segunda-feira, 23 de setembro de 2013

Skeletons with The Liar Script - An Interview

Não vou me estender muito na introdução do The Liar Script, prefiro me ater a música, um mix do que de melhor foi criado no pós punk mais focado na cold wave, The Sound, The Chameleons, Joy Division, para ilustrar um pouco da sonoridade dessa novidade e ótima banda com um single apenas onde as duas músicas All  My Frustrations e Lesser Men, resumem bem a admiração do Liar Script por Adrian Borland, mas procurando no youtube você ainda acha a redenção da banda para o clássico Winning do The Sound, tudo isso já serviria para deixar claro que o Liar Script tornou-se um dos queridinhos do TBTCI, mas a parte final da entrevista explicita mais ainda o porque que o TBTCI segue adiante, passando por cima dos falastrões de outrora, aqui nestas páginas, a música e o amor por ela falam mais alto.

Obrigado The Liar Script, o TBTCI aguarda ansiosamente os próximos passos.....

***** Interview with The Liar Script *****

Q. When did The Liar Script starts, tell us about the history...
I started writing material alone back in 2007, though in truth, there was stuff I was working on years earlier that I would later salvage. A drummer friend of mine and I had talked about starting a band, but it wasn't until three years later in 2010 that we'd get together to flesh out some of the songs I had already done. We ended up recruiting a friend of his on guitar, his wife on synths and found a bassist through a classified. By year's end, we did our first live gig, playing locally in the Bay Area here in California as well as down in L.A. It's cliche, but a few members have been in and out, specifically on bass and synth. Usual band stuff haha. It's been recently stripped down to just myself for the time being, at least until I find some new musicians for a fresh start. There's absolutely no bad blood between any one of us, so there's that; we're all still good friends. The Liar Script just needs people that are all on the same page and can commit fully to what the band overall needs. I still continue to write music, and when the line-up's redone, we'll continue playing live and recording new material, etc.

Q: Who are your influences?
Well, other post-punk bands from back in the day are an obvious one. Joy Division, PiL, The Birthday Party, Section 25, The Sound, The Pop Group, early Echo, bands like that. Although I listen to far more in the genre, I wouldn't necessarily call those others influences. Some more modern ones are, though outside of post-punk, Portishead, Massive Attack, godspeed you! black emperor, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, even if they're harder to tell in our music. Then there's film. Directors like Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, Wong Kar-wei; all have just as much of an influential hold on our music as does any band. Subject matter and emotion/atmosphere are the main driving force in both music and film In the end, I guess it's all just expressive art.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
This one's kind of a hard one. I clearly can't speak for anyone else, but my own choices? I can give you two lists.

All-time 5:
Joy Division - Closer
The Stooges - Funhouse
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Slowdive - Souvlaki

Post-punk 5:
Joy Division - Closer
The Sound - From the Lion's Mouth
PiL - Metal Box/Second Edition
The Birthday Party - Mutiny/The Bad Seed
Section 25 - Always Now

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I've always felt being on stage performing music is preferable to being anywhere else. I personally love it. It's odd, because I'm not really a very social kind of guy. I keep to myself most of the time, but there's something about music I feel compelled to do. Performance is exhibition, I suppose, and though our music is intensely personal, I feel at ease most when expressing it in front of a crowd. It's not an ego thing, though. It's always about the music itself, and the people behind it are, the way I see it, almost irrelevant. It's a rawer, more intimate look, and I love that. Music indeed should be experienced live.

