Muitas bandas que revisitam o pós punk colocam o Joy Division como uma de suas maiores influências, mas no caso do duo de Portland, Sex Park, a conexão muda o enfoque e remete diretamente ao primeiro trabalho do New Order, Movement.
Pós punk em sua essência mas com nuances mais pop, o Sex Park debutou ano passado com um esplêndido EP homônimo, e no mês passado deu ao mundo o primeiro aperitivo de seu debute a ser lançado muito em breve via Vacant Decade, "Dignity", primeiro single de "Atrium", evidencia ainda mais o sabor para com a nova ordem.
Olhos e ouvidos atentos ao Sex Park, simplesmente porque os caras são uma das melhores bandas do pós punk atual, simples assim.
***** Interview with Sex Park *****
Q. When did Sex Park start?
Paul (synth/drum machines) and I met through mutual friends and were both sick of playing garage rock.
Q: Who are your influences?
Trap music, skinhead reggae, new order, Depeche Mode.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
That's too hard, but next to my record player is:
Human leather: lazy karaoke
The new blanck mass album
The vacant stares demo tape
A pin group reissue and a tuxedo moon EP.
Q. How do you feel playing live?
I only do it because it seems be a requirement for being a musician and it gives me an excuse to actually leave the house and see the bands I'm playing with. It doesn't always feel very creative to wait around at a bar for hours so you can play for 25 minutes, but I like seeing friends and being involved in a scene that actually seems to be new, relevant, and exciting. That and it occasionally leads to fucking.
Q. How do you describe Sex Park sounds?
When people ask I just tell them it sounds exactly like new order, but we get compared to suicide a lot which is funny to me. Ultimately our goal is to make music so poppy we can get royalties from car commercials and I can buy a new Fred perry every day.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded and mixed our self titled EP on a laptop in Paul's apartment. The upcoming album was also self recorded but our friend Gio (also known as memoryclapacid) mixed and mastered it. We didn't know anything about mixing for vinyl but Gio did a great job. He also did the recent tuxedo gleam album.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Human leather, vacant stares, voight, spirit host, Lace, lust era, echo beds, memoryclapacid, jock club, tuxedo gleam, monster treasure, horrhaus, the criminal world, shadowhouse, synthetic i.d.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I don't really like making covers, but if I was going to be in a band it would be The Rolling Stones.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Our album is dropping in the next few months on Vacant Decade. Probably going to skip touring the states and just go straight to Europe. Gonna buy many parkas and start going to therapy again.
Q: Any parting words?
Stay in school, say no to heroin, wear a condom, be honest and loving and live your life with integrity. Oh and follow us on Instagram at sexparkroses.