Hey everyone, we're getting close to "go time" on HBR showcase #6! It's Thursday, August 1st, and it's going to be the last one of the summer (I need a break to work on writing reviews of all the wonderful submissions that I've been receiving). I met Brian Goodheart at Hearts Bleed Radio Showcase #3 (oh! the power of internet networkings) and he (guitar/vocals), along with Rebekah (keys), Mike (bass) and Pete (drums), constitute the band Lost Gloves. We're happy to have them batting second tomorrow night, and we think you'll enjoy their set. I had the pleasure of chatting with them last weekend. Here's the transcript:
Hearts Bleed Radio: For starters, someone give me a brief history of the band.
Brian: Pete? I think you should take this question.
Pete: OK. It all started when I answered a Craigslist ad that Brian put up. That's right, we might be one of the few bands that actually started up the old fashioned way, with strangers meeting via classified ads. For a few weeks it was just the two of us being polite and seeing if the musical chemistry would work, which it did.
HBR: So Michael and Rebekah came from Craigslist too?
Pete: Brian knew Rebekah from a previous band, actually so he brought her in and for a few more weeks it was just the three of us. A happy little family.
Mike: And then...
Pete: Mike came on recommendation from a friend. After that, all politeness ceased and we became Lost Gloves.
Mike: And I forgot to bring my bass to my first rehearsal, which is usually not a thing you do. But somehow I conned them into letting me play with them. Sorry, first tryout. I demonstrated my musician chops by being a total flake.
HBR: I almost left my guitar and my bassist's bass in the laundromat yesterday, so I understand how that goes..
Pete: He lives up to all the bass player jokes!
|Mike not pictured... Probably doing something weird.|
HBR: So, did you guys kinda know the sound you were after, or did it come together from like, feeling each other out? Was there a vision? If so, who had it?
Mike: As we practiced more and more we also realized that we all genuinely like each other which was disturbing.
Brian: Lost Gloves' sound has been a work in progress since the beginning. Its been a source of frustration and self doubt, but also a lot of great self discovery and bonding as a band. I think those new songs we recorded that we'll be putting out on a 7" in the next few months represent the first time we've all kind of landed on a sound we like.
HBR: Rebekah, you've been quiet, this question is for you.. Who's your biggest influence? Where are you coming from musically?
Rebekah: Well, it seems to change a lot and I'm not sure I could really pinpoint one band or genre that really helped forge our sound. We all come from different musical backgrounds--I grew up playing classical piano and Mike taught himself bass--but somehow it seems to work... Personally, lately I've been listening to a lot of Marnie Stern, but I'm not sure that's had much of an effect on anyone else.
Brian: Oooh, Stephen Perry likes Lost Gloves on Facebook!
HBR: Haha, I didn't realize that I hadn't liked the band yet, sorry.
Mike: This isn't just because we are doing this interview, IS IT STEPHEN?
HBR: Do you like the newest Marnie Stern album? I've been on the fence about it.
Rebekah: Yeah, I'm totally into it.
Mike: I do as well.
Rebekah: I really like how poppy it is.
Mike: It's definitely a push towards a more pop sound.
HBR: I just remember being like, in a crappy mood, and listening to it and being like, "It's not as guitary as I want it to be."
Brian: Yeah, she's streamlined a bit on that album, and I think it works.