quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2010

The Moon and the Melodies with Foxtail Somersault - An Interview

Brian Anderson, baixo, Elizabeth Anderson, vocais e guitarras, Mark Loftin, bateria, Seiken Nakama, guitarras e James Spadaro, guitarras compõem o inspiradissimo Foxtail Somersault, preciosidade de Los Angeles que por ora enamoram a sonoridade tipicamente 4AD, leia-se Cocteau Twins, ora caminham por lados mais densos e gelidos do pos punk do The Cure mas sempre com as guitarras por vezes etereas por vezes altas e estridentes, camadas e camadas de wall of sound etereo que remete diretamente ao Slowdive, assim é tematica das composições do FS, no curriculo dois EPs sensacionais Fathom e o novissimo Reflections, que deixam explicitamente claro que o debut vira de forma a tornar-se obrigatorio, vide as belissimas To a Runaway, que nos remete diretamente a Avalyn do Slowdive ou a beleza eterea e tenue de Sirens, altamente recomendado para amantes como eu, aproveitando a oportunidade o TBTCI tem o prazer de publicar uma das entrevistas mais bacanas que já apareceram por aqui, com a palavra Foxtail Somersault.

***** Interview with Foxtail Somersault *****

Q. When did Foxtail Somersault form, tell us about the beginning…
Seiken - Foxtail Somersault was formed in 2004 when my friend Winston wanted to form a cover band to perform a party, I had been in few music projects in Los Angeles previously, but put music on hold for several years for personal reasons. I had such a great time performing at the party, that it sparked the desire to form Foxtail Somersault. Moving on to our current line up, both Brian and Elizabeth Anderson (no relations) both joined FS after responding to ad's on Craigslist we had posted.

Most of the music I compose, starts on a multitrack recorder and I add layers and layers of guitars, final versions of songs really require an addition guitarist, so when I heard that James' band Morningspy were going to take a long haitus, I had been a fan of Morninspy, and I thought James could really help FS, little did I know at that time that he would become the glue that holds FS together. Fortuitously, we were both in attendance at a Tomihira show, when I asked James to join FS. Mark Loftin was also in Morningspy, and would eventually join FS.

Q. What are the band’s influences?
Seiken - 4AD bands from the 80's-90's, MBV, Slowdive, the Cure, and the Smashing Pumpkins.

James - They vary...I think we all like the classic shoegaze bands like mbv and slowdive, but we also have a lot of respect for some of the newer bands like deerhunter and asobi seksu. Strangely enough, I've been on a wu-tang binge since discovering pandora, so there might be some gunshots and karate between songs on our next release.

Q. What´s the process to recording Reflection EP, and what´s the difference from Fathom?
Seiken - Reflection was a full collaborative effort, while Fathom was pretty much my baby.

James - We take our time and record it all in bits and pieces. Then Seiken drinks a few gallons of rockstar and emails us about 15 - 20 remixes of each song. We basically wrote Reflection together, where as Seik masterminded Fathom while trying to assemble the right lineup.

Q, Tell us about playing live.
Seiken - I really enjoy performing live, feeding off the crowd, and the energy. I think we're a much better live band than our recordings. There are some challenges though, some of the tones on the recordings I cant really perform live due to stage limitations and equipment transportation issues, so we adapt and perform more in a raw fashion.

Elizabeth - Playing live makes our music more tangible, powerful for our audience....I think sometimes recordings can take something away from our music- and a live rendition captures more of the true sound. Personally...i still get nervous when I play- I usually make dumb jokes for the audience just to try and relax...hhe.

James - You just have to see it for yourself. It's difficult to capture the size or depth of our live show on a recording. In that sense, I'd like to think that we sound better live. Meeting the other bands we play with might be the most gratifying part of playing live. We just played with Bettie serveert and I made them sign my Palomine cd insert from 1992.

Mark - Playing live has been great...love the venues we've been playing at, and we have loyal fans that we hang out with after the show. We've been booked with some great bands, and it's fun to see the others on the bill. We've also done some cool cover songs like the Breeder's "Cannonball"

Q. How did last years gigs go?
Seiken- 2010 was very cool, we performed with a bunch of awesome bands including all of our labels mates (Astral,Vir, Tomihira), along with Holly Miranda, Spin Drift, Stripmall Architecture, the Meeting Places, Space Waves, Starry Saints, Joy Wants Eternity, and Bettie Serveert.

