sexta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2015

Dreamconfusion with The Spires - An Interview

Psicodelismo melódico, grudento e deliciosamente suave, esta é a receita do quarteto de Ventura, California, The Spires que brevemente nos brindarão com seu mais novo trabalho Dreamconfusion.

Enquanto ainda não vem ao mundo, o TBTCI sueger a audição do belíssimo e delicado Eternal Yeah de 2013. Conexões sessentistas se fazem presentes além daquele leve toque sútil de dreampop, tudo isso com jeito de college rock.

Ótima companhia para viagens, aliás, boa viagem com o The Spires.

***** Interview with The Spires *****

Q. When did The Spires start? tell us about the history...
A. We’ve been creeping around for a little while now. My wife and I started it off some years back as a quiet little two piece in our living room (Guitar & Drums ) but have since been through a few line up changes getting more male dominated in the process. Me being the only thread through the whole thing. Right now we are a three piece.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Brian Eno, Lee”Scratch” Perry, Tom Verlaine, Robert Rauschenberg

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. Well, this is how I feel today:
1. The Congos – Heart of the Congos
2. The Beatles – White Album
3. The Fall – Room to live
4. Television - Marquee Moon
5. Miles Davis – In a Silent Way

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. I have mixed feelings about playing live. I really love playing but it can be a hassle and costly at our level to get out and take it to people who are buying the records. They are kind of scattered all over the place. It’s still the best way to get people into the band though and hanging out with your mates is a bonus.

Q. How do you describe The Spires sounds?
A. That’s tough - sometimes I feel like we’re all over the map and I wish we could have some super definitive sound like the Ramones had. A friend of mine said it was like shimmery Felt songs with some Sonic Youth noise guitar moments. I’m a conflicted soul I guess – I want to be a noise rocker but I can’t help but put it in a pop context. Oh well.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs
A. We recorded most of the songs at our practice space on some gear a friend of mine gave me. Then I took what we did back to my house and added vocals and quieter stuff like keyboards, tambourine etc. It’s a nice way to work since you can experiment with sounds without being on the clock. Not for everyone though. We also tracked a couple songs at our friend Joel Jerome’s place down in Glassell Park. He’s recorded a bunch of bands – great guy.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. These are not really new bands but I really liked the last David Kilgour record – End Times Undone. Bill Callahan always puts out great records and I mean ALWAYS. Grouper.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A. The Byrds - One Hundred Years From Now

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. We are releasing a new full-length record later this year called “Dreamconfusion”. Should be out in cassette and vinyl editions. Stay tuned.

Q: Any parting words?
All you gotta do is ride… Thanks. JB