quarta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2018

Beekeepers with Monograms - An Interview

Ian Jacobs é a mente por trás do combo new wave garage, Monograms.

"Beekeepers" é o primeiro álbum cheio do projeto e segue a linha anárquica dos EPs, talvez, ou, muito provavelmente a atmosfera da cidade natal de Ian, Nova Iorque seja o alimento ideal para o projeto que segundo seu próprio criador é algo como uma "guerra caótica que termina em com um tratado de paz".

Talvez um tanto quanto exagerado, porque o caos do Monograms é controlado, quando tudo parece prestes a explodir algo retorna a sua origem, mas ele vive por lá, querendo sempre sair.

Talvez ainda não seja o momento certo, o fato é que o Monograms sonoramente é como as grandes megalópoles, intenso, confuso e excitante.

***** Interview with Monograms *****

Q. When did Monograms begin? Tell us about the history...
Monograms began about 3 1/2 years ago, when I got sorta burnt out on playing in bands and wanted to start a solo project. I played solo with drum machines and stuff for a while, for fun, but as I started to offers on more established stages so I started putting a band together for the live shows. And now, it's a band. Sometimes you can't escape the band. Plus it's more fun to play music with friends.

Q: Who are your influences?

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Let me get back to you in forever...

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Good. But sometimes the crowd isn't as excited and that's not great. But then sometimes I hurt myself jumping around. And then I feel great.

Q. How do you describe Monograms´ sounds?
I have no idea. I remember someone once called us a Post-Punk version of Tame Impala. I really am terrible at describing that though so have no idea.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Everything is done pretty guerrilla style cause I record a lot of things at home and then bring them to different local studios . So, I would say the process is chaotic warfare that ends in a peace treaty.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Car Seat Headrest. And they're not new but lots of people haven't heard of The Cleaners from Venus, and they really should.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I dunno. Hmmm, maybe Devo or The Beastie Boys... or I always wanted to make hip hop versions of Cold Play songs and call the project "Cold Playa". That would be ambitious though.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Things are constantly changing and evolving with this project. I already have the next album written. I'm looking to put it out in the Spring.