The record release party at The Tank was so much fun! Thank you for coming! And thanks Little, Big, Blush Response, Paris & Outpt for playing with us. And finally, thanks Damian Genuardi for making all those hot florescent CD covers & posters! (Did you get a copy? If not, you can see the CD cover [and listen to the album] on the music page.)
For a more comprehensive & intelligent overview of what went down on 04.30.10, check out KOTGB’s review of the show! ^_^
These fantastic photos were taken by Jackson Bailey! Any weird color issues is not his fault! I was p-shopping! No comments
Hey guys, I’ve never tried to tell anyone explicitly how our writing process as a band works and what inspires us (well mainly me cuz I really can’t speak for the other Models). Okay, so that’s not totally true. If you know me well, you probably can’t get me to shut up about LYM this or LYM that. Bag ur face, I love my band! Anywayz, here we go.
I wanna talk about the title track on our new E.P., “Human 2.0″ (out April 30th for our show at The Tank) and how we tried to musically recreate (at least a small facet of) manga legend Shirow Masamune’s amazing post apocalyptic epic, “Appleseed”. But before I get into the lyrical content that “Appleseed” inspired, I guess the best place to start is with the instrumental music that we composed, because in our writing process that’s what comes first, not the vocals or the lyrics.
The song that we now call “Human 2.0″ was first conceived in an attempt to once again create a longer, more epic feeling song; something in the vain of “Computer Says, ‘No!’ Episodes IV, V & VI”. What we found frustrating us about CSN upon its completion was that although the song was tied together loosely in lyrical theme and in musical content, at the end of the day it was nothing more than three separate songs grouped as one. We wanted to write a longer song again, but we love pop music and never want to write something that just repeats and repeats and drones on and bores us all to tears (like this post–sorz keep reading tho cuz it’s kewl). This is why our songs are usually short. As soon as something bores us, we clip it, and that happens far more quickly to us, the composers, as we hear each beat of a song far more times than someone casually listening ever would. Much to our surprise we were able to keep building and building this time, and to combat potential boredom, we1 comment