Thee Tsunamis | INtune



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>>WE JUST STARTED AS A PARTY >>WE JUST STARTED AS A PARTY
BAND. BAND.
A FRIEND OF OURS ASKED US TO A FRIEND OF OURS ASKED US TO
PLAY A PARTY. PLAY A PARTY.
I SAID I WOULD DO IT. I SAID I WOULD DO IT.
I COMMITTED TO IT AND REALIZED I COMMITTED TO IT AND REALIZED
AFTER I SAID YES, I HAD TO WRITE AFTER I SAID YES, I HAD TO WRITE
A BUNCH OF SONGS BECAUSE I A BUNCH OF SONGS BECAUSE I
DIDN’T HAVE ANY. DIDN’T HAVE ANY.
I LIKE TO SAY WE ARE JUST A ROCK I LIKE TO SAY WE ARE JUST A ROCK
‘N’ ROLL BAND BECAUSE THAT’S ‘N’ ROLL BAND BECAUSE THAT’S
PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE GO FOR. PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE GO FOR.
WE BRING IN ’60s, GARAGE ROCK, WE BRING IN ’60s, GARAGE ROCK,
’90s, AND ALL A BLEND OF ’90s, AND ALL A BLEND OF
THOSE. THOSE.
BUT MAYBE GARAGE ROCK BECAUSE OF BUT MAYBE GARAGE ROCK BECAUSE OF
THE FIDELITY IS A LITTLE BIT THE FIDELITY IS A LITTLE BIT
LOWER. LOWER.
EVERYTHING IS RECORDED LIVE TO EVERYTHING IS RECORDED LIVE TO
TAPE. TAPE.
SO IT’S GOT LITTLE MORE OF A SO IT’S GOT LITTLE MORE OF A
RUCKUS KIND OF ’60s THING, I RUCKUS KIND OF ’60s THING, I
GUESS. GUESS.
THE LABEL THAT WE ARE ON IS A.K. THE LABEL THAT WE ARE ON IS A.K.
LABEL. LABEL.
WE SET UP IN THE RECORDING TO WE SET UP IN THE RECORDING TO
TAPE. TAPE.
THE ADVANTAGES OF THAT IT DOES THE ADVANTAGES OF THAT IT DOES
HAVE LIKE A WARMER SOUND. HAVE LIKE A WARMER SOUND.
THE FIDELITY IS HIGHER IN THAT THE FIDELITY IS HIGHER IN THAT
SENSE, IT’S GOT MORE OF A SENSE, IT’S GOT MORE OF A
VINTAGE SOUND BECAUSE IT HAS VINTAGE SOUND BECAUSE IT HAS
INCREASED IN POPULARITY IN THE INCREASED IN POPULARITY IN THE
LAST FEW YEARS. LAST FEW YEARS.
WE ARE DEALING WITH THE FACT WE ARE DEALING WITH THE FACT
THAT DIGITAL MUSIC IS PREVALENT THAT DIGITAL MUSIC IS PREVALENT
AND PEOPLE ARE REALLY LOOKING AND PEOPLE ARE REALLY LOOKING
FOR SOMETHING THAT IS CONCRETE FOR SOMETHING THAT IS CONCRETE
AND SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO, AND SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO,
SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST. SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST.
THAT’S WHAT I THINK. THAT’S WHAT I THINK.
I THINK THAT’S BECAUSE THEY ARE I THINK THAT’S BECAUSE THEY ARE
DURABLE AND SMALL AND I THINK DURABLE AND SMALL AND I THINK
THEY ARE FUN TO LISTEN TO. THEY ARE FUN TO LISTEN TO.
IT’S FUN TO HAVE AN ARTIFACT OF IT’S FUN TO HAVE AN ARTIFACT OF
YOUR MUSIC AND I THINK FOR ALL YOUR MUSIC AND I THINK FOR ALL
OF US, IT’S NOT JUST BEING IN A OF US, IT’S NOT JUST BEING IN A
BAND BUT A CREATIVE AREA. BAND BUT A CREATIVE AREA.
IT’S FUN PUTTING THE ALBUM IT’S FUN PUTTING THE ALBUM
TOGETHER AND DESIGNING THE TOGETHER AND DESIGNING THE
POSTERS FOR SHOW. POSTERS FOR SHOW.
WE LIKE THE IDEA OF MAKING MUSIC WE LIKE THE IDEA OF MAKING MUSIC
ACCESSIBLE, AND AS CHEAPLY AS ACCESSIBLE, AND AS CHEAPLY AS
POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE.
IT DOESN’T TAKE THOUSANDS OF IT DOESN’T TAKE THOUSANDS OF
DOLLARS TO MAKE A RECORD. DOLLARS TO MAKE A RECORD.
IN THE SAME WAY, THAT’S HOW THE IN THE SAME WAY, THAT’S HOW THE
B MOVIE CULTURE WOULD STAND FOR B MOVIE CULTURE WOULD STAND FOR
BUDGET. BUDGET.
AND A LOT OF THOSE MOVIES WERE AND A LOT OF THOSE MOVIES WERE
MADE ON A CHEAP BUDGET FOR MADE ON A CHEAP BUDGET FOR
YOUNGER AUDIENCES. YOUNGER AUDIENCES.
I DON’T THINK WE ARE SURF BUT WE I DON’T THINK WE ARE SURF BUT WE
DO HAVE FLOURISHES OF SURF DO HAVE FLOURISHES OF SURF
GUITAR AND ’50s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GUITAR AND ’50s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
AND A LOT OF THOSE MOVIES CAME AND A LOT OF THOSE MOVIES CAME
OUT AROUND THAT TIME. OUT AROUND THAT TIME.
SO THERE’S A SOUNDTRACK ALBUM TO SO THERE’S A SOUNDTRACK ALBUM TO
IT. IT.
I THINK PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO OUR I THINK PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO OUR
MUSIC APPRECIATE THAT WE KIND OF MUSIC APPRECIATE THAT WE KIND OF
DRAW FROM DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS DRAW FROM DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS
AND DIFFERENT GENRES. AND DIFFERENT GENRES.
>>BIG MEDIA OUTLETS, IT’S FOR A>>BIG MEDIA OUTLETS, IT’S FOR A
MASS AUDIENCE. MASS AUDIENCE.
SO BUDGET VENUES FOR ART, YOU SO BUDGET VENUES FOR ART, YOU
KNOW, PROVIDE A WAY TO GET YOUR KNOW, PROVIDE A WAY TO GET YOUR
MESSAGE OUT WITHOUT ANYONE MESSAGE OUT WITHOUT ANYONE
TAMPERING OR, YOU KNOW, TRYING TAMPERING OR, YOU KNOW, TRYING
TO SANITIZE IT. TO SANITIZE IT.
WE ARE NOT DOING IT FOR FAME OR WE ARE NOT DOING IT FOR FAME OR
POPULARITY, YOU JUST LIKE TO POPULARITY, YOU JUST LIKE TO
HAVE FUN AND THAT’S, I THINK OUR HAVE FUN AND THAT’S, I THINK OUR
GOALS ARE JUST TO KEEP HAVING GOALS ARE JUST TO KEEP HAVING
FUN. FUN.
TO KEEP HAVING FUN DOING IT.

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