sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2016

I Can Come with Snowball II - An Interview



Jackson Wargo, Jake Rodriguez, Chad Timblin e Evan Dykes formam a mais nova trilha sonora para embalar os sonhos do aficionados por dreampop e shoegaze, o Snowball II é daquelas coisas que chegam suavemente e envolvem a todos, e com o TBTCI não poderia ser diferente.

I Can Come é o cartão de visitas para o debute dos caras que muito em breve virá ao mundo.

Aguardamos ansiosamente e enquanto isso, hora de conhecer a banda por completo.


***** Interview with Snowball II *****


Q. When did Snowball II start? Tell us about the history...
Snowball II is pretty new, actually—at least the name is. I (Jackson) had been putting out music I had written under other monikers for a few years. There were no set band members or anything, usually just people I could round up to play on a recording or at a particular show. Nothing was really catching on, and it all started to feel pretty stale, so I wanted to re-brand everything. I'd already recorded the album we're about to put out when I decided to do that, but I felt like this record would open up a cool new chapter for my "band," so I got the name and called everyone I knew within 50 miles until I found some people who knew what shoegaze was and were open to rehearsing more than once a week.

Q: Who are your influences?
I really love this band Infinity Girl. I went to college with them in Boston and they blew my mind—I think maybe six copycat bands (Snowball II included) popped up at our school when they started releasing stuff. Infinity Girl and Lilys are tied for my favorite band ever, and have been for some time. When I listen to either of those bands, I have this obsessive compulsion too try and make something that sounds like that immediately. The same thing happens when I listen to artists like Harry Nilsson, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3/Spiritualized/Spectrum, The Magnetic Fields, all the old Death Cab for Cutie records. I try to steal as much as I can from these artists because they're much better than I am, and maybe someday I'll forget that I stole it and be really impressed with myself for coming up with something so rad all on my own. [laughs]

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
In no particular order, my personal top 5 albums would—reluctantly—be Spark Large by Marching Band, The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens, Smile by The Beach Boys, Double Up by R. Kelly, and Abbey Road by The Beatles. I definitely have some unconventional stuff on that list, but I think I can defend each one under hard questioning. Aside from being pretty bluntly intoxicated just by the sounds on these albums, I attest that they're each masterpieces of artistic vision—the music, the lyrics, the production. Everything. I want everyone to love these records as much as I do.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I think I usually feel like I probably shouldn't've had that last drink before going on stage.

Q. How do you describe Snowball II sounds?
Noisy, but nonabrasive. I like to think it's music that doesn't necessarily jump out at the listener, but rather it's music the listener has to look into—or at least that's what I've set out to make. I think it's substantive, but perhaps not at a glance; it is intended to reward active listeners, I suppose. This album has a pretty wide dynamic range and pulls from a variety of styles, but it's pretty common for us to hear comments like "yeah you guys sound like My Bloody Valentine," which isn't all I was going for with this one, but it is an honor to be on the receiving end of statements like that.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It's funny—all of the recordings on our upcoming album '?' started out as demos that I made really quickly right after I wrote each song just to get my ideas down, but they turned out much better than I'd expected. When I was finished writing all the songs, I went back and listened to the ones I thought would fit nicely on an album with the intention of starting from scratch. But it already pretty much sounded like an album. So I just deleted the MIDI drums I had programmed and had my drummer come over and track live drums, then I layered some more guitar parts and redid the vocals and the thing was essentially done. The entire record was tracked and mixed at my home studio that I call The Doughnut Shop in Long Beach, CA. I like to work alone in the studio and didn't have a band at the time, so I recorded it all myself and played all the instruments except the drums and some background vocals. A friend of mine from college mixed it with me. It was all pretty low-maintenance, but I think it came out the way I wanted it to sound, and I'm excited for people to finally hear it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Infinity Girl. They are the only band I've found who has yet to make a single mistake.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A couple years ago I put out a cover of The Magnetic Fields' entire album 'i'. I sent it to them and they told me it sounded "nice" and then quickly told me I wasn't allowed to generate any income from it in any medium. Then I got the band ready to record an entire album cover of Weezer's 'Pinkerton,' but we never got around to tracking it. Hopefully we will someday. There is a Snowball II cover of a song by our friend Cloud on a cover compilation coming out on Practice Room Records later this month.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're putting '?' out in March and will be booking as many shows as we can get on, mostly around Los Angeles. That said, we're playing a Daytrotter session in April and will be playing a few shows in the Mid-West around then. We've also got a song (that isn't on this album) in Gavin Weisen's upcoming film 'The Runaround' (starring JK Simmons!!), which will be going to Cannes this year. The next Snowball II album is already recorded and has a completely different vibe than '?'. I think you can expect a lot of action from us.

Q: Any parting words?
Vote Schmote & never stop eating doughnuts!
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https://www.facebook.com/snowballiiband
https://snowballii.bandcamp.com/

The Tape Of You with Sulk - An Interview


Talvez a melhor descrição que eu já li a respeito dos ingleses do Sulk foi algo mais ou menos assim: "algo como se os Stone Roses gravassem pela Creation".

Desde quando soltaram o primeiro single Wishes já havia ficado explícito qual era a vibe do Sulk, Madchester, o lado psicodelico e as viagens dançantes aliado ao guitarras cortantes e um peculiar toque inglês mais precisamente fazendo conexões com Julian Cope e o Teardrop Explodes. Mas veja bem, antes de serem o Sulk que todos conhecem os caras se chamavam The Ruling Class, e já haviam soltado as pérolas Marian Shrine, Flowers e Umbrella Folds.

Daí os caras soltaram Graceless e aí meus amigos, se você tem saudade ou só imagina como era a época sagrada da Madchester e dos excessos, dê play imediatamente e comece a viajar de olhos abertos.

E o melhor de tudo, muito em breve sai No Illusions, e a viagem continuara florida, ácida e os excessos também, porque não!?!

