segunda-feira, 31 de agosto de 2015

Eternal Phase with Nightjacket - An Interview

O quinteto de Los Angels, Nightjacket surpreendeu o TBTCI em sua estreia, com o belíssimo e envolvente Eternal Phase.

Daqueles eps que quando terminar é inevitável não colocar no repeat, ficando aquele gosto de porque acaba tão rápido?

Das conexões claras com Opal e Mazzy Star fica evidente o capricho e a elegância doo Nightjacket.

Pra ouvir imediatamente e viciar.

***** Interview with Nightjacket *****

Q. When did Nightjacket start? tell us about the history.
Jordan: The roots of the band came together when Holland and I met at a friend’s party in LA. She performed solo at the party and I loved her sound, so I asked her if she’d like to sing on some demos I’d been working on. The band grew from there when our friends Steve Lucarelli, Louie Schultz and Diego Guerrero joined.

Q: Who are your influences?
Jordan: There are too many to name, but some of my all time favorites include Cream, The Faces, The Allman Brothers, My Bloody Valentine and Mazzy Star. I was really into Brit-rock in middle and high school, so bands like Supergrass, Blur and The Charlatans were a big deal back then. I learned to play guitar to those bands’ songs. I’d have my guitar teacher tab them out for me and then I’d play along.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time:
Holland: In no particular order...
1) Joni Mitchell - Blue
2) Neil Young - Harvest
3) David Bowie - Hunky Dory
4) Fleetwood Mac- Rumors
5) Crosby Stills, & Nash - Cosby, Stills & Nash

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Holland: I love performing live, it's the ultimate in self expression. When I'm singing I often get lost- I'll start a song, and then suddenly I'm at the end of it and I don't remember singing the middle. I feel completely elated in those moments.

Q. How do you describe Nightjacket sounds?
Jordan: We play dreamy, guitar-based music with pop elements. We’re not afraid to slow the tempos down and write a catchy chorus at the same time. I think those things can really help you get lost in a song. Also, our sound is a product of where we come from – you can hear the Los Angeles in our music.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Jordan: For our E.P., Eternal Phase, we recorded the songs in my home studio. I’d write the music and melodies and some of the lyrics and then Holland would come in and add some lyrics and then we’d record.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Holland : I'm a big fan of Foxygen, Jacco Gardener, Jeffertitti's Nile, and Tashaki Miyaki to name a few. Jordan: The Alvvays and Pure Bathing Culture albums are really good. Also, there are a lot of good bands from LA that you should check out, like Drug Cabin, Tennis System, The Bulls, Northern American and Tashaki Miyaki.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Holland: If I was playing in a cover band, it would definitely be Fleetwood Mac. Jordan: Hmm, good question: We covered “Lay, Lady, Lay” by Bob Dylan a couple times live, so that was fun. A Big Star, Pink Floyd or Lucinda Williams song might be fun to cover, too.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Jordan: We’re writing and writing. We’d like to have another strong batch of songs together before the end of the year. Also, we’d like to play for you and all your friends in Brazil.

Q: Any parting words?
Jordan: Go Dodgers.