quarta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2015

Slow Salvation with Tape Deck Mountain - An Interview

Se você ainda não teve a oportunidade de ouvir Sway o debute lançado pelos estadunidenses do Tape Deck Mountain, o TBTCI agora te dá a grande oportunidade de corrigir este erro.

Um destruidor e corrosivo álbum de guitarras estridentes e melancólicas, igualmente distribuídas entre as 10 músicas do álbum em igual proporção de intensidade. Pra se ter uma ideia, o disco esta completamente esgotado, seja nas versões K7, CD ou Vinil.

Resumindo, imagine tudo que aconteceu nos 90´s, condense tudo numa banda, e tenha o Tape Deck Mountain.

Dica, escute alto, o mais alto possível, fará mais sentido.

***** Interview with Tape Deck Mountain *****

Q. When did Tape Deck Mountain start? tell us about the history...
I started the band in 2008 in San Diego, CAas a recording project playing all the instruments myself, later that year I was joined by Paul Remund on the drums and we played around town eventually adding a bass player and touring around the U.S. a couple times. We put out a full length and a couple EPs. In 2011 Paul decided he wasn't that interested in playing drums anymore, I decided it was time for a change and I packed up my things and moved to Austin, TX. I lived there for a year and recorded our full length SWAY w/ Jon Momberg (formerly of the Appleseed Cast) on drums. The Texas heat got to me and I eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY for the past 3 years. I've got a steady lineup right now with Dylan Mandel on drums and Brian Murphy on bass. We've recently did a European tour last January. Currently we are working on new material.

Q: Who are your influences?
Growing up in the the 80s/90s definitely the grunge and shoegaze music movements where influences. Growing up in the right wing evangelical christian church and trying to make sense of that has also been a big influence on a lot of my lyrics.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is Hard!

The Cure - Disintegration
Starflyer 59 - Gold
Slowdive - Pygmalion
The Microphones - The Glow pt. 2
Godspeed You Black Emporer - Lift your Skinny Fist

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is a really amazing experience when you come to that zen moment of everything coming together and being able to share it with other people. I love it.

On the hand sometimes things go terribly wrong, that can be a very horrible experiences.

Q. How do you describe Tape Deck Mountain sounds?
I'm not one for labels but when most people ask what Tape Deck Mountain sounds like I usually say 'psychedelic grunge' seems to make sense.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
The Spookfish https://thespookfish.bandcamp.com/
Dean Cercone http://deancercone.bandcamp.com
WRITER https://writertheband.bandcamp.com/
Scruffles https://nineteen98records.bandcamp.com/album/no-parents
Slavve https://slavve.bandcamp.com/
QunQ https://qunq.bandcamp.com/

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We did a cover set of Daniel Johnston songs last Halloween, I'm currently mixing a couple of those that we recorded.

Q: What are your plans for the future....
Hopefully getting out of New York before winter. I'm currently mixing 4 new Tape Deck Mountain songs. After that I will be starting on a new full length record.

Q: Any parting words?
Actions speak louder than words.