***** Interview with Sulk *****


Q. When did Sulk start? Tell us about the history...
Tomas (lead guitar and songwriter) and I (Jon) met at a Tamborines show a few years back. He had seen Andy and me play in a different band and asked us if we were interested in listening to some tunes he had written and if we would be up for getting involved. We had all the same influences so it was kind of exciting, I had no idea that what we were gonna hear would be so mind blowing. I am and always will be the biggest SULK fan!

Q: Who are your influences?
I think people have always found it easy to pigeonhole SULK as we are proud of wearing our hearts on our sleeve, especially when it comes to our debut record. As a band we are heavily into both film and music and have never been ones to follow a trend. There’s a few words out in music for the last few years which we feel are heavily abused in meaning and try and steer clear of being thrown on the bandwagon. Our new record is certainly still SULK in sound but we have journeyed further into our record collections and progressed to a higher plain.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Love - Forever Changes
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Associates - Sulk
David Bowie - Lodger
KLF - White Room


Q. How do you feel playing live?
Live is my favourite part of being in a band. It's a release of all the work you have put into the songs and the true representation of what the band is. We are lucky as the fans seem to get us and I’m blessed to have four great musicians to share a stage with.

Q. How do you describe Sulk sounds?
As I mentioned earlier we have always been proud to wear our influences on our sleeves. Here in the UK we have a rich heritage of truly great bands and it’s a linearage we want to continue. Melody and classic choruses is something everyone should feel is important. We are not scared of the word pop and that is the root from where all the other branches of our sound comes from.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Tomas comes up with the inital idea then presents it to us. If we like it we take it to rehearsal and it becomes a SULK song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
It’s a funny one. We personally don’t go to many gigs as we are so busy trying to get SULK in the best postion. 'Eagulls' really struck a chord with me when late one night my mate brought the record round and we just sat until the early hours listening to it on repeat. I’m hearing whispers there new record is going to be mega too. The only other band are quite little known at the moment but very very special as they are so sincere and original. They are originally from Spain and are called 'Ghost Car'. They are very 'Shop Assisants', 'Talulah Gosh'!



Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Definitely Julian Cope ‘Head hung low’. Great meaning and I know exactly how it would sound with us playing it. Outstanding.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I like the title of the Joe Strummer film ‘The Future is Unwritten’, it certainly describes this business as being so unpredictable. We want to be huge and have no wish to stay a tiny indie band. However the only thing I can be sure of at this moment is anything we release will be the great!

Q: Any parting words?
Enjoy the new record x
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http://www.sulktheband.com
https://soundcloud.com/sulktheband
https://www.facebook.com/sulktheband/

quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2016

Sun Sun Sun with Molly - An Interview


Sun Sun Sun é debute do duo de Viena, Áustria, Molly.

Shoegaze climática e extremamente gélido, fortes doses de hipnose sonora e melancolia permeiam Sun Sun Sun o lado "a" do single, já o lado "b" Kids On LSD é um verdadeira trip evocando a rural psicodelia do Flying Saucer Attack.

A música do Molly é perfeita para levitar de olhos abertos, e Sun Sun Sun, o single é só a estreia.

Para ficar de olhos, ouvidos atentos.


***** Interview with Molly *****


Q. When did Molly start? Tell us about the history…
After our old band moved to Vienna we decided to have a few jams and immediately felt a vibe going on so we finally formed the band then in December of 2014. The first few Gigs in Austria and Italy followed then pretty quick and in Summer of 2015 after months of work we finally released our first single and video then.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences vary from classics Like The Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Sigur Ros and Radiohead, to Neo Psyche bands like Tame Impala, MGMT and Pond, to 90s Shoegaze Like MBV, Slowdive, Ride, ect...

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Gum - Delorean Highway
Sigur Ros - ()
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majestics Request
Slowdive - Souvlaki
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From The Man!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
The first live shows were a little challenge for us to see, if we could accurately reconstruct the sound of our recordings with only 2 people on stage. After the first 2-3 gigs we realized it was indeed possible. We accomplish that, using a MIDI-bass pedal and playing drums, synthesizer and bass at the same time. So we still are only a duo, but try to generate the same amount of output as a band with 4-5 people.

Q. How do you describe Molly sounds?
Its always quite hard to talk about something like this without sounding self-absorbed and cheesy. Some journalist once wrote the following, we liked it so much so we kept it ever since: As MOLLY are washing over you with their dreamy alpine airnes the duo not only manages to hit the nerve of the time but also sees itself to create something utterly new and unique, a wall of noise, sound and washed out melodies and textures, in a way, you'd probably not even expect it from an outfit 3 times their size and age.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Oh its always different. Every song is a completely new story and adventure for us, its a bit like climbing a mountain here in Austria, every single one is different, with new challenges unique demands and therefore completely different processes of recording. After writing something together and having a live version of it, which is really important for us (we only record what we can reproduce live with two people), we normally sit down and record a rough click track that we then individually record all the final instrument parts to until its finished. Everything is being recorded by ourselves. For mastering and mixing we send it over to a good friend of ours from Jonestown Audio in Australia that pieces it all together and gives it its final touch.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We are both absolutely in love with the Australian Band „GUM“, they recently started touring now with „Mac Demarco“. Also the Vienna based Surf-Rock Outfit „Vague“ is always a source of inspiration to us.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
What we would absolutely not consider doing is taking a Shoegaze or Dream-Pop song like for instance from „My Bloody Valentine“ or „Slowdive“ and try to do a cover of these. We really much enjoy taking songs from other genres and other directions though just to make it completely ours. It’s always alot of fun! In the past we already covered songs by „Pink Floyd“, „Tame Impala“, and lately even „Tom Odell’s“ „Another Love“. We are open to anything basically.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
For the following month we mainly plan to get out our next single, we got alot of songs up our sleeves that just wait to be released. Also we are really much looking forward to an opening Gig for the amazing KVB in March. We are going on a little tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland this Summer next to some other live gigs. After all that and after we have hopefully released a few singles we are planing to start recording an album this fall! We are full of energy and inspiration these days. If it would be possible we’d be up for doing all at once.

