segunda-feira, 29 de agosto de 2016

Miranda with Fawns of Love - An Interview

Simplesmente mágico, deslumbrante e belo, e mais um série de adjetivos que soariam repetitivos serviriam para engrandecer o quão soberbo é o single de estreia do duo Fawns of Love.

Formado por ex membros de outro bela banda chamada Funeral Club, o Fawns of Love criou duas preciosidades em formas sonoras, "Miranda" e "Girls" evocam claramente Cocteau Twins e Julie Cruise e não podemos esquecer da musa Kate Bush.

Por estas referências já daria para todos abrirem um sorriso de ponta a ponta, mas o Fawns of Love foi além, trouxe para os dias atuais aquela aura dos misteriosos tempos do auge da 4AD.

Se por acaso você ainda não conhece, não perca mais tempo, o Fawns of Love poderá se tornar sua banda predileta neste momento.

***** Interview with Fawns of Love *****


Q. When did Fawns of Love start? Tell us about the history...
Jenny: You can answer this one Joseph.

Joseph: Jenny and I have been married for twelve years and have been performing music together for fifteen years releasing music and touring as Funeral Club (RCRD LBL, I Had An Accident Records, Pale Noir Records) and Peppermint Kisses (FMT Recordings, Plastiq Musiq). In 2013 we went on hiatus while Jenny attended graduate school and earned her MA in history. Fawns of Love began in the summer of 2016 while we were on break from teaching.

Q: Who are your influences?
Jenny: Russell Mael of the Sparks. He has a pretty voice, a pretty face, a fantastic wardrobe, the best dance moves, a twinkle in his eye, and really really great hair.

Joseph: Cocteau Twins, The Smiths, Slowdive, Julee Cruise, and Kate Bush.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
We decided that we would each pick two and then pick one together.

Jenny: Sparks – Exotic Creatures of the Deep (2008) and Sparks – Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (1994)

Joseph: Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll (1988) and The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)

Jenny & Joseph: Kate Bush – Hounds of Love (1985)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Jenny: I feel inspired to dance but I always get off rhythm.

Joseph: I love playing live. We use a vintage reel to reel to play our backing tracks (drums, bass, synths) and I play a tenor electric guitar.

Q. How do you describe Fawns of Love sounds?
Jenny & Joseph: A loud whisper.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Jenny: Hmmm. I like improvising until I find a melody and lyrics that work.

Joseph: We live in a brownstone and write all of our songs in our sitting room. I write all of our songs in the following progression: Drum loop, rhythm guitar, bass, lead guitar, and then synthesizers. I love to drench our music with plate and cathedral reverb and lots of delay.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Jenny: We just opened up for CJ Boyd (Joyful Noise Recordings) and he was amazing.

Joseph: I recommend checking out CJ Boyd, Minor Victories, The Capsouls, Blue Blue Youth, Goodnight Star, and Sound of Ceres.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Jenny: “Let’s Go Surfing” by the Sparks, because the name of the song sounds like it is going to be fun but it is a very melancholy dance song.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Jenny & Joseph: We are currently working on our debut full-length record, booking shows, and planning a summer 2017 tour.

Q: Any parting words?
Jenny: I love you Russell Mael (you never know he might have a Google Alert on himself).

Joseph: Thank you for the interview.