Ah, finalizando a historia, logicamente que este que vos escreve não contente em comprar o debut, leia-se VINIL, detalhe somente disponível em Vinil ou MP3, no mesmo dia em que conheci a banda, realizei um contato imediato com Lorelle e The Obsolete, onde para minha surpresa eles conheciam e freqüentavam o TBTCI, e o resultado não poderia ser melhor, esta devidamente estampado nas entrelinhas da entrevista abaixo.
A. The Obsolete: It started last year in Guadalajara when Lorena had a batch of songs that didn't fit much into our former band Soho Riots. She wanted to record them so she invited me to do the tweaking. And that's pretty much it. It all started as a recording project not as a band.
Lorelle: Those songs didn't fit with the Riots because they all came up as a unity. I couldn't separate them from each other. It was almost as if each song was part of a story. If you cut one song out the whole story won't make sense anymore. It also was the best opportunity to start something we were meaning a long time to do: a duo between Alberto and me. Even though we love the idea of having a band, we needed a space in which we didn't depend on other people whether to rehearse, record or play.
Lorelle: The Cramps, Spectrum, Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, Spacemen 3... I keep returning to those bands, again and again.
The Obsolete: That's a tough one. I'd say The Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat, Spacemen 3 - The Sound of Confusion, Galaxie 500 - On Fire, 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (this is a new addition and it is truly a great record).
The Obsolete: I do think there's a lot of intimacy in our sound. I mean, when you listen to the record you can imagine there's a band in your room you know. Like a bedroom-psych rock sort of thing.
Soon after the record was almost done we invited a friend of ours (who happens to be in a mind-blowing band called Robota) to add some Omnichord and other layers to certain songs.
The Obsolete: I've been into some of the great music that Woodsist has been putting out. The Spectre Folk and Purling Hiss stuff especially. There's also this awesome band of our friends Bruno and Giovanni called Tony Danza. They're finishing the recording of their first album and it's going to be really big! I'm really stoked about the anger in their songs. Plus, they have a bit of Velvet Underground going on there.
The Obsolete: We're planning to do a big collaboration with Tony Danza and our friends Richie and Leila (the sweetest couple). The thing is to setup lots of instruments in a room so everybody can play something, improvise and finally tape it. This one might take a while but when it happens it will sure be amazing.
Q: Any parting words?
The Obsolete: Let us know if you enjoyed our record and do share it. And thanks for having us in your place Renato.