segunda-feira, 18 de maio de 2015

Coney Island Babies with Wild Wild Wets - An Interview

Com Lou Reed e Velvet Underground como ídolos acima de tudo e todos o quarteto californiano Wild Wild Wets pega o lado negro do Vu e condensa com a psicodelia moderna, gerando trips mais coloridas do que negras, algo como Coney Island baby recheada de alucinógenos.

14th Floor o debute do Wild Wild Wets é pra ouvir alto, em todos os sentidos e preferencialmente curtindo a noite.


***** Interview with Wild Wild Wets *****

Q. When did Wild Wild Wets started, tell us about the history...
We started conceiving the project in 2011 & played our 1st gig w/ Night Beats & Cosmonauts in May 2012. We've undergone a few lineup changes since then, but the evolution has been strengthening. We've kept our operation pretty DIY up until now, but have been getting help from some very rad people. We just released our 1st LP, "14th Floor" through a French label, Big Tomato Records & are finishing up our next record as we speak, but not sure how or who will be putting it out yet.

Q: Who are your influences?
I grew up in NJ & always idolized The Velvet Underground / Lou Reed. Then from there its just the lineage of bands who were also inspired by them. The list is just too long

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
In no particular order
• VU
• S/T
• Loaded
• White Light White Heat
• Coney Island Baby

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We feel quite at home on stage. We have honed in our party-psych vibes the last few years to create an energetic audio/visual experience. Live music has always been my first goal in most bands I've been in over recording/releasing/shopping to labels/etc, with WWWets we get to explore the benefits of doing both well. We've been putting on San Diego Freak Out events to showcase other live acts we love from all over. They've been pretty successful nights that will hopefully lead to a bigger festival in the future.

Q. How do you describe Wild Wild Wets sounds?
We call it Party-Psych, but really we dabble in a few different pools. Some songs can be surfy, post-punk, kraut, drone, R&B inspired. Dark & Dancey is always what I seek in our music writing. We've been playing with Jason Crane(Rocket FromThe Crypt) on congas recently & that has brought in all sorts of new rhythms on our music, old & new. It's been quite fun, we are stoked to have him play Desert Daze with us this year.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Basically, the band as a whole writes & records the songs together & then Taejon & myself do all of the overdubs & necessary weirdness with our great friend, Chris Kasych up at Seahorse Sounds in Los Angeles. His space & methods have really helped shape the exploration on these recordings.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
Emerald Rats, Tropical Popsicle, Other Bodies

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I'm trying to get Taejon into covering "Do It Again" by The Beach Boys. We shall see. Always wanted to cover "You Showed Me" by The Turtles, too.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Get someone jived up on our next record so we can release that one soon too! Get back in the studio to record the 3rd record we've been writing.... then Euro tour? Full US tour? South America???? Looking forward to all of it.

Q: Any parting words?
Can we stay at your place whenever we are in Sao Paulo? =P