segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2012

Ballad of Adam and Eve with Pony Trash - An Interview

Shoegazer climático, épico e eloquente, é assim que ao ouvir o ep de estréia do Pony Trash o TBTCI chega a conclusão e remete-se diretamente ao terceiro ep do grandioso Moose, lembra-se de This River Never Will Run Dry ou Do You Remember?, é exatamente essa sonoridade que o Pony Trash pegou e redecorou com uma roupagem atualizada e contemporanea, mais ainda, pegue os integrantes do Pony Trash e notem que todos tem história no submundo do shoegazer, Gospel Gossip, Chambermaids e outras bandas bem bem bacanas, ah sim o ep remete muito também a uma patrimônio da música chamado The Church, é impossível não se impressionar com as guitarras cristalinas do Pony Trash.

Então, é isso, sem maiores delongas, já engatilhamos uma entrevista para não deixar escapar o contato imediato feito Neil Weir,

Que o Pony Trash venha com mais e mais perolas como este EP.

**** Interview with Pony Trash *****


Q. When did Pony Trash starts, tell us about the history…
Neil: The finalized lineup has been active for about a year and a half. I originally started the project because I had some song ideas that seemed to be asking for a different approach from the other band Nate and I are in (The Chambermaids.) I was friends with Ollie from recording Gospel Gossip and I met Chris Bierden through friends and through working with his old band, Vampire Hands. I'd wanted to play with both of them for a long time.

Q: Who are your influences?
Neil: We're all coming from different places but I was personally influenced by the idea of combining shoegaze with hypnotic '70s rock like Crazy Horse. I was thinking a lot about The Church, too

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Neil: I don't know if I could do that but right now but off the top of my head, at this minute…
The 3rd Velvet Underground LP
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Brian Eno - Another Green World
The Clean - Anthology

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Neil: Playing live in Pony Trash is great because a lot of the songs have sections that are semi-improvised and allow us to surprise ourselves.

Q. How do you describe Pony Trash sounds?
Neil: Post-Shoegaze / Psych / FM Gold

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the EP?
Neil: We recorded the EP at my studio, The Old Blackberry Way. I wanted to make a record that would come across as something being created by four people rather than something constructed in the recording process. We spent a lot of time on it, but the instrumental tracks are primarily live and most of the vocals are complete takes, imperfections and all. I tend to care more about music that seems like it's made by people rather than constructed in the editing and mixing process.

Q. What´s represents the shoegazer classic era to the band?
Neil: For me, probably "Isn't Anything / Loveless"-period MBV and the first Lilys record. There's a solid, raw midrange quality to those records and genius songwriting under all the the crazy sounds. Sounds are incredibly important but a good song is a good song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Neil: I'm pretty obsessed with The Twerps right now. There are some great band in in Minneapolis, too, like Flavor Crystals, Heavy Deeds, Robust Worlds, Is/Is and The Velveteens.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Neil: Hmm.. Maybe something sort of unexpected. We've talked about covering Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line."

Q: What´s the plans for future….
Neil: We have several new songs and we're going to start recording another EP or a 7" soon.

Q: Any parting words?
Neil: Thanks for asking us to do this interview…
Thanks Neil