sexta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2015

Out to Sea with Carlton Melton - An Interview


Se Hendrix baixasse por aqui novamente e resolvesse fazer uma jam, certamente ele pegaria sua fender e tocaria com o trio estadunidense Carlton Melton.

Out To Sea o disco de estreia dos caras é longo, denso, repleto de intensas e delirantes viagens abordo de guitarras estridentes ou climas ácidos e derretidos. Conexões com os os prediletos da casa o Bardo Pond também ficam evidentes no decorrer do disco.

O Carlton Melton teve o dom de fazer um dos grandes discos psych desse ano,

***** Interview with Carlton  Melton *****


Q. When did Carlton Melton started, tell us about the history...
1- CM started in July 2008 . We were born inside a geodesic dome in Northern California . We went up there one weekend to party/make some noise. We didn't realize we were starting a band- it just happened.

Q: Who are your influences?
2- influences: Hendrix, Spacemen 3, Bardo Pond, Parliament Funkadelic, Country Joe and the Fish, Nick Drake.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3- 5 all time albums: (no particular order)

13th Floor Elevators- 'Easter Everywhere'
Jimi Hendrix Experience- 'Electric Ladyland'
Nick Drake- 'Pink Moon'
My Bloody Valentine- 'Isn't Anything'
Neil Young- 'On the Beach'

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4- playing live: I love performing live . I'm usually nervous as hell before a show. But when I finally get on stage I feel at home. I love meeting people before/after the show. That is my favorite part of playing music: meeting people.

Q. How do you describe Carlton Melton sounds?
5- CM sound: I consider it soundtrack music. We are, I have been told, psychedelic. Add a dash of hillbilly, old school hip hop, rock, blues, and just about anything we are influenced by, and that is our sound.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6- recording process: We don't rehearse before a recording session. We go into it completely open-minded. We record the entire session and just see what happens. Afterwards, we listen back and say 'this works' or 'this doesn't work'. Somehow it usually works out. I guess it has something to do with the fact that Rich and I have been playing music together for 25 years.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7- new bands I recommend:
White Manna, Mugstar, vert:x, Earthling Society, Kandodo, Golden Void, Hot Lunch, Glitter Wizard, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete. Plenty more that I can't think of at the moment.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8- we have already covered Pink Floyd ('when you're in), Hawkwind (time we left this world today). Our bassist Clint wants us to try a Neu! tune. I want to try Zeppelin's 'Four Sticks', but we don't have a singer.

Q: What are your plans for the future....
9- future plans: We have 2 Bay Area shows coming up, then we are touring UK/ EU this Fall for three weeks. One of the shows being the Liverpool Psych Fest in late September w/ Spiritualized, The Heads, and dozens of other wonderful acts. After that, more recording sessions, more gigs- more fun.

Q: Any parting words?
10- The band is:
Andy Duvall (drums,guitar), Clint Golden (bass), Rich Millman (guitar,synth).
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http://www.carltonmeltonmusic.com
https://captcharecords.bandcamp.com/album/out-to-sea
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carlton-Melton-band-page

quinta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2015

Pink Haze with Chainsaw Rainbow - An Interview


Dominic Massaro é o sônicoo freak por trás do Chainsaw Rainbow.

747 é o nome do debute lançado no começo de agosto. Um verdadeiro exercício de lo-fi noise experimental completamente dissonante e ruidoso.

Para ouvidos calejados com barulho e muralhas sonoras.

***** Interview with Chainsaw Rainbow *****



Q. When did Chainsaw Rainbow start? tell us about the history...
Chainsaw rainbow is a solo project that I started about 2 years ago. I wanted to do a noisy guitar project without any other instruments.

Q: Who are your influences?
Aphex twin, MBV, Sonic Youth, Spacemen 3, Earth to name a few. Visual artist-Jean Michel Basquiat, author-Charles Bukowski, machine sounds. Any type of drone

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
There are numerous influences and it’s difficult to name a top 5, however here’s 5 in no particular order.
Aphex Twin- Selected Ambient works volume
Earth-Pentastar
MBV- Loveless.
Velvet Underground and Nico.
Boards of Canada-Geogaddi;

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s fun and rewarding. It’s one of the few times in life where I’m really in the moment and time stands still. Plus it’s great to hear the sounds at a loud volume where the sound waves are colliding creating music within the music.

Q. How do you describe chainsaw rainbow sounds?
Technicolor static


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs? I’m well rehearsed when I go into the studio. I will typically record all of the tracks in succession like a performance. Most everything is first take. Sometimes I’ll redo a track if I want to change something. I like to work fast and capture the performance.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There’s a lot of great music here in L.A. that I like. Hott MT, Vum , Egrets on Ergot are few of them. I find obscure stuff online sometimes that I really like. There’s an artist that I found on bandcamp named Astrobrite that does some great stuff.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Never have thought about that much. Maybe a really slow fuzzy drone version of cinnamon girl by Neil Young, or Venus in Furs by V.U.

Q: What are your plans for the future....
To continue to create music and art.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for supporting music around the world.
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/chainsaw-rainbow
https://dominicmassaro.bandcamp.com/

Earth Energy with Soft Lions - An Interview


Megan Liscomb, Ana Ramundoe e Jon Bonser formam o garageiro e deliciosamente bubblegum Soft Lions.

Earth Energy é o mais recente trabalho deles, é soa tão pegajoso quanto pisar em chiclete na rua, a energética mescla de punk bubblegum com a sonoridade das girl groups dos 60´s, tudo com uma pequena dose riot fazer do Soft Lions essencial pra sair pulando mundo afora.

Escute!!!
***** Interview with Soft Lions *****



Q. When did Soft Lions started, tell us about the history...
We started playing together in the summer of 2013 in San Diego, CA. I had been writing some songs on the guitar and found talented musicians Jon & Lex to help me bring them to life.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our latest EP was very influenced by surf guitar, Sonic Youth, and girl group harmonies.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
My all time faves are Loaded by Velvet Underground, Cut by The Slits, Fever to Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Strange Mercy by St Vincent, and Songs of Leonard Cohen

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live makes me feel like the most awesome version of myself. There's really nothing else like it.

