quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2016

Easy Travels with Dead Gaze - An Interview

Cole Furlow é a mente por trás do Dead Gaze e não espere que o "gaze" seja aquilo que você esta pensando, pelo contrário, a musicalidade do Dead Gaze passeia por muitos e diferentes caminhos, do gaze, claro, mas principalmente por todas as vertentes do indie rock, com claras e evidentes conexões aos 90´s, é óbvio.

Uma discografia recheada de singles, eps que tem em "Easy Travels" o mais recente disco lançado, a síntese da guitarreira e outras facetas do Dead Gaze.

Aumente e escute no talo.

***** Interview with Dead Gaze *****

Q. When did Dead Gaze start? Tell us about the history...
Dead gaze started as a home recording project i did with some crappy mics and free time. It started in 2009 and has been a constant in my life ever since.

Q: Who are your influences?
Too many to name. I like mostly all the classic things that everyone likes. I'm huge fan of Harry Nilsson, Paco De Lucia, Donny Hathaway, King Tubby, 80's and 90's British New Wave like Siouxsie and The Banshees, Echo and the Bunnymen, to more modern bands like Ride and Blur. I like jazz guitar like Wes Montgomery and Les Paul. I like new age music like anything off of the label Windham Hill.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
I can't do this, too many to name and not enough time. I would say here are some that I love dearly. Like Nilsson Sings Newman by Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson. Ambient 2 by Brian Eno and Harold Budd, J Dilla Donuts, Alan Braxe - The Uppercuts, The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous, but in control. Its joyous but also a game of awareness. Make sure you don't fly to close to the sky. Be as entertaining as possible. My father says shows are jobs so treat them like work. I try to do that with every show I have.

Q. How do you describe Dead Gaze sounds?
Pop music made to make people feel emotions they dig feeling. nostalgia, sadness, happiness, excitement, torment, love. all of these human feelings, i want them to fly out of my music. I want the listener to grab whatever emotion they want to feel at that moment and deem it worthy of experiencing when listening to my jams.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
its a long, tedious, massive amount of mess. it takes a toll on my life, especially thinking about how much time it takes. I generally love it. But there are rough days like any other job.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
My friend Talbot Adams just released a new record of pop songs. He's a genius and if you don't know who he is check it out!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I've made many covers in my life, and really i love doing them! I don't know what will come next. I've always toyed with the idea of doing a Martin Newell / Cleaners From Venus cover record. Mercury Girl is a perfect song if you've never heard it you should peep that as well!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Moving to a city with my wife soonish. Trying to tour Europe in the fall. Make a new record in between all of that. Busy times ahead! all things good really.

Q: Any parting words?
I sincerely hope everyone enjoys the jams! I hope one day I can make it down that way and play some shows and do some songwriting in y'all's part of the world. Peace and love and thank you!