segunda-feira, 25 de maio de 2015

The Power of Negative Thinking with Love Cop - An Interview

Duffy Rongiiland e Chill Phil formam o bizarro Love Cop.

Uma sonoridade que pode talvez ser definida como Beat Happening dark, ou algo próximo disso.

Dark Ones é o recém lançado trabalho dos caras, e me recordou diretamente o grande Blank Dogs, aquele lo-fi escuro meio desleixado e irônico movido a synths e baixa qualidade de gravação, não que isso seja um problema, muito pelo contrário, Dark Ones é uma grande álbum sadicamente dançante e lesado.

Tem que ouvir pra crer.
***** Interview with Love Cop *****

Q. When did Love Cop started, tell us about the history...
We started Love Cop in 2013. Me (Chill Phil) and Duffy were old friends from our hometown outside NYC and we become fast homies when we moved to Portland, Oregon with the dudes in White Fang and The Memories, who run our label Gnar Tapes. Duffy played in other bands and I booked house shows and parties for the scene and shit and we all smoke a lot of pot so we started hanging out and then me and Duffy started helping those dudes with operations at their old Portland headquarters Gnarnia. One day Rikky (head of Gnar) said to us that we should just start a band so we could play shows and go on tour and ride around the country partying with them and the homies. So we did. And now that's what we do. This is my first band and first time ever making music. The power of negative thinking and marijuana yo.

Q: Who are your influences?
Guided by Voices, Ween, Harry Nilsson, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil, Madonna, Spiritualized, Happy Mondays, Daniel Johnston, Mariah Carey, Drake, Big Star, The Clean, Beat Happening, The Vaselines, Marilyn Manson, Suicide, JAMC, Biggie, Colleen Green, Gap Dream, The Memories, White Fang, Boys Age, Emotional, Pop Zeus, Cosmonauts, Dolly Parton, Lee Hazelwood, Three 6 Mafia, The Supremes, Beach Boys, Elton John, Skinny Puppy. Everything really except that olde-timey, Jim Crow-era, Mumford & Sons sounding bullshit.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Great Milenko by Insane Clown Posse
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
Antichrist Superstar by Marilyn Manson
When The Smoke Clears by Three 6 Mafia
Dreamy by Beat Happening

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it. I also don't really like seeing bands live, there are very few I've truly enjoyed, like Gap Dream, My Bloody Valentine, White Fang/The Memories, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds....I think that's it, ha. Nothing against anyone else, I just prefer to listen to music in the dark, under the covers, while crying and smoking pot by myself, duh.

Q. How do you describe Love Cop sounds?
Um, people usually call us "goth". But we are just fucked up weirdos who make fucked up weird shit I guess. I'm trying to make pop music. Just doesn't always come out that way.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
One time when I was a teenager I played some Misfits for a bunch of Deadheads playing hackey-sack and they went "UGHH harsh brah, this sounds like they recorded this inside of a tin can!" Then they put on "Scarlet Begonias" for the eighteenth tine and danced around like assholes, then I got a blowjob in the back of one of their cars. That's kinda my process.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
All our labelmates on Gnar Tapes, Lolipop Records, and Burger Records of course! Fuck everyone else, especially (most) Portland bands. I find none of them interesting at all and I loathe most of them as people. Print that.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Justin Timberlake

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Our new album 'Dark Ones' just dropped on Gnar Tapes and Lolipop Records on cassette and the 7" for the single "Star 69" is coming out on Lawn Chair Records outta Minneapolis this summer, then an LP of it down the line. Oh yeah, our out-of-print tapes "Eat Yr Heart Out" and "Pop Magick Is Real" are being reissued on Burger later in 2015, Then prolly Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Elvis for the future....can't decide which yet thou.

Q: Any parting words?
Indie rock sucks. Eat pussy. Smoke weed. Shoot cops. All good boys deserve fudge. All you need is love. All in all is all we are