Q. How do you describe Soft Lions sounds?
Soft Lions is moody, garagey, surfy & grungy.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded at Earthling Studios in El Cajon with our friend Mike Kamoo. We like to work on one song at a time in the studio as opposed to tracking by instrument. Our way takes a little longer, but it helps us change our sound from song to song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
I love La Luz, Parquet Courts, Peter Matthew Bauer, Slutever, Globelamp, Blouse, Swearin', and EMA.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
I've always wanted to cover Lesley Gore "You Don't Own Me". It's so sassy and fun to sing!

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We just got home from playing our first show in San Francisco and we can't wait to get back up there. We're excited to hit the road more and work on an album.

Q: Any parting words?
We hope you sing along!
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https://softlions.bandcamp.com/album/earth-energy

quarta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2015

Wirikuta with TAU - An Interview


Shauny é o fio condutor do xamanismo musical chamado TAU.

Shauny também é conhecido por ter tocado teclados no Dead Skeletons, e após sua saída da banda caminha com seus mantras pessoais sendo que o cartão de visitas é o ep Wirikuta, lançado pela Fuzz Club Records. Conexões com os Skeletons são notadas claramente porém o clima psicótico negro é um pouco mais brando, ou nem tanto assim.

Psicodelia poderosa e negra, somente para iniciados.


***** Interview with TAU *****


Q. When did TAU start? Tell us about the history...
1) It feels like everything I have done musically until now was building up to TAU. Its said that a Rainbow Turkey gave the Sun its name 2 billion years ago when it was waiting to be born for the first time. tau tau tau tau...

Q: Who are your influences?
2) Padre Sol, Mother Earth , blue deers, jaguars, mountains , deserts , Irish Rivers , love, otras dimensiones, things that piss me off and everything that exists in the 5 cardinal points.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3) Its impossible to answer in 5 but heres a few that are deer..
1) roxy music - for your pleasure
2) Tinariwen - AMASSAKOUL
3) george harrison - all things must pass
4) lee Zepplin psychical grafity
5) Love - Forever Changes

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4) Present

Q. How do you describe TAU sounds?
5) I try not to do that.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6) I usually make demos with very limited resources at home. Hopefully with some luck and persuasion i can convince someone to record it for me. i am very lucky because I have talented friends who also know where to place mics and how to use computers!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7) I dont really have an idea whats going on with new music.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8) I like doing cover of meso american medicine songs. Huey Tonantzin is a cover of sorts. I also plan on recording My Autumns Done Come by Lee Hazelwood but need to wait a few months.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9) Plans for the Future? Hope and pray we have a Future. Stay positive at all times. Try to smile at people, have engaging conversations with strangers. Stay alert, live immediate experience. By grateful and give back to the land. If i can do one of those every day, im happy for the Future

Q: Any parting words?
10) AHO!
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https://tauofficial.bandcamp.com/album/wirikuta-ep
https://www.facebook.com/pages/TAU
http://soundcloud.com/fuzz-club-records

Too Cool For Words with Novampb - Entrevista


Smhir Garcia é o responsável por um dos projetos mais interessantes envolvendo um que de música eletrônica a tal IDM, Novampb é seu alter ego.

Too Cool for Words, segundo álbum do cara, sucessor de Disquinhp do ano passado, a segunda viagem do Novampb vai fundo em colagens, samples, tudo numa ambientação com traços sonhadores. Um trabalho que deve ser degustado, sendo saboreado com atenção e sem pressa. Nuances diversas são perceptíveis somente após inúmeras e inúmeras audições.

Um trabalho de gente grande que merece todo o destaque e elogios.

Aproveitando a ocasião propícia, visto que Too Cool for Words veio a este mundo hoje, nada melhor do que seu criador ilustrar a obra.

Faça um favor a si próprio, escute, desarme-se e boa viagem.

***** Entrevista com Novampb *****



Q. Quanto tudo começou? Porque Novampb, qual a origem do nome?
Acho que, enquanto Novampb, provavelmente desde 2013, quando eu comecei a me interessar mais por Fruity Loops. Eu tava com uma banda que tinha umas programações eletrônicas (a Fausto), daí eu comecei a me interessar mais em samplear, fazer batida, daí um dia eu tinha um disco pronto. A ideia do nome eu acho que tem a ver com escolher o nome que fosse o mais oposto possível esteticamente do que eu me interessava em fazer (eu pensei também em botar o nome do projeto de Christian Rock nessa época). É também uma provocação né, porque o que passa como música popular do Brasil acaba sendo uma estética muito restrita e com um apelo radiofônico bem forte o Novampb é justamente o oposto disso ai.

Q. Quais as suas influências?
Tudo que eu ouço acaba parando no Novampb de um jeito ou de outro, as batidas mais quebradas são mais Snowing e Cap’n Jazz do que Aphex Twin, por exemplo, pelo menos pra mim. O DNTEL, o Boards of Canada e o My Bloody Valentine são bem importantes na minha forma de enxergar a música. Eu também acho que aprendi muita coisa com M. Takara, Guizado, Sun Ra e Liturgy. Ah, e eu acho top os arranjos do Flaming Lips e Sparklehorse. Eu acho que esse é mais ou menos o centro estético do Novampb, em torno disso roda muita coisa, de reggae a emo.

