Katherine Kennedy, Jeremy Alisauskas, Angel Lorelei, Terrance Taylor e Ugh Markus também conhecidos como Autodrone voltaram no final do ano passado com o sucessor do espetacular Strike a Match de 2008, The Sea Is Killing Me é o nome da obra.
Menos barulhento e mais dark, mais denso e em tons épicos, o novo álbum dos nova iorquinhos é um forte exercício de tensão que não dá trégua durante as dez canções do disco.
Pós punk, shoegaze, ou chame como quiser, não há como classificar a sonoridade do Autodrone, a tensão sonora entre os caras é mais intensa do que simples rótulos.
***** Interview with Autodrone *****
Jeremy - Autodrone began in 2001 when Angel and I received a mix tape from a psychopathic gentleman who Angel was working with legally. The mix cassette began with the song "One More by the band Medicine. Neither of us had heard it before and we found the the song to be so crushingly beautiful that we needed to incorporate it into our other influences and bring something new to life musically.
Angel- Yes, originally it was our goal to create music that sounded like the first 30 seconds of "One More". Like if the first 30 seconds of "One More" went on eternally.
Q: Who are your influences?
Jeremy - This is something that changes from LP to LP with us. For the new one "This Sea Is Killing Me," we took influences from 60s and 70s psychedelic rock, 80s post punk, and 90s shoegaze and British pop. Our mission was to take our favorite parts of those styles and genres and combine them in ways which beat served the songs.
Angel- Phil Spector, Motown, Harry Belafonte, 50's top 40, current top 40.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here.
2. Tori Amos - Under the Pink.
3. Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle.
4. PIL - The Flowers of Romance.
5. Madonna- Like A Prayer.
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Jeremy- Each show is its own production really. So that depends. What we strive for is the produce things perfectly and furnish the audience with an interesting and unique experience.
Angel - Like on fire, but nice.
Q. How do you describe Autodrone sounds?
Epic and Hysterical. Occasionally "fun?".
Angel - I'd rather not think about that again, it brings up too many painful memories. We recorded at Desert Park Studios though, and they did an immaculate job.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Jeremy - I like Dead Leaf Echo and the Vandelles.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Angel - Heart - Alone.
Jeremy - I would to do something with an Einsturzende Neubauten song, it would be a lot of fun and an interesting challenge.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Jeremy - Most likely we will all die doing this.
Angel - Hopefully nothing, plans stress me out.
Q: Any parting words?
Jeremy - keep the dream alive.
Angel- Don't vote Republican. Don't text and drive. Don't forget to bring an umbrella. Keep away from the media. Go outside. We love you all.
30th March @The Grand Victory - NY