quarta-feira, 30 de março de 2016

Daze with The Cordial Sins - An Interview

Quando se escuta um álbum como Daze, a estreia do quinteto estadunidense The Cordial Sins lançado no final do ano passado, tem-se a real certeza que existe sim música pop de extrema qualidade sem ser piegas e pré fabricada.

Daze é um conjunto linear de onze exercícios contendo dreampop, indie rock grudento e pegajoso, pra sair sim cantarolando mundo afora e sem enjoar.

The Cordial Sins e seu "Daze" foram feiros sob medida pra ouvir alto e passeando mundo afora, 

***** Interview with The Cordial Sins *****

Q: When did The Cordial Sins start? Tell us about the history...
A: Corey (lead guitar/vocals), Jeremy (drums) and I began playing together in 2012. We underwent a really big line up change and sound transformation to get where we are now. In 2015, however, we really honed in on what we want to sound like and convey to our audience. This process included me becoming the lead singer and picking up two new members, our rhythm guitarist, Kyle, and bassist, James. We're at a point now where we're getting into a certain work-flow and all have a great relationship with one another.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: I love this question! We all have varying musical influences but a lot of overlaps, too. I'd say that we try to capture the sounds of artists like Danger Mouse (Rome, Norah Jones, Broken Bells), Deerhunter, Real Estate, The Shins, and many others. As our drummer likes to say, we aim to "add to the conversation." Essentially, we want to maintain our own, unique voice but also make music that is accessible to others.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Off the top of my head:
The Beatles -- Abbey Road
Queens of the Stone Age -- Songs For The Deaf
Death Cab For Cutie -- Plans
My Morning Jacket -- Z
Fleetwood Mac -- Rumors

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: It's my favorite part of being in a band! I always get a little nervous beforehand but there's something really special about sharing your own creation with people that actually want to listen.

Q. How do you describe The Cordial Sins sounds?
A: We generally label our music as Alternative/Indie/Dream-pop. As far as sounds go, I think we have a lot of groove, surf-rock (heavier), and atmospheric elements. We like it to be a little clean (clear) but also impactful.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A: Recording our first full-length record, "Daze," was a very long but enjoyable process. We really learned a lot about ourselves and the type of music we wanted to play. It was difficult at times, but I don't think any of us could have asked for a better experience. We love our engineer/producer, Eddie Ashworth, who has become a very good friend to us. We were able to record at his home studio, The Oxide Shed, which is basically in the middle of the woods (awesome!). Overall, a great experience.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Local bands in Columbus, OH, that I'd recommend would be Playing To Vapors, The High Definitions, The Worn Flints, Friendly Faux, Fine Animal, Indigo Wild, The Wind & The Sea, and so on. As for national and regional acts that we've recently discovered, we really love The Districts, Wolf Alice, Night Moves, Wild Nothing, and of course new albums by Alabama Shakes, Deerhunter, and My Morning Jacket, if you haven't heard them already!

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A: Hands down, Wolf Alice. I think we have a lot of similar textures/sounds and they'd be a blast to cover through and through. Other bands whose songs we like to cover include The Shins, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire, Deerhunter, The Raconteurs, The Strokes, and so on.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Our initial plans are to play out of town. We're working on booking regionally and have also applied to a few festivals. We also plan on recording and releasing a few singles this year, which we're really looking forward to.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Well, we love sharing not only our music, but also our thoughts and ideas with others. So, thank you for interviewing us and getting to know us a bit more. We look forward to playing to a wider range of audiences in the future and are so happy to share what we love with the world.
- Liz Fisher