Hey everyone! Got a great show for you this week with the founding members of The Livelong June. They create music that commands your attention. Do you like analog synth sounds? I do! Really cool POP!!! The Livelong June Official Website: http://www.thelivelongjune.com/
First thing, a quick note on why there wasn't a show last week. Honestly, I was going to post last Sunday, but I was running late. In addition, because last week was the anniversary of 9/11, it just didn't seem right to post on that day. My heart goes out to everyone on the planet who has suffered as a result of war or terror. Blessed be.
And now, the show!
This week our interview is with Benny and Marcus of The Livelong June. They’re a gritty electronic pop group from Sweden. I love pop music and it’s really great to hear some analog sounds mixed in with electronica.
Marcus and Benny, welcome to the show!
How did The Livelong June get started?
Did you decide to do electronic pop from the beginning, or did it just naturally happen?
How do you go about recording the songs, do you both get together after the song is complete and ready to record?
I like the beginning of the song Minus Ten Degrees, what is that?
On another song, Robot Mode, how did you record the vocals? Who is singing and what did you use to process it? Well, I hear a couple of voices, just wondering if it was the same person for all the sections… It works really well with your voice.
Also, I love that line… “you say that you trust me as long as I read your mind”… is that what you’re saying? Do you both write the lyrics?
Which instruments are electronic and which are analog on this song?
Is Robot Mode the song that was mixed or remixed by Hans Olsson Brookes? How did you get him to mix your song?
In the Sadman Remix of That’s Why I Love Weekends, it’s much different than the official release, what’s the story of this remix? Who is Sadman and did you send him the individual stems to remix.
There’s a cool transition at around 2:09… I like how he brought in that cool synth sound from the official version.
You also perform live shows. You have a drummer! Is he an official member of the band?
For your guitar, Benny, what type of amp and guitar pedals do you use for live shows?
And Marcus, what type of amp do you use for the synths?
You’re currently working on a full length album. When can we expect it to be available?
Is there anything else you would like to add for the audience?
Thank you so much for being on the show, I really appreciate it!
In case you didn't know, the name of the band is from a lovely poem...
“I’m Nobody! Who are you?”
By Emily Dickinson
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – Too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!
How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!
The Livelong June Official Website: http://www.thelivelongjune.com/
Of course, I have to admit that the gear page is my favorite page on their website... lol
... just look at all the synths!!!
Anyway, thanks so much for listening today. Have a wonderful trip, and see you next week! I don't know why I just wrote that, but I did, so there. =^.^=