Q. E sobre a atual cena parece que estão nascendo bandas em tudo que é esquina, quais bandas da nova geração você recomenda?
Acho que nunca teve tanta coisa legal rolando ao mesmo tempo de todos os gêneros: Baths, Familia 33, Dylan Ross, MIGOS, Bones, Capona, Ximbra, Joyce Manor, Stephen Steinbrink, PZA, 2 8 1 4, Panda Bear, Karaoke Holanda,Super Amarelo, Sleep Party People também, Rhye, Qualia, Pity Sex e Caxabaxa


Q. Por que tem tanta banda bacana e mesmo assim tem pouca gente nos shows, poucos picos pra tocar, qual a sua opinião sobre o assunto?
Esse é um tema um pouco amargo né. A impressão que eu tenho é que a informação não circula além dos nichos. É dificil pra o artista independente DIYzão sair até mesmo nos blogs médios sem comprar espaço etc, daí existe toda uma cena que fica restrita a alguns blogs e grupos especializados mesmo. A sensação que dá é que a internet tem falhado muito em dar visibilidade a uma parcela grande da arte independente. Me assusta ver em 2015 show cover de los hermanos, strokes e arctic monkeys enchendo de gente. É 2015, gente!!!! SÉRIO!!!! E a única solução que eu vejo nesse sentido é de a galera que se interessa pelo som e pelo rolê se envolver mesmo, fazer show, fazer banda, blog, zine o que for, mas é fundamental sair da passividade, parar de só receber informação e começar a criar sua própria realidade.

Q. Como foi o processo de gravação do novo album?
Em relação a parte técnica foi basicamente a mesma coisa do outro: um monte de vst crackeado, fruity loops, um controladorzinho midi e um fone normalzinho, baixando sample direto do youtube. Mas eu acho que eu tava ouvindo umas coisas bem díspares durante o processo. Num mesmo dia eu tava ouvindo Alpha Blondy, Bones e Fun People, por exemplo e de alguma forma isso transpareceu no disco. Eu também toco mais teclado nesse disco como na Today Satan. E por um outro lado rolou uma merda com meu computador, daí varias músicas que estariam no disco foram pro limbo, mas glitch é isso mesmo. Daí a mixagem e a masterização fui eu que fiz também, não tem muito mistério.

Q. Quais os 5 melhores álbuns da história para você?
SOS!!! OK, mas sem ordem::
Polara - Tempestade Bipolar
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Boards of Canada - Music Has Right to Children
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Heartland - Frontier

Q. Quais os planos pro futuro, o que esperar do Novampb?
Vou tentar esse ano lançar um ep só com sample das propagandas do spotify, outro só com remix de reggae alagoano e ainda fazer uns shows se eu descobrir como. Provavelmente disco novo só ano que vem (sei la né), mas eu queria focar em tocar ao vivo e fazer uns clipes (vai rolar uns clipes).

Q. Alguma coisa a mais para nos contar?
Chama o Novampb pra fazer o som da sua festinha de amigo doido!!! Faz sua banda, seu projeto, não tenha medo de fazer tudo errado. Faça as coisas do seu jeito, converse com estranhos na rua, dê carona pros amigos e dá um saque nas coisas da Transtorninho!
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terça-feira, 25 de agosto de 2015

Burnt Black Cars with Slow Down Molasses -- An Interview

Um disco absolutamente essencial para ser degustado neste 2015 é Burnt Black Cars dos canadenses do Slow Down Molasses.

Uma elegante e sofisticada viagem ao grandioso eloquente mundo do pós punk com trejeitos modernos e nuances de shoegazer, bem pouco, sempre em níveis de soberba. Todo o álbum é conduzido pela excelente combinação melódica dos caras.

Um trabalho de tonalidades épicas. Essencial.

***** Interview with Slow Down Molasses *****


Q. When did Slow Down Molasses start? Tell us about the history...
I started the band about 9 years ago as a pseudo-solo project. I wanted to start a band that could evolve with whoever was around and available/excited to play. As a result there has be 20 or 30 people who've played on records and or toured with us. The last 4 years the band has settled into a consistent 5 piece line up. This latest record was written as this line up. Prior to this line up we'd been playing as a 6 or 7 piece for a long time. Once we started touring internationally that settled into being a 5 piece. That also coincided us really embracing more of an electric sound. Initially I'd often play acoustic guitar on stage and be backed by violin, cello, horns in addition to the same old rock instrumentation (i.e. drums/bass/guitars). These last few years we've traded the strings and horns for (more) delay pedals and synths. In some ways I feel like we're still aiming for a similar type of song, we're just using different sounds to build those songs. Instead of trying to sound like Mojave 3 more acoustic songs, it ends up being more like Slowdive's most feedback-drenched songs.

Q: Who are your influences?
When I started Slow down, I was aiming for a mix of Will Oldham, Mojave 3, The Delgados, the dirty three, and Mogwai. I still count all of those as some of my favorite bands and as huge influences, but these last few years we've really embraced the noisier side of our record collections, so stuff like Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric's Trip, and aforementioned Slowdive and Mogwai.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
That's always tough, but inevitably, these five are always in my top ten or twenty. Eric's Trip's Love Tara is likely the one that may be the least known, but it's easily the most important one to me (and likely all my bandmates). They were first Canadian band signed to Sub Pop and for our peers in Canada, they are likely one of the most important and influential bands ever and Love Tara is their master piece.

Eric's Trip - Love Tara
the dirty three - Whatever You Love You Are
The Delgado's - The Great Eastern
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Mogwai - Rock Action

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love it. It's such a wonderful, cathartic, celebratory experience. I don't know if it's because I was very late to starting to play in bands (I didn't pick up a guitar until I was 17 and didn't join a band until I was 23) or if it would be the same if I grew up playing in bands, but I feel like any time I get to play music with other people it's a moment to be savoured. Having grown up in a small town with no music scene, the thought of playing in a band was such a foreign concept, it wasn't something anyone I knew did, so I just assumed it was not something I could or would ever do. Having that background and being a huge music fan from a young age, I think I may always feel that it's such a rare treat to get to play with music in a band. Additionally this latest incarnation of the band has really made it even more enjoyable. Everyone is on the same page musically and we tend to feed off each other a fair bit on stage, create a pretty intense (and slightly exhausting) live show. It's wonderful just to play, let alone get to tour to many lovely, far off cities like we have.

