sexta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2017

Bummer with Lacing - An Interview

A história é a seguinte, no dia que "Bummer" veio ao mundo, mais precisamente em 15 de Setembro, eu ouvi, ouvi novamente, e de novo, e por repetidas vezes, o bagulho entrou na minha mente de tal forma que foi inevitável eu ir até a gravadora e comprar o disco.

"Bummer" é o primeiro álbum do quarteto Lacing, e é uma barulheira feita para fazer abrir um sorriso de ponta a ponta em qualquer gazer, ou amante de guitarras, anos 90, etc, etc.

Referências óbvias como Dinosaur Jr e MBV tornam-se apenas norteadoras para o Lacing, na real os caras se aproximam mais do Nothing e do Whirr, e aí explode uma melancolia ruidosa sem tempo pra pensar.

"Bummer" é foda, é um disco matador, simplesmente assim, e é o seguinte, Lacing é foda e ponto final.

***** Interview with Lacing *****

Q. When did Lacing start? Tell us about the history...
Spring/Summer of 2015. Joe Davenport on guitar/vocals, Jerry Reed on drums, Robert Parker on guitar, Joseph Micolo III on bass. We started in Jerry's garage in the suburbs of Chattanooga, TN. We were always way into shoegaze and thought we could do a version of it that wasn't something we heard in other bands.

Q: Who are your influences?
Typical genre stars: My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive probably more than anything. Also heavier non-shoegaze specific stuff like Unwound, Smashing Pumpkins, Hum, Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
We are sure you get typical shoegazer answers for this all the time and you can be absolutely sure that Loveless is one of our favorite albums of all time and that we worship the Slowdive back catalog but here's some non-shoegaze stuff we love in no particular order:

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps

The Stooges - Funhouse

Delia Derbyshire - everything she ever did as a tape splicer, composer, musician, etc. she was incredible

Sonic Youth - we're gonna cheat and say all of it from EVOL through Dirty at the very least because we love them but all have a different favorite album from this period

A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Scared. Trying to not fuck it up. We live for it though. We worship the volume. You gotta have fast reflexes for stomping those pedals. We love it. It's the best thing about being in a band besides just getting to hang out with each other.

Q. How do you describe Lacing sounds?
A heavy, gloomy, wall of sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We did the Honey Glow material ourselves and tracked it individually. Micolo has an audio engineering background so he did that on Pro Tools in his living room. The album, Bummer, was recorded by Scott Minor of Sparklehorse and our friend Carey Balch in a studio in Knoxville, TN USA called Wild Chorus. We tracked it live in a big room across the span of two days and then edited and mixed it in another two. We work fast.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Lazy Legs, Pinkshinyultrablast, Weed (RIP), Jaguwar, Cloakroom, Soda Lilies, Tender Age

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Nirvana, Joy Division, Pixies, The Cure, Bauhaus....Siouxsie & the Banshees...about a million others

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Split release with Lazy Legs. Second album already in writing stages. More live shows always.You know that one episode of The Simpsons where Bart chains all of the megaphones together? That.

Q: Any parting words?
This world is a horrible, sad place. Let's try hard to make it better. Love each other. I want you to think of that one motivational poster of the cat dangling on a tree branch that says "hang in there." I hope that's the message we can convey with music you know. That life is shit but you absolutely have to hang on to it and to the people you love and work hard to make it not be shit.