The Dead Space, Interview.
I am constantly surprised at the great sounds that come out of this state. The Dead Space are coming in from Austin tonight to kick ass at the cavern. Heres some inside info on what they’re all about.
Q: How did you start up The Dead Space?
A: The Dead Space was formed in late 2008. It started as two piece with Garrett, Quin and a drum machine. Garrett and Quin had played music together for years and wanted to focus on their post-punk influences, they played a few shows as a two piece but soon realized that they wanted a more full sound so Jasmine and Jenny joined in March of 2009. Jasmine started playing bass and Quin picked up rhythm guitar, Garrett stayed on lead and Jenny replaced the machine
Q: Other than the applied Joy Division influence, what else influences your music?
A: A lot of shit, we have always been into post punk, goth and darker early nineties alt. I think as a band we all appreciate melody and the combination of melody and heavy, noisy and dark music. We feel that those two things are being pushed further away from each other in modern music.
Q: I have to be honest here and admit that I never expected to be this impressed with a band such as yours. No doubt you’re ‘grabbing’ a lot of ears really fast!
A: Thank you! Well… certain ears. There are people here that really like what we are doing, and all of us individually have been in the music scene here long enough to have great friendships with people to help get our music out
Q: What I mean by band such as yours is, I think in this industry many listeners have an image in their heads about you being just another tired attempt to recreate a popular sound, but good song writing is evident in your work.
A: we’re glad that you can hear that in our sound because at the core that’s what we are trying to get out. We are proud of our songs and proud of our influences, of course some people will make comparisons about our sound but that will always be, no matter what you make. No one in the band has pretension about trying to sound “new and different”, we just want our sound to reflect what we love to hear
Q: Would you say that there are pockets of resistance in Texas about various music scenes.. meaning from Dallas, Austin and Denton?
A: YES, this town is home base to the resistance. It has been that way since we started. Its hard for anybody to get a “good” show in this town, a lot of the booking is focused solely on what is “in” at the moment rather than what is up and coming, what people will want to hear. which kind of goes against what Austin has been “known” for. Luckily, like we mentioned before, we do know a lot of people here- but it is still hard and near impossible in Denton. Garage, psych, indie/lo-fi pretty much dominate the scene, then of course there are hardcore/punk bands. We usually are the odd ducks on a bill, we bum out the garage kids and the hardcore bands like our heavy parts but dont dig the pop side. There is a definite all or nothing vibe in these towns that we don’t agree with. We are always on the lookout for bands that have our aesthetic in Texas.
Q: What’s in “the works” for The Dead Space this year and next?
A: We have just recorded a track for the “casual victim pile up 2″ compilation that will be released on 12xu records, which we are very excited to be a part of and should be in stores in February. That same track will also be part of a 7″ to be released in Europe sometime before the end of the year. We will be releasing the full recordings from our current 7” on cassette in the next few months, and a new LP sometime in January, all of which will be on our label thread pull records. On top of everything we are looking to do as much touring as possible…So, we are staying pretty busy and trying to keep moving forward.
04/22/2010 – The Deadspace @ Beerland, Tx – Peter Hates Us
Show starts at 10pm, and it’s only $5 @ the door.