30 January 2009It's amazing the difference a few years, he used to be when you mentioned that "the smell", all in the space elevator to the soles of their Converses weak to see the poor jewelry has had in the doggy diarrhea . In certain circles, but these words are now a synonym for the all-ages venue in downtown Los Angeles, where acts such as experimental no age, health, and the Mae Shi for the first time its beginning. Reached at his home in the city of angels, the Mae Shi drummer, Jacob Cooper, seems as perplexed as any other of the hype around the DIY space, where his first sextet honed his craft.
"I feel like the smell is something fucking fortress in LA, where all these bands live," Cooper says with a laugh. "It's like we all sleep in bunk beds or something, as the press has it." All joking aside, Cooper easily recognize how important the place is very well known for its music community, especially as a platform for new projects. "That's the great thing about the smell, you can try what you want it, and you're not to judge," says Cooper. "It is a good place for bands to adapt to playing a big stage, or learn how to fill up a room."
With four albums, countless other versions, and, as described on the site, about "250 shows of busted electronics, spazzier-than-fuck drums, crazy-ass boogie guitar, distorted bass Caveman, throat-singing and destroy" in the context of their Belt, the Mae Shi May not have to worry about filling a room, but that's not to say that the group is not against certain challenges.
"All our members have different records on them," says Cooper, the outfit on the extensive history of the lineup changes seem to 18 people in all. "Our band is not really as a normal band, so we have used as a catalyst in order to constantly try new things."
While other groups may have faltered under the pressure caused by the personnel changes above, the Mae Shi, the constant state of flux in their favor. Inspired by the ongoing reinvention of the project, Cooper and his band members have previous musical conventions for standard vehicles sporadic mix of Les Savy Fav Rock dosed in Nintendo-esque electro bleeps.
HLLLYH, the band the last release, stands as an excellent example of the Mae Shi the final round of loosely structured experimental pop. Receiving an impressive 8.1-rating of hipster bible Pitchfork, the album has the same chaotic energy, which the group with the other works, but with a decidedly dark undertone. "I think this is basically about the apocalypse," says Cooper. "The nature of the colors of the painting," What would you do to the end of the world? ""
It may seem like a pretty heavy topic for a group that emerged from such a fun, uptempo tunes, but the blistering assessment of the tracks on HLLLYH, Mae Shi are not particularly concerned about the Doomsday, in fact, it seems, how much the Party.