sexta-feira, 31 de agosto de 2018

This Time I Got It Figured Out with Distractor - An Interview

Os freaks do Distractor depois de três anos, enfim, soltaram seu segundo disco, novamente pela classuda Burger Records.

"This Time I Got It Figured Out" é o sucessor do sensacional "Devotion" de 2015, e a única diferença aparente entre ambos, é que o novo é teoricamente mais acessível, tirando este pequeno detalhe, o Distractor segue com seu synth pop punk, evocando Talking Heads e Devo em doses variadas.

Aqui tudo é diversão, se existe pretensão na música dos caras, sinceramente deve estar por entre as entrelinhas, porque tudo soa como se fosse feito absolutamente com o único intuito de curtir a vida.

Se Ferris Bueller fosse adolescente em 2018, certamente sua banda predileta seria o Distractor, fácil, fácil, resumindo faça como Ferris e seu lema, "a vida passa muita depressa, e se as vezes não pararmos para curti-la ela passará e nem veremos". Faça isso ao som do Distractor e bom divertimento.

***** Interview with Distractor *****

Q. When did Distractor begin? Tell us about the history...
Distractor began some night of 2014. We would be smoking spliffs and playing World of Warcraft every night in Glen's garage, and if Will was there he would be relentlessly playing his mini Yamaha keyboard along with the built-in drum patterns. at one point Glen started singing along with something Will was playing.. "all the fuckin thiiiings dude" and that was it. it was just a way to laugh at all our stress, and we wanted to show everyone.

Q: Who are your influences?
Brian Eno, poopylungstuffing, "sister christian" by night ranger, "think" by kaleida, david byrne, rudy, death in june, and bands that aren't entertaining

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
duty now for the future, hold your colour, the pleasure principle, the low end theory, talking heads cbs demos

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Its the best. there's no right way to do it. we get 30 minutes or so to go nuts. our chance to make people laugh, and forget about work tomorrow.

Q. How do you describe Distractor´s sounds?
Clumsy and natural

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We use the same process as most bands. drums first, which is the easy part cause we use a drum machine. a couple spliffs for good measure. then bass, keys, and guitars. followed of course by singing, along with more beers and spliffs. then we send it all off to sean so he can make it sound like we know what we're doing.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Not sure if they're new but: the garden, chai, rinse and repeat, big fun, mom and the mailman, ottofix, the memories, paste, venetian blinds, kevlar

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
To cover a whole band? maybe the frogs. or if its just one song we always want to play "bottled up" by devo but the chords are kinda tricky

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Oh man that's a tough one. we're bad at that sorta thing. we're looking forward to a trip to cape canaveral to see Glen's ashes be taken into orbit by the falcon heavy. we have some new songs that we need to record. also looking to get into the toy business, a Distractor lego set would be cool.

Q: Any parting words?
Yea, doodies. its a fun word to say. doody. and maybe schlep. you might need to schlep some stuff up some stairs. jetpack is another fun one. JETPACK! also thank you. thank you for talkin to us, and a big thank you to everyone who listens to our music. we hope it makes you laugh.