds in different ways, and I like that.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well, I constantly record demos in my room using my old laptop or my friend Evan’s 4-track if I can borrow it. Then I send them to Inna and we talk about them. Usually there’s one or two that we both like. We went to my friend Jack’s studio, The Atomic Garden, which is just south of San Francisco in Palo Alto to record the first EP. I like it there because he has a 2-inch tape machine and a ton of tape, so we can record drums and bass on to that. I made a few mistakes while recording the guitars that still kind of bother me, but I think on our upcoming record I was able to work some of that stuff out. Inna pretty much did all of the vocals in a few hours, which was insane!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I am guilty of not staying abreast of all the great current music that it coming out! I can say that Mark’s project, Supercrush is really great and they have a new single coming out soon. Also, I really like Part/Human, a San Francisco band with Margot from Silver Shadows. I also really like this band Plush from San Francisco, but I don’t know much about them! Basically anything that Melters or Death Records puts out is probably worth checking out if you want to hear new music…

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Haha, this is a conversation that Inna and I have had many times. A long time ago, we used to have fun playing around with the Ride song, Sennen. We would never record it or play it live, though. I always thought it would be cool to do a version of Man on the Moon by Sugar…

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We have a new EP that is almost finished. Hopefully, it will be out this year, and we’ll have something to share soon! So, stay tuned!

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks a lot for your support, and I’m sorry that it took so long for this to happen!


quinta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2016

Interstellar Car Crash with Magic Shoppe - An Interview

Aterrizando pela segunda vez nas páginas do TBTCI, os psicodélicos do Magic Shoppe.

Ano passado já trocamos uma ideia sobre a banda (leia na integra) e agora por conta do novo e ácido EP Interstellar Car Crash é mais do que necessário mais informações de como foi concebido esta pequena maravilha.

Sras, e Srs, Magic Shoppe.

**** Interview with Magic Shoppe *****

Hello guys, first congratulations on the new ep, it's really brilliant, what is your analysis after conclusion of Interstellar Car Crash? Are you happy with the result?
This was the first release where a lot of time passed between writing/recording and releasing it. The main reason for the long wait, was due to vinyl pressing turn around times. Nowadays it takes anywhere from 3 to 5 months to get back a finished product from a vinyl pressing plant. Having said that, we're all still really blown away by the tracks on this EP.

How was the process of creating the new ep?
Like our other releases, we did everything for this one. We rented a bunch of outboard gear and high end mics from a rental place in New York City, then just holed up in our rehearsal room for a few weeks and tracked our brains out. Once we had everything recorded, I took it all home and spent about 45 days mixing and mastering it myself. We all had a hand in the creation of these songs, which is an absolute first. Previous recordings were mostly me playing all the instruments... and actually, the track we selected for a single off Interstellar Car Crash was 100% written by a previous member of Magic Shoppe (Roger Poulin - now of Washington D.C.'s "Burnt Seeds").

What are the main differences between Interstellar Car Crash and last Triangulum Australe?
As with all the previous Magic Shoppe releases, I wrote/played/recorded everything on Triangulum Australe. Interstellar Car Crash is different, in that two of the 4 songs (Interstellar Car Crash and Salventius) were conceived entirely as a band. We all steered the ship so-to-speak on those two songs. Redhead was a tune I wrote years ago, but never got a recording of it I was happy with, until this version, and City Alight (Yeah) was written *entirely* by ex-Magic Shoppe guitarist, Roger Poulin. Roger left us on great terms and gave us his blessing to continue playing it.

What were the influences for creating the new ep?
I got my hands on a 1967 Vox Cheetah, which has some incredible onboard effects - like fuzz, repeater, treble boost... and I sort of went to town with it. It's easy to feel all invigorated when you get an amazing piece of gear in your setup. Aside from that, a lot of us were listening to *severely* repetitive, fuzzy tracks like "Looking At You" - MC5 and "Penetration" - Stooges, but also a bunch of modern stuff like New Candys, Black Market Karma, Cult Of Dom Keller, The Oscillation, Haunted Leather, etc...

