segunda-feira, 21 de maio de 2018

Levity with Noise Is Everything Else - An Interview

Quando três amigos, fãs confessos de Beatles, e barulheiras noventistas resolvem se juntar, formar uma banda e se divertirem, uma coisa é certa, algo realmente bom virá.

Este é o resumo da história de James, Levi e Mike, ou Noise Is Everything Else para os chegados. E por entre o amor ao psicodelismo sessentista, ao punk, e aos barulhos dos 90´s os caras chegaram ao seu debute, o disco homônimo nasceu em há pouco menos de quinze dias atrás e é um síntese do que os caras são e do que gostam.

Saborear o disco é como teletransportar-se para as diversas décadas e fases que a música moderna passou, sem se prender a este ou aquele estilo, os caras apenas fundem tudo numa deliciosa coisa chamada música.

O Noise Is Everything Else é para ser escutado em todo e qualquer momento, em todo e qualquer lugar, sem qualquer tipo de contra indicação.

***** Interview with Noise Is Everything Else *****

Q. When did Noise Is Everything Else start? Tell us about the history...
Levi - Mike and I met few years ago after I heard of his former band Monoplane, who I was a big fan of. And for a while we have bounced ideas off each other but never really tried to bring any of it to fruition. We didn't have any kind of direction or particular style we wanted to convey. But one day we were just hanging out and I showed him a chord progression that I had come up with, and he went over to my keyboard and played this very simple but beautiful melody on top of it, we both loved the feeling of that melody so much we decided this will be the first song on our new project.

Our idea was to be experimental, maybe even play some instruments that we had never played before. But we knew that if we really want to make this band something special, we need more creative input. So we went to our friend James, who happens to be not only one of my best friends, but also one of the most talented musicians we know. James had helped me before with recording in the past and I knew he would be happy to help is out with anything we wanted to do, but Mike and I both knew that the three of us together would be necessary for creating the sound that we are looking for.

Q: Who are your influences?
Levi - I think we each have a lot of different influences, which is what makes Noise so fun for us. But we all love psychedelic rock, punk, metal, etc. Most of my influences come from 60's psychedelic rock and 80' noise rock and punk

James - I think Levi said it best. Although we come from very different backgrounds we blend well together. Personally I have an obsession with the pyschedelic sounds of the 60's and 70's. That has been a driving force in most things I create.

Mike - I like everything from the Beatles to a lot of stuff from the 70s to the 90s and even some newer stuff. I also am very Infuenced by psychedelic and noisey melodic sounds.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Levi - Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Static Age - The Misfits
The Pony Express Record - Shutter To Think
World Coming Down - Type O Negative
Relax - Holy Wave

James - Pink Floyd - Meddle
The Beatles - Revolver
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
Bob Dylan -The Times They Are A Changin'
Between The Buried And Me- Alaska

Mike - The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Ween - White Pepper
Hum - You'd Prefer an Astronaut
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

Q. How do you feel playing live?
James - Being active musically is hard when you are continuely trying to create. We have finally started to get ready to play out together. We are excited to see what is to come. Personally I have been playing live for a decade so it feels more natural to do that than really much if anything else. I'm excited to take Noise to a stage

Levi - We are still a very new band, and unfortunately we haven't had the chance to play together as Noise yet since our schedules have been particularly busy lately, but we plan on getting out and playing as soon as we can.

Mike - I've played live in 3 other bands before and always loved the experience so I'm looking forward to playing live with Noise.

Q. How do you describe Noise Is Everything Else´s sound?
Levi - We try to take a unique approach to each song we write, and doing so I think we can touch on mix of genres.

James - It may seem corny but I feel it is music for anyone trying to find something. I'm not sure what exactly but that is really the emotion behind the music for me. Exploration.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs.
James - We found our best option to find a particular sound was to do it ourself. We didn't want anyone or anything to change what we were trying to accomplish. We have been lucky enough to have the resources and know how to record everything ourselves in my home studio based in Mount Carmel PA. We spent many months writing. It took us a long time to find the album as a whole. Writing and recording were a simutanious production. Anything that felt real and natural got recorded. That is how the whole album was written. Trial and error and a drive to make something we were wanting to hear.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
James- The Beatles of course. Any other answer from my bandmates would confuse me haha.

Levi - I would really like to cover The Beatles but it's just so hard to do them justice.

Mike - without a doubt The Beatles

Q: What are your plans for the future?
James - continue to write, record, and play all the music we can.

Q: Any parting words?
Levi - I just want to say thanks for giving us your time and we hope that you enjoy the album. If you want to give us a listen just check out our Bandcamp or SoundCloud page below, and if you want to say hi or tell us we suck just go over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think.