quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

Frigid Stars with Pallow - An Interview

Slowcore pesado, denso e tenso é a fonte de inspiração pros novatos do Pallow que recém lançaram sua primeiro demo, I´ll Build a Well, que evoca os mestres Codeine durante as três pérolas da citada demo.

Ecos de Red House Painters, Low e nas parte mais insanas logicamente Slint, o que já deixa claro o que o Pallow pretende a partir de seu primeiro registro.

Pra ficar de olhos abertos porque os caras tem um futuro promissor pela frente e desde já o TBTCI abre essas páginas para registrar a história do submundo dos bons sons, meus caros, apresento-lhes Pallow.

***** Interview with Pallow *****

1. How did Pallow start?
We’ve all been friends before Pallow, but none of us new a drummer that wanted to play the same style. Our drummer, Ben (who’s actually a guitarist), got a drum set at a flea market and learned from there. Originally, we had our bassist playing keyboard too. You can imagine how practice must’ve been starting out.

2. Who are your influences?
We love bands like Red House Painters, Codeine, Low, Have a Nice Life, Discordance Axis, MF Doom, Slint, Des Ark, Bluetile Lounge, Sharks Keep Moving, Unwed Sailor, & Earth.

3. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sigur Ros - Takk
Red House Painters - Rollercoaster Unwed
Sailor - Firecracker EP
The Microphones - The Glow Pt 2
Isis - Panopticon

4. How do you feel playing live?
We mainly just feel bad for the audience during our sets.

5. How do you describe Pallow's sound?
Sometimes we play really soft and sometimes we play really loud, it just depends on the song. Our older stuff sounded more post-rock, but lately we’ve been writing darker & heavier stuff. Also, farting through a reverb pedal.

6. Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We actually recorded our demo on my laptop in garage band with one mic. We recorded the drums in a barn and added the rest in my basement. We had some problems along the way… once I finished recording Josh’s guitars, something messed up with the program and deleted half of his tracks and we had to start from scratch.

7. Which new bands do you recommended?
There’s a great local scene where we’re at so we have to mention Of The Vine (pretty post-rock), Antpile (pretty screamo), Twin Studies (shoegaze), Fairlane (alt. rock), Prayer Chain (awesome alt. rock), & Axis (heavy 90’s metalcore). As for bands that we’ve been listening to a lot of lately… Mark Kozelek, Nothing, Planning For Burial, Mount Eerie, Deafheaven, Barrow, Omingnome, Duster, Grouper, & Proud/Father.

8. Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We’ve been talking about doing some sort of Red House Painters cover, but we can’t pick a song because they’re all so dang good.

9. What´s the plans for future….
We’re planning on finishing out the shows we already have set up, start recording an EP, and touring during July & August. We’re going to be pretty busy these next few months!

10. Any parting words?
Thank you so much for interviewing us. Keep supporting underground music and things.
Thanks guys