Q: Any parting words „
As I long for you now As my high turns to sorrow As I drink to forget Sung a song calm as death“
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https://soundcloud.com/mollyforever
https://www.facebook.com/wearemolly


We Are Beautiful with Beaulieu Porch - An Interview


Diretamente da Inglaterra vem o sofisticado, elegante e sonhador, Beaulieu Porch. Com quatro álbuns na bagagem, o BP foge por completo do estigma atual do dreampop, aqui a sonoridade tem suas matrizes fincadas em Procol Harum, Dusty Springfield aliados a Portishead, Massive Attack e psicodelismo clássico, como Zombies.

O último álbum homônimo lançado ano passado é o que melhor representa essa eloquente fusão entre gerações, e o resultado é envolvente.

Uma verdadeira beleza.


***** Interview with Beaulieu Porch *****



Q. When did Beaulieu Porch start? Tell us about the history...
I STARTED RECORDING BEAULIEU PORCH SONGS ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO, AFTER SPENDING YEARS FRONTING A 'LIVE' BAND WITHOUT EVER GETTING THE SOUND AND EFFECT THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.

Q: Who are your influences?
LOTS AND LOTS OF LITTLE BITS OF SOUNDS STICK IN MY HEAD AND RATTLE AROUND, LIKE A DISJOINTED SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
GOING TO CHEAT A BIT...5 ALBUMS THAT HAVE POSSIBLY AFFECTED THE TUNES I MAKE COULD BE
PROCOL HARUM'S 'SALTY DOG', '...AND SUDDENLY' BY THE LEFT BANKE, 'THE USE OF ASHES' BY PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, THE BEE GEES 'TRAFALGAR' AND THE ZOMBIES 'ODESSEY AND ORACLE'.

HOWEVER, MY FAVOURITE PERSONAL ALBUMS WOULD BE AMONGST THE LIKES OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD'S 'DUSTY IN MEMPHIS',
'THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAKE THACKRAY',
JOHN BETJEMAN'S 'LATE FLOWERING LOVE',
THE DUBLINERS '15 YEARS ON'
AND STACKRIDGE 'THE MAN IN THE BOWLER HAT'. POSSIBLY.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I'VE NEVER PLAYED LIVE WITH BEAULIEU PORCH BECAUSE IT'S JUST ME IN THE 'BAND'. I'D BE HAPPY TO MIME ALONG TO A BACKING TRACK ON THE TELLY THOUGH !

Q. How do you describe Beaulieu Porch sounds?
THE INDIE MUSIC REVIEW ONCE SAID ''If Mozart ever wrote psychedelic music, this is how it would sound.''SO I'LL STICK WITH THAT !


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I RECORDED ALL MY SONGS ON A BOSS BR1200 PORTA STUDIO, USING BITS AND PIECES OF OLD INSTRUMENTS WHICH HAD ALL SEEN BETTER DAYS.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
THERE'S A POLISH BAND CALLED THE WHITE KITES, WHO RELEASED A WONDERFUL PSYCH/PROG ALBUM LAST YEAR, AND A SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM UP NORTH CALLED PAUL SUMNER WHO'S NEW ALBUM, DUE OUT VERY SOON, IS A SUBLIME PIECE OF REAL-LIFE, NOSTALGIC STORY-TELLING POP MUSIC, WHICH SHOULD, BY RIGHTS, BE IN EVERYONE'S RECORD COLLECTION.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I ONCE RECORDED A COVER OF NIRVANA'S (UK) 'TINY GODDESS', WHICH THE MAN HIMSELF, PATRICK CAMPBELL-LYONS, ONCE PROFESSED AN INTEREST IN, AND WAS GOING TO RELEASE IT FOR ME AS A SINGLE. NOTHING CAME OF IT THOUGH.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I HAVE A NEW ALBUM'S WORTH OF SONGS READY TO RECORD. THE TROUBLE IS, HOWEVER, MY STUDIO COMPLETELY DIED, ALONG WITH MOST OF MY INSTRUMENTS, WHILST RECORDING MY LAST ALBUM AND I CURRENTLY HAVE NO WAYS OR MEANS TO REPLACE ANYTHING. I SHALL NEVERTHELESS REMAIN HOPFUL
Q: Any parting words?
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POP OVER TO THE BEAULIEU PORCH BANDCAMP PAGE !
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https://tillsammansrecords.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Beaulieu-Porch-430413283825741

quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2016

Hypnic Trip with Alien Mustangs - An Interview


Aqui a brincadeira é extremamente séria. 

Os gregos do Alien Mustangs são discípulos diretos da família, Spacemen3/Spectrum/Spiritualized.

Psicodelia noise, drone, repetitiva, perigosa, ácida, acachapante feito sob medida para iniciados em alucinógenos sonoros de primeira grandeza.

Pegue sua passagem de ida e boa viagem.

***** Interview with Alien Mustangs *****


Q. When did Alien Mustangs start? Tell us about the history...
We have been playing as Alien Mustangs since 2010. Our first 7’’ was released in 2013 and the 10’’ EP River followed the next year. Our last release was the “Tape Sessions”.November 2015

Q: Who are your influences?
Psychedelic rock from the 60s to the present...

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds of...
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
Spacemen 3 – Sound Of Confusion
The Stooges –The Stooges
Loop – A Gilded Eternity

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love it.

Q. How do you describe Alien Mustangs sounds?
We don’t do. We feel it!


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs…
First of all we buy a bicycle. Then we steal chords from our favorite bands, put alien words on it, press record and the recording is done!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Minami Deutsch, The Cult of Dom Keller, This is Nowhere, The lightshines, White Manna, Haunted Leather

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
The Troggs - Night of the long grass

Q: What are your plans for the future?
To record and release our first LP.

