terça-feira, 11 de agosto de 2015

Bite Your Tongue with Megawave - An Interview

O quarteto de Ohio, Megawave em seu debute, ep homônimo lançado há meses atrás, mergulha intensamente nos 90´s sem vergonha alguma.

Os caras transitam por entre os mais diversos sub rótulos noventistas sempre com as guitarras clamando por serem as estrelas principais, tem slowcore, tem grunge, tem guitar, tem shoegazer, tem basicamente tudo que a década insana nos proporcionou.

E vale cada segundo da audição, grande estreia, nostálgica claro, do Megawave.

Q. When did Megawave started, tell us about the history...
1. Megawave started in the summer of 2014, it was a pretty unconventional start. What happened was there was a show in the area that needed some other bands to fill the bill, so we got together and just kind of decided to throw some sloppy jams together for the show about a week in advance. It was sort of like a one night stand that ended up working out really well. It turned out to be a really fun time. After that show, we kept at it took it more seriously and kept getting together to write.

Q: Who are your influences?
2.I'd say some of our biggest influences would be Dinosaur Jr., Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Sonic Youth, a lot of 90's guitar rock and shoegaze bands. As for more modern influential bands I'd have to say bands like Ovlov, Duster, True Widow, Yo La Tengo.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. It's hard to put my favorite albums in any order but I would say mine are:
Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis,
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out - Yo La Tengo,
Microcastle - Deerhunter,
Alien Lanes - Guided By Voices,
Souvlaki - Slowdive

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live: I am not quite sure how everyone else feels, but the feeling of playing live really depends on how we feed of the energy of the crowd. There have been sets where I will look back and not remember playing or remember very little. On the other hand, there are times where I can remember every minute detail about our set, what string I missed during what song, and so on. Overall, we just like to have fun and feed of the crowd.

Q. How do you describe Megawave sounds?
Describing how megawave sounds is easy for people who listen to good music and difficult to describe to my grandma. I think the tag line we've been saying is "spaced-out guitar rock". We have a lot of influences from 90's shoegaze and rock bands so we definitely fall into the "90s inspired" group. Overall, I just tell people that we like to rock.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Our recording process is pretty simple. We just finished tracking 2 new songs that will be coming out on a split EP and the whole process was wrapped up in one day. Our drummer Danny will lay down his tracks and onces he has a take he is happy with, depending on the song structure, we will track bass or (DJ) guitar next. After we are happy with our takes, John will record his guitar - he usually double tracks his guitars to add to the volume of our sound. For the new songs on our EP - I think John did 3 guitar tracks and I did 1 - it really expands our sound. After all the instruments are tracked, we will listen to it a few times and move on with vocals. We like to bounce ideas off each other and try those ideas in our recordings. All of our recordings so far have been done by our close friend Harold Bon, we are all really comfortable recording with him so trying new things is very easy with him.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
New bands to check out:
sweet lil - we are releasing a split ep with them very soon. they rock. listen to them. Ohio.
southern state - our heavy wizard rock friends from columbus, Ohio
outside - our sick rippin friends from Ohio/Michigan
SMUT - really cool weirdrock from ohio
cherry crush - OG shoegaze from Kentucky
Sweet Lil
Two-piece gloom rock from Cincinnati, Ohio. https://www.facebook.com/sweetlilband

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We have covered Vapour Trail by RIDE before, I don't think we will play that again however. We have tossed around the idea of covering some weird 90's rock songs, however the discussion has been short-lived. I personally would love to cover a Thin Lizzy song.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Our plans for the future are releasing a 2 song split EP with our friends in Sweet Lil (seriously check them out), we have a few shows coming up in Columbus in the next 2 months, and we are planning a short run of shows for the end of August. Hopefully writing and playing shows until we all eventually die Emoticon smile.

Q: Any parting words
Thanks for having us featured on your blog!

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