segunda-feira, 24 de julho de 2017

Brick & Mortar with Shallow - An Interview

Virou uma tendência poderosa e, claro, extremamente barulhenta, pegar a melancolia do pós punk, a agressividade do pos hardcore entrelaçadas às viagens gazers, vide bandas como Nothing, Whirr, Narrow Head, entre outras, e agora, chega a vez do TBTCI estampar em suas páginas, e, principalmente fazer seus tímpanos ensurdecerem ao som do quarteto Shallow e seu estupendo EP de estreia, "Brick & Mortar".

Imagina o Starflyer 59 duelando com o Fugazi, ou o Cure com os Pumpkins, o Shallow é o filho bastardo de toda essa galera, simples assim.

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***** Interview with Shallow *****

Q. When did Shallow start? Tell us about the history...
A. Myself(Austin) and our drummer zach met by playing in a hardcore band, both being fans of shoegaze decided to break away and start Shallow. Through recommendations of friends we got our second guitar player Nick onboard, and I asked one of my best friends Erick to play bass. We had our first practice January 2017 and played songs that I had been writing for a few years and developed them.

Q: Who are your influences?
MBV, Failure, Slowdive, Hum, Oasis, Placebo, Brand new and Nothing, just to name a few.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Slowdive - Just For A Day
Nirvana - Bleach
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Sweaty, it's really hot in Texas

Q. How do you describe Shallow sounds?
Heavy Shoegaze for the depressed

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Recording went very very smooth. We recorded at Southwing Audio and had amazing engineers. We tracked all the instruments live, drums and bass in one isolation booth and both guitars in another sound proof room, but we played together in the same room like we do at practice.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Texas is killing right now as far as new Shoegaze bands go. Daze, Grivo, Glare, Narrowhead and Walking Misery are all some really good up and coming bands from Texas. Can't forget about our friends from Salt Lake City, No Sun

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Starflyer 59

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are currently recording a split with Daze and have plans to do another split following our next EP that will be one cover and one original with another band we are close with.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks so much for this opportunity and keep on killing it with the blog, seriously awesome stuff dude!