quinta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2011

Kiss the Eclipse with Ringo Deathstarr - An Interview

Prediletissimos por aqui, os texanos do Ringo Deathstarr depois de alguns eps e singles simplesmente devastadores nos brindam com o debut Color Trip e de cara eu já digo vai ser dificil esse magistral album não estar nas listas especializadas como um dos melhores do ano, as referencias do trabalho MBV e J&MC em doses cavalares, passeando literalmente por todas as fases dos baluartes do barulho, o Ringo Deathstarr constroi seu wall of sound com extrema facilidade criando hits instantaneos, canções grudentas como Imagine Hearts, So High, You Don´t Listen competem entre si neste quesito por outro lado Do it Everytime, Two Girls, Kaleidoscope e Chloe mostram o eximio talento em gerar distorção. Impossivel não se curvar a este Color Trip, absolutamente indispensavel em qualquer coleção de amantes de shoegazer que se preze.

Aproveitando o lançamento do album, o TBTCI através do parceiro Robin Allport da gravadora prediletissima CLUB AC30 facilitou o contato com a banda e a entrevista tão sonhada pelo TBTCI se fez realidade, abaixo peculiaridades do grande mais muito grande Ringo Deathstarr.

***** Interview with Ringo Deathstarr *****

Q: When did Ringo Deathstarr starts, tell us about the history...
A. Uhhh well elliott kinda did stuff from about 2005'but the band really got going in 2007 when the first ep was released--a few members quit and then alex got in the band because she worked in a place near where elliott worked--me and elliott were old high school drum buddies so he asked me to join when their previous drummer quit because he didnt wanna tour-

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Well there are the obvious ones like mbv and to a lesser extent jamc but I think that our whole attitude about being in a band is closer to things like nirvana sonic youth and the ramones--we don't wanna be motionless on stage--we like to thrash about and go crazy and have fun!

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. This is just my top 5 I guess the other guys are sleeping--

Of course loveless
I like duty now for the future by devo
Pet sounds by the beach boys
In utero by nirvana
The downward spiral by nin

Q: Tell us about the Ringo Deathstarr´s gigs... how do you fell playing alive?
A. I like playing live more than recording! It happens and then that was it--the gig exists! We are pretty rehearsed songwise but the energy of the shows is not! We don't do any cool rock star poses we just kinda do it like if nirvAna were a shoegaze band--loud,'crazy fun but we don't take ourselves overly seriously!

Q. How do you describe RD´s sounds?
A. Punk rock with loud tremolo guitars and usually pretty soft vocals..one song goes right into the next until it's over in a noisy mess

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the debut album?
A. It was recorded in a couple studios over a few months mainly in Austin at the bubble--super fun time and we are really happy with how things turned out!

Q. What´s represents the shoegazer classic era to the band?
A. The late 80s

Q. And about the new shoegazer scene all over the world,..which new bands you recommended?
A. Cryuff in the bedroom; guitar; aptbs,
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version? Of our song or which band should we cover?
A. The stooges, shake appeal

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. Tour a lot, figure out a way to make money doing this, quit our dayjobs and be happy

Q: Any parting words?
A. Thanks for the interest in what we are doing! We hope to play in south America sometime soon! If anyone Can work that out please do!! Ciao!
Thanks Daniel.....and thanks Robin!!!!