Os phillies, Hillel Sanabria, guitarras e backing vocais, e, Chris Schmidt, guitarras e vocais, formam o duo Moonlit Stay que acabou de debutar com uma EP fincado em guitarras, "Sober All The Time", é o nome do recém nascido.
Crueza e rispidez dão o norte, sendo o trabalho, inteiramente direcionado pelas guitarras, sem exageros experimentais ou, para o lado noise da coisa, ou para o lado melódico.
O Moonlit Stay simplesmente passeia numa tênue linha entre o lo fi e o alt rock noventista, os caras honestamente debutaram em grande estilo.
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***** Interview with Moonlit Stay *****
A. Moonlit Stay started in 2014 really, but it wasn't very serious and didn't have that name. We jammed a few times, shared musical ideas and tastes. We never really wrote anything just hung out and jammed. In 2016-2017 we started writing more "seriously" and the name kinda just rolled of the tongue.
Q: Who are your influences?
A. Influences, Chris and I have a lot of similar artists whomst have influenced us. Silversun Pickups has to be one of the biggest ones on the list. They've helped me through a lot of rough times and with finding my tone. when I helped get Chris into them, it was love at first listen. Their songs are master pieces and sparked a creative fire for both of us. Some of our other influences include My Bloody Valentine, Ringo Deathstarr, Soundgarden, and even Tool.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
10,000 days, Carnavas, Loveless, Pikul, Currents.
Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Playing live is an amazing experience. Being able to be on a stage and pour your emotions through sound and body language is intense. Hopefully the energy we feel towards a song shines through and touches the audience.
Q. How do you describe Moonlit Stay sounds?
A. Our sound is constantly evolving depending on the emotion of the day. We focus and strive for layers. We want a sound that is heavy yet airy, but that will create a warm embrace of the listener.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. Our writing process is kinda weird honestly. We come together, shoot the shit, talk about things that have bothered us or things that fuel us. Then we just go. We have a few beers and smokes. Keep writing til we get a sound we vibe with and enjoy. We sit down with a general idea, molding tones and tempos around the idea. Add vocal effects and put ourselves out there. The base of each recording begins with guitar a track. Then we add layers of guitar with different tones. A typical song will usually consist of 4 guitar tracks. Then bass and drums fills in any empty space. And the vocals are done last.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. Band I would recommend are Nothing, Silversun Pickups, Ringo Deathstarr, Hippo Campus, and Yuck.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. That's a tough one. I would have to say Silversun Pickups. But I've never though about doing covers because original music captures my attention more.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. We are currently working on our next album. We really just want to share our music with as many people who are willing to listen. So aside from putting out new music, we want to get our sound out to a bigger audience.
Q: Any parting words?
A. Stay tuned for more music from us. We hope you can enjoy what we have released already. We
appreciate the time taken to allow us to participate in this interview!