James - Last year was a year of rebuilding for us. We had a lot of great shows, and a few interesting road trips. I think the out of town gigs were the funnest because we all roll together in our 15 passenger van...it's usually a laugh-fest the entire ride until the van overheats on the I-5.

Q. What do you think about the classic shoegaze era?
Seiken - Loved it! I attended many of the shows during the era, including MBV, Ride, Lush, Chapterhouse, and the Pale Saints.

Elizabeth - Quite honestly, I wasn't familiar with many of the classic shoegaze bands until I joined foxtail..it's been really great to be introduced to all of this music which was "new"for me.

James - I think there were a lot of good bands that never made it big because of grunge.

Mark -Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine are two of my favorites. We have covered Slowdive's "Souvlaki Space Station" live, and the crowd was really into it.

Q. Tell us about bands in the current shoegaze scene…
Seiken - Besides the bands we performed with in 2010, there are really awesome bands out there like Experimental Aircraft, Amusement Parks on Fire, Tears Run Rings, SPC Eco, The High Violets, Asobi Seksu, Fell, and Film School, I'm sure I'm leaving many some out.

James - they're everywhere and most people still ask me what shoegaze is. San Francisco has a budding shoegaze scene and a lot of great bands like, Astral, Tomihira, LSD and the search for god...

Q. Which new bands you recommended?
James - Deerhunter has been one of my favorite bands ever since I saw them upstage the ponys at 12 galaxies in San Francisco. Like most people that night, I was there to see the ponys, but so blown away by Deerhunter's performance that I forgot who I was there to see.

Seik - Minipop, Excuses for Skipping, and Foreign Cinema.

Q. Which songs by other bands would you like to do cover versions of?
Seik - I'd like to do a Cure cover one day, I'm a huge fan, I'm not sure exactly which song, love so many of them.

James - I'd like to try a smashing pumpkins song or something that's slightly out of our genre.

Mark - Would be fun to do covers of some bands that may not be defined as shoegaze, but had a major influence on the movement - bands like The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth.

Q. What are the plans for the future?
Seik - After our Nov 4th show in San Francisco, we're planning on recording 3 tracks that are close to being finished, then we're going to focus on writing new material for our next release.

Elizabeth - I think that we are all excited to work on new material after having released Reflection....The process of writing and developing songs as a group is something I really enjoy.

James - Recording a full length is our next focus, and trying to keep everyone except beth productive during fantasy football season.

Mark -Record our first full length album!

Q. Any important news to tell us
James - Sidney, our band mascot and beth's dog, just had surgery on her leg. She's getting better every day and should be back in action to work the merch booth at our next show. Please stop by to grab a CD or shirt from her, she offers a generous discount to anyone with food.
Thanks Seiken and FS....one of the best interviews....i love it!!!....Renato


Foxtail Somersault - Reflection

31 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

Hi there every one, here every one is sharing these kinds of knowledge,
therefore it's nice to read this web site, and I used to pay a visit this blog all the time.

Here is my weblog ... pozycjonowanie

Anônimo disse...

Another option is to get started with sunshine to make absolutely domestic hot sea water within the home.

Also visit my homepage: gsaser.com.pl

Anônimo disse...

Intermodal transportation is without a doubt a swifter manner for you to move shipping.

Or looking for the best approach that can direct you towards managing your concern tribulations?

my blog - szambo

Anônimo disse...

Naturally is where items can start to obtain complicated.
You also probably has a few audio tracks of your own individual as guitar education material.

my site imprezy integracyjne

Anônimo disse...

Batteries- this wherever the electricity led to will be continued after being charged up.

Look into my webpage; agencja detektywistyczna warszawa

Anônimo disse...

Or even when your conventional electric source fails,
you still have definitely a very back-up.

Also visit my blog post: agencja detektywistyczna

Anônimo disse...

Assist you to describe your midterm and therefore short term desired goals.
Adjectives that I would unquestionably use are repetitive, sloppy,
and bland.

Check out my blog post: agencja detektywistyczna

Anônimo disse...

Discipline once learned being a child, can not be
unlearned. All other than strength then you also need in
the market to maintain the right time.

my web page - agencje ochrony

Anônimo disse...