Q. How do you describe The Liar Script sounds?
First and foremost, we're definitely a post-punk band, however anyone categorizes the term. In a lot of ways, we'd probably fit in with that first generation of bands coming out of the UK in the late 70s. I'm fine with that. That said, considering our other influences, we also bring a little something different to the table to give us relevance. There's a point to our existing out there, rather than simply, "Hey, we want to do that style, too." There's a strong modern noir theme throughout. When writing, I always think of a cinematic angle to our material, almost like we're writing songs for a soundtrack to a film that never existed, some dark or gritty indie drama or some Criterion film. It sounds so pretentious, but it's true haha. Also, since there's a bit of shoegaze in there, you could think of us as sort of a mix of Factory Records and 4AD. The Liar Script is dark, but it's grounded in real life. The world is a screwed up place with all its screwed up folk, and that's how we sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Unfortunately, we haven't had a full band recording yet save for a few low quality live videos using someone's phone. The actual recordings on websites like Facebook, or Bandcamp have been done at home so far. Bass is the lead instrument, so songs basically start from there. Then come the drums, and when that's done, the guitar can be laid down as a textural kind of thing. Our synth-work is minimal, again meant more for texture and atmosphere than melody. Vocals are always last, and in a sense, never really meant to be the main focus of any song. The bassline and rhythm are always king. Everything's recorded digitally, but there's little to no "studio trickery" going on with either editing or performance. It's all pretty straight-forward, really.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Admittedly, there isn't too much new music that really does much for me, but of those that do, I'd have to recommend the British band 2:54 most, definitely in line with what I like and with the overall mood our own music has. Other bands I might suggest would be Warpaint, Savages, Chelsea Wolfe or The Soft Moon. A few friends' bands, like Man in the Planet and The Science of Deduction, are also worth checking out. There are others that I think are alright, but again, I'm not all that big into too many current bands.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Live, we've covered two songs: The Sound's "Winning" and Joy Division's "Colony." I may or may not consider a few others, like Echo and the Bunnymen, The Stooges, Massive Attack, etc. As enjoyable as they are to do, I wouldn't want to get too hung up on doing them, though.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Well, the immediate goal is getting our four song EP, Lesser Men, finished as soon as possible. I also need to round out our line-up, as mentioned, in order to get back to playing shows again. I'd like to eventually start doing some festivals to get our name out there more and expose our music to new audiences. I'm not overly enthusiastic about signing to labels, but with it does come a certain degree of name recognition and exposure, depending on promotion, of course. So, I suppose that's the direction The Liar Script will continue heading in to whatever extent we can. More gigs, some travel, some studio time and a bit of courting a label or two.

Q: Any parting words?
There really aren't very many post-punk bands in the world today, but the fans of the genre are definitely out there. It'd be good to see the post-punk scenes grow a little, and we'll do our own part to that end. Blogs like yours can really help out both sides, the bands themselves and audiences looking for new music, so I certainly appreciate the interest. Despite the over-saturation of bands on the market today, where some people can grow complacent to new names, I think it's now more important than ever to actively support underground music. After all, the best, most interesting stuff out there usually comes not from the mainstream but from the underground scenes, where passion for the art is more important than fame or wealth, where you do it for the love of itself above all else. Anyway, thanks, of course, for the interview. Was a pleasure. Cheers!
Thanks Dan, the pleasure is mine!!!

segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2013

Tsunami with Future - An Interview

Discípulos diretos de Skywave e suas ramificacões, Ceremony e A Place to Bury Strangers, o Future, diretamente de Paris, agride gelidamente, coldnoise waves pra todos os lados, em doses cavaladores de loops e guitarras, tal qual seus tutores, o underground do underground é sua residência, Abyss o EP de estréia lancado em abril deste ano, mostra claramente o que será o album cheio a ser lancado no início do ano que vem.

Pela frente certamente teremos tudo que New Order e Jesus & Mary Chain criaram, passando principalmente pelo Skywave, o que é algo a se celebrar por si só, porque o mundo esta carente de um noise cold attack, que venha o Future.

***** Interview with Future *****

Q. When did Future starts, tell us about the history...
Like a lot a band, we are long time friend, and we decided to make a band...We like the same things...

Q: Who are your influences?
Jesus and Mary Chain, Skywave, Ceremony

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
The Cure - Pornography
Beatles - Revolver
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We are free, and we like playing in the dark

Q. How do you describe Future sounds
It's very simple, hard beat, acid guitar and cold vocals melody.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
haha, it's simple, one SM57 for everything. Bass / Guitar / Vocals and re-amping. It's enough for our small home studio in paris.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
All the bands of our Art Collective who is called "nothing". There are Venera 4, Maria False, DEAD, Saintes, Dead Horse One…

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I don't know, maybe a unknown band? I have never did a cover.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We will release our first LP in march 2014. And we maybe release a single with two tracks for December.

