I’m telling the guys, ‘this fucking band is spending months perfecting each song. Working it all out, creating fucking operatic masterpieces, and we’re still strumming chords on our guitars. We have to learn from them. there’s something to this.”
Called the guys and we talked for a few hours about the new album we are recording. And how the hell are we going to get all that together into one cohesive package…. we want to find a way to bring it all together. Because half the songs are totally over the top heavy rock — which is going to be a real shock to fans and we know that – and then some of them are the more old style that we have been doing lately, more brit pop I guess. Like pure brit pop. I am trying to get there. to that purity. You know how flaming lips gets there sometimes? Where the song is just out there. just pure song. And of course I am dying to let it all go and create something completely orchestral, more noise oriented, and atmospheric…. but everyone around me is still like ‘ please no, not now…’ But I have this very strong urge to make some heavy music like I’ve never made before. Just to really go all the way into it. I’m like “guys if we could mix this whole linkin park, rage against the machine, Foo fighters, metallica thing I’ve been into [that’s the prob though is that the guys aren’t into that sound yet… at all… only me] with the music that we normally make… with our whole modern rock/brit pop thing…” and they’re all like ‘dude what the hell are you talking about? We don’t make music like that! we don’t even listen to music like that!” but luckily Infinito does listen to music like that. so its cool. and Bloopy is going through a big nirvana phase now. so they’re into it. Me and Bloopy talking about all of us and we’re all in such different places musically. Vancouver is going through a Billy Joel and cardigans phase so that’s just totally out there for us now and for what’s going on in modern music. and rockaway is just starting to get into the whole Jet hives thing. but that sound is already totally overplayed and its cool but you don’t want to actually make music like that NOW. So I don’t have an interest in making it myself, even though I dig it. but I don’t see any reason for us to explore it. as a fan I would love to hear Rufus wainright phoenix and Caetano Veloso meets u2 Radiohead and coldplay meets metallica linkin park and Foo fighters. That would be sick. Like Broadway meets Britpop meets Metal. That would be it. that’s what the new CD is going to sound like if its possible.
I don’t want people to always be down on us because we change our sound so much. I worry about that. I worry about our three fans not knowing who we are or what we are all about because every album changes so much. But I don’t think we can do anything about it. we’re all just so eclectic with our tastes constantly changing all the time. I for one get super-bored with any one style of music for too long. that’s why I don’t like concerts too much; I just get too bored too easily. Hopefully the fans will be able to keep up with it and actually appreciate where we’re at and what we’re trying to do as artists.
Current spin: St. Anger, metallica. I love it. I’m like an addict right now to this sound. I just never knew how to get into it. I never understood this music before. I’m starting to understand it. just always turned me off because of the overt lack of melody and harmony. All rhythm and grunting… but I get it now. also Saliva, back into the system. survival of the sickest is a great track. good polished neo-grunge.