segunda-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2018

Bloom In View with Houseplants - An Interview

Das cinzas do Dear Tracks, que para quem acompanha as páginas do TBTCI, sabe do que estou falando, nasceu o Houseplants.

Matt e Victoria reformularam o antigo projeto e trouxeram um pouco mais de sonhos ao mundo, mais precisamente em Julho do ano passado. O debute deles, homônimo é um verdadeiro frescor sonoro, um antidoto para males do cotidiano, guiado pela magia entre os dois, a música flua de forma cristalina e afaga mente e coração.

Se você gosta de dreampop, o Houseplants é absolutamente necessário. Bons sonhos.

***** Interview with Houseplants *****

Q. When did Houseplants begin? Tell us about the history...
We used to be "Dear Tracks" & made the changes to Houseplants as a new project and released an EP back in June. We played our first few shows this past summer as Houseplants opening for The Drums, Wavves, & Teen Daze. We also did a southwest tour.

Q: Who are your influences?
Daniel Johnston, Andy Kaufman, Yoko Ono, David Lynch, Henry Miller, Tim Heidecker

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Jesus and the Mary Chain- Psychocandy
Cleaners From Venus - In The Golden Autumn
Blouse - (self titled)
The Clientele - The Violet Hour
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Performing live is always a great mental / physical release when the vibes and atmosphere is chill. Most of our time as Houseplants has been shortly lived but the process so far has been a significant learning experience for both recording and performing live. With our new project, we're able to find out what we're looking for and how to get our ideas to work especially after trying it out live.

Q. How do you describe Houseplants sounds?
We're heavily into chorus effects and staying to a dreamy-esque between guitars and synths. Our rhythm sound has a post punk upbeat / mid tempo range of patterns. Our live sound and material using both electronic and live drums. Vocals are soaked in reverb and other effects

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Each time we've recorded has been done differently but we like to demo out our ideas and build from it over time. We've recently just started recording/demoing at home on our own and currently in the midst of writing new material. We'll be using some of our home recordings into our next release.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Ravennas (Seattle) + Launder (Los Angeles)

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're always working on ideas - right now we're writing new songs. We plan to be active again and tour in new cities around spring time.

Q: Any parting words?
New music coming in 2018, keep us on the radar. Thank you for reaching out✌