Monday, April 21, 2014

EIC's 10Q's w/ Cool Drinks

"..Chill meets Midnight Drive".."

Cool Drinks
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Cool Drinks Bio:
Cool Drinks is Matt, the self-described "Pizza Expert" of Melbourne.

Hello, how are you?
Hi, going excellent thank you :)

What are you currently listening to?
Suicide, New Order, Lucy Cliche, Primitive Motion, John Maus, Bananarama, Alex Cameron, Superstar..

What's the story behind the band name?
It’s just a silly name really. There’s no great story, its just something I thought of that sounded suitable. It’s often confusing for people… I’m pretty sure 90% of the likes on the cool drinks facebook page are from people that think they are liking Cool Drinks the beverage. I get a lot of scam emails that ask to speak to the CEO of Cool Drinks so they can purchase beverages.

Was there a specific sound you were going for when you began this project?
No, its always been completely varied, and just goes through stages of what I’m interested in doing at the time. I’ve had about 15 different band members across a few years and two different cities. However, for this EP I made a conscious effort to limit myself to just a synth, guitar, laptop & microphone, and a very short time to record and release it. I am a really terrible at making decisions, so I realised that I needed some strict boundaries to actually get something done. It really worked for me and I’m happy with the way the EP turned out.

Care to shed some info on your latest release; theme, favorite track(s), etc?
The EP was released in Dec 2013 digitally and on limited cassette through Australian label Osborne Again. The theme is generally the same through everything I do, and relates in one way or another to dealing with life. Writing music is my way of coping with the the world and life as a whole I guess. My favourite track is “Washed Out” because I seem to have the biggest emotional connection to it, and probably more than any other track I’ve ever written. The funny thing is I think it has the least amount lyrics of any song I’ve ever written, its probably the simplicity that makes it good.

Will you be touring extensively for said release?
No not extensively, I’m launching it in Melbourne later in March, and then I’m playing a few more shows around town and that's about it. I am not huge on playing a lot of shows, I’ve done that before and it becomes really taxing, to me its more exciting to play less and put more into the shows you do play.

Got any other projects we should know about?
Nothing at the moment in music, but I’ve been directing a lot of video clips as one half of Lucky Dolphin.

What movie would work best on mute while listening to you music?
Dogtooth, a Greek film from 2009… one of my all time favourites.

You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
 If it was right now at this moment, Galaxie 500’s 'This Is Our Music'..

Are you living your dream?
I don't really know what the dream is, I guess I just try and focus on the here and now and enjoy what I’ve got while I’ve got it.

Thanx Matt!

Cool Drinks is exactly what you're looking for this Summer...get it?;]

REVIEW: Cool Drinks - Cool Drinks EP

7.5 out of 10
Find it here. 

It's taken a bit of time (some of us still have all four seasons) for the warm weather to arrive, at points it seemed it never would. Finally at my doorstep; Mr. Sun with a bouquet of fresh flowers and promises of a great grilling season.. (I like to imagine my "Mr. Sun" with cool shades and a tuxedo shirt.. He's naturally wearing headphones as well) I can hear something inviting coming out of the headphones around his head, he's jammin' to somethin' cooool... Me: "What are you listening to Mr. Sun?" Mr. Sun: "Cool Drinks Bro. Keepn' it real." B]* *True Story.

I'm not really concerned with people who have turned their backs on Chill Wave music because it became such a burnt out thing (it did, but there are still great bands out there keeping it partially alive). That being said.. There are still a few bands out there that amaze me in this genre; Cool Drinks is up there. His (Matt of Cool Drinks) guitar/synth combination "Chill meets Midnight Drive" music is perfect for any one* (*with working ears). Between Neon Indian's flashy game-y futurism and Washed Out's hazy-laid back demeanor tunneled though the ears of Mike Simonetti, Cool Drinks debut EP has my full attention. I'm extremely curious about the follow up..

Check it. (It's F-R-E-E)

Standout Tracks:(I like 'em all..) Washed Out (shouldn't end), I Feel Alright

Sunday, April 20, 2014

EICV7" No. 68 - ḅoƞeṣiƒt ..coming soon!

EverythingIsChemical Virtual 7" No. 68 - ḅoƞeṣiƒt comes out April 27th

"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die." ~Leonardo Da Vinci
(hopefully you checked out the last v7"?)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Seize the day..


Happy hunting..

[[EIC Mixtape: № 24 - May '14]]

[[EIC Mixtape: № 24 - May '14]] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
1. Montgomery Word - All Things
2. Memory Cards - Designated
3. Berler - Geetchie
4. Marie Dior - Frágil
5. Andrew Ashong - Love The Way
6. Arcade - Contrincate VIP (Deft Remix)
7. Melodiesinfonie - Pianosea
8. Kognitif - Bande De Dégénérés
9. Jerry Paper - Everything Is Shitty
10. Fog Lake - Transcanada
11. Recycle Culture - Till Death
12. Auto Body - I Want You To Know
13. Rumtum - Birdeyes
14. Zonotope™ - Space Without You
15. Ben Warfield - On The Revolutions Of The Heavenly Spheres
16. Annelies Monseré - All Things Are Quite Sielent II
Thanx for listenin';]