quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2016

Five Little Pills with Jake and Elizabeth - An Interview

Envolvente, hipnótico, elegante, psíquico, cinematográfico, muitos poderiam e podem ser os adjetivos para classificar a BELEZA criada pelo duo Jake and Elizabeth em sua curta porém altamente prolífica produção que iniciou-se em Setembro do ano passado e já consta três EPs, um single e um álbum, todos simplesmente magníficos.

Experimente começar sua iniciação por qualquer uma das pérolas criadas pela dupla, ou, se preferir comece por "Too Much Sugar" primeiro álbum cheio deles lançado em Fevereiro, ou então, aventure-se pela suave e delirante beleza de "Five Little Pills" o mais recente EP.

Se você aprecia música, você definitivamente precisa de doses diárias de Jake and Elizabeth, simples assim.

***** Interview with Jake and Elizabeth *****

Q. When did Jake and Elizabeth start? Tell us about the history...
We started getting serious last fall, around September of 2015. We only recently started playing live, in April of this year.

Q: Who are your influences?
Well there's way too many to list but Bowie, the Beatles, My Bloody Valentine, Air, the Flaming Lips, T. Rex, The Beach Boys, Radiohead, just to name a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
5. Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On
4. Air - Moon Safari
3. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
2. The Beatles - Revolver
1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Like I said earlier, we only started playing live in April but it's been really fun so far. We love the whole experience, not just being on stage and performing but meeting new people and hanging out and seeing new cities.

Q. How do you describe Jake and Elizabeth sounds?
It's dreamy pop with hushed vocals and crazy melodies. It kind of sounds like the Beach Boys meets My Bloody Valentine.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Usually I'll make a demo of a new song and Elizabeth will come over and replace my vocal with hers, then we'll learn to play it acoustically, and then we'll re-record it with both of us singing it at the same time while I play an acoustic. All the other instruments will be added after that. I think that process really helps to keep the focus on the song, rather than getting bogged down with production.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There's so many great bands out there, it's pretty mind-blowing. A great way I've found to discover new music is by going to bandcamp and searching under the tags "artist recommended" and "pop" - I've found all these cool bands that way like She-Devils from Montreal, Pity Sex from Michigan, Nightmare Air from Melbourne, AM from Los Angeles, and Kikagaku Moyo from Tokyo. This is a great way to find tons of new bands you won't hear about (yet) on Pitchfork....

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We did a sort of bossa nova cover of "Sugar We're Goin Down" by Fallout Boy a little while back, and we also did Nancy Sinatra's "You Only Live Twice", you can find those both on our soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/jakezavracky/sets/jake-and-elizabeths-greatest

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're going to be some touring in the fall, mostly regionally in the Northeast of the US, and this summer we're working on an album that should come out late this year.

Q: Any parting words?
We do this thing through bandcamp where you can subscribe to us on Bandcamp for 3 dollars a month. You'll get all our releases instantly plus everything we put out and also a new subscriber exclusive song or EP every month. This could be a cover, a live version of something, or some b-sides.... check it out here: https://jakeandelizabeth.bandcamp.com/subscribe