segunda-feira, 10 de agosto de 2015

In Between Fires with The Vera Violets - An Interview

Eis que finalmente debuta nas páginas do TBTCI um daquelas chamadas, prediletas da casa, The Vera Violets.

Voltando no tempo, em 2004 era lançado a estreia deles, Last Kiss e de lá pra cá uma série de álbuns simplesmente irretocáveis, e o culto acerca do Vera Violets cresceu e os tornou como queridos do submundo dos bons sons.

Desde 2009 com a mesma formação, Jonathan Beadle, Neal McCamis e Bryan Thompson acabam de lançar seu mais recente trabalho, Six. Desnecessário dizer que segue a linhagem de elegância e sofisticação padrão de qualidade The Vera Violets.

Como eu costumo dizer, ACIMA.

***** Interview with The Vera Violets *****

Q. When did The Vera Violets start, tell us about the history...
A. I started The Vera Violets in 2004. I recorded the first album "Last Kiss" by myself in my bedroom then put together a live band. There were a few line up changes from 2005 to 2009. From 2009 to 2015 we have had the same line up.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ride, Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana, Skywave

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. Rollerskate Skinny - horse drawn wishes, Tripping Daisy - Jesus hits like the atom bomb, Sonic Youth - daydream nation, My Bloody Valentine - isn't anything, Nirvana - nevermind

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Depends, if the monitor mix is right, then great! When I can't hear my vocals and the monitors are muddy, I usually just go with it and hopefully we play a good set.

Q. How do you describe The Vera Violets sounds?
A. Dreamy, noisy, psychedelic, fuzzed out bliss

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
A. The initial tracking was done first which was one guitar, scratch vocal, bass guitar and drums. After the live performance was recorded, we overdubbed a few lead guitars, synthesizer and vocals. We kept the overdubs to a minimum because we wanted to capture more of a live feel on this record.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. Static Daydream and The Hellbirds

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. A Dandy Warhols cover would be fun to do!

Q: What are your plans for the future....
A. Right now the plans are to write and record more songs.

Q: Any parting words? Thanks !!
A. We have recorded nearly 100 songs from 2005 to 2015. You can listen to all of them at