Q: Any parting words?
The royal bull is getting ready. We taste the leftovers. It feels great so far….love and smiles to Sao Paolo
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https://alienmustangs.bandcamp.com

terça-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2016

Many ways in​.​.​. .​.​.​one way out with Fraudband - An Interview


O TBTCI aterriza agora em Melbourne, Austrália, para a audição da Fraudband.

Situando os caras sonoramente, digamos que, temos em Many ways in... ... one way out uma jam freak envolvendo SY, Link Wray e Chocolate Watchband. Uma trip narcoticamente psychnoisegarage que vai reverberando conforme o disco vai rolando.

Para ser degustado em alto em todos os sentidos. Boa viagem!!!

***** Interview with Fraudband *****


Q. When did Fraudband start? Tell us about the history...
We started playing live in second half of 2013. We’ve been friends for a while, one of use was in a couple of bands, one was in between musical projects. There were a few half completed pieces of music that got fleshed out to complete songs and that got us addicted to Fraudband.

Q: Who are your influences?
Pretty much what’s happening in our lives and those around us. We try and express these things musically in a way that makes some meaning of things that effects us. Overall we are interested a direct sound, exploring space within song structures with a loose approach as to how things can hang together

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Courtney Barnett

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Free and on edge, at the same time, sometimes just oblivious as to where we are in the world at that particular moment. It’s different every time, that’s the constant. Non-verbal communication is a real buzz in a duo, you wait for each other, you go with each other, you pick the moment or you follow it. It’s great.


Q. How do you describe Fraudband sounds?
It’s been described as “a raga Sonic Youth”, others have called it ‘fucking music’, ha! The ‘raga-rock’ tag makes sense to us. It’s got space and intensity and we fuck with the rhythms a lot, that’s heaps of fun, keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Recording has been quite straight forward for us, writing has been far more interesting. Recording for us has basically meant playing live in the studio. Writing is generally a longer process, in fact the songs are still been re-written with every performance

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Little Desert,

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Someone recently suggested putting vocals to some of our songs, that sounds like a real interesting way to do a cover of us

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We have a short Australian tour coming up with a new video-single, then we’re off to Japan for a run of shows and a vinyl release later in the year.
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https://fraudband.bandcamp.com/

segunda-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2016

Filthy Famous with Mint - An Interview


Ao abrir a página do Soundcloud do trio de freaks estadunidenses do Mint, o primeiro contato vem através de Blessed by Lead, algo como um dreampop na linha fofo, mas já no início da segunda música Filthy Famous, aí sim o negócio começa a ficar esquizofrênico, um troço que remete diretamente aos Pixies nos momentos mais desconcertantes, daí a sequência insana é A Soul Screaming Fire e Minty, todas exalando Surfer Rosa ou o Trompe Le Monde por todos os poros.

É ouvir, viciar e repetir a dose por diversas vezes.

*****  Interview with Mint *****


Q. When did Mint start? tell us about the history...
1 We got our start about a year ago. Kyla and i are husband and wife, she said let's start a band. And I always enthusiastic was like let's do it! And mint was made. Kyla have been playing bass for very long she's actually been learning guitar and I said let's pick up a bass and get to work

Kyla hadn't played bass for very long she's actually learning guitar so I said let's pick up a base and get to work*

Q: Who are your influences?
2 A lot of bands and musicians. Love the white stripes, the cure, Elliott Smith, pixies, my bloody Valentine, sonic youth, nirvana, the list could go on for ever but ill stop there.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3 Thats sooo hard! Id say dark side of the moon, never mind, white stripes self title album, sgt peppers, figure 8. the list will change in 2 minutes.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4 Playing live is like the best drug you can ever take. It just fills us with this high that you we cant get enough of. Ever!


Q. How do you describe Mint sounds?
5 We just play what we write, and we just write what comes. We like to make our music like a rollercoaster. Extremely high energy loud parts, with dives and curved soft mellow float away parts as well.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6 recording we like to get the drum tracks taken care of and then the rest of us can kind of play what comes to us. Kyla likes to have her lyrics written out, and i like going in and just free styling it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7 Mint! Hahaha!

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8 We never realy do any covers but if we were going to i would want to do something very old. Maybe an old blues song from blind willy or something very popy from the 60s maybe.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9 We are really trying to find a small indi lable to help us push our music. We do everything ourselves but never seem to break through and get a lot of plays or attention. So we are looking for something to help us get our sound out to more people.

Q: Any parting words?
10 Thank you for the love. We keep a lookout for our new music and keep supporting the underground.
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https://soundcloud.com/minttheband
https://www.facebook.com/thebandmint

Lost E with My Cruel Goro - An Interview


Indie rock como deve ser feito, rápido, pegajoso sem firulas, com um pé no punk, outro no college radio. Este é o trio mezzo islandês mezzo italiano, My Cruel Goro que debutou no ano passado com seu EP homônimo e volta a tona com Lost E primeiro single de seu mais novo trabalho a ser lançado muito em breve.

Escute alto.

***** Interview with My Cruel Goro *****


Q. When did My Cruel Goro start? Tell us about the history.
Andrea Marcellini: “We formed in the early summer of 2014. We soon locked ourselves in a practice room and started rehearsing relentlessly. We also played a couple of gigs around mid August (2014). By the time we already had quite a few songs we were pretty satisfied with. So we just got in to the studio and recorded our first Ep. That’s how it started”.

Q: Who are your influences?
Andrea Maraschi: “As a band, we mainly draw upon Nirvana, Ash, My Vitriol. These are the acts that you can pretty much recognize yourself when you’re listening to our songs. On a deeper and more subconscious stratum, though, we steal ideas here and there, sometimes from bands you’d never think of”.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Andrea Maraschi: “Of all time...hmm I can make a list of 5 albums which have been the soundtrack
of my life: Sgt. Pepper, Definitely Maybe, What’s the story (Morning glory)?, Urban Hymns, and Ok computer”.

