segunda-feira, 26 de outubro de 2015

Consequences with Since Always - An Interview

Diretamente de Houston, Estados Unidos, o trio Since Always soltou no início do ano seu primeiro álbum. Consequences é o nome do rebento.

Sonoramente o Since Always faz conexões com o predileto do TBTCI Thrushes, colocando as guitarras em primeiro plano, aliadas com o vocal de Laila, criando um entrelaçamento angustiante entre uma sonoridade com o pé nos 90´s e outro na atualidade, o Since Always amplia suas inspirações mais óbvias como os Smashing Pumpkins e as guitar bands dos 90´s como Velocity Girl por exemplo, e ateia uma aura shoegaze melancólica por cima de tudo.

Um grande disco.

***** Interview with Since Always *****

Q. When did Since Always start? tell us about the history...
Laila: A few years ago on April Fools I went to a show at the Jet Lounge and I saw Jonah in another band I thought he was great so I gave him a few of my demos that night. We just recorded my demo songs as a side project and that was our first EP Moxy Kid. Through a mutual friend we found David Michalak and he's a great drummer. He's loud and dynamic but also just a great talented person to work with and he understands the music. I feel lucky that he joined our band. It made a huge difference.

Q: Who are your influences?
Jonah: I really like movie scores. Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer are my main influences. Right now I'm listening to a lot of Caspian and M83.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
These are some of our favorite records. We just chose the ones we listen to the most and which we take the most influence from at the moment. But we always have a hard time agreeing on this! And it changes all the time.
Bloodflowers [The Cure]
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness [Smashing Pumpkins]
Digital Ash In A Digital Urn [Bright Eyes]
When The Pawn...[Fiona Apple]
Either/Or [Elliot Smith]

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Laila: For me it's nerve-racking but exciting and I try to incorporate that into the show. Once I get into the set it always changes. Most of the time we try to challenge each other on stage and it's really fun. If you ever see us live, the guys are very energetic and really get into it.

Q. How do you describe Since Always sounds?
Laila: I would say it's kind of dreamy and hazy with fuzzy guitars and distortion but we try to add emotional vulnerability and aggressiveness. We like that dichotomy between the two.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Jonah: Took us six months to write the songs and demo them. It then it took us another six months to record the project [Consequences] and I recorded and mixed the record myself. Most of the work was done in revisions.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Jonah: I'm really getting into Deafheaven and No Devotion right now.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Laila: Actually we're about to record covers of a couple Blondie songs.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Jonah: We have lots of new songs and we're demoing them right now. We plan on touring very soon. We love meeting new people along the way. One of our favorite parts about playing live is all the cool people we've come into contact with.

Q: Any parting words?
Our record is called Consequences. It's available on Itunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and Amazon. You can follow us on any of the social media: facebook, twitter, instagram and you can check out our music videos and life performances on Youtube. Thanks for reading