Posts Tagged ‘Psych Pop’
I met up with the core of Monomyth, Josh Salter and Seamus Dalton right before the annual Mint Records Ridiculously Early Christmas Party in 2015. They wanted me to hold this interview until their new record was ready to come out. Finally the new record, Happy Pop Family, comes out November 4, 2016 on Mint Records. Why’d it take so long? Josh and Seamus moonlight in slacker-rock band, Nap Eyes—Josh is Nap Eyes’ bassist and Seamus is the drummer.
When I hung out with Josh and Seamus, they were staying at a secret band house in East Vancouver. I walked in the door and my jaw dropped: there were crushed PBR cans all over the living room, covering the table, floor and couches. So we each cracked open another beer and started to talk. Josh and Seamus were just the right kind of buzzed for a hilarious conversation.
Tracks played on the show…
1) Monomyth, Saturnalia Regalia (2014) “Pac Ambition” (mp3)
2) Monomyth, King, Does This Not Please You? (Behold the Power) (2013) “Cigarette” (mp3)
3) Monomyth, Monomyth (2012) “Feeling”
4) Monomyth, Saturnalia Regalia (2014) “Theme From Monomyth”
ALL songs CANCON
The extended version of my chat just has extra minutes of drunk band hilarity.
White Arrows started as “just something to do” while frontman Mickey Church was at NYU. His work caught some blog love and when Mickey moved back to his hometown LA, White Arrows became a band–including his little brother Henry.
I snatched the Church brothers, Mickey and Henry, right after they left the stage. (You can hear how tired they are from the show.) Mickey has lived an interesting life. He was was born legally blind, but later regained his sight, and he majored in shamanistic rituals in university. So of course I got him to spill all the details! Listen to our chat.
White Arrows “Roll Forever” Mickey tells me the interesting story behind this track.
White Arrows “Coming or Going” (RAC remix) An upbeat song with dark lyrics made even more awesome by RAC.
You can see White Arrows in action Saturday, June 21 at Malkin Bowl opening for The Neighbourhood. See you there!