Andrea Marcellini: “Hard question!!! Well… I’m just gonna pick those records that have had a big influence on me. Here you are: ‘Leisure’ by Blur; ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana; ‘1977’ by Ash; ‘Is This
It’ by The Strokes and… don’t know… ‘Up The Bracket by The Libertines?! ‘The Bends’ by Radiohead?! Or the ‘Blue Album” by Weezer?!?! Really don’t know… your choice ”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Andrea Maraschi: “I’m an exhibitionist, egoistic, misanthrope. The stage is the perfect place to be if you’re like me, trust me bro”.Andrea Marcellini: “feels good”.

Q. How do you describe My Cruel Goro sounds?
Andrea Marcellini: “I’d say… loud! And sort of insane”.

Andrea Maraschi: “Very, very rough. And massive. That drummer guy is a freaking caveman”.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
Andrea Maraschi: “Well, it can be hard for a lot of reasons. Rehearsing is fun and strengthens the bonds between the members of the band. But being in the studio is different: you’re in your awfully
hot/cold room by yourself, and you’re supposed to repeat your thing over and over, while the other
guys are in the main one along with the sound engineer: they make comments, tell you you’re going
too slow, or too quick, or that you’re out of tune and, all of sudden, you’re f****** hating them. We got to the point that, when one of us is recording, the other band mates stay home. In short, it can be a pain, but I’ve always loved it, strangely enough”.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Andrea Marcellini: “Dub Nation, See Red, Köksal Baba, Buzzer Beaters”.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Andrea Maraschi: “Depends on the period. Now, maybe, Radiohead. As a rule, I’d avoid covering bands that are too similar to us”.

Andrea Marcellini: “Hmmm… really don’t know, but… I’d like to cover ‘Madman’ by Silverchair right now.”

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Andrea Marcellini: “We’ve just put out ‘Lost E’, which is the lead single off our upcoming sophomore Ep. We’ll also unveil the video for the song pretty soon. After that we’ll release our second Ep and see out things turn out”.

Q: Any parting words?
Andrea Maraschi: “Takk fyrir viðtalið, og kveðjum!”.
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https://www.facebook.com/mycruelgoro
https://mycruelgoro.bandcamp.com

sexta-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2016

Geisha with Arirang - An Interview


Diretamente de Milão, Itália, sim a Itália novamente nas páginas do TBTCI, vem o intenso e denso Arirang.

Um melancólico e doentio cruzamento entre shoegaze, post rock e cargas altíssimas de sombras. Geisha o EP de estreia do Arirang não é digamos uma audição simples e prazerosa, logo de cara a dobradinha Humming Rigmaroles seguida de Mantra Box já fica completamente explícito o que estas meras palavras tentam elucidar. Um caldeirão cruel entre Slint , Nick Cave em decibéis elevados.

Recomenda-se audição inicial sob a luz, mas caso queira ouvir em momentos diferentes, é por tua conta e risco.

***** Interview with Arirang *****


Q: When did Arirang start? Tell us about the history...
Arirang was born in Milan in 2013 as a trio, formed by Marco, Francesco and Giacomo.
In the past, Francesco and I were also part of a post-punk band called I Am You. When we split up, the two of us kept on practicing in a dirty room. For a year and a half, the line-up included me, Francesco and a boring machine called metronome… Just before going insane we met Davide, he was even better than the metronome, especially for his talking skills, but he quit the band to pursuit his career as artist. He’s now in Bruxelles, doing great. When we met Giacomo in 2013, we knew he was the one we were looking for (he’s also a great electronic music producer). That’s how we became Arirang.

Q: Who are your influences?
Ok, we’re kind of music junkies.

There’s a lot of thing inspiring us. Hieronymus Bosch, Joy Division, David lynch, Gustav Mahler, David Bowie, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pixies, Sonic Youth, No Clear Mind, A Place to bury Strangers, Ought, Radiohead, Beatles, Ramones, Nick Cave, Suuns, Dirty Three, Verdena, Elliot Smith, David Lynch, Michel Gondry, Peter Greenaway, Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Vladimir Majakovskij, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Black Lips, Black Angels, Viet Cong, Beach House, BRMC, Interpol, Savages, Tortoise, Oneothrix Poin Never, Forest Swords, The Cure, Deerhunter, The Flaming Lips, Jiddu Krishnamurti, The National, Interpol, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre…and more or less everything happens around us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Unknown Pleasure
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Space Oddity
Three Imaginary Boys
Mezzanine

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Well, I suppose we feel like everybody should whilst doing what they love.
I mean, each one in the world has the right to feel alive, to become self-aware and play his role as a human being.

It’s a waste, in term of energy, that people have to apply themselves in something boring, useless. I mean, if you consider the entire world like any other system in nature, working just to earn money it’s equal to spend all your life in front of the Tv. Or in front of Fb. It’s a waste. But fortunately, a person is not his job.

You know, we still can’t just live off our music, we all need to find useless jobs to get by. But the moment we are on the stage, everything takes shape. That’s our place, like an habitat. We feel part of something bigger, deeper. And I hope, I know, that each one, finds his own habitat.

Q. How do you describe Arirang sounds?
Wow. It’s so difficult to talk about ourselves. We use to say that Arirang is a matter of sound. Maybe an orchestra, maybe just a solo.