Q. How do you describe Slow Down Molasses sounds?
I feel like I'm a bit lazy doing this, but there is a line in our bio that Chrix Morix (our bass player) wrote, describing the sound as "expansive, texture-heavy pop songs that are prone to breaking into storm squalls of drone, delay and feedback". I think that captures what we do pretty well or at least I don't think I could describe it any better!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We've somewhat been a bit unlucky with recording. We have a good friend, Jordan Smith, who we've done almost all of our recording with and it seems nearly every time we've been ready to record, he's been in the process of renovating or moving his studio, so we have a history of doing a lot of short, focused sessions, usually in half renovated studios. But in general we've been pretty indulgent in layering and lot of tracks on our records. The last album, Walk Into The Sea, I usually would do two or three guitar tracks myself and a two or three layers of vocals....and there was another guitar player and another vocalist + strings, horns to add after that.

Burnt Black Cars was a much more focused affair, with some of the songs almost being recorded live or at least each of us only recorded one or two tracks per song. A lot of the songs were written more collaboratively and we'd road tested many of them, so I think we had a much better idea of how to make it sound the way we wanted it to, without relying on a overdubs.


Q. Which new bands do you recommended
We're all huge music fans, so we there is alot we are excited about, including a lot from our home town of Saskatoon and some of the surrounding cities. Shooting Guns is a fantastic heavy, instrumental doomy post-rock band (though they like calling themselves metal, so they may get annoyed with me for calling them post-rock). The Foggy Notions (https://thefoggynotions.bandcamp.com/) is a great local janglepop/powerpop/shoegaze band. The Avulsions (https://theavulsions.bandcamp.com/releases) are a really cool post-punk/noise rock band. All three of those are from Saskatoon. Otherwise, I really dig Betrayers! from Edmonton (that I know you've already featured) and just these last few months I've been really liking Dilly Dally (https://dillydally.bandcamp.com/) from Toronto. They seem like they are going to get a lot of people excited right away.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
We recently recorded a quick and dirty demo of an Elevator to Hell song called Why I Didn't Like August '93. I'd love to properly finish that or just release it as is. It seems what we recorded would fit their aesthetic. Elevator to Hell is a great lofi noisepop/psych-sludge band from Canada's east cost. So if anyone wants to do a split 7" with us contributing that song, do get in touch!

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
We've got a bunch of Canadian shows coming up in August and September and after that we're hoping to get back to the U.K./Europe and or the do more shows in the U.S.. We've had such a great response the last couple years in Europe, so we're just waiting for the right situation to get back there. It seems we always need a festival invite or some similar to make it make sense to fly all the way over there, so it takes a bit of coordinating. Similarly we'd love to spend more time in the U.S., but it can be so expensive to get a VISA to play there that it often seems easier to play the U.K. than the U.S.

Otherwise, we've got a lot of new songs written, so we're going to be spending time in the studio this summer/fall. I'm not sure when or how those songs will be released, but we're really keen to share our new song with people, so even though Burnt Black Cars just came out in May, I'm hoping we'll have some new recordings to share relatively soon. I definitely don't want to take 4 years between records again. That was much too long.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for getting in touch. It's so great to know that there are people that love the kind of music we love in Brazil. We'd love to make it to your country some day....so if any festival bookers are promoters are reading, do get in touch!
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http://slowdownmolasses.com/
https://www.facebook.com/slowdownmolasses

New Low with LVPRK - An Interview


Pós punk com tons escuros e pesados, essa é a temática proposta pelos russos do LVPRK.

Baixo e bateria em primeira instância guitarras cortantes, clima a´la Joy Division com tons modernos e ruidosos o LVPRK, ainda sem registros oficiais, chamou a atenção do TBTCI imediatamente e deve ser acompanhado bem de perto.

Futuro promissor.

***** Interview with LVPRK *****


Q. When did LVPRK start? Tell us about the history...
Vlad (bass, vocals): «That's actually a pretty funny story, we're somewhat proud of it. I've been working as a web-cam model for several years now and I collect various sex toys. So a year ago or so I came across this weird device, and I had no idea what's that for, and neither my girlfriends nor boyfriends could tell. So I brought it to the sex shop I frequented, and the shop assistant – Pavel – identified it as an old version of the Fuzz Face pedal and invited me to come to a screamo band's rehearsal, where he played the bass. So I paid them a visit a few days later – with my elder brother Georg, because my parents insisted he'd chaperon me, because my problems with alcohol resulted in problems with getting home. Georg lives a (mostly) healthy lifestyle and is quite reliable. So. Pavel's band rehearsed at a semi-abandoned military factory which is now rented to local musicians. I had copious amounts of booze on me, but it turned out that the band was straight edge. I managed to get Pavel and Georg drunk anyway, but Pavel's friends stayed true to sXe and took offence – especially when we got so wasted we fell asleep. They left and locked us in – and Pavel didn't have the keys that day! And it's a basement, there's no signal, so once we woke up we could only wait for someone to come and let us out. Pavel suggested we play to pass the time somehow. He was the only one who had anything to do with music before, so he picked the guitar, and Georg and I randomly divided the drums and Pavel's bass between us. We've been jamming for nearly two days until the band who rented a room next from us came and freed us. They are a quite popular shoegaze team, and they liked what we've managed to do in these two days and invited us to play a show together – we thought that this was a finger of fate and started learning the instruments and composing properly. Pavel got fired from the sex shop anyway, because he missed two work shifts without any notice. And I switched from sex toys to guitar gear collecting, but keep them together in our rehearsal room, because I don't have enough space to keep this lovepark at mine anymore – and that's exactly why we're called LVPRK, it means “lovepark”».

Q: Who are your influences?
Pavel (guitar, vocals): «Outside of the rehearsal time we all listen to fairly different music, and no one comes to rehearsals with a ready material, all our songs were written as an improvisation, where everyone played whatever he had on his mind. So our influences are everything from Leadbelly to Lana Del Ray».

