My band recently did a studio session with SubsceneTV, think it turned out pretty well, we also talk awkwardly about Baybeats and our peers and heroes
Played our best show yet on my birthday, it felt really good, this is a new song
Hey lovely people hey.
We hope you missed us, ‘cos we’re back with a smashing Season 2 that’ll unfold in the next few weeks.
The four featured artists are: Lymbyc Systym, Caroline, Hanging Up the Moon and Lunarin.
We’re really stoked about it, and we know you will be once you watch them. Expect the same great art direction by our video team, Birdmandog, and the precise audio production of Snakeweed Studios’ stalwart Leonard Soosay, that characterized our groundbreaking Season 1. Every video we produce is a lesson for us, and we are continually learning to raise the standards higher and higher.
Now for the juicy part. Check out Lymbyc Systym’s interview and performances of ‘Downtime’ and ‘Eyes Forward’ below, and look out for the trippy visuals courtesy of visual maestro Jun.
How is Lymbyc Systym’s writing process like?
Jared: We wrote everything from our experiences. We have that keenly in mind with all our music. I think one of the main differences we have from other bands is that we kind of have a really strong half-melodic, half-percussive element, and all the stuff we write have a really beat-driven thing in mind. We treat the beats as melodies. We try to think of the drum parts and the programming parts as equal counterweights to one another.
Michael: I think part of having a band, or being a musician, is about being really confident about what you’re doing, whether it’s good or bad. And so we’ve always trusted in our ability to compose and record music. I don’t think I’ve ever felt constrained.
So you guys are brothers, right? How does that affect the process?
Jared: We’ve played music together for so long, it’s like we immediately get each other’s ideas.
Michael: There’s a lot of liberty with being just two people, especially as brothers, and just knowing how to work together. I think there’s really a lot of freedom in that.
Jared: Our process when we record starts with really just an idea from either Mike or myself, and then kind of just sharing that back-and-forth. So when we’re writing, it’s just this constant back-and-forth exchange, until we have a really solid song, and then we sort of go at it together, and fine-tune all the details and get picky about what we like - or don’t like - about each other’s parts. But the beginning of every song is just that back-and-forth exchange.
Does the band consciously try to explore new sounds?
Michael: To me, it’s all really nice when bands like Love have an ongoing evolution, where each record is a little different, but it’s still coming from the individual members’ creative well.
Jared: I’d rather have a band that makes a shitty third or fourth album and have it be different, than to make the same album over and over again. It’s important to keep trying something new.
Michael: Yeah, to always be forward.
Tell us more about the two songs you performed, ‘Eyes Forward’ and ‘Downtime’.
Michael: So both of those are new songs that aren’t released yet, and will be on our upcoming album, that will be released sometime in the near future - we don’t really know when yet.
Thanks guys! We really enjoyed your performance. We’re looking forward to more stuff from Lymbyc Systym.
About time. World-class audio+video and one of my favourite bands. Plus its pretty amazing to see how Michael Bell’s drumming gets more and more sophisticated over the years.
Jazz musician Dave Golberg, An open letter to L.A. club owners:
But lets think about this for a second and turn this around a little bit.What if I told the wine bar owner that I have a great band and we are going to play at my house. I need someone to provide and pour wine while we play. I can’t pay much, just $75 and you must bring at least 25 people who are willing to pay a $10 cover charge at the door. Now wouldn’t they look at you like you are crazy?
“Why would I do that,” they would ask? Well, because it’s great exposure for you and your wine bar. The people there would see how well you pour wine and see how good your wine is. Then they would come out to your wine bar sometime. “But I brought all the people myself, I already know them,” they would say. Well maybe you could make up some professional looking flyers, pass them out, and get people you don’t know to come on out.
“But you are only paying me $75, How can I afford to make up flyers?” You see how absurd this sounds, but musicians do this all the time.
ANECHOIS - Written on the Walls (live)
So this is our Baybeats audition from Saturday. Still can’t believe I’ve been on the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (albeit for just one song now).
Pleasantry’s Porcelain Lenses EP is released today! Click on the artwork image above to be redirected.
Credits to Hamaiza Kasban for the wonderful artwork :)
Stay tuned for Pleasantry’s first music video release!
Bought this, on the iPod for the commute tomorrow~
Tribal Gathering of Jaw Benders
Saturday 17 December, 2pm-2am
The Substation Theatre and Balcony
Admission: Free (Gagging Sessions, 3-6pm)
$20 / $15 concession (Main Performances, 7pm-late)
Featuring Seyra, Caracal, Akta Angkasa (MY), The Analog Girl, The Marilyns, Cesspit, The Psalms, Narisa Chan, Deon Toh, ANECHOIS and many more
Dudes! Anechois are playing this Saturday at 4pm. I can’t believe we are on the same flyer as Akta Angkasa *_*
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