Q: Any parting words?
Vive la France!
Thanks Yann

quinta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2013

Pink Flag with 12 Dirty Lovers - An Interview

Art noise já é foda por si só, dai você pega uma molecada nova e joga na cabeça deles, SY, Wire, No Age, Fall, Gang of Four, Scratch Acid e Pixies e deixa eles se virarem, isso é o 12 Dirty Lovers, uma esbórnia literal de noise cadenciado e altamente pegajoso.

Sem dó, sem nada lançado oficialmente ainda, simplesmente este contato imediato do 12 Dirty Lovers com o TBTCI é um daqueles que como reza a lenda, já já os caras vão gravar e vão tocar em tudo que é canto, e para deleite deste que vos escreve a exclusiva, ficará eternamente cravada nestas páginas, acha pouco? Eu quero mais é que se foda, estou mais interessado no futuro disquinho e shows desses esquzofrenicos, vida longa ao 12 Dirty Lovers.

***** Interview with 12 Dirty Lovers *****

Q. When did 12 Dirty Lovers starts; tell us about the history...
Eric/Danny -Danny (our drummer) and I had been playing together since high school and had stopped for a couple years in our late 20’s, I’m always playing guitar, making silly songs or making noises and since I had drums and all sorts of instruments, I decided to make up some songs or at least have some fun with recording because I hadn’t really recorded whole songs by myself. I made a dozen or so and didn’t really think anything of it, posted it on MySpace because that was thing to do at the time. People liked it so I thought it would be fun to play shows, I emailed a few places and surprisingly got booked so I asked Danny if he’d like to play, he did. Since then we’ve played and recorded a few things. For the most part it’s been Danny and I but we’ve always wanted at least one additional member. We had posted a couple ads on Craigslist and jammed with a couple people but nothing ever picked up.

William Tutton of the Geraldine Fibbers actually answered one of our ads, it was awesome, I think he had answered the ad more in curiosity because I had sited his band as one of Danny and I influences, either way it was awesome. I think we jammed twice. Recently we found Tyler a kick ass bass player who enjoys mixing red eye coffee and red bull.

We just recorded Eyeball Madness (EP) at Los Angeles’ Cave studios. Eyeball madness is a collection of six original songs that the band has been playing at our live shows.

Q: Who are your influences?........
Tyler - Inge Johansson, Tim Armstrong, Kira and Mike Watt

Eric – The Cure, Dylan, Pavement, Dead Kennedys, Oingo Boingo, C. Parker, Dead Milkmen, J. Lennon,

Danny - Roy Orbison. Peggy lee. Hank Williams. The damned. The jam. Joy division. Sonic Youth. Echo and the bunnymen. All the music/score from both the godfather movies.

Q: Make a list of 5 albums of all time….......
Electric Lucifer - Bruce Haack,
Another Green World - Brian Eno,
Death Church - Rudimentary Peni,
Don't Be Concerned - Bob Lind,
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins

Eleni Mandell – Thrill
Aretha Franklin - Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul
The Clash – London Calling
Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz – Diz & Getz
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Simmer Down at Studio One Vol 1

All things must pass
Music from big pink
Milo goes to college
When the pawn...
Greatest hits

Q. How do you fell playing alive?............
Tyler - It's the best high I have ever found.

Eric - It’s in the moment, it’s exciting, and it’s unexpected - mostly because something’s going wrong or too right. For instance we played a show couple months ago, first song goes by – not bad, second - getting better, third song I break a string and didn’t bring a spare guitar so I needed to change a string ok bummer but I do it and move on, so I hit the amp on standby and somehow the tube blew up but I didn’t realize it till after the sting was on and I had been playing with the amp, the house lent me the guitar amp – cool. ok next song starts and for some reason there’s no sound from the guitar, uhmmmm, I’m plugged in the amp and there no pedals (in case it was a cable), and then I realize that only one pick-up is working so I guess somewhere between the unplugging the electronic came lose, all in 2 minutes. Sweet!

