terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2016

Pills with Daylily - An Interview

Noisepop com jeitão noventista e roupagem atual, esse é o Daylily, quarteto de Minnesota.

Pills, recente álbum dos caras, lançado em Março, é fuzz em alta rotação, tudo estourando e apitando, chegando a implorar pra que o ouvinte coloque seus fones de ouvido e aumente mais ainda, assim a experiência fica completa.

O TBTCI recomenda o seguinte, escute realmente em volume máximo no aconchego de seu lar, e depois pegue o disco coloque em qualquer dispositivo pra que você possa sair pra rua, e ouvir em loop, curtindo o dia.

Certeza de felicidade plena, vai por mim.

***** Inteview with Daylily *****

Q. When did Daylily start? Tell us about the history...
A. We've been playing under the name Daylily for almost a year now. We've all been in projects with each other for the past 6 years, though.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Every band member brings a very different set of influences that are ever evolving. There are obvious touchstones in the texture work like - My Bloody Valentine, Deerhunter, Slowdive, etc. Artists that work with texture and repetition were pretty influential on the instrumental/'ambient' pieces. People like Tim Hecker, Brian Eno, Ricky Eat Acid, and Grouper. The records we're recording right now are definitely coming from a symbiosis happening within the band rather than having specific influences. I personally have been really delving into stuff like The Talking Heads, Steely Dan, Sturgill Simpson, Kanye West, Young Thug. Working from a warmer sonic palette, to coincide with the coming summer months.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. Simply the toughest question ever, but something I love to think about all the time! For now:
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter
Remain in Light - Talking Heads
Yeezus - Kanye West
Kid A - Radiohead

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. I love playing live, and I think it's an essential release for the type of musician that I am. I'm absolutely more focused on the recorded aspect of music, though. Creating something ageless and beautiful is the dream. Playing live can also be frustrating because we're all perfectionists in our own way. Having a show that didn't feel effecting enough can really bring your mood down.

Q. How do you describe Daylily sounds?
A. Jake (drums) is the backbone to our sound. The way he feels out grooves, and the timbre of his cymbals next to the guitars are what set our sound apart in a sea of guitar pedal bands. It's taken years and years of sound experimentation and trying out different gear before I even began to start materializing the guitars and soundscapes that I heard in my head. Knowing the fine line between detail and over indulgence is a crucial part of our sound, as well.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. All of our current material has been self recorded. I use pro tools and a very simple mic set up. Most of the plug-ins used are stock. The textures come from getting the most interesting basic sound and recording that to fit the vibe of our particular record or song. Some of the material on the new record was recorded on cassette by Pete (vocals, bass, guitars, keys) and I and then chopped up. Doing kind of a collage of sound thing. Ryan Olcott mastered Pills and he did a magnificent job of bringing out the guitar and vocal textures.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. My favorite local artists are Pale Spectre, Hollow Boys, Flavor Crystals, Psymun, and Good Doom. Kaytranada just put out an excellent debut album. King Tuff is a slice of rock n roll heaven that I think everyone should be listening to. If you're sleepin on Neon Indian, you really shouldn't be.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. We've done Blondie before. I'd love to do a Cars song or maybe something by New Order, or The Wake.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. The future is poppin' - we have this plan to release 4 albums this year: one for each season. Pills was our spring jam, we're almost done tracking the 2nd one. It'll be on schedule for a mid-July release! Keep an eye out.

Q: Any parting words?
A. Thanks for doing the interview, we're stoked that you enjoyed the record! Be on the lookout for a new single in the next month here, and another full length after that!!

Interview by Jesse River (guitar, keys, engineering, production)