this is the sound of losing your mind...
released November 20, 2015
Dave - vox , guitars, stomp boxes, feedback manipulations
Bill - drums, perc
Steve - bass
recorded by Steve S., Dave Echo. at 5th Floor Studio and Grey Sound
Produced by Jack Shimit
THE BLOG THAT CELEBRATES IT SELF interviews the Blurry Minds!
1 Q. When did The Blurry Minds start?Tell us about the history...
End of last winter.
We all answered each others Craig's List ads. Later we all confessed after our 1st show that we all had the same fear of meeting up with total strangers and one of all of us being a murderer. Luckily we were just looking to make cool music and left the murdering to Dave's massive guitar feedback swells!
2 Q: Who are your influences?
We all have different ones so we'll name a few. We dig a lot 90's stuff. Ride, Smashing Orange, Black Tambourine, Chapterhouse, The Pastels, Swirlies, Pixies. . Bill (drums) sights the The Black Keys as a big influence. We also love Older stuff like Velvet Underground and newer bands like Secret Machines, Bleeding Rainbow, Ringo Deathstarr, Veronica Falls and The Raveonettes to name a million haha.
3 Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
That's a tough one..haha we would say:
1. Velvet Underground & Nico
2. 17 seconds by The Cure
3. Psychcandy by JAMC
4. Painful by Yo La Tengo
5. Nowhere by Ride
4 Q. How do you feel playing live?
We like to put up trippy lights on the ceiling above the crowd so everyone feels like we are in the same strange world together.
5 Q. How do you describe The Blurry Minds sounds?
Dream pop with some post punk thrown into a noise pop milkshake for you to swallow in one shot but some how enjoy the brain freeze for rest of your life.
6 Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded our basic tracks all live together and then added our overdubs / ear candy fun on top of the live energy of the skeleton tracks.
7 Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Highly recommend Eternal Summers! I feel they have the perfect mix of great odd pop tunes with beautiful imagery and the right amount of weird. They could be the next Cure. They're artistic enough to go for the long haul.
8 Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Well, play a cool version of The Stones Roses Elephant Stone and would love to do an even longer take on The VU'sSister Ray.
9 Q: What are your plans for the future?
To make more tunes for people the rock out or pass out to. And to make good friends along the way.
10 Q: Any parting words?
Would love to thank anyone who has come out, purchased a track . For showing support to our music and letting us know how they liked it.