Or another time we were playing a show where were playing in front of a mirror the width of the stage and I think it was during the first half of the set, something caught my eye and turned, from the mirror I could see the amp head was on fire from a spark form one of the tubes..

Danny - TIcklish

Q. How do you describe 12 Dirty Lovers sounds?........
Tyler – Organic

Eric - Noisy, Chaotic at times, Raw, Unexpected

Danny - The devil Laughing while he had a mouthful of chicken pot pie.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording album?.........
Tyler - The songwriting process is organic and very democratic but recording is another thing altogether. By that time you know your parts, and there's a little room for improv, but it's kind of l stop and go, like maybe even being an actor in some kind of production. Because there's a lot of waiting around and quietly approving or disapproving and then suddenly you have to perform and you know what to do and you are lifted from that frame of mind and put in a position to nail it in a few takes.

Eric / Danny - We went in with the songs mostly completed from our demos, we learned a lot about what we liked and don’t from being in a studio. We record all the time at practice but this was more intense, I think mostly because were unfamiliar with being in a professional studio compared to ours. We did it in three days, drums ‘n bass then guitars, vocals ‘n keyboards, then mixing and touchups. We recorded with Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM ) in Los Angeles.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?........
Tyler - New local bands Coup Pigeons, Steppe People, and White Dove

Eric - The Spits, the Electrets
Danny -zFather John misty. Camera obscura. Deerhunter. Speedy Ortiz. Mayer Hawthorne.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?.............
Descendants, Wire, the Screamers, Crass, the Misfits, Del Shannon, Super tramp, Bob seager.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Tyler - Let it unravel whilst we work hard. There's nothing more to do.

Eric - Right now we’re working on booking shows and new songs. We have a handful were working on so hopefully those should be done soon.

Q: Any parting words?......
Fidlar! Life's a risk. Don't fuck with the devil.
Thanks guys

terça-feira, 10 de setembro de 2013

CºLD with White Hex - An Interview

São raras as vezes que você escuta algo que nos primeiros acordes já te chocam de imediato, e não a toa o White Hex vem diretamente da Austrália casa de algumas dessas raridades que já nos chocaram em outroas épocas, vide Birthday Party, Venom P. Stinger, Nick Cave e um gênio chamado Rowland S. Howard, é evidente que o darkgazer do White Hex, tem como fonte suas origens, e já por isto basta, mas não, pegue o art noise de um Pussy Galore, Big Black ou seja, darknoisegazer por excelência, não a toa quando o White Hex deu as caras no CºLD na, e na sequência no TBTCI, os ouvintes ficaram boquiabertos, chocados, apaixonados por algo perigoso, porque nas entrelinhas da entrevista que vem abaixo, o White Hex mostra sua selvageria em tons escuros e gélidos.

O debut Heat já virou objeto de desejo tanto pra este que vos escreve quanto pra parceira de CºLD Tatiana Meyer, como para todos os ouvintes dos programas, o que faz crer que a idolatria ao White Hex tende a se tornar veneracão, melhor termos cuidado, porque o vício esta eminente, ou então, simplesmente deixem-se possuir pela seducão cold do White Hex.

***** Interview with White Hex *****

Q. When did White Hex starts, tell us about the history…
White Hex began when Tara moved from Melbourne back to Brisbane for a whole variety of reasons. She turned up on my doorstep and then moved in a day later. A day later we began White Hex and were practising in the lounge room of this old fucked up house filled with some strange/wild/unhinged people. People we love and hated. We would practise everyday just because we could and it is all we had to do. And then we just decided to go to Egypt and hung there for a while before settling in Berlin to finish the record and record it which we did during a particularly harsh Berlin winter. That winter was wild but that is another story.

Q: Who are your influences?
Nan Goldin, Nico, Robert Gorl, Karl Lagerfeld, Les Rallizes Denudes, Coco Chanel, Whitehouse and our friends

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
I have had to do this in other interviews so i will just take parts of that,

Venom P. Stinger - Meet My Friend Venom
Venom P. Stinger were one of Australia’s most guttural and menacing bands in ‘80s. Their single “Walking About" is one song we have all blasted since we were teenagers. It is a fucked up mess of growled vocals, free jazz drumming, scratched out guitar and messy, demented Australian punk. Music at its most self-destructive and mean-spirited.