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Pav
rage against the machine - battle of Los Angeles

Georg (drums):
health - get color;
viet cong - viet cong;
unknown mortal orchestra - multi-love;
the soft moon - deeper;
DIIV – oshin

Vlad: Rangers – Pan Am Stories
Pan American – Cloud Room-Glass Room
BRMC – Baby 81
Verve - A Storm In Heaven
The Horrors – Primary Colours

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Pavel: «Our best gigs were the ones where we forgot that we were on stage. The music and the whole atmosphere just send you in some sort of trance and it's an indescribable feeling. But then, there were times when we took our shows too seriously and on stage, if something went wrong, we'd start hating everything about us and around us, and that'd change the way we play - but, apparently, this added to the songs».

Q. How do you describe LVPRK sounds?
Pavel: «Emotional. All our songs were improvised and reflect the emotions that the band members brought to the rehearsal. So the emotions of that time are preserved while we play these songs. Naturally, some momentary changes are made during live shows, but the essence remains»


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Vlad: «It was hectic. One of our friends has a cassette tape portastudio and we've been planning to meet and record for ages, but he's so busy, that we could only agree on a Sunday morning, We had a gig that Saturday, so everyone was hungover, and the recording process was somewhat painful. We decided to record our earliest songs, which were harsher and even darker that the stuff we write now. That might have been a good decision. At that moment we were in the right state for these songs».

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Georg:«There's an overload of information, you come across music of so many kinds, but you have no time to listen to it, and if you have, you can't tell whether it's something new, or old, and you just haven't heard of it before. But I'd name viet cong and badbadnotgood».

Vlad: «I like following well-known artists and seeing if they released any new stuff, such as Julian Casablancas + The Voidz; there are trust-worthy musicians and it's easy to keep up with their experiments, because they cut through the news clutter».

Pavel: «What's really great is that there're lots of new good artists in Russia, and, since they are friends or friends of friends, we instantly get to know about them. Unfortunately, it's not that easy for them to get noticed outside the country. Not least because their names are in Cyrillic».

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Pavel: «We do play around Joy Division and Stone Roses and such at rehearsals, but that's just for fun. So far, we are more interested in composing and playing our own stuff».

Vlad: « When I listen to music, I often get these thoughts, that it would be interesting to play this song in a particular way. And I get these ideas on a regular basis, today it was concerning something by the Killers, Under the Gun, I think. But we really don't have enough time for our own songwriting, recording and playing shows».

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Georg: «We are invited to play at 2 fests in Saint Petersburg in the end of August, which is 2000 km away from out city, and it's our first experience of this kind. So we are getting ready for that. Once we are back we'll record the rest of our songs and write something new. Maybe we'll end up with an album or a few EPs, or maybe a few EP and an album, because we have plenty of material and we keep writing more, and we just don't have the time».

Q: Any parting words?
Pavel: «Try and go to gigs more often. This shit is so much better than MP3's».
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https://soundcloud.com/lvprk
https://www.facebook.com/lvprk

segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2015

Stranger In The Dark with La Garçonne - An Interview


Ranya Dube é La Garçonne, canadense radicada em Londres que nos brinda com uma deliciosa e sedutora combinação de pós punk hipnótico mais puxado para o lado sonhador e dançante.

Ainda sem nenhum registro oficial o La Garçonne nos promete mais material em breve, o que de fato é mais do que bem vindo.

Bons sonhos...


***** Interview with La Garçonne *****

Q. When did La Garçonne started, tell us about the history...
I started La Garçonne in the fall of 2011 after my first band, Villa Cola, broke up. I had lived in London for a really long time and had played with lots of musicians and I finally realised that I just wanted to be able to record music whenever I wanted to, without having to wait for other people. In doing so, I found out that I didn't want to record music to play live anymore, I wanted to write music to score films. So I started writing songs with this in mind. Paul, the bassist from Villa Cola, still writes and produces with me to this day. We just finished a song that is surprisingly rock n roll and not like any of the other songs.

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences are anything before 1989. My parents played so many different types of music in our house that I think it all had an impact on me.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
My answer for this would change every day but today:

David Bowie- Hunky Dory
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Guns N Rosses - Appetite For Destruction
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Roxy Music - Siren

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
When I did do it, I got really stressed out so I wasn't very good at it. But now, I don't write music with the idea of playing it live so I don't have to worry about that stuff anymore but we never know I guess!

Q. How do you describe La Garçonne sounds?
When I hear my songs, it makes me think of being a kid in the 80's. Sunsets, driving on the highway and adventure drenched in reverb.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
After I started working on my solo stuff, I started filming and editing quite a bit. I made videos for myself but mainly I did work for other people. Eventually, I realised that I wanted to write and make my own films and so the songs were recorded with this in mind. Once I had all the songs, I wrote my first script. All the songs from the album will all be featured in this film.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
I love Ariel Pink, John Maus and Graveyard.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
The Misfits (or Danzig) is probably the only thing I could sing. Glenn Danzig is one of my biggest influences as a vocalist.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
My plans is to record more songs to soundtrack mine and other people's films!

Q: Any parting words?
You can check out my songs and videos here. Enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/lagarconne-1
facebook.com/LAGARCONNEMUSIC
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDikkzhaGOWXLiZqvYMgXIg
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Children of God with Sacred Signs - An Interview



Uma verdadeira ode sinfônica em formato noise repleto de drones pinceladas em sufocantes tonalidades escuras, clamando por anjos e demônios, completamente dissonante e aterrorizante.

Assim pode ser descrito a sensação de se submeter a audição do Sacred Signs, diretamente de Seattle e ainda sem nenhum registro físico, mas que só ao ouvir Hole TV já fica explicito o terror e angustia sonora praticado por eles.

Não recomendado a indie kids.


 ***** Interview with Sacred Signs *****


Q. When did Sacred Signs start? tell us about the history...
I’ve been playing around Seattle for the better part of the last eight or nine years under various aliases. Sacred Signs was birthed as a way to get out of a creative rut that I’d hit a couple of years ago, and as a way to find a more interpersonal and spiritual approach to the creative process.

