30 Jan

Revolt of the Apes’ interview with Lorelle Meets the Obsolete is up now at the official Austin Psych Fest 2014 website. We’ve been listening to the soon-to-be-released new Lorelle Meets the Obsolete album – “Chambers,” released by the always excellent Captcha Records – consistently for the past month and we can tell you … it’s extraordinary. Don’t miss this.

Read the entire interview there, and look for the complete text to show up here in the very near future. Here’s an excerpt:

How do you feel the environment of your youth – either the geographic location or otherwise – influences the music that you make today? Did you find yourself interested in making music at a young age? What was most difficult for you about the beginning stages of creating your own sounds?

Alberto: Since I was a kid I’ve always been very fond of contemplative, repetitive and emotional sounds. “Close To You” by The Carpenters, “Rain” by The Beatles or “Zooropa” by U2 were songs that gave me certain comfort and they were all introduced to me by either my parents or my sister. I guess my parents were afraid of having a lazy kid (I didn’t do any sports) and they noticed my interest in music so they encouraged me to play the drums at age 12 perhaps but it wasn’t until I picked up the guitar that I started making music. I was probably 16 or 17 at this point and the most difficult part about creating my own sounds was to get rid of the common places found in the music exposed by the mass media.

Lorena: I was much older when I started playing and back then I was more into literature. I used to write short stories and I never thought I would end up doing music. In fact my family used to say that I didn’t have any musical skills at all. Back then I used to listen to a lot of commercial stuff of all kinds. The Cure was on of my favorite bands, still is and it was until I got to college that a friend and I started to jam together and to make songs. I enjoyed it a lot because there was something very energetic about it that I was missing with my writing. Those were very musical times. I also met a lot of friends (Alberto included) that gave me mixtapes and that’s how I got into many bands that I still like. It wasn’t that hard for me to write songs because through writing I was already used to translate my thoughts and feelings into something else. What was very hard was to learn how to play the guitar better. I’m still on it.


Revolt of the Apes is pleased, stoked and chuffed to support Austin Psych Fest 2014 through a series of interviews with many of the artists involved, answering the kind of ridiculous questions you’ve come to know and – maybe – love. Many more coming soon.


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