quinta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2017

The Motion of the Ocean with Wrip - An Interview

Em alguns momentos, tudo que se precisa, é estar a beira do amor, sentindo aquela brisa, e ouvindo algo simples, sem extremos, algo que te embarque na vibe, uma música dançante, cantarolável, harmônica, sonhadora, enfim, um belo indie surf pop cairia como uma luva não?

Pois se para este verão estava faltando a trilha perfeita, você acabou de encontra-la neste exato momento: "The Motion of the Ocean" debute dos garotos da Califórnia, de onde mais, Wrip.

Se o Lúcio Ribeiro ouvir esses meninos, vai traze-los pro Brasil como a mais nova celebridade indie do momento, e eu digo a você, não seria nada mal, porque se todo indie fosse como o Wrip, tudo ficaria melhor.

Bom verão com o Wrip.

***** Interview with Wrip *****

Q. When did Wrip start? Tell us about the history...
1.) Wrip started back in December of 2016. Originally it was an idea Hendrik and Cole had; to just bang out a few songs with Reise’s help because he knew how to record. That resulting in them literally being up all night putting together four songs in a bedroom that later became our demo “Easy Swimmers.” Reise, Hendrik, and Cole toyed around with name ideas and eventually came up with Wrip (which honestly doesn’t have a solid meaning behind it, just sounded cool). Once they really listened back on what we ended up with, they thought that it’d be a good idea to bring in other members and make it a full band. That is where Danny and Jonny then stepped into the picture. Immediately after we all had our first practice two days later we quickly developed a synergy that made it all the more easier and ultimately an experience we will all hold close. From then we all played our first show in Santa Cruz at what was formally Cafe Pergs (RIP) and a few more following. Later we began sending each other song ideas for what was our next step, an LP. Once everyone was able to come together, we took advantage of our summer breaks from College to put together 11 songs that turned into “The Motion of the Ocean.”

Q: Who are your influences?
2.) We all have a bunch of influences that range from a lot of difference genres. For Wrip’s sound though, our influences include:
- Porches
- Turnover
- The Beach Boys
- The Cure
- My Bloody Valentine
- Diiv
- Lots of other bands that fall into those categories (we listen to a lot of music).

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3.) That’s a tough one, our top 5 (in no specific order) would have to be:
- Green Day - “Insomnia”
- Bob Iver - “For Emma, Forever Ago”
- Fall Out Boy - “Take This To Your Grave”
- Rage Against The Machine - “Evil Empire”
- Nirvana - “Nevermind”

We’ll probably rethink this later.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4.) Playing live is a great feeling especially when we’ve worked really hard practicing beforehand. Seeing people really liking how we sound and responding to it is something we love to experience every time we play.

Q. How do you describe Wrip sounds?
5.) Wrip sounds like someone took a beach ball and brought it to life, some days at the beach are overcast and some are bright and sunny. We sound like a pop band due to our sounds of the 808’s but also sound ambient and melodic at times. In other words, just straight up surfpop.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6.) Recording is done by Reise because he has the equipment and experience. For the most part we just stick ourselves in someone’s bedroom until we finish a song and feel satisfied with it. We stick to bedrooms because we don’t have an existing budget for studio time.

Like recording, writing also involved a free house and an entire night. We usually stay up as a group and throw around ideas that we all agree to build upon.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
8.) Listen to our homies from Fringe, Strange Tides, Westpoint, and Get Married!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
9.) There are a lot. We almost became a cover band due to all of us wanting to cover a song we all love. A few we have done so far are:
- The Beach Boys - “Surfin’ USA”
- Joy Division - “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
- Happy Diving - “Head Spell”
- Weezer - “Undone (Sweater Song)”
- OutKast - “Hey Ya”

Q: What are your plans for the future?
10.) As of right now we’re just celebrating our first LP release and playing as many shows as we can and are gearing up to do our first tour in January with a band called “Get Married.” Later on we’ll be coming together to figure out some new songs.

Q: Any parting words?
11.) Thank you to you and your blog for the support, we really appreciate it. Also we would like to thank our friends, family, girlfriends, and bands that have supported us from the start. Make sure to check us out on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and all that jazz. Get a shirt, get a tape, and have yourself a great day!