2. Coloured Balls - Ball Power
A classic Australian record of no nonsense, hard boogie rock. For fans of 1970s Melbourne Sharpie gangs beating up long-haired burnouts. The grunt of “Something New” and 10-minute boogie stomp of “That’s What Mama Said” are the highlights. Another band from the same era that is as good if not better are Buffalo, with wilder riffs but definitely not as wired. Coloured Balls would serve as the soundtrack to Neddy Smith doing a workout in the Long Bay prison yard.

3. Rowland S. Howard + Nikki Sudden - Kiss You Kidnapped

4. DAF - Ales IST Gut LP + Coil - Love’s Secret Domain + Primitive Calculators -Live
. It is a whirlpool of ugly, primitive electronic cum, industrial crank. Sonically it is as accurate reflection of how brutish, authoritarian, earnest and mean-spirited German culture is. DAF serve as an interesting albeit more electronic companion to early Einsturzende Nuebaten records.
c that is as raw as it sardonic in its humor.

5. Pussy Galore - Sugarshit Sharp + Exile on Main Street
Pussy Galore are perhaps the band which I love and loathe more than any other band. They are as violent and vitriolic as they are pretentious and self-conscious. They have upper middle class instincts, which we relate to. This EP and LP sees Pussy Galore covering Einsturzende Nuebaten (Yu Gung) and Rolling Stones most drug-addled, yet pronounced, musical statement (Exile on Main Street).

6. Feedtime - Feedtime + X - X- Aspirations
Two of the most venomous Australian records ever made—the ugly cantankerous end of Australian rock. Both Feedtime and X were from Sydney and both bands unintentionally attracted ruthless hordes of thugs and skinheads to their shows in Sydney in the 1980s. Both of these records are harsh and pissed off, yet steeped in a subtle humor only Australians really understand.

7. Les Rallizes Dénudés - Le 12 Mars 1977 À Tachikawa + Chris and Cosey -Songs of Lust and Love + Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats + Thug -Mechanical Ape/Proud Idiots Parade
Considering most Les Rallizes Dénudés records are based on the same five progressions—it ain’t that heavy to pick a favorite but 77 was the first LP of Dénudés I stumbled across so it gets the pick. Japanese psych at it most freewheeling…White Light White Heat for those who thought that LP wasn’t crude enough or Fun House taken to most illogical extreme.

Chris and Cosey’s Songs of Lust and Love and Throbbing Gristle’s 20. They are both albums are beautiful electronic records and to my ears only employ human emotion as a vague theoretic construct, which they manipulate and exploit.
Thug’s album is a different beast, a wild, spewing album of thrusting noise and sound manipulation. Thug were a band from Sydney Australia featuring the usual criminals from Lubricated Goat, Salamander Jim and Beasts of Bourbon (Black Eye Records finest exports). If you wanna hear Australian noise made by men who think with their fists and dicks and are as lyrically retarded and musically hateful as Whitehouse and sonically confused as The Residents, then Thug is for you.

8. Stooges - Fun House + Roky Erickson and The Aliens - Evil One
These two LPs are animalistic and malevolent masterpieces. Both records were made in the space of a decade. Only an asshole would say Fun House is an obvious inclusion. These two records by Roky and Iggy and Co. are drug-damaged, instinctual and forthright in the song craft captured on tape. Both LPs are as potent and relevant today as they were the day they were released.

9. The Gun Club - Miami
L.A. cowboy rock, Jeffery Lee Pierce and Co.’s best LP.

10. Johnny Thunders - So Alone + Scientists - Blood Red River
I never liked New York Dolls so I never thought much of Johnny Thunders until I heard this record. There is something obviously beautiful about “You Can’t Put Your Arm Round a Memory,” “Subway Train” and “Leave Me Alone.” And the title track “So Alone.” I don’t really buy into Thunders’ legacy much and deplore Thunders clones but did he really get killed in New Orleans for a burrito and some methadone? Either way Phil Lynot from Thin Lizzy plays on this record, which is weird and cool. Scientists’ Blood Red River is a record by a band from Perth, Australia released in 1983. It is one of the sleaziest records ever made. It’s really grimy Australian swamp rock that stinks of gooey sweat, domestic violence, obsessed romance, staying awake for a week, $400 a fortnight on the dole. It’s a record we used to listen to a lot at parties at our house but haven’t listened to in a few years but are listening to it right now. It’s ugly Australian underground.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous, distant, apathetic but concerned that the sound is immaculate. I would prefer to never play live.

