MEB: First off, thank you guys for taking time out to speak to Mind Equals Blown. Can you guys introduce yourselves to our readers?
Nice to meet you all, but hope you know us by now!
You guys are releasing Atlantis with a 200 cassette tape pressing. With vinyl making a strong comeback, did that influence you guys releasing it this way?
We were always old school and when we joined forces with Burger Records, a label we totally dig, it was just the right thing to do with this release.
As far as shoegaze goes, who were the bands that were major influences to you guys as musicians?
We follow all kinds of genres from Acid Techno to Cuban Pop. In general, we all grew up on Stone Roses, Slow Dive, and Silver Apples to name a few.
Describe the recording process for Atlantis. A lot of these tracks have really cool “jam session” parts at the end like “Clothes Your Clothes” and “Neima”.
Our hardest days were also our best days. Being in the studios is challenging at times, but it’s definitely worth it seeing the results in Atlantis.
A lot of the songs on Atlantis seemed open-ended, take from that what you want at an imagery standpoint. Did the band have the psychedelic aspect in mind where a listener can take many different emotions from these songs?
Usually, our songs are about stories or journeys. For example our 2nd single, “Teenage Illusion,” is a story about escaping the known existence to an underwater teenage illusion. In general, we find the psychedelic stream captivating and we guess it shows in our performances.
With things like Spotify and Bandcamp, do you feel that those mediums will help an up and coming band like Soda Fabric?
Definitely. We think that these mediums can really promote and reveal new bands to the world. They’re great platforms for discovering new music. With “Teenage Illusion,” we were selected by Spotify to be on their “New Music Tuesday” playlist, and within a week we reached over 70,000 plays. It just goes to show that new bands can really benefit from these platforms.
If there was one music festival you guys would like to headline, which one and why?
If we had to choose, we guess it would be Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Each year there’s an epic lineup, great weather, and beautiful ladies.
With the impending album release, what else is coming up in 2015 for Soda Fabric?
There are two European tours in the making. One in May with festival appearances, and an album release tour during spring 2015. USA is under our radar. See you soon!
Anything you would like to say to your fans?
Share your Fabric spirit and spread the word around the world!