sábado, 14 de janeiro de 2017

Better Days with In Drift - An Interview

Se por acaso você estiver em Toronto hoje, faça um favor a você mesmo, não vá perder o show do quinteto In Drift que acontece no The Silver Dollar Room, mais infos aqui.

A chamada acima tem uma explicação, o EP de estreia "Better Days. Uma beleza cintilante com desenhos de clássicos do pós punk, leia-se Smiths, Bunnymen, Cure, aliados a beleza estonteante de um Sundays ou Mazzy Star. 

O ponto é que o In Drift, em sua estreia, acena para o passado, olhando para o futuro, as conexões existem, mas a modernidade e o frescor de "Better Days" são extremamente maiores e mais fascinantes do que mera xerox. 

Belo e sublime exemplificam a magia de "Better Days". Se você cruzar com o In Drift por aí, não pense duas vezes, abrace-os e os adore.

***** Interview with In Drift *****

Q. When did In Drift start? Tell us about the history...
A: In Drift starting in the spring of 2015 with an ad on Craigslist. I had been searching for a band whose sound incorporated elements of the music that inspired me and was having no luck. I decided to form one from scratch instead. I met Marcin shortly after that and loved is raw energetic guitar playing. Together we found Jeff who is a rock solid bassist with an incredible talent for creating interesting soundscapes. The ad that I placed said something like ”looking for a singer who likes new wave bands like the Smiths and the Cure as well as bands like Diiv and Beach Fossils” Courtney answered the ad with “Hey, I like all those bands” and that was it. We began working on songs together immediately after that. After our first drummer didn’t work out we were incredibly lucky to find Dylan, who has added a real dynamic signature to the songs.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: One of the things that we love about our band, is that while we all listen to much of the same bands, there are a wide variety of influences that contribute elements to aspects of our songs. Bands ranging from 80’s and 90’s Britpop like The Cure, The Smiths, Pulp, Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, to bands like Massive Attack, Diiv, Tame Impala, The Strokes, MBV etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: The Smiths (The Smiths),
Radiohead (The bends),
Tame Impala (Currents),
Jesus & Mary Chain (Psychocandy),
Slowdive (Souvlaki)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: While we all love to record and write songs, playing live is the best way to connect with the people and share the experience. It’s the best feeling.

Q. How do you describe In Drift sounds?
A: Spacey, Surfy, Dreamy Pop band.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: We record most of the tracks at our secret sound laboratory. Typically the main body of the song is written and sent out to the entire band for digesting. Everyone will then fool around with their parts and the song grows from there. Once we are happy with the song we mix and master at an outside studio for a different and objective viewpoint.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Fake Palms, Sahara, Diiv, HoneyBeard, The Dearly Bereft

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A: We have covered songs from the Stone Roses and Echo and the Bunnymen and are always looking for another interesting song to put our spin on. It’s always fun to watch people wonder why they recognize a song until they finally realize where they know it from.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: We are about to release our first EP on January 6th, and will be promoting it on radio and with shows. We are constantly writing and recording new material as well and it is our plan to be constantly releasing new music.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Be sure to check us out on Facebook and instagram! Come to our EP release show on January 14th at the Silver Dollar