quinta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2017

III with Pure Ghost - An Interview

Existe uma avalanche de barulheira melancólica tomando conta do submundo dos sons, bandas que brotam, como esporros de feedback em todos os lugares, muito por conta dos percursores da mescla de barulheira abrasiva noventista com melancolia pos punk, leia-se, Nothing e Whirr.

Obviamente que as matrizes como, Fugazi, Sunny Day Real State, Cure estão devidamente inseridas pra essa molecada que vem derramar seus lamentos, amores, frustrações e demências através de decibéis elevados, assim é o caro do quarteto de Greenville na Carolina do Norte, Pure Ghost.

O debute do caras, segue essa roupagem, nervosa, atmosférica, explosiva e densa, "III" é o nome do cartão de visitas dos caras e deve ser degustado em alto e bom som.

Barulheiras como o Pure Ghost são mais do que bem vindas e necessárias.

***** Interview with Pure Ghost *****

Q. When did Pure Ghost start? Tell us about the history...
I (Andrew) had the idea for a shoegaze project late last year and started hashing out music with Eli, and we slowly started to piece together the rest of the band. Our drummer Matt was someone who I’ve played with in metal projects previous and it felt natural to ask him if he wanted to try something new. It took forever to find another capable guitar player with time to spare, but we’re lucky to have found Weston through other mutual bands. Most of the writing came out of the nights where Eli and I would sit around and jam and we spent a lot of time in a cramped storage unit finding our sound.

Q: Who are your influences?
Whirr, Dinosaur Jr., Slowdive, Nothing, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, pinkshinyultrablast,

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Souvlaki – Slowdive
2. Self Titled – Queens of the Stone Age
3. Covenant – Morbid Angel
4. Disintegration – The Cure
5. Catch For Us the Foxes - mewithoutYou

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous, elated… Every show brings it’s own feelings, and varies given the space and crowd we’re playing to.

Q. How do you describe Pure Ghost sounds?
Atmospheric, melodic, LOUD!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded everything on “III” live at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, NC with Kris Hilbert over the course of a weekend. We did not record with a metronome as to capture the feeling and energy of how the songs come out when we play live. After live tracking we went back to add guitar doubles, leads, and we spent most of the last day on vocals, their doubles, and various layering.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Glass, Waft, WVRM, Vacation State, and The Francis Vertigo: all great bands hailing from South Carolina.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
I’ve made so many cover song suggestions that my opinion no longer carries any weight at practice, haha. We’ve talked Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Lana Del Rey, and many others.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We’re doing lots of writing so we can release more music, play more shows, and we’ll see where it goes!

Q: Any parting words?
We have a music video for “Teeth” coming out very soon that we’re very excited to share.