terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2015

Continuous Play with Havania Whaal - An Interview

De Portland vem o trio insano Havania Whaal, seu mais recente trabalho 13 A.D. é audacioso, complexo e ao mesmo tempo freak e insano, uma cacetada em várias direções onde todas elas vão parar em no centro da cabeça.

13 A.D. abre com a sequência insana de Side A: Continuous Play e Side B: Continuous Play tudo numa marretada só, ou se você preferir as músicas uma atrás da outra começa pela faixa 3 Old Hobbits e daí por diante.

Tem de tudo que se possa imaginar no caldeirão do Havania Whaal, garage, shoegazer, psych, noise é um verdadeiro tiroteio de referências.

E o melhor, é altamente viciante.

***** Interview with Havania Whaal *****

Q. When did Havania Whaal started, tell us about the history...
Paul (the guitar player) and I (Noelle the drummer) met through our old projects playing a show together in May of 2011. We got to know each other through the music scene then started dating soon after we met. I had wanted to play drums and Paul wanted to help me with an outlet for that so we formed the band and started playing out around the summer of 2012. We had a reconfiguration of the line up in the summer of 2014 and switched Paul to guitar (was previously on bass) and got Caroline Jackson from local PDX band Lubec to join us on bass.

Q: Who are your influences?
Sonic Youth, Pixies and Electrelane are really big influences for us sound-wise but we also draw inspiration from the artistic approaches to performance in bands like Flaming Lips, of Montreal and Bjork.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
of Montreal: Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer
Flaming Lips: Embryonic
Gang Gang Dance: God's Money
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Beck: Mellowgold

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is one of the thing we enjoy most in the band cause that's really why we started in the first place. We like to play as much as we can and get a lot out of working out things live. It also give us an opportunity to do something really fun at the performance to add another level to the show. For instance for our album release on June 20th we're playing our new album in full and staging a dramatic play with live actors acting out the story behind our new concept album.

Q. How do you describe Havania Whaal sounds?
It's a dreamy post punk take on noise pop.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded with our friend Carl Sherman of PDX band Gentle Bender. We have a real DIY approach with a lot of what we do even recording so we like to go to friends if we can as that allows us to really have our hands in the project and get the sound we are looking for.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
Broken Water, Mode Moderne, Terror Bird, Priests, Eternal Summers

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
We have been throwing around the idea of a Nirvana cover. Covers are actually something we talk about a lot but haven't pinned down many to really do yet. We did however have a really sloppy cover we were doing of The Cranberries Dreams

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We will be going on an east coast tour (Boston, MA down to Florida) in July and have a project of making a video for every track on the new album so we will be busy with that for a bit. Here's a link to the first video off the album for the song Witch Hunt:

Q: Any parting words?
Make it weird!