But please, I would like to share the words that Monica, from A Giant Leap (she’s great!), used to describe us: often the tracks mutate towards forms recalling soundtracks for silent movies and documentaries about wild and yet unexplored lands, or you could imagine bodies dancing to it like in a Pina Bausch's choral perfomance. Installations and images on stage connect the instruments to lights and strobes, creating a dense atmosphere of moods-sharing between the players and the audience.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Well, we don’t have any planned process, but we've just recorded once, when we got into the studio, the songs were already set up. The fact is that, we use to spend a lot of time in our rehearsal room, jamming and sometimes playing for hours on patterns, looping riffs, repeating random words or humming vocal lines. You know what I mean, this is just the soundtrack of our best time.

All the dirty work has been taken care by Andrea Cajelli. He recorded us at the amazing Sauna Studio (https://www.facebook.com/La-Sauna-recording-studio-68777161401/). Trust me, that’s a very inspiring place. I still remember the feeling of playing our drones in that field of sound, right in front of a huge lake. I could see the whole of it through the big windows. It was autumn, so the sky was a beautiful tone of grey whilst the lake was blue and, as time passed by, the two color melted together in a very deep blue. Amazing.


Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I really like this question, because I have the feeling that something is happening right now in our country and also in Milan. There’s a lot of new great stuff in both the music and art scene and I’d like you to listen them. Here's my list:
The Gluts: https://www.facebook.com/thegluts/?fref=ts
Amazing post-punk melted to Shoegaze from the deepest of their soul. They make me sick.

Iokoi: https://www.facebook.com/iokoi/?fref=ts
electronic purity from outer space to your heart. Trust me.

GIobia: https://www.facebook.com/giobiaband/?fref=ts
A sort of kick in the ass made of acid sounds.

Daedal: https://www.facebook.com/DAEDALOFFICIAL/
Think about progressive. Then make it electronic and add a dose of punches.

Each one is for me an important reference point, as well as my blood brothers, but there are some other interesting act to suggest:
The Assyrians
Any Other
Be forest
Tight Eye
OWN BOO
Soviet Soviet
Novanta
Populous
Clap! Clap!
His Clancyness
Yakamoto Kotzuga

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
It’s hard to choose, we keep on changing our mind and sometimes we also think about some great songs from the bands listed above. Ok, here are just some of the names that came up in the latest weeks: Sonic Youth, Pixies, Bowie, Blur, Elvis, Nirvana, Beatles, Battisti.

Any other suggestion? Please help us!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We just came back from a 10 dates tour in Southeastern Europe and in February we’re going to leave for our first 10 dates tour in Uk + some concerts in Swizterland. In the meantime we are planning other gigs in Italy.  It could sound a bit strange, but whilst we’ve been asked to tour abroad, we still don’t have any booking agency helping us here in our home land.

Of course, in the meantime we are working on some new tracks for our first album.

Q: Any parting words?
Well, we’d like to thank you for this interview, congratulations for your hard work. The website is so cool!  Other special thanks go to Andrea Cajelli for recording the Ep at La Sauna Studio, Paolo Rossi for mixing and mastering it at studio waves. Filippo Lambertenghi Deliliers for directing our first video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSZHyUypyNM), Caterina Gobbi for the amazing artwork on the cover of our Ep (you have to see her works here!http://www.caterinagobbi.com) , Giulio Vescovi for the graphic and Perpetua Edizioni for printing it.

A big thank to all of our friends and supporters. Really, thanks. That’s amazing.
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https://arirang.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/wearearirang/

Statement with Dissolve - An Interview


Algumas vezes as coisas tendem a levar mais tempo do que usualmente achamos, mas veja, tudo em seu devido tempo certamente terá maior valia.

É o caso de entrevistas que chegam a levar meses, e no caso do duo estadunidense Dissolve, mais de um ano, mas enfim chegou o momento.

A historia deles resumidamente é assim, Inna Kurikova e Blaine Patrick faziam parte de outra preciosidade perdida chamada de The Modern Charms, que já passou pelos páginas do TBTCI, mas Mark o outro integrante do Modern Charms mudou -se de São Francisco para Vnacouver no Canadá e Inna e Blaine se viram forçados a seguir adiante, e esse seguir adiante nos brindou com paredes sonhadoras de ruídos angelicais, absolutamente envolventes, o Dissolve é o shoegaze em sua melhor definição.

Depois do EP brilhante de estreia eis que em breve vem o novo material deles, é aguardar para flutuar.

***** Interview with Dissolve *****


Q: When did Dissolve start, tell us about the history...
Inna and I made a record with our dear friend Mark under the name Modern Charms in 2010. During that year, I moved to London for graduate school. I moved back to San Francisco in the summer of 2012, and I had a few ideas that I wanted to explore. It seemed natural to ask Inna to help me because we had worked so well together before with the Modern Charms record, and she is my close friend. Mark had since moved back to Vancouver, so Inna and I formed a new project on our own.

Q: Who are your influences?
This is an open question. We obviously love many of the 90’s UK indie bands spanning across the various scenes of that time, from Sarah to Creation to Fire and back again. For me, the other people who are close to me in my life are my biggest influence. It’s not necessarily that I’m directly influenced by them in a musical way, but the process of creating anything for me involves the tenderness of relationships with those I feel closest to.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Ok, I can’t make any sort of order for these, but off the top of my head:
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
The Stone Roses- S/T
The Sundays – Blind
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Violent Change – S/T

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven’t played live in quite some time, but thinking back, I am always really stressed out because I just always feel like I can’t re-create the music that is on our recordings. I’m rarely satisfied with whatever else the live sound has become. Maybe one day…

