Μπορεί να μένουν μόνιμα στο Seattle,παρόλα αυτά οι Night Beats παραμένουν μια μπάντα πιστή στον πρώιμο R&B ήχο,στην ψυχεδελική rock του Texas,στα Blues και την Folk και Soul μουσική.O Danny Lee Blackwell (κιθάρα/φωνητικά),ο Tarek Wegner (μπάσο/κιθάρα/φωνητικά) και ο James Traeger (drums) συνθέτουν μια τρομερή μουσική τριάδα,που παράγει ήχους και μελωδίες ικανούς να σε τριπάρουν και να σε ταξιδέψουν μέσα σε μία μουσική χρονοκάψουλα πίσω στα 60's και 70's.
Με αφορμή τις δύο εμφανίσεις τους στην Ελλάδα,στις 7 Δεκεμβρίου στην Αθήνα και το Six D.O.G.S,και στις 8 Δεκεμβρίου στο GAIA Multi Culti Spot,οι Night Beats μίλησαν στο Music Velocity Blog. Ας δούμε τι είχαν να μας πουν σε αυτή την παράξενη,όπως εξελίχθηκε συνέντευξη.
-So Night Beats.Why have you chosen that name?
Danny Lee named it after Sam Cooke's record "Night Beat".
-Two of you have their roots on Texas but you all live and record in Seattle. Is it easy to produce the characteristic Texas sound that your music has in a city that is mostly known for its Grunge music scene?
We don't focus on that shit and people won't stop talking about that. We play soul.
-Are there any albums that have affected your music the most?
As far as I'm concerned with the bass and vocal delivery influence
the cure-three imaginary boys
13th floor elevators-Easter everywhere
captain beefheart-safe as milk
-Your full lenght album was a total blast. What feedback are you receiving so far?
That apparently we are a 60s band or something. We were born in the 80s so just cause we might be trippy or play rock n roll different than the average teen punk green day fuck doesn't mean we are trying to be vintage.
-You have also released material on tape.Why have you chosen that format?
Well release on as many formats as possible so that people have a choice. In the states my friends all have cars with tape players.
-You have shared the stage with some really great bands and artists,like The Black Angels,Jesus & Mary Chain,Mark Sultan etc.Was it really fun to co-exist with all these?
-You show in last year's Austin Psych Fest was a great surprise. What can you tell us about this experience?
We weren't watching
-May I ask about UFO Club? First of all the album is just AMAZING!Tell me about this collaboration with Christian Bland
I've only played with them live but Christian is a really fun musician to play with. He has great ideas! Him and Danny wrote all the songs and Bob Mustachio plays the drums it's easy with these people.
-During this period you touring over Europe.How it is so far?
It's been good seeing who's into us and what we can get away with out here. Right now I'm at a cafe in Bordeaux while our van is at a mechanic. We've been push starting it and this is like our only day off. But we aren't tired yet.
-What shall we expect from Night Beats in the closest future?
New album "SONIC BLOOM"
-Feel free to share anything you want
Asa llama lakers ,won love, heat, slime, arrogant erosion blowing coca cola through your a/c made em skip out on their rent and got evicted to the seventh layer of taco hell, tell your mom when you heard this you peed permant ink graffiti and no you gotta clean that shit up! -Tarek Wegner