Q. How do you describe White Hex sounds?
It is in a state of change, the first record was very representative of our lives at that time, it is a beautiful wash of drugstore cowboy balladry but now the songs are more summery, I want to write synthetic ballads.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded 'Heat' in a day in a cold Berlin room with Olle Holmberg, who I dare say is as close to a genius if I have ever met one. He is one of those people who when the apocalypse comes, you would want to be near. Our second album, which we are just finishing, we recorded it with Todd Dixon and with producer Alex Akers (Forces). Alex is a genius in that he can actualise every sound in my head. We are currently mixing the album which should be finished soon.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Forces, Nun, Prolife, Low Life, …heaps.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We always argue about a song to cover. We have never decided on one. We make suggestions to each other and they inevitably get shot down for being too difficult, obvious or not really serving the purpose of interpreting an old song in a new way. We will cover a song one day when we agree.

Q: What´s the plans for future….
I actually have no idea aside from releasing this new White Hex record and touring America and Europe. I think that is all that is on the cards at the moment.

Q: Any parting words?

terça-feira, 3 de setembro de 2013

Sigh of You with Time Supply - An Interview

Contatos imediatos via TBTCI, assim inicia-se o enlace deste que vos escreve com a doçura e a ternura do Time Supply, dreampop com letras maiúsculas, um ep digno de abrir sorrisos de ponta a ponta, assim é rétroviseur, um toque shoegaze sim, mas leve, apenas a candura, uma lembrança de The Auteurs, um pé nas girl groups, uma beleza de ep, que faz o TBTCI dar um tempo nas guitarras e soturnidades e se curva perante a beleza do Time Supply.

Um ep que seduz do inicio ao fim, mergulhem sem medo e apaixonem-se pelo Time Supply, faz bem pra alma.

***** Interview with Time Supply *****

Q. When did Time Supply start, tell us about the history...
I've been recording and writing songs since I was 18, in 2001, with little promotion. Initially it was mostly lo-fi instrumentals and weird 'freak folk' types of songs, as well as some spoken word. Time Supply started in late 2012 immediately following the recording of a comedic hip-hop album under a different name. I wanted to do something that expressed the more serious side of my personality, so I started writing songs on guitar and keyboard until I had about 17 finished songs in the spring of 2013.

Q: What / Who are your influences?
I feel like I've only been truly in love once, when I was 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I still have strong feelings for that person and intentionally used her as a muse for a lot of the songs, whether realistically or not. Some songs deal with how things could have been, others deal with what happened at the time, and how I've felt since, etc. Feelings of regret and sadness that continually derive from that part of my life are influences. The 90's in general provide a lot of inspiration for me, because a lot was happening then and it was an exciting time - kind of like my own 60's experience socially, in varying ways. Friends, family, and my dog are influences. The weather, or "set and setting", are key influences as well. I wrote most of these songs sitting on a rock by a creek behind my house, in the morning mostly, when it was fall / winter and the air was crisp and the sun was out. In the summer I typically don't feel as good as I do in the winter.

