sábado, 13 de junho de 2015

Go Guitars with She Sir - An Interview

Uma das prediletas da casa desde sempre são os estadunidenses de Austin, She Sir.

Preciosidades como Who Can´t Say Yes, Ev´rt In Paris e Go Guitars rodam continuamente há tempos aqui no TBTCI.

Um suave e elegante mistura de shoegazer, dreampop, psicodelismo 60´s com um charme inegável, o She Sir é daquelas bandas para se apaixonar eternamente.

E enfim chegou a vez deles aqui no TBTCI, Sras e Srs, She Sir.

***** Interview with She Sir *****

Q. When did She Sir started, tell us about the history…
Grusha and I starting writing songs for She Sir in 2003. By 2005, we had most of the songs written for our debut Who Can’t Say Yes EP. When we moved to Texas, we met brothers Rick and James Vehslage (guitar and drums) and began DIY recording the EP in their living room. We released the EP ourselves without a label in 2006. Then when the Vehslage brothers quit the band, Grusha and I continued performing with many temporary musicians until we asked guitarist Jeremy Cantrell and drummer David Nathan to join the band permanently. In 2010, we self-released the Yens EP. That same year, we also released a compilation record for Happy Prince Records (Japan). We released our first full-length album in 2014 called Go Guitars on Shelflife Records (US).

Q: Who are your influences?
Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Violens, Gerry Rafferty, Beach House, ESG, Mac DeMarco, Chris Cohen, Christopher Cross, Hum, The Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine, Real Estate, Slowdive, The Eaves, The Go-Betweens, Dion, Pure Bathing Culture, Ride, Pylon...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
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Q. How do you feel playing live?
It is fun to play cool songs and meet cool people at shows...but the primary focus for She Sir is always on writing and recording cool songs. Performing is less important for us.

Q. How do you describe She Sir sounds?
Shimmering, blurry, dynamic, dense, dreamy, ordered, enfolding, subversive, teasing...

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
After the guitars and drums are recorded, we like to spend a lot of time on creating interesting arrangements. We prefer to add unique instruments --vibraphone or organ or saxophone or flutes or synthesizer or maracas-- so each song has a special sound. We write very slowly and deliberately so the recording process always takes a very long time.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
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Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We are currently in the middle of recording a new full-length album called Rival Island. We also plan to produce a series of animated music videos for the new album. And perhaps we may film a live performance DVD next year.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for your interest in She Sir!