Bem, se você acompanha o TBTCI deve saber que os noruegues do The Megaphonic Trift são prediletos da casa, certo?
Tendo isto posto, vamos ao duo, claro, norueguês, Misty Coast que na realidade são Linn e Richard, ambos do Megaphonic Trift.
Em uma homenagem ao T-Rex, (The Misty Coast of Albany é uma das músicas do álbum Unicorn de 1969), o duo debutou com o single "Funny World" em uma versão mais sonhadora do que a banda original deles, e com acentos mais psicodélicos, deixando o noise shoegaze do Megaphonic um pouco de lado.
"Funny World" é uma preciosidade grudenta que gruda na mente desde os primeiros momentos.
Que venham mais, muito mais do Misty Coast.
We (Linn and Richard) play together in the noise rock band The Megaphonic Thrift, and as some of the music we wrote didn’t fit that project we decided to start Misty Coast.
Q: Who are your influences?
We are influenced by all the strange people around us, by the sea, the rain and the long, dark coasts of Norway. We are also big fans of the minimalistic musical landscape of Broadcast, we discover the meaning of life while listening to Flaming Lips , and we cry over old classics like T-Rex, The Zombies and Nick Drake.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is always the hardest question ever! We both find these albums absolutely amazing:
T-Rex - The Slider
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen we are floating in space
Flaming Lips - Embryonic
The Byrds - Younger than yesterday
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Like the world is spinning under our feet, and our minds are soaked up by the clouds. We LOVE it.
Q. How do you describe Misty Coast sounds?
Minimalistic and dreamy psych-pop with one foot on the pedal board, and the other one placed steady on the ground. We believe that less is more, and we try to make the grim become beautiful.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the song?
We started recording Funny World on our living room floor, building the song based on a guitar riff over a simple drum beat. We brought the session to producer Matias Tellez (Young Dreams), and we finished the song in his studio. He turned everything upside down, and created a magical universe.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Soft Ride, Strange Hellos and 9 grader nord from our hometown Bergen, Nylenda from Stavanger and Oslo based Hilma Nikolaisen.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Our band name is a tribute to T-Rex and their well hidden song The Misty Coast of Albany. So it would have to be that one.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are playing a few shows in Norway this fall while finishing up our debut album. We’re also releasing a new album with The Megaphonic Thrift and we’re going on a Japan tour. In the future we are planning to get away from this rainy city as much as possible. We just want to travel around doing shows and recording new music.
Q: Any parting words?
We’ve never been to Brazil, so spread our music around and we’ll might get a chance to come over for a visit!