Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Fresh Blood > SUNBEAM RD.

Origin: SanFrancisco, California, US
Genre: Space Rock

from Turtles, Magnets, Animals EP (self-released, 2010)
from Turtles, Magnets, Animals EP (self-released, 2010)
[more free downloads from the bands' bandcamp]

[Our interview with the band after the break]

1. How would you describe your sound in a few words? 
Space/lounge music for bumping in your electric cave.

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? 

4. Tell us a bit about the making of this/these songs. 
Trevor: One of us usually brings in a pretty rough idea for a song, so the tracks usually come together by collaboration or trial & error until we're all satisfied with the result. 
I'd say we're a very democratic band. When it came time to lay these songs dow to tape (pro tools), we started tracking in our practice studio... It proved quite challenging, actually, with all of the noise from other bands bleeding through the walls! We were pretty unsure of how the EP was gonna sound until we started the mixing process in a much quieter environment. 
We mixed/master & recorded the final overdubs in Cody's living room. Each of the forty cassettes we produced were copied individually on home stereo equipment. 

5. Do you still buy CDs/vinyl/ tape? 
Harry: I still buy vinyl, mostly from thrift stores.
Trevor: Definitely still buy vinyl at swap meets, yard sales, thrift stores, and local record shops.

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