Thursday, 19 August 2010

Fresh Blood > Blissed Out

Name: Blissed Out
Origin: New York, US
Genre: Art Crunk, Other


from White Triangle tape (limited edition of 100 copies on Mirror Universe Tapes)
from White Triangle tape (limited edition of 100 copies on Mirror Universe Tapes)

[Our interview with the band after the jump]

1. How would you describe your sound in a few words?
"Damaged beat-rousers" - a phrase that the NYC newspaper, The Village Voice, recently used to describe us. 

2. Name 3 bands without whom you wouldn't exist.

3. If you'd have the chance to work with any film director, who would that be?
Harmony Korine.

4. Tell us a bit about the making of these songs.
White Triangle was recorded in april 2010 at the Market Hotel in Bushwick, Brooklyn. 
Market Hotel existed as the preeminent DIY/Punk space in New York City for two years. It functioned on an entirely illegal basis - no permits, liquor license, etc. It also is our living/studio space. I imagine it as the 2010 version of Warhol's factory - a place for young people to hang out, do drugs, and be creative. Its located across the street from a methadone clinic. 
In april it was raided by the police on two consecutive nights and since then there has not been any shows. This allowed for us to utilize the space as a recording studio. 

5. Do you still buy CDs/vinyl/ tape?
I buy CDs very infrequently. I will buy a rap CD maybe once a year. 
The tapes and vinyl I get are mainly things people give to us when we are traveling. The last record I bought was Zola Jesus and the last record I was given was the White Ring/oOoOO Split 7". 
They both are amazing. 

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