What are your plans for 2016?
We're releasing Interstellar Car Crash digitally and on 10-inch white vinyl on Friday February 5th, 2016. Our friends at Optical Sounds in Toronto are handling the distribution all over Canada via Outside Music. Leading up to that, we've got a bunch of press with some online music reviewers and blogs, as well as some live radio appearances and interviews. We're also playing a bunch of shows throughout the Northeast. Also, we've got another EP almost completely recorded. We're hoping to have that released by late summer 2016.


Sheer / Sound is Lovv / Giant Surprise / Space Waves

Raramente posto algo do gênero aqui no TBTCI mas esse line up basicamente explicita e joga na cara quatro das melhores bandas da atualidade. Sheer, Sound is Lovv, Giant Surprise e Space Waves.

Simplesmente imperdível e detalhe vai rolar streaming ao vivo dos shows.

Aguardamos ansiosamente o dia 20 de Fevereiro, todos os detalhes do Evento aqui


Regret with Wipe - An Interview

Quando se perguntar a alguém, quais são suas influências e a resposta é sistemática - Slowdive. Não há lá muito o que explicar.Mas no caso do combo de Ann Arbor, Michigan, isso, mesmo cidade dos Stooges, mas nesse caso ao contrário da demência da banda de Iggy Pop, o que temos é um um ep carregado de shoegaze clássico como seu norte inicial mas que ao término das quatro belezas sonoras fica claro que eles são bem mais do que meros discípulos de Slowdive como muitos por ai.

Ah sim, até agora não mencionei quem são efetivamente, vamos lá, o nome do responsável é Wipe, e aconselho a aumentar ao máximo e principalmente se estiver de fones.

Boa viagem.

***** Interview with Wipe *****

Q. When did Wipe start? Tell us about the history...
1. Wipe started as a solo project at the beginning of this past summer, when I began writing songs for the EP. Since then, I’ve added more musicians to the band, but I still prefer to write and record alone.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Slowdive!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. Slowdive – Souvlaki,
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless,
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,
Radiohead – OK Computer,
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. Wipe actually still has not played a show, but from experience with other bands, playing live is definitely one of my favorite things in the world.

Q. How do you describe Wipe sounds?
5. When I’m recording for Wipe, I aim to get a classic shoegaze sound, but I also try to make it sound very new. A lot of this sound comes from blending guitars and synths to get a thick layer of sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ? 

6. The recording process and the writing process are very entwined for me because the sound itself is so important to the music. I recorded the EP on my own in my house early this past summer.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. My friend’s band Bonzo is really great.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. The Cranberries

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. I’m working on writing a few new songs right now. I’ll probably release another EP within the next couple months. Also, we’ll finally start playing some shows soon!

Q: Any parting words?
10. Thanks for reading!


quarta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2016

Inner with Acidclank - An Interview

Algumas vezes o propósito do TBTCI torna-se simplesmente desnecessário, existem bandas que simplesmente faz-se necessário apenas a audição, sem explicações maiores.

A audição resume e exemplifica quaisquer linhas explicativas.

Partindo, deste principio, hora e vez nas páginas do TBTCI, diretamente do Japão, Acidclank, no caso somente a critério de comentário pertinente, é uma one man band.

Boa viagem.

***** Interview with Acidclank *****

Q. When did Acidclank start? Tell us about the history…
It started in 2014. I only posted songs on Soundcloud in the name of Acidclank at my own pace. Then I began doing musical activities as a singer songwriter. On September 2015, I released my 1st album ‘Inner’.

Q. Who are your influences?
Oasis, The Strokes, Cloud Nothings, DIIV, Joy Division, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pink Floyd, Can, Aphex Twin, and many more. Especially, late 80s/early 90s UK rock bands like Oasis ,MBV, JAMC have a lot of influence on me.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Aphex Twin – ...I Care Because You Do American Football – American Football
The Beatles - Revolver
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I don't play live often, but I love it.

