quarta-feira, 22 de abril de 2015

Hellbound with Monster Treasure - An Interview

Cheirinho dos 90´s tem o debute das meninas do Monster Treasure.

Ecos de Yo La Tengo, Breeders, Velocity Girl, e mais um monte de gente. Monster Treasure o disco é infestado de riffs rápidos, vocais adocicados com um senso pop espetacular.

É pra ouvir alto, sair pulando, passear, dançar, dar uma volta de dia ou a noite, tanto faz, o Monster Treasure é companhia para todos os momentos e pra aproveitar cada minuto.

Que disco delicioso.

***** Interview with Monster Treasure *****

Q. When did Monster Treasure started, tell us about the history...
A: We started playing music in 2011 when we lived together in Stockton, California. We’ve been friends and playing music together since 2003. One night we were listening to “Big Baby” by Shadowy Men On a Shadowy Planet in Briana’s car. After that, we decided we wanted to be called Monster Treasure.

We started playing and writing songs in the living room and recorded our EP in 2012 and released it on tapes with Squirmy and Phono Select Records. After that, we recorded a few song demos and released a split tape with Babysitter through Shake! Records in Canada. Last August we released our LP with Harlot Records on Vinyl. We continue to play shows in California and are currently writing new songs.

Q: Who are your influences? Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: Major influences: Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Huskur du, Jawbreaker…
Our Top 5 Albums:
1: “A Night At The Opera” – Queen
2: “Jailbreak” - Thin Lizzy
3: “And Then Nothing Turned Itself Out” & “I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One” - Yo La Tengo (we can't choose just one).
4: “Big Lizard In My Backyard” - The Dead Milkmen
5: “Last Splash” - The Breeders.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: We’re always a little nervous or excited before we play but usually, depending on the crowd or alcohol intake, after that, it’s usually balls to the wall.

Q. How do you describe Monster Treasure sounds?
A: Chainsaws and Mermaids.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: We recorded our LP with our good friend Ben “Rock” Hirschfield at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburg, California. We recorded 13 songs in about 4 days during November 2014 and celebrated Thanksgivukkah (Thanksgiving + Hanukah).

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: Babysitter, Hag Face, Tough Age (all from Canada). Buddy Banter, Yogurt Brain, Puzzled (California) and Landlines (Portland, Oregon).

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We’re playing a few shows in Southern California in April. Possibly playing in Vancouver, BC in July. We’re also writing new songs.

Q: Any parting words?
Hopefully we’ll play in Brazil some day! Domo arigato mister Renato