No início dos 90´s uma houve uma turnê chamada Rollercoaster, um o line up continha Blur, J&MC, MBV e Dinosaur Jr. E o que chega para derreter as páginas do TBTCI é justamente uma colisão deliciosamente viciante entre MBV e Dinosaur Jr. é o que se encontra no primeiro EP do pessoal de Alabama, o quarteto Cherokee Dreams.
Quatro suculentos e barulhentos exercícios de como se faz shoegaze barulhento, derretidamente estridente e sonhador.
Quer se apaixonar imediatamente, então escute o Cherokee Dreams e escute alto, e seu coração estará salvo.
***** Interview with Cherokee Dreams *****
Q. When did Cherokee Dreams start? Tell us about the history...
Cherokee Dreams started as a bedroom recording project roughly six years ago (early demos can be found here (https://soundcloud.com/cherokeedreams). At that point in time I was primarily playing drums for Nightmare Boyzzz (https://nightmareboyzzz.bandcamp.com), so I didn't have much time or energy to focus on my own music.There where a few shows Cherokee Dreams played during this time but it was more of a combination project with four songwriters rotating out instruments and vocals. After parting ways with the Boyzzz I was feeling pretty burned out and I was having a hard time finding the motivation to get back to recording/performing. After marrying my dream lady (also a musician) I began to feel inspired and eager to pick the project back up. I think it's also worth mentioning that on our first date we saw Boogarins supporting the Clean, needless to say it was an awesome show! So Paige and I started working on/reworking some songs and melodies and earlier this year we went into a friends studio and recorded 7 or 8 songs...I think that pretty much covers the current history of Cherokee Dreams.
Q: Who are your influences?
Cocteau Twins, The Clean, Jackson C. Frank, The Smiths, MBV, Starflyer 59, Stone Roses, and Swervedriver...just to name a few.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is always a difficult question to answer...
1) My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise/Loveless
2) Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
3) Jackson C. Frank - S/T
4) Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest/Microcastle
5) The Cure - Disintegration
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is definitely the most rewarding experience, being able to connect with an audience and share your material is extremely encouraging and fun. It can also be an anxiety inducing experience as artists are often pouring their heart and soul into a song, but the energy from a room full of listeners usually cancels out any bad vibes.
Q. How do you describe Cherokee Dreams sounds?
A dark, nostalgic, washed out soundscape. Sometimes harsh and nauseating, but in a good way!
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Our most recent recordings were done at Cypress Moon Studios (formerly Muscle Shoals Sound) with Portside Sound in Studio B. Some of the tracks were done live with friends from past bands and the others were done layer by layer with myself doing most of the instrumentation. All in all, it was a really fun time and Jamie and Albert at Portside Sound really nailed exactly what I had envisioned the songs sounding like. It was quite possibly the most effortless session I've been a part of, everything came together really well and organically, and I'm looking forward to going back there to record some more material.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
While these are not necessarily new bands they are kindred spirits and some of my favorite "local" bands, Holy Youth and Wray from Birmingham Alabama.
Also worth noting Daniel Elias and Exotic Dangers from my home town of Florence AL, in case you're looking for some new late 70's style rock and roll.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Funny that you asked, we actually recorded a cover of Makes No Sense At All by Husker Du during our most recent recording session.
Hoping to have that posted to our Bandcamp page soon!
Q: What are your plans for the future?
To continue recording new material and to hit the road touring at some point in the near future. Perhaps we can make our way to Brazil!
Q: Any parting words?
Obrigado TBTCI! Follow Cherokee Dreams on Instagram @cherokee.dreams and check out the sounds at https://cherokeedreams.bandcamp.com/releases.
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