Q. How do you describe Dissolve sounds?
I’m not sure how to answer this. It’s just an attempt to bring forth the music that I hear in my head. Most of the time, it’s just maybe one chord change, or a very simple melody, and I challenge myself to write something around what I hear. It seems like people hear our sounds in different ways, and I like that.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well, I constantly record demos in my room using my old laptop or my friend Evan’s 4-track if I can borrow it. Then I send them to Inna and we talk about them. Usually there’s one or two that we both like. We went to my friend Jack’s studio, The Atomic Garden, which is just south of San Francisco in Palo Alto to record the first EP. I like it there because he has a 2-inch tape machine and a ton of tape, so we can record drums and bass on to that. I made a few mistakes while recording the guitars that still kind of bother me, but I think on our upcoming record I was able to work some of that stuff out. Inna pretty much did all of the vocals in a few hours, which was insane!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I am guilty of not staying abreast of all the great current music that it coming out! I can say that Mark’s project, Supercrush is really great and they have a new single coming out soon. Also, I really like Part/Human, a San Francisco band with Margot from Silver Shadows. I also really like this band Plush from San Francisco, but I don’t know much about them! Basically anything that Melters or Death Records puts out is probably worth checking out if you want to hear new music…

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Haha, this is a conversation that Inna and I have had many times. A long time ago, we used to have fun playing around with the Ride song, Sennen. We would never record it or play it live, though. I always thought it would be cool to do a version of Man on the Moon by Sugar…

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We have a new EP that is almost finished. Hopefully, it will be out this year, and we’ll have something to share soon! So, stay tuned!

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks a lot for your support, and I’m sorry that it took so long for this to happen!
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https://www.facebook.com/dissolvemusic/
https://soundcloud.com/dissolve-sf/

quinta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2016

Interstellar Car Crash with Magic Shoppe - An Interview


Aterrizando pela segunda vez nas páginas do TBTCI, os psicodélicos do Magic Shoppe.

Ano passado já trocamos uma ideia sobre a banda (leia na integra) e agora por conta do novo e ácido EP Interstellar Car Crash é mais do que necessário mais informações de como foi concebido esta pequena maravilha.

Sras, e Srs, Magic Shoppe.

**** Interview with Magic Shoppe *****


Hello guys, first congratulations on the new ep, it's really brilliant, what is your analysis after conclusion of Interstellar Car Crash? Are you happy with the result?
This was the first release where a lot of time passed between writing/recording and releasing it. The main reason for the long wait, was due to vinyl pressing turn around times. Nowadays it takes anywhere from 3 to 5 months to get back a finished product from a vinyl pressing plant. Having said that, we're all still really blown away by the tracks on this EP.

How was the process of creating the new ep?
Like our other releases, we did everything for this one. We rented a bunch of outboard gear and high end mics from a rental place in New York City, then just holed up in our rehearsal room for a few weeks and tracked our brains out. Once we had everything recorded, I took it all home and spent about 45 days mixing and mastering it myself. We all had a hand in the creation of these songs, which is an absolute first. Previous recordings were mostly me playing all the instruments... and actually, the track we selected for a single off Interstellar Car Crash was 100% written by a previous member of Magic Shoppe (Roger Poulin - now of Washington D.C.'s "Burnt Seeds").


What are the main differences between Interstellar Car Crash and last Triangulum Australe?
As with all the previous Magic Shoppe releases, I wrote/played/recorded everything on Triangulum Australe. Interstellar Car Crash is different, in that two of the 4 songs (Interstellar Car Crash and Salventius) were conceived entirely as a band. We all steered the ship so-to-speak on those two songs. Redhead was a tune I wrote years ago, but never got a recording of it I was happy with, until this version, and City Alight (Yeah) was written *entirely* by ex-Magic Shoppe guitarist, Roger Poulin. Roger left us on great terms and gave us his blessing to continue playing it.

What were the influences for creating the new ep?
I got my hands on a 1967 Vox Cheetah, which has some incredible onboard effects - like fuzz, repeater, treble boost... and I sort of went to town with it. It's easy to feel all invigorated when you get an amazing piece of gear in your setup. Aside from that, a lot of us were listening to *severely* repetitive, fuzzy tracks like "Looking At You" - MC5 and "Penetration" - Stooges, but also a bunch of modern stuff like New Candys, Black Market Karma, Cult Of Dom Keller, The Oscillation, Haunted Leather, etc...

What are your plans for 2016?
We're releasing Interstellar Car Crash digitally and on 10-inch white vinyl on Friday February 5th, 2016. Our friends at Optical Sounds in Toronto are handling the distribution all over Canada via Outside Music. Leading up to that, we've got a bunch of press with some online music reviewers and blogs, as well as some live radio appearances and interviews. We're also playing a bunch of shows throughout the Northeast. Also, we've got another EP almost completely recorded. We're hoping to have that released by late summer 2016.
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https://magicshoppe.bandcamp.com/album/interstellar-car-crash-e-p-2

Sheer / Sound is Lovv / Giant Surprise / Space Waves



Raramente posto algo do gênero aqui no TBTCI mas esse line up basicamente explicita e joga na cara quatro das melhores bandas da atualidade. Sheer, Sound is Lovv, Giant Surprise e Space Waves.

Simplesmente imperdível e detalhe vai rolar streaming ao vivo dos shows.

Aguardamos ansiosamente o dia 20 de Fevereiro, todos os detalhes do Evento aqui

https://www.facebook.com/events/177833549248792/

Regret with Wipe - An Interview


Quando se perguntar a alguém, quais são suas influências e a resposta é sistemática - Slowdive. Não há lá muito o que explicar.Mas no caso do combo de Ann Arbor, Michigan, isso, mesmo cidade dos Stooges, mas nesse caso ao contrário da demência da banda de Iggy Pop, o que temos é um um ep carregado de shoegaze clássico como seu norte inicial mas que ao término das quatro belezas sonoras fica claro que eles são bem mais do que meros discípulos de Slowdive como muitos por ai.

Ah sim, até agora não mencionei quem são efetivamente, vamos lá, o nome do responsável é Wipe, e aconselho a aumentar ao máximo e principalmente se estiver de fones.

Boa viagem.


***** Interview with Wipe *****


Q. When did Wipe start? Tell us about the history...
1. Wipe started as a solo project at the beginning of this past summer, when I began writing songs for the EP. Since then, I’ve added more musicians to the band, but I still prefer to write and record alone.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Slowdive!