My musical influences vary extensively because I'm a fan of so many different types of music. But a key influential period to my songwriting is the early 2000s rock scene, when people were making music with exceptionally honest lyrics, so much so that they'd probably be considered square by today's standards because they are so direct and at times positive sounding. I cite STP's "Shangri La Dee Da", Zwan's "Mary Star of the Sea", Bicycle Thief - "You Come and Go Like a Pop Star", the song "Here to Stay" by New Order, Scott Weiland solo, and Silverchair's "Diorama" as key examples of what I think I'm most influenced by in my songwriting, especially lyrically. In general sound-wise, the solo music of John Frusciante and Syd Barrett are key influences as well. Ishmael Butler from Digable Planets / Shabazz Palaces is a major influence as well, mainly as someone who's a true original and who was until recently very underground, even though his music was in my opinion some of the most original ever made. Being an underground artist who feels pride in what I do, I relate to him strongly. I'm also strongly influenced by the films of Terrence Malick and the novels of Thomas Hardy, and have a strong interest in poetry by people like Jim Carroll, Percy Shelley, Gergory Corso, Rimbaud and Kerouac. The name "Time Supply" is taken from Dr. Sax by Kerouac, as one of the names of the marbles he used to race against each other as a kid. I subsequently found out it was also the name of a 1930's race horse that he'd named the marble after.

Q. Make a list of the 5 best albums of all time…
I'll pick 5 out of about 25 that I think are the best.

1. Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop
2. Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
4. John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
5. Tripping Daisy - Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
I wish I knew! I've only played maybe 3 or 4 solo shows in my whole life. They were fun and I thought I turned on some people to what I was doing by the end of my set, when I'd see more and more people sitting down and watching as the show went on, which made me feel good. But I think the kind of music I do, the honesty and sincerity of it, is something that takes a little getting used to. I'd like to play more live shows, tour, the whole bit. I played a lot of live shows with my former band, School Police, and it's something I miss. I think some of my songs could be felt in a more intimate and perhaps more proper context live.

Q. How do you describe Time Supply sounds?
Without sounding too pretentious, I'd say it's very sincere and honest music. We went with a minimal 80s vibe on a lot of the songs too, with hardly any drum machine or percussion. I think the term "Space Pop" is an accurate description as well.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
I hadn't seen my good friend, Kevin Dehan, from the band Love Inks, in a while, and when we got together again finally I played him some of the new songs I'd been working on live. He felt like it was the best music I'd ever written up to that point, but that I should play the songs more minimally. He made an offer to produce the album, which I gladly accepted. He has a 1/2" tape machine that he primarily records with, so I bought a couple of reels of tape and we got to work. How we worked generally was I would play a song, and he'd make suggestions as to how to go about recording them. Almost every song changed significantly from how I originally wrote it, in terms of tempo, instrumentation, and key. We had a couple of late night sessions and several shorter day sessions, and in between he'd add some additional elements, like synth or bass, to the songs in his spare time. It took about a month to record. The songs on bandcamp now are just a sample of the 10 song record.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I recommend Love Inks first off, who have a new album called "Generation Club" coming out on Monofonus and will be touring soon. There's some similarity sound-wise between my music and theirs for sure. I also recommend my friend Chris Oliver's band The Solar System, who I believe you've written about before. He's done brilliant solo work for a long time now but his band is finishing an album called "Great Song!" right now and I think it makes his songs sound a lot more complete to have a band playing them with him now. I also enjoy The Cairo Gang, Magic Leaves, Telekinesis, and Raw Geronimo as far as relatively new bands go. A lot of my favorite music from this year has been made by older acts, like OMD, David Bowie, and Iggy and The Stooges, to name a few.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version?
I'd be honored if anybody covered my music! My future plan right now is to make a little lo-fi EP of cover songs recorded similarly to my new album. I have several songs already picked out, so look out for that soon.

Q: What are your plans for the future....
I'd like to play shows and tour, but I hardly know any other bands right now so it's hard to know where to start. I'd like this music to find a wider audience and I'd like to see the full length album released on a label. Beyond that, I want to continue working on new music mostly. Promoting myself and trying to convince people to listen to me is something I find very difficult, and it can be counteractive to actually making music. So I will make every effort in that regard within reason, but I'm not going to stress out about it too much. I'm more concerned with making more music. Other than the EP of covers I mentioned, I'd like to make a Beck - Odelay inspired record with a lot of samples cut and pasted together to make songs. I'm also looking forward to winter so that I can get back to writing again. It's so hot in the summer in Texas that I don't feel very inspired until it cools down, so I'll be making the most of the better weather creatively.

Q: Any parting words?
No, not really, other than..... BABA BOOEY!
Thanks for the interview.
Thanks my friends