Q: Who are your influences?
Devoted magical workers…..ancient deities….shroomers….

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
That’s a tough one, and it would probably be different on a different day, but Id have to say the albums that were most game changing for me were:
Disintegration-The Cure
Children of God-Swans
Daydream Nation-Sonic Youth
Heaven’s End-Loop
Wild Love-Smog

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Disconnected from myself, connected to the vibrations. Free, I suppose.


Q. How do you describe Sacred Signs sounds?
Dark hypnotic drones buried in a bleak wall of sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Any day now….Im a little bit terrified of permanence.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There are tons of new bands that are doing great things right now. I’ve been really digging on HTRK, Tropic of Cancer, and Pharmakon….to name a few. Im pretty out of the loop though.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Myself in the future.

Q: What are your plans for the future....
To record an actual album. Maybe get around to actually collaborating on projects. Somehow merging my musical and visual art interests. Touring.

Q: Any parting words?
Amen.
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https://soundcloud.com/sacredsigns
https://www.facebook.com/SacredSigns

sexta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2015

Verdugo with The Electric West - An Interview


O trio de Los Angeles, The Electric West fortalecem a veia do pós punk atual, diferenciando-se por serem mais estridentes do que a grande maioria das bandas que se alimentam dos climas soturnos e pesados do inicio dos 80´s.

Apesar de conexões rítmicas com Gang of Four e PIL, o The Electric West consegue de certa maneira pulveriza-las com referências noventistas.

Seu último trabalho o EP Verdugo, lançado no início do ano atesta estas palavras.

Vale a audição.


***** Interview with The Electric West *****


Q. When did The Electric West start? tell us about the history...
A. The Electric West started in late 2012 after fumbling through a few different musicians. By 2013 we (Byron and Me) had put out our own album, which was in very poor quality. At the beginning of 2014, Dee Fuzz joined on guitar and we messed around with some really spooky sounds. We wrote our recent ep on our first tour up the west coast of the U.S., during the summer of 2014, then promoted it on the road to SXSW in Texas.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Dee is influenced by British Pop and Darkwave, but mainly Suede, and very early stages of The Cure & Bauhaus. I’m really influenced by music like Dead Kennedys and David Bowie, but I draw tastes from hardcore, screamo, and even bands like Abba and The Bay City Rollers. Byron is influenced by a wide range of music, from Prince to The Roots, to Bad Brains and beyond.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. Favorite Albums of all time…
Dog Man Star - Suede
Six - Mansun
Malady (s/t) - Malady
Black Album - Metallica

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: It feels great to play live. It’s our chance to really sweat it out and vent. Most of the time, we play for our best friends, their friends, and other supporters of our music scene, and they’re a unique bunch of people that have a special place in our hearts.

Q. How do you describe The Electric West sounds?
A. I would describe our sound as a spooky, haunting, eerie take on 80’s & 90’s post-punk. I was in diapers when some of my favorite post-punk bands were famous, so I feel like I’m calling up the 80’s and adding our modern touch. I’d describe it as Halloween music for us old post-punkers and our kids. We definitely keep it clean and accesible for the young ones too.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: The process of recording the songs was a roller coaster. We had fun, but at the same time, really worked hard on the content. One of our good friends, Joseph Calleiro recorded us at our rehearsal space in East Los Angeles. He was amazing to work with and even pulled a few all-nighters just to get the right sound tracked beautifully. We typically track drums first. Dee and I will play with our headphones on, so we can help provide Byron with the energy he needs to pump it out as if it were in concert. It ended up accurately depicting our live sound.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. Current band recommendations: She Past Away, Ghost Noise, The Black Heartthrobs, Facts On File, Iva Dawn

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A: We’d love a “Let’s Dance” cover from David Bowie, but spookier! (We play it often)

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. Our plans for the future are to get sponsorships, and label support so that we can tour the world while supporting our families.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Live Long and Prosper, My Friends!
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https://www.facebook.com/TheElectricWest
https://theelectricwest.bandcamp.com
http://www.theelectricwest.com

Circle of Death with Surprise Party - An Interview


Da Romênia vem o quarteto absolutamente freak com um nome mais do que apropriado, Surprise Party.

Não há regras sonoras pros caras, da mesma maneira de a psicodelia pode ser o fio condutor por onde a música dos caras caminhe, ela vai entrando em um condensamento tornando-se um híbrido de experimentalismos e diversão.

Caia de cabeça sem dó, e boa viagem.


***** Interview with Surprise Party *****


Q. When did Surprise Party started, tell us about the history...
A. Well, we started a long long time ago. Here is a bit about what a Surprise Party is! The honored person enters the room, they leap from hiding and all shout, "Surprise!" For some surprise birthday parties, it is considered to be a good tactic to shock the honored person. Streamers, silly string, and balloons may be used for this purpose. Evidence of a party, such as decorations and balloons, are not made visible from the exterior of the home, so that the honored person will suspect nothing.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Leon Theremin, Pierre Schaeffer, George Martin, Edgard Varese, Dmitri Shostakovich, Chad Kroeger

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1 - Mahogany Frog - Do5
2 - Mahogany Frog - Senna
3 - Dog Pudding - Demo '94
4 - Mahogany Frog - Vs. Mabus
5 - The Rockaholics - Rock Til Ya Drop

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Musical, and emotional

Q. How do you describe Surprise Party sounds?
A. Emotional, with a feeling of music


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
They are recorded by other men with computers and instruments and microphones

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Living Hour, Holy Void, Dog Pudding

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Hah! Funny you should ask. We have been making cover versions for so many years we cannot keep track of them anymore! I would love to make a cover version for Nirvana 'Smells Like Teem Spirit' because of the raw energy and emotion channeled through the guitar work of Kiurt Cobain. We also would made covers of the Beatles songs - Abbey Road is a favorite. Perhaps one day we will be a cover band to play songs at the bar!! Ha!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We plan to continue to get better at playing our songs and instruments, get better guitar solos, better bass riffs and kick out our keyboard player, and replace him with somebody younger, he is so old! We also want to continue making songs that have meaningful lyrics and guitar riffs for the kids to love!

