Well damn has it been awhile since we did a Tell All Thursday or what? What better way to start off the year’s first interview with one of my most recent favorites as 2011 ended? Coming straight outta New York, Brett Copell of Wild Vibes was gracious enough to answer some questions that we had sent a few days before New Years…yes that was horrific timing. Nevertheless, it was an absolute pleasure to learn more and I can’t wait to see what happens in later this year. Given the track record of the band (good god they produce works so quickly!) so far, would it be too far-fetched to conceive of another work coming out by summer? Enjoy (and check out the answer for why their EP is named Zolpidem Lovesick)
Where and how did you guys meet?
What is your songwriting process? Who writes what first?
I’m heavily influenced by ’60s garage/psychedelic production… big reverb + panning effects etc. I’m also very influenced by modern electronic music, especially regarding the beats… so I think each song contains a blend of the two production styles.How do you guys go about promoting your music? Do you send it around to various music blogs or do you rely more on the word of mouth that occurs when playing live shows?
If you guys could see any band or artist live, who would it be and why?
When looking through your guys’ own music libraries, do you mostly have music that resembles what you produce yourself?
Looking at your bandcamp, I see the Wild Vibes EP released in June and your latest EP Zolpidem Lovesick released in October…first off, what’s the story behind the name of Zolpidem Lovesick? Secondly, how has the sound changed from the first to second EP in your opinion? In conclusion, how do the sounds of these works anticipate / foreshadow the sound the eventual release of a cd, which based on your proficiency, should arrive next year?
Sound engineer shout out (or any venue that gave you great sound)
If you could give a shout-out to another band, who would it be?