quarta-feira, 8 de maio de 2013

Higher Than The Sun with Indian Jewelry - An Interview

Basicamente um patrimônio do underground do Texas, o Indian Jewelry vem desde 2002 lancamento albuns atrás de albuns e fritando a mente dos iniciados.

Prediletos entre 11 de 10 freaks e psychedelic fãs o Indian Jewelry finalmente adentra as páginas do TBTCI após devastar Austin e demais cidades, deixando adeptos lisérgicos por onde quer que passe.

E não a toa o TBTCI faz parte do seleto grupo de freaks, então meio que sem blá, blá, blás, vamos de Indian Jewelry que é muito mais interessante, ah sim, não tenho este ou aquele album a indicar, eu simplesmente indico Indian Jewelry na integra.

***** Interview with Indian Jewelry *****

Q. When did Indian Jewelry start, tell us about the history...
We started this band sometime in 2002 in Houston, Texas.

Q: Who are your influences?
Roxy Music, Gaza Boots, Enfangt, Little Joe Washington, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, New Order, Fugazi, Townes Van Zandt, Pain Teens, Parliament, and the Great Mother's Tits. By now, it's just the tao. As much as we love hearing new stuff and finding out about the inexhaustible mines of older music that we missed, it's just the tao. The tao of our daughter. The tao of our dear departed dog. The tao of our family, friends, loss, gain, rise, fall, sadness, elation, traveling, staying at home, watching things discover their nature.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Butthole Surfers - Psychic Powerless... Another Man's Sac, Ol Dirty Bastard - Nigga Please, Von Sudenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions, Geto Boys - (S/T), Willie Nelson - Redheaded Stranger, Betty Davis - S/T

Q. How do you feel playing live?
If people knew how good it feels to play this music they would quit their jobs, leave the farm, and give up religion.

Q. How do you describe Indian Jewelry sounds?
Imagine a daffodil running its fingernails on a lilac chalkboard. Imagine a star giving birth to a rat. Imagine a rat giving birth to a rainbow. Imagine hanging around in a theater after a horror movie ends and a comedy starts.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording last album?
We have a hard time with people, especially technical people, up in our shit, so we make our records ourselves. It allows us to the time and freedom to think about what we are doing. Our record "Peel It" was made using the IJ method. A little Wu-Tang dithyrambicism and a whole lot of hillbilly engineering. We recorded most of it in Houston, TX and the rest in Queens, NY.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
New bands? Subsonic Voices, BI (Jimi Hey and Eric Copeland), Troller, Net Shaker, Boan, the Real Energy, Vague Fears, God's Gun. Other bands that we recommend: the Wiggins, B L A C K I E, How I Quit Crack, Future Blondes, Clipd Beaks, Darktown Strutters, Wicked Poseur, Rusted Shut, Thousand Cranes, Leslie Keffer, Psychic Ills, SSPS, Lower Dens, Prince Rama, Adult., Sixes, Deathroes, White Magic, Excepter, SSPS, Lightning Bolt, Gardens, Celebration, Fiskadoro, Black Dice, Peaking Lights, Drums Like Machine Guns, Lumerians, Chain and the Gang, Black Bananas, Cop Warmth. We are not fucking around. This list is by no means exhaustive.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We'd really like to cover every song by Townes Van Zandt, but don't know how how to play guitar well enough.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're going to do some touring-- so far, the West Coast USA in June, select dates abroad in July.

Q: Any parting words?
We just finished a video, days ago, for our song Freak Pride: https://vimeo.com/64599970
Keep your head up (except when the axe is swinging.)
Thanks guys