Q: Any parting words?
We would love to come to Brazil, but we do not know how to get there! Help us come to Brazil! We love money! Bye!
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https://surpriseparty420.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surprise-Party

quinta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2015

The Smell Of Sunshine with Dreams Wash Ashore - An Interview


Remasterizado e relançado agora em 2015, Stargazer o debute dos franceses do Dreams Wash Ashore pegam carona no fervor do resgate, ou melhor dizendo, aproveitando melhor a época onde os 90´s e todas suas ramificações vivem em crescente busca nos dias atuais.

Originalmente lançado em 2011, a estreia do DWA faz um passeio sem se preocupar muito se pretende caminhar mais pelas ambientações shoegazers ou se prefere pegar o lado americano e colocar as guitarras pra infernizar.

O resultado é que é uma belo disco que esta perdido e tem uma segunda oportunidade de ser apreciado.

Que venha novo material do DWA.


***** Interview with Dreams Wash Ashore *****

Q. When did Dreams Wash Ashore started, tell us about the history...
A: I have been playing music since age of 13, in different bands, mostly alternative. The first ideas and riffs started to come up around 2006-2008. The idea was to create an album mixing some indie/shoegaze/grungy/alternative sound. That is how DWA was born. After the release of “Stargazer”, I became very busy with other projects, but I have also managed to record lots of different ideas for new music.

I released an EP under the name “Dreams Burn Down”, “The Dreamer’s Hideaway”. It was originally planned to be a DWA release but I preferred to create a new entity as the sound was much more electronic.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: I listen to a lot of music of various styles, but in the context of DWA, I would say mostly the 90s rock scene, like Filter, Far, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Failure, and so on.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: This is totally inhuman and insane! So OK let’s put a list, but it could also be another one if you ask me that next week:
The Cure “Pornography”,
My Bloody Valentine “Loveless”,
Snowman “Absence”,
Nine Inch Nails “The Downward Spiral”
and King Crimson “In the Court Of The Crimson King”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: As off today DWA has only been a studio band, but concerts could be something possible, depending on the context.

Q. How do you describe Dreams Wash Ashore sounds?
A: The aim was really to get the sound of this indie rock I love, without being a copy, otherwise there is no point to do music. I like the use of E-Bow, as well I have been working on a specific “Reverb” guitar sound that you can hear along the album. I called it “Dream Reverb”.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
A: I started to record the album in my studio end of 2010, I was doing 2-3 days sessions and then was stopping for days or even weeks. The process took around 6 months in total.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
A: Well I will take the chance to speak about some of my friends bands who are part of “ The Black Lodge Experience”. Dreams Burn Down, they are currently working on a new EP that sounds quite 80s, Trompe L’Oeil, a hip hop band for people who don’t listen to hip hop, like Dälek, and Antagoniste, a Metal band in the likes of Terra Tenebrosa/Deftones/Blut Aus Nord.

In the more “mainstream” style, I like a lot The Soft Moon.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
A: I would like to cover in DWA style some songs that are different, like Clan of Xymox “Equal Ways”, some Nick Drake as well. Maybe I will take the time to do some covers in the bear future, but I am already busy to create my own!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I have recorded through the years a lot of ideas. I have just built up a new studio and I started to listen to all that, keep what is great, and build some songs from there. I think the next releases will be in the format of EP’s put directly on my Bandcamp. I believe albums are losing their interest, and I like the idea to publish as soon as few songs are ready. That will be in 2016

Q: Any parting words?
A: Thank you Renato for your interest in our music, and keep alive your blog. For the ones who wants to know more about us you can listen to DWA on our Bandcamp Page as well as follow us on Facebook to keep updated on our new music.
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https://dreamswashashore.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreams-Wash-Ashore

Cold Calls with Psychosomatic ltch - An Interview



Raras e pouquíssimas vezes encontramos bandas como o Psychosomatic ltch, e quando isso acontece é um momento de crer que o caos esta sempre ao redor.

Os caras são uma bomba relógio sonora prestes a explodir a qualquer segundo ao longo principalmente das nove canções de sua estreia homônima lançada mês passado. Um agonizante exercício de art noise e pós punk ao melhor estilo Chrome e Birthday Party transportado para os dias atuais, talvez o mais próximo dos caras seja o APTBS só que com tendências suicidas.

O Psychosomatic ltch não deve ser exposto a indie kids.


***** Interview with Psychosomatic ltch *****


Q. When did Psychosomatic ltch start? Tell us about the history...
We have been jamming together since high school but didn't start this band until 2 years ago

Q: Who are your influences?
We have an eclectic mix of influences including shoe gaze, post-punk, stoner metal, psych rock

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
loveless - my bloody valentine,
junkyard - birthday party,
master of reality - black sabbath,
half machine lip moves - chrome,
man machine - kraftwerk

Q. How do you describe Psychosomatic ltch sounds?
Psychosomatic itch sounds


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
For our first release we recorded live at the local radio station cfuv, the second one was recorded on saltspring island

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
New bands recommended: blü shorts and dri hiev (both from Calgary), and high functioning flesh (from LA)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Flower travelling band

Q: What are your plans for the future?
The future is to record new material and prepare for the afterworld: www.psychosomaticitch.bandcamp.com
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https://www.facebook.com/psychosomaticITCH

quarta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2015

I'm A Firefighter with Cigarettes After Sex - An Interview

Simplesmente ouvir os estadunidenses do Cigarettes After Sex é um exercício de elegância, sofisticação, estilo, sensualidade e bom gosto.

Se você acha pouco, dê play imediatamente e perceba que a eloquência aqui colocada chega a ser pequena perto da grandiosidade do ep homônimo dos caras. Talvez algumas referências possam vir a tona como Julee Cruise, Mazzy Star, Opal e similares, mas a singularidade do Cigarettes After Sex somente sugere as conexões.

