sábado, 17 de dezembro de 2016

Now and Yours with Lillet Blanc - An Interview

Construindo suas melodias sob um espectro sonoro que foi construído pela gravadora, predileta da casa, 4AD, o duo Lillet Blanc de Nova Iorque, criou uma bela estreia.

Seu EP homônimo exala o frescor do dreampop atualizado por nomes com o Beach House e Melody´s Echo Chamber e finca ao lado deles seu promissor futuro.

Beleza cristalina para os ouvidos.

***** Interview with Lillet Blanc *****

Q. When did Lillet Blanc start? Tell us about the history...
I had taken a break from writing for a long time and I met Sean at school in Boston just around the time that I was starting to formulate the idea of Lillet Blanc. He helped push the songs and we began playing together, in apartments, recording the songs, getting demos together, finally full mixes. After I graduated this past May, we spent the summer focusing on re-recording bits and pieces of the EP and moving to New York, where we were finally able to release the EP through a blog.

Q: Who are your influences?
When starting to write the songs that would become Lillet Blanc, I admired the Alvvays' debut album, Beach House, Sunflower Bean, Melody's Echo Chamber, Diiv for modern references. Of course, bands like Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine were huge influences melodically and sonically for us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Blonde is one of our favourite albums.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We are about to play our first show ever so we will let you know!

Q. How do you describe Lillet Blanc sounds?
Jangle pop, dream pop, shoegaze. We enjoy a lot of these expansive textures but work hard to make sure the actual song is strong itself before adding any effects.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Most of the album we tracked in Boston apartments using our own equipment. We had some help along the way but Sean ended up mixing and mastering the entire thing himself.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Twen Furs has some really beautiful songs right now coming out of Boston, Infinity Girl, Ian Sweet, and Horse Jumper of Love

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Frank Ocean.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Now that the EP is fully released, we're just playing shows and working on promoting the EP and ourselves. We are ambitious in a sea of great Brooklyn bands but patient about being a baby band.

Q: Any parting words?
Come catch us at a show and we can play some skee ball afterwards!