Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Fresh Blood > Thralls

Name: Thralls
Origin: San Francisco, California, US
Genre: Shoegaze, Psych Pop


by Thralls (self-released, 2010)
[free download from the band's bandcamp]

[Interview with the band after the read more]


1. How would you describe your sound in a few words?
We tell people we're psychedelic shoegazers. Psychpop and grungegaze also work.

2. Name 3 bands without whom you wouldn't exist.
Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, and the Beatles. A lot of us wouldn't exist without these bands.

3. If you'd have the chance to work with any film director, who would that be?
We love all the directors that have worked with Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles, particularly Isaiah Saxon, Seah Hellfritsch, Patrick Daughters, and Marcel Dzama.
Those directors have amazing abilities, combining real and phantasmagorical worlds into spooky, strange collages.

4. Tell us a bit about the making of these songs.
We recorded these songs ourselves in a basement beneath a laundromat in San Francisco...

5. Do you still buy CDs/vinyl/ tape?
Our drummer Laura religiously walks down to Amoeba with her dog in tow and spends most of her paycheck on vinyl.
I have a download addiction, and definitely admit that I am the guy who always is trying to find out where to freely experience the latest release of some band.
We love tapes, and even have some of our own we sell at shows. Tapes are great, everyone should have some, especially because we've found so many tape players sitting on the sidewalk, waiting for adoption.

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