Q. How do you describe Acidclank sounds?
Various genres

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs.
All songs were recorded in my bedroom. Usually I come up with a melody and then I record songs track by track by myself.

Q. Which new band do you recommend?
Girl band, Spectres, Supersize me, parupunte

Q. Which band would you love to cover version of?
David Bowie

Q. What are your plans for the future?
Write good songs and play more live.

Q. Any parting words?
Please enjoy my music. Thank you.


Is Failure An Option? with Giant Surprise - An Interview

Noise poderoso vindo de San Diego, Califórinia, cortesia do trio devastador de tímpanos e predileto aqui do TBTCI, Giant Surprise.

Depois do single de estreia Endless lançado no ano passado, o Giant Surprise voltou com o impressionantemente estridente, denso e pesado "Is Failure An Option?". Uma verdade catarse sonora.

Um esporro em forma de feedback enfiando a cada riff e acorde porções cavalares de barulho na mente.

Simplesmente fundamental para quem é apreciador de barulho regado a melancolias.  

***** Interview with Giant Surprise *****


Q. When did Giant Surprise start? Tell us about the history...
1. Giant Surprise officially started in October of 2015. However, before we formed as a full band I released an EP called, "Endless" in September. I had been really inspired during this time, and wanted to start a definitive shoegaze project.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. My influences go all the way back to bands like Hum, Failure, Dinosaur Jr. (J Mascis is one of the main reasons why I own a Jazzmaster), Sunny Day Real Estate, American Football.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. My top 5 albums in no particular order --
Failure - Fantastic Planet,
Whirr - Sway,
Autolux - Future Perfect,
Cloakroom - Further Out (excellent 1st LP),
and Totorro - Home Alone.

I'm sure I'll get some heat for not mentioning Loveless, but that goes without saying right?

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. Playing live for me has always been a great outlet to express pent up emotions, feelings, etc... Not that those things aren't conveyed in my songs.. However, playing live gives me a chance to let loose and be surrounded by the initial feelings I had when I wrote these songs.

Q. How do you describe Giant Surprise sounds?
5. Giant Surprises' sound is very hard to categorize in my opinion.. there's many bands that we can be compared to, or you can say we draw inspiration from.. But if you ask me, I'd say our sound is taking many elements from that emo sound in the 90s, (Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate) and putting a modern day sludgy shoegaze twist on it.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. The recording process right now is all done at my house. Mixing, Mastering, Production, etc.. As it is right now, I record all the instruments to the songs I write. This is mainly done because my bandmates, (Chris Gorrie and Manu Rueda) don't have as flexible of a schedule as I do.. And I like to show our fans that we're a well oiled machine when it comes to music. I find myself always wanting to record new ideas I get, and inevitably these ideas turn into full songs during the recording process, and like a kid at show and tell I just want to release this new song I made for everyone to listen to! We will be heading to a real studio sometime in the next few months to record an EP, so keep an eye out for that.. (amongst other songs) Emoticon wink

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. My favorite band right now, who just released an excellent first LP is Cloakroom. If you're into our music and are constantly on the hunt for something similar, I would definitely recommend Cloakroom as they inspire a lot of songs I write. SHEER is also another band I can't get enough of right now, they're an emerging shoegaze/alt rock band from Los Angeles that just released their first LP on The Native Sound. We'll be playing with them on February 20th, and I am beyond stoked Emoticon smile

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. I think we could truly make a great career for ourselves if we abandoned Giant Surprise and went to join Macauley Culkin's Velvet Underground cover band, "The Pizza Underground".

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. We're going to be as active as ever in 2016, we plan on recording a new EP together and playing as many shows as possible with the hopes of gaining new fans who share the same appreciation for this kind of music. (I know they're out there!)

Q: Any parting words?
-- Cheers!


terça-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2016

Escapists with The Autumn Stones - An Interview

Eis que via contatos imediatos na web dei de cara com uma sofisticada, elegante e porque não espetacular mistura de Teardrop Explodes, Magnetic Fields, Waterboys e a lista poderia ser basicamente nesse nível.