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. Slowdive – Souvlaki,
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless,
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,
Radiohead – OK Computer,
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. Wipe actually still has not played a show, but from experience with other bands, playing live is definitely one of my favorite things in the world.

Q. How do you describe Wipe sounds?
5. When I’m recording for Wipe, I aim to get a classic shoegaze sound, but I also try to make it sound very new. A lot of this sound comes from blending guitars and synths to get a thick layer of sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ? 

6. The recording process and the writing process are very entwined for me because the sound itself is so important to the music. I recorded the EP on my own in my house early this past summer.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. My friend’s band Bonzo is really great.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. The Cranberries

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. I’m working on writing a few new songs right now. I’ll probably release another EP within the next couple months. Also, we’ll finally start playing some shows soon!

Q: Any parting words?
10. Thanks for reading!
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https://wipegaze.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wipegaze/

quarta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2016

Inner with Acidclank - An Interview


Algumas vezes o propósito do TBTCI torna-se simplesmente desnecessário, existem bandas que simplesmente faz-se necessário apenas a audição, sem explicações maiores.

A audição resume e exemplifica quaisquer linhas explicativas.

Partindo, deste principio, hora e vez nas páginas do TBTCI, diretamente do Japão, Acidclank, no caso somente a critério de comentário pertinente, é uma one man band.

Boa viagem.

***** Interview with Acidclank *****

Q. When did Acidclank start? Tell us about the history…
It started in 2014. I only posted songs on Soundcloud in the name of Acidclank at my own pace. Then I began doing musical activities as a singer songwriter. On September 2015, I released my 1st album ‘Inner’.

Q. Who are your influences?
Oasis, The Strokes, Cloud Nothings, DIIV, Joy Division, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pink Floyd, Can, Aphex Twin, and many more. Especially, late 80s/early 90s UK rock bands like Oasis ,MBV, JAMC have a lot of influence on me.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Aphex Twin – ...I Care Because You Do American Football – American Football
The Beatles - Revolver
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I don't play live often, but I love it.

Q. How do you describe Acidclank sounds?
Various genres


Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs.
All songs were recorded in my bedroom. Usually I come up with a melody and then I record songs track by track by myself.

Q. Which new band do you recommend?
Girl band, Spectres, Supersize me, parupunte

Q. Which band would you love to cover version of?
David Bowie

Q. What are your plans for the future?
Write good songs and play more live.

Q. Any parting words?
Please enjoy my music. Thank you.
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https://www.facebook.com/acidclank

Is Failure An Option? with Giant Surprise - An Interview


Noise poderoso vindo de San Diego, Califórinia, cortesia do trio devastador de tímpanos e predileto aqui do TBTCI, Giant Surprise.

Depois do single de estreia Endless lançado no ano passado, o Giant Surprise voltou com o impressionantemente estridente, denso e pesado "Is Failure An Option?". Uma verdade catarse sonora.

Um esporro em forma de feedback enfiando a cada riff e acorde porções cavalares de barulho na mente.

Simplesmente fundamental para quem é apreciador de barulho regado a melancolias.  


***** Interview with Giant Surprise *****

                                     

Q. When did Giant Surprise start? Tell us about the history...
1. Giant Surprise officially started in October of 2015. However, before we formed as a full band I released an EP called, "Endless" in September. I had been really inspired during this time, and wanted to start a definitive shoegaze project.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. My influences go all the way back to bands like Hum, Failure, Dinosaur Jr. (J Mascis is one of the main reasons why I own a Jazzmaster), Sunny Day Real Estate, American Football.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. My top 5 albums in no particular order --
Failure - Fantastic Planet,
Whirr - Sway,
Autolux - Future Perfect,
Cloakroom - Further Out (excellent 1st LP),
and Totorro - Home Alone.

I'm sure I'll get some heat for not mentioning Loveless, but that goes without saying right?

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. Playing live for me has always been a great outlet to express pent up emotions, feelings, etc... Not that those things aren't conveyed in my songs.. However, playing live gives me a chance to let loose and be surrounded by the initial feelings I had when I wrote these songs.

Q. How do you describe Giant Surprise sounds?
5. Giant Surprises' sound is very hard to categorize in my opinion.. there's many bands that we can be compared to, or you can say we draw inspiration from.. But if you ask me, I'd say our sound is taking many elements from that emo sound in the 90s, (Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate) and putting a modern day sludgy shoegaze twist on it.


Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. The recording process right now is all done at my house. Mixing, Mastering, Production, etc.. As it is right now, I record all the instruments to the songs I write. This is mainly done because my bandmates, (Chris Gorrie and Manu Rueda) don't have as flexible of a schedule as I do.. And I like to show our fans that we're a well oiled machine when it comes to music. I find myself always wanting to record new ideas I get, and inevitably these ideas turn into full songs during the recording process, and like a kid at show and tell I just want to release this new song I made for everyone to listen to! We will be heading to a real studio sometime in the next few months to record an EP, so keep an eye out for that.. (amongst other songs) Emoticon wink

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. My favorite band right now, who just released an excellent first LP is Cloakroom. If you're into our music and are constantly on the hunt for something similar, I would definitely recommend Cloakroom as they inspire a lot of songs I write. SHEER is also another band I can't get enough of right now, they're an emerging shoegaze/alt rock band from Los Angeles that just released their first LP on The Native Sound. We'll be playing with them on February 20th, and I am beyond stoked Emoticon smile

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. I think we could truly make a great career for ourselves if we abandoned Giant Surprise and went to join Macauley Culkin's Velvet Underground cover band, "The Pizza Underground".

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. We're going to be as active as ever in 2016, we plan on recording a new EP together and playing as many shows as possible with the hopes of gaining new fans who share the same appreciation for this kind of music. (I know they're out there!)

Q: Any parting words?
-- Cheers!
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https://giantsurprise.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/GiantSurprise