Música para pessoas de bom gosto, certamente, como costumo dizer, ACIMA.


***** Interview with Cigarettes After Sex *****


Q. When did Cigarettes After Sex start? tell us about the history...
I started Cigarettes in the summer of 2008. I had been writing a bunch of songs that felt good together, so I basically worked around that going in. It was more of an electro-pop style for the first few years, but gradually found its way to what it is now. The project formally started in 2012 with the release of the first EP though the way I see it. The rest was some sort of trial period. A warm up.

Q: Who are your influences?
Always too many to list, so I guess I’ll pick the most influential on the current sound. The EP was initiated after learning that the Cowboy Junkies recorded the Trinity Session live over the course of a few days with one mic in a church. I had wanted to do something like that just to relieve the burden of slaving away in the studio forever & getting nowhere. “Katy Song” by Red House Painters & “Fade Into You” are also direct influences, as well as the feel of late ‘50s, early ‘60s singles like “I Love How You Love Me” by the Paris Sisters or “You” by the Aquatones.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. La Question by Francoise Hardy
2. Final Fantasy VI by Nobuo Uematsu
3. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
4. Feldman: Piano & String Quartet by Kronos Quartet & Aki Takahashi
5. Rampatrouille - Space Patrol by Peter Thomas Sound Orchester

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s a need. The sound of our records is based on capturing the spontaneity of fairly or totally unrehearsed live performances. It’s essential.

Q. How do you describe Cigarettes After Sex sounds?
I’d say the group sounds very much like music you’d put on to go to sleep. I feel like a vast majority of the records I love are the ones that helped me zone out when I couldn’t quite get to sleep due to whatever sort of anxiety was presenting itself at the time.



Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
There’s a pretty clear cut way of recording at the moment. The first EP was recorded totally live with only the acoustic guitar, vocals & bass guitar closed mic’d. The drums, keyboard & electric guitar were recorded with mics spread out across a 5 story stairway. A few of the songs we had run through a few times at rehearsal, but the other two I had just showed the band & we came up with an arrangement on the spot. The takes of those are only the 2nd complete time we’d ever played them. The new EP coming out repeats this process mostly, but every song was learned at the recording session & only run through once by the band.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I’m a huge fan of Luxury Problems by Andy Stott & hope to work with him one day somehow. Todd Terje & Disclosure also have a handful of tunes I love.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
We have a few covers coming out on our next EP, but I’ll say I have a very strong desire to cover “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye” by Boyz II Men lately.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Planning to do a full length album & a world tour as soon as possible.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so so much for listening & keep an eye out for our next record coming out in September.
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https://soundcloud.com/cigsaftersex
https://www.facebook.com/CigarettesAfterSex
http://cigarettesaftersex.com/

Waterwings with Hush Pup - An Interview


Ouvir o trio canadense Hush Pup é uma experiência relaxante.

Sabe aquele dreampop sonhador, fofinho, despretensioso e suave? Pois é, esse é o Hush Pup, e o melhor exemplo é dar play em seu ep Waterwings, lançado no ano passado.

Certamente os efeitos de desaceleração e maiores problemas vão lentamente sumindo dando lugar único e exclusivamente a doce e relaxante música do Hush Pup. 

Relaxe com eles.

***** Interview with Hush Pup *****


Q. When did Husp Pup start? tell us about the history...
1. Hush Pup started in the winter of 2013. I was asked to play a solo set opening for a friend's band and I decided to use it as an opportunity to finish some songs I had been working on. I brought them to my boyfriend Steve(bass) and to my long time friend Torrie (guitar). We jammed in our tiny apartment and it felt really good. Really dreamy. They understood the aesthetic y'know

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Some influences are. Antena, Beck, Cocteau Twins, Broadcast, Tom Tom Club, Bjork, Jane Birkin, Bollywood music, Hawaiian Slide Guitar Music and of course our friend's bands

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3.There are so many but here are 5:) :
1. Tender Buttons - Broadcast
2. Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
3. Niafunke - Ali Farka Toure
4. Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
5. Debut - Bjork

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. Playing live is amazing. It definitely has it’s ups and downs though, like sometimes your put in situations with difficult sound or sometimes your feeling shy and you have to do your best to communicate through it. It takes some resilience I think. Resilience, confidence and an ability to get into the mood wherever you are. The amazing part is the energy that you can get off of the audience. It’s an interaction. Lots of vibes in the room.

Q. How do you describe Hush Pup´s sounds?
5. I’d describe Hush Pup’s sound as moody dreamy experimental pop.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. We’ve recorded a few different ways. We usually complete the songs before we go into record. Like we write them how we’d play them live. Then we lay that down and layer overtop of it. Recently though we recorded a song that wasn’t finished with our friend so we were writing and recording at the same time. I think it gives the track a fresh energy. It’s called Hisyo’s Jungle and we recorded it in our apartment during a spring thunder storm:)

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7. There are so many bands that i’m obsessed with in Canada’s music scene. Here are just a few: The Backhomes (Victoria, BC), White Poppy (Victoria), Bernice (Toronto), Tenderness (Toronto), Ken Park (Toronto), Mimico (Toronto), Mystic Triangle (Toronto), Digits(Toronto), The Lad Mags (Edmonton)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. I’ve recently been thinking about wanting to cover some Tears For Fears songs. Those songs have such great melodies.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. We’d love to do more international touring. It’s thrilling to meet bands from other places and so inspiring being exposed to music scenes. We’re just finishing up 4 new songs that we’ll release as a EP in the next few months and then we’ll get to work on a full length I think. We have plans to write our next release completely collaboratively. I’m really excited about that.

Q: Any parting words?
10. Parting words…. well I’d like to say congratulations to people making art for arts sake. We’re on tour in the U.S. right now and i’ve been blown away by how much creativity there is in every place. It’s really quite beautifu
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https://hushpup.bandcamp.com/album/waterwings
https://www.facebook.com/idahushpup