Escapists é o segundo álbum dos canadenses do The Autumn Stones, lançado no ano passado e que por obra dos deuses da música finalmente chegou a meu conhecimento. Fora as referências já citadas pode incluir ai conexões com aquele áurea fase de grupos da Creation como Biff Bang Pow e The Weather Prophets. A terceira faixa End of Faith beira a perfeição evocando The Smiths e Julian Cope ao mesmo tempo, é fantástico.

O The Autumn Stones cometeu simplesmente um dos álbuns mais inusitados e elegantes do ano passado. 

Mesmo que tardiamente, enfim o TBTCI pode contemplar a exaustão a excelência dos caras. Acima.

***** Interview with The Autumn Stones *****

Q. When did The Autumn Stones start? Tell us about your history.
A: The Autumn Stones was born from the ashes of my old band The Assistants in 2009. I enlisted the drummer from that band then a few months later met our bass player. The Autumn Stones have always been based around my songs and initially I thought we would just do one album in order to document all of the songs I had been writing up to that point and never got to record with the old band. However, after our debut record was released in 2011 we realized we had a lot more strong material on our hands and we wanted to keep progressing. So we got a full time sax player (Gary) and a new era of The Autumn Stones was born. Gary brought some much-needed bravado and energy to the band. We are a much more confident outfit now than in the early days. We went through a few lineup changes in the last few years but each player who was with us contributed something to our second album, Escapists, which was a pretty big leap forward. We spent more time arranging and rearranging the songs this time around and after about three years of that we were finally ready to get in the studio and finish it.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Musically we are influenced a lot by cult rock, post punk, dream pop, jazz, and dub. Some of our favorites include The Magnetic Fields, The Smiths, Echo and The Bunnymen and Guided By Voices. But we are also influenced by lots of things outside of music like film, the news, life, friends, politics, comedy, TV, etc.

Q. List your five favourite albums of all time.
A: Gladly! 1. The 6ths, Wasp’s Nests;
2. Echo and The Bunnymen, Ocean Rain;
3. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses;
4. The Smiths, Louder Than Bombs;
5. Galaxie 500, On Fire.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: When the show is going really well and everything sounds good and everyone is in the zone, it’s almost magical. Audiences can sense when you are in that zone and they feed off of it and then the performer in turn feeds off of that energy. That’s what live performance is all about. Having an experience together that’s out of the ordinary and feeling a sense of connection with everyone in the room. That is what we are always after.

Q. Describe The Autumn Stones's sound.?
It’s definitely guitar pop. Dreamy, melodic, raunchy, elegant, smooth, simmering, and brash.

Q: Tell us about your recording process.
A: We start with live bed tracks. That means bass, drums and rhythm guitar are simultaneously recorded. Then we overdub everything else. Most of our parts are figured out beforehand but we always end up adding extra “gravy” in the studio in the moment. I get to play vibraphone in the studio which is a real treat as I love that instrument and wish I could afford one. It’s great for adding secondary melodies which I think are essential. We also had a few guest players contribute to the songs on Escapists. The violinist Hannah Morgan (Rumour Cubes), who plays on a few songs, emailed us her tracks from England. We had a pedal steel player, Blake Enemark (Snoqualmie), come in to play on one song. We just told them where to start and where to end and gave them a few suggestions. They were great. Also, my sister Claire did some backing vocals. Each of our albums has featured a lot of guest players. That always adds an unusual and exciting flavour to the recordings.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. There are a lot of really great bands out there today. Beach House, Colleen Green, Alvvays, The National, Still Corners, Twin Voices, The Holiday Crowd. I could really go on, but…

Q: What band would you love to cover?
A: We have covered a few artists at live shows and fooling around at practice. In terms of a recording, I’m not really into doing covers but if we were game for it our cover of Pulp’s “Babies” is pretty solid. We also did a live cover of Feist’s “One Evening” for a video series for NOW magazine here in Toronto a few years ago. That turned out pretty nice and you can still find the video online if you ‘search engine’ it.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We have been working on some new songs over the last few months and will continue to flesh out more and more material for the next album. We also intend to do some touring soon. We are just itching to get out there but it is tough to coordinate with our day jobs and families and so forth. For now we just have a couple of shows lined up here in Toronto on January 28 and April 15, and we are also participating in a just-announced multi-artist David Bowie tribute concert on January 23.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Explore and support your local arts scene!


