quarta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2015

Space Blues with Casual Strangers - An Interview

Austin, Texas nos brinda novamente com mais uma belíssima banda, Casual Strangers é a bola da vez aqui no TBTCI.

E não pensem no já tradicional psych, o Casual Strangers em seu debute homônimo lançado ano passado mostra uma elegância melódica e hipnótica mesclando dreampop, pos punk, e um refinamento sonoro de altíssimo nível.

Casual Strangers o álbum é climático e sonhador sem ser etéreo, vai além dos rótulos que alguns podem categoriza-los, é uma literal viagem sedutora e indispensável.

Não deixe passar a audição de Casual Strangers.

***** Interview with Casual Strangers *****

Q. When did Casual Strangers start, tell us about the history...
It’s long and sordid, which is surprising since we are a new band. We got together last year to do something crazy and cosmic, Casual Strangers is what came out of our experimental jams.

Q: Who are your influences?
Each of us has very different influences, so when we come together it morphs into some bigger thing. A few influences include Conny Plank, Brian Eno, our cats, Ween, Richard Linklater, Freddie King…

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
5 albums of all TIME! That’s hard, I’ll do them by situation!

For party times, Funkadelic “Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow”.
For driving, Pink Floyd “Mettle”,
For emotional times, Brian Eno “Another Green World”.
For getting freaky, Tangerine Dream “Phaedra”.
For impressing guests with your obscure record collection, Brainticket “Cottonwoodhill”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Ecstatic, alive, and usually buzzed.

Q. How do you describe Casual Strangers´ sound?
Cosmic Sludge.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded Casual Strangers LP live to tape in 4 days at the Bubble in Austin. A lot of what made it on the record were our first takes of songs. There’s a magical quality to that.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
I love St. Vincent, she’s got it going on- guitar, show, voice. She’s conceptualized her performance in a wonderful way. We recently played a show with this awesome band from Austin, videoing, who we also love.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I’d like to cover Bowie, Low, “Breaking Glass” just because that song is almost always in my head. BUT I’d be afraid to fuck it up and ruin the song!

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We are writing new songs in a new genre we are calling “jambient”. It’s a jam because it’s improv, but we are trying to maintain an ambient vibe at the same time. It’s exciting, and has no parameters since we are making it up as we go!

Q: Any parting words?
We’re all just casual strangers.