domingo, 18 de junho de 2017

Bloom City with Eternal Something - An Interview

Uma doce suavidade exala do debute do duo de Austin, Texas, Eternal Something. A cidade conhecida pelos seus expoentes ácidos e barulhentos, desta vez nos propicia uma dose de sonhos dançantes.

"Bloom City" é o nome do EP que veio ao mundo mês passado, e passeia de forma sofisticada e elegante por entre Pet Shop Boys, shoegaze, e dreampop sem soar clichê em nenhum momento.

O Eternal Something e sua música são perfeitos para fechar os olhos e dançar a noite toda.

***** Interview with Eternal Something *****

Q. When did Eternal Something start? Tell us about the history...
What eventually became Eternal Something started in the summer of 2016 as a side project of Jack's former band, Golden Graves. We were having a hard time balancing both projects, so it ended up becoming something that just the two of us would work on from time to time, since we had always planned on writing music together. Once Golden Graves disbanded, we had more time to make Eternal Something come to fruition. Since then, it has become our main focus musically.

Q: Who are your influences?
For this project, we find a lot of inspiration when we hear Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, New Order, Cocteau Twins, and A-ha, just to name a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Our collective top 5 albums of all time in no particular order are:

Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
The Ocean Blue by The Ocean Blue
Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Dirt by Alice in Chains
Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears

Q. How do you feel playing live?
At this point, Eternal Something has been a studio project only, but we hope to be playing local shows by the end of 2017. As for how we feel about that, we are excited!

Q. How do you describe Eternal Something sounds?
Big drums, big bass, playful keys, and hazy vocals.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Every song we've written together has started out with the two of us sitting on the ground in our apartment with a keyboard and bass guitar, just improvising until something sounds catchy. From there, we develop a rough song structure, program a drum beat, and record what we have so far. That's one of the best things about being self produced: songwriting and production become an integrated process. After that, we add extra layers of bass or keyboard leads, maybe even a guitar if we feel like it. Lyrics and vocals are always the last thing we add, though we usually have vocal melodies in the back of our mind the whole time.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Our favorite new(er) bands are definitely Soda Lilies, Lazy Legs, Palm Daze, and Miniatures.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We've covered a Beach Boys song in the past which was really fun. Next we will probably make a cover of Pet Shop Boys' "What Have I Done to Deserve This".

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Our immediate plans are writing and recording another EP, and assembling a live band to help us perform in front of people.

Q: Any parting words?
Get to know your neighbors, and be excellent to each other!