Liquid Illusions with the Pink Elephants - An Interview

O The Pink Elephants é a reunião "virtual" de Art Pegis (Monochromatic Visions), Peter McNestry (The Red Daggers) e Mellow Lizard, o próprio, essa junção mais do que especial gerou Liquid Illusions EP de estreia dos caras. 

Pegue as três bandas dos caras e junte na receita BJM, SP3 e Felt, assim é a ideia sonora do The PInk Elephants, criada e concebida explicitamente nos cinco exercícios mezzo psicodelicos, mezzo sonhadores e viajantes ao extremo.

Fica a torcida de que os três possam se reunir e tocar em cima dos palcos, seria genial.

***** Interview with The Pink Elephants *****

Q. When did The Pink Elephants start? Tell us about the history...
The Pink Elephants started a couple of months ago, I contacted some musicians in Greece I had worked with in the past and proposed the idea of creating a shoe gaze project. We all really liked bands like My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive and Spacemen 3. We are an internet based band, I (Peter) am based out of Canada and my bandmates, Art and Mellow Lizard are based out of Greece. I would love to play live with them someday. Being far away is one of the major pitfalls of being an internet band obviously. We are putting out an EP called Liquid Illusions out on Shake Records (BC CANADA) in the coming weeks. We are just currently finishing the EP.

Q: Who are your influences?
Spacemen 3, Slowdive, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ariel Pink, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Felt, Denim and Tame Impala. Australia (Country), Neu, Diiv and Can.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Well as I said we are an internet based band, but I would love to do it someday.

Q. How do you describe The Pink Elephants sounds?
I would describe our sound as an opium infused dream. I wanted to create music for dreams and tropical psychedelic experience. I lived in Australia for 2 years (2010-2012) they were pretty amazing years. The tropical energy that was all around me was pretty inspiring. I miss aspects of Australia a lot. Its such a beautiful place. I got to see most of the east coast. The vibes and feelings I got when I was there inspired The Pink Elephants music. There is great music coming from Australia all the time with bands like Tame Impala, Gum and Pond. I also like all the british shoe gaze stuff too. I like liquid sounds and that is the feeling I wanted for this project.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well I will record some guitar/synth with a drum track and send it to my bandmates. Art does the vocals on the tracks and adds guitar. Mellow lizard also adds guitar. We use lots of effects on everything to give a spacey, washed out sound. Tracks are then uploaded to band camp and everything will be released through Shake Records soonish.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Holy Data (My Friend Alex's Band), Morningface and Severed Feathers.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Felt probably, I love that band so much. I love the song Stained Glass Windows In The Sky especially. Its not especially shoe gazey but they were around during the Creation Records years and its a time and period I really love in music.

Q: What´ are your plans for the future?
Well, obviously we are looking forward to releasing out EP Liquid Illusions. I will also put together more music videos for the songs. We have a video out for the song "Makes Me Float Inside". There will be more visual stuff coming out. Then I will send the EP out into the world.

Q: Any parting words
I just want to thank everyone who has inspired us and/or supported us over the last little while. I really admire and appreciate all of you. I can't wait to share more music with everyone. I am excited about the music The Pink Elephants are making and hope to release more in the future. I would like to thank the following people for supporting us and/or influencing us. Erin B, Alex, Zahid, Krystal, Rabia, Zain, Sahar, Julian, Emily, Katie K, Luke, Maria, Jillian, Anna Karin, Jianli, Severed Feathers, Morningface, Anton, Spacemen 3, Felt, and others.


segunda-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2016

Nothing Ever Happened with Synthetic Trees - An Interview

Novamente a Itália invadindo as páginas do TBTCI, o que de fato tornou-se rotineiro, vide a efervescente ebulição sonora que acontece atualmente por lá.