Some of the modern day Operating systems include, Windows,
Android, Linux, Unix and Apple's iOS.

my blog post - adwokat łódź

Anônimo disse...

Still, the process spins a lot involved with pure silicon into expensive dust.

My site organizacja wczasów

Anônimo disse...

I have to convey my appreciation for your kindness supporting men

and women who need help on this one field. Your special dedication

to getting the solution up and down was exceptionally

functional and have in most cases helped associates just like
me to attain their ambitions. Your own useful suggestions can mean a great deal to
me and especially to my mates. Thanks a

ton; from all of us.

Feel free to surf to my web page - visit the following internet site

Anônimo disse...

Loose and in addition cotton kids prefer is preferred designed for infants.
On definitely one hand, you're very much proud that your puppy or she often is growing up.

My website :: agencja detektywistyczna

Anônimo disse...

Summer temperatures can aquire high in a lot of areas
of The spanish coast.

Feel free to visit my web-site :: agencja detektywistyczna warszawa

Anônimo disse...

Regular garden produced foods and nutrients are becoming a great deal and more very common in shopping centers.
Modern scientific version quite different and interesting as well.

Feel free to visit my web-site ... agencja detektywistyczna warszawa

Anônimo disse...

The filters will collect grime like this which enables
it to simply release the clean water. All ponds level needless to say
won't drop below the skimmer opening.

My website: biuro detektywistyczne warszawa

Anônimo disse...

These problems may well change up the performance of the employee.
May find new insurance people offering many open benefits to get your business.

My webpage ... biuro detektywistyczne

Anônimo disse...

It provides two in order to deploy the desktop tools. Costume party
planning software is a perfect choice for many different reasons.

My blog post usługi detektywistyczne

Anônimo disse...

Lots of techniques are in the old days track the Solar and focus the sunlight.
You can build your own solar panel.to purchases with the nature.

My web page :: prywatny detektyw warszawa

Anônimo disse...

Steer clear dark or music search in minor keys while guests are perhaps arriving.

Of india traditions are loaded with songs as leading representations.

Feel free to surf to my webpage ... prywatny detektyw

Anônimo disse...

Somalia has a extraordinary music tradition evolved out
of Somalian folklore. From Spain you will find Rumba, Pasodoble, and

Have a look at my homepage; tanie wczasy nad morzem

Anônimo disse...

A few of the worst criminals come from our appliances that many used every time.

This simple tip will protect you a lot pointing to

My weblog: tanie wczasy nad morzem

Anônimo disse...

They probably know where the pit can be obtained. Getting
water, your spa tub would be nothing more or less than just a glorified tub.

my webpage ... tanie wczasy

Anônimo disse...

Instead, this was a complicated brand of melodies for a amount of security and
expectations. Really fact the just before you start better.

Take a look at my blog :: zespół muzyczny Toruń

Anônimo disse...

there are a variety plants that work great for your health.

All natural garden produced foodstuff are becoming extra and
more prevailing in shopping medical centers.

Also visit my page; ochrona przeciwpożarowa

Anônimo disse...

Cover flat domains with 1"-2" gravelabsolutely no more as that.
They probably know even the pit is at.

Here is my web site - borelioza

Anônimo disse...

How of them may well actually lend they are to sexual reflection of Juggalettes?
Don't give a girl or boy songs that are so difficult for my husband to learn.

my website candida

Anônimo disse...

They're going to not only help you pain control, but also all through leading an active life. A walking program also helps to keep your good blood pressure managed.

Feel free to visit my web blog: historia piwa

Anônimo disse...

During wintertime, just for instance, look regarding an area where the snow touches more rapidly.
This Susquehanna crested this occasion at
slightly above 32 feet.

Feel free to visit my web site ... wycieczki all inclusive

Anônimo disse...

A single more benefit to this advice software is Trinium's Availability Manager unit.

Here is my web site :: wyjazdy na wycieczki egzotyczne

Anônimo disse...

"A drop in the ocean" Is only a good solid dot in the midst of the Indian Coast.

Look into my web-site: homepage

Anônimo disse...

As a occur a lot of your companion get caught right in to the
web of Tax. Stairs can you should be a big burden for the senior.

Have a look at my blog: STRONA GŁÓWNA