Band / Artist: Los Subliminales
Genre: Indie Rock,
Looks like more and more musicians are hitting up the blog. That makes me really excited. I got this one a little while ago, and I'm going through and listening and I enjoy it, indeed. review later on.
Jumbly Music: It's nice to meet you. How are you doing in this fresh year?
Los Subliminales: Very well, we are very happy with this opportunity.
Jumbly: So, whats your back story? Who all is in the group?
LS: Really we are two school friends that we started a band, a lot of great people pass through our band, and about three years ago, we find our definitive formation and started to find our sound to make a record.
Jumbly: Where are you from?
LS: We are all from Santiago, Chile.
Jumbly: I believe that you guys are the first band to show on here from Chile. Awesome. Do you find it influences your style and your music much?
LS: Yes, there is actually a lot of Chilean and South American rock, especially Argentinian that we like. there is a strong influence of the British rock, since the Beatles in the Chilean rock sound, and we think that kind of sound plays a huge influence over our music.
Jumbly: Who makes your album art?
LS: A friend of the band, she is called Natalia Muñoz, she is graphic designer and illustrator (@hazzy). We give her total creative freedom to make the art while she listen the progress of the record process and she make the beautiful illustration that is the cover of the our first EP.
Jumbly: Do you tour much? Ever doing a tour through the US?
LS: With the launch of our EP, we gain a lot of attention and we are playing constantly in Santiago, our goal in the short run is to play gigs in other cities of our country and maybe in a year play in other countries like Argentina or Peru
Jumbly: What way do you think is best to enjoy your music? Would you consider it good date music, driving music, chillout music, etc?
LS: mmmm our music is winter music. In our country we have very rainy and cold winters, I think that kind of weather plays a huge influence in our sound, a kind of melancholic and sometimes aggressive sound.
Jumbly: Interesting answer, very fitting to New Wave. I like it.
Do you like giving away your music for free? Do you hope to continue or would you rather move to a pay system?
LS: Yes, we think that charge people for your music is way to old schooled, we prefer giving away the music for free, play more gigs and get more exposure, maybe in some years we release our music under the model of pay if you want to, like Radiohead.
Jumbly: Do you have any sounds, bands, or pieces of art that you admire or wish you could emulate with your music?
LS: Yes, we are very influenced by the Post-punk movement of the UK, we like a lot the clash, joy division and new order. in the future we like to try more dance sounds to our music, adding drum machines and things like that. You could say that right now we are trying to emulate in our version the sound of the Madchester movement
Jumbly: I had to do some research there, but it is a really interesting area to spend some time reading about. If anyone wanted to do a collaboration with you, would you be interested?
LS: Of course, we always like to get in touch with creative people.
Jumbly: How should they get in touch with you?
Jumbly: How should they get in touch with you?
LS: to our mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jumbly: What kinds of projects do you really want to do in the future?
LS: Right now, we are preparing a to make visual intervention when we play live, project images over our body when we playing and arrange our live show, and also we like to record a video and in the second semester we enter the record studio again.
Jumbly: Sounds like it could come out pretty trippy if you do it right. What would you like to see more from the blog?
LS: I think the blog is pretty great, its awesome that you take the time to listen music from all over the world.
Jumbly: Do you know any other sites that people should check out? What about any other bands?
LS: super45.net independent music from chile, there is an explosion of new music here, the media called the new wave of Chilean pop, you should listen to then, they are very good.
Jumbly: Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your music with this blog. You guys are great.
I have one last question... Do you think lobsters have an afterlife?
LS: hahahah maybe
On to the review.
There is a certain dancey indie pop sound to this, reminding me of something like The Rapture, although this band is more closely connected to New Order or other post-punk, new wave bands. It has a sound using many of those elements, the electric/acoustic guitar sound, the simple two-hit drums, the slightly synth-y sound that saturates the perfomance, and the use of stronger guitars during the breaks in the lyrics. I'll also mention how nice it is to hear something come from South America, and reference a very british musical movement. (Its similar to the joy I had hearing the Motown style funk coming from a Harbour City Electric, who hails from New Zealand.)
I enjoyed this, but was kind of hoping that the vocals would come through a little more clearly in some parts, and maybe even pull back a little in others. Its always nice to see variation in clarity and volume used as an element to the music.
Anyhow, this is a shorter album that would still go great alongside a decent mix of other lighter rock bands, and would make a strong playing for a mix. Enjoy it.
Los Subliminales - La gente llora, La gente miente