Hora e vez do trio Synthetic Trees e EP de estreia deles que atende pelo nome de Nothing Ever Happened. Uma certeira e suculenta simbiose de pós punk lo-fi com pequenas sutilezas digamos mais shoegaze, mas sem paredes intensas de ambientações e distorções, ao contrário, o Synthetic Trees esta mais para um elegante porém desleixado ambiente de melodias melancólicas.

Uma grande e promissora estreia. Para ficar de olhos e ouvidos atentos.

***** Interview with Synthetic Trees *****

Q. When did Synthetic Trees start? Tell us about the history...
Synthetic trees started officially in september 2012. We were just three kids who wanted to play music together. At the beginning we started just playing covers, then we procedeed to write our own songs a little bit later. At the beginning it was just Claudio and Alessandro, then Francesco joined soon after. Our first single “Original life sculpture”, was recorded in June 2014 and released in August 2015. We recently published a three track Ep, “Nothing ever happened”.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences are many, and are often common. We grew up listening to Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Beach House. We later discovered shoegaze, with bands such as MBV, Ride and Slowdive. Great artists such as David Bowie and Archy Marshall never failed to impress us or be a source of inspiration. Hip hop is what we also listen to a lot, but you are not hearing that on our records!!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
This was a hard question, but we decided that those are the albums that never failed to disappoint us. We will always come back to them because they mean too much.

- David Bowie – Hunky Dory
- Slowdive – Souvlaki
- Arcade Fire – Funeral
- The Smiths – The queen is dead
- Radiohead – Ok Computer

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is a wonderful experience that we haven't done much. Sometimes we get carried by emotions while playing, and we still need to reach full confidence. The power of music gives us the possibilty to give our best, on and off stage.

Q. How do you describe Synthetic Trees sounds?
A mixture of alternative rock (indie, garage, shoegaze) and a touch of electronic. It just depends on our mood, we don't follow a particular genre.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded our ep and the single in a studio. First we recorded the instrumental, then the vocals. We then spent a considerable amount of time mixing the tracks. When we don't have the possibilty of going to a real studio, we record our tracks in our basement using a PC and microphone.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We recommed you two great, fresh italian bands : Yellow traffic lights and Rev rev rev

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
The dream cover would be “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are currently looking for a record deal, we would like to travel as much as possible. Also we hope to record new material soon and play many live shows.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks a lot for the interview, it was a pleasure answering those questions! You can found our music on Bandcamp or Soundcloud. Those are the links :


See you soon,

Colour Mary with The Baudelaires - An Interview

Novíssimo quarteto de Melbourne, Austrália, atacando já a partir de seu cartão de visitas a pegajosa, arrastada e ácida, Colour Mary.

Conexão direta com BJM exala aos montes, e aí se explica o ar freak psych que é emanado da canção, e ainda estão inseridos dentro da Coloutone Records, daí meus caros, é aguardar porque a dose de ácido que vem pela frente é grande.

Boa fritação.

***** Interview with The Baudelaires *****

Q. When did The Baudelaires start? tell us about the history...
We started really in late 2013 when our buddy and brother Ryan came back from Manchester and joined up with Blair, Ben and I. That’s when it felt like we could do something proper.

Q: Who are your influences?
White Fence is a big one at the moment. Also Hierophants- Parallax Error and Lorelle Meets The Obsolete- Chambers are the 2 albums that are probably on my highest rotation.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Hunky Dory
White Album
Wxile On Main Street
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Great, when the music sounds good.

Q. How do you describe The Baudelaires sounds?
Ha! Squelching rhythms..

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We just did an album where we took to a house in the coastal countryside and used my own recording gear which was all fun and no pressure. Just mixing it at the moment, so should be out in a few months.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Hierophants, The Bakers Digest, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Lalic, The New-Clear

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Id love to be able to do a Bowie song justice.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Just try and make some quality songs I guess..

Q: Any parting words?
Nein, Danke!