Inside with “Pillar of Autumn”

As I said before “Pillar of Autumn” is a unbelievable band, this guys are kicken ass all over Detroit. They’ve taken off with some out standing songs like “Asthma” which took #1 Detroit City.com Also make sure to check out “Miles Away” and “Carpe Diem” on myspace. We had the chance to talk these guys and learn a little more about them and there history. Check it out.

“Pillar of Autumn” is an awesome name, does is stand for anything?

The name came from the name of a spaceship in the video game Halo. We decided to use the name because of the influence the game has had on the creative process of the band. When we find ourselves stuck in a song, playing each other in first person shooters is something that helps us clear our heads. Except for when Rob cheats. He always knows where to hide and find the good weapons. Alright, maybe he’s just really good… but we’ll still call it cheating.

Spencer: “Rob Wishes he was as good at me at Halo.”

Rob (replying to Spencer): “Spencer wishes he was as good as me at anything.”

Know how your working on a six song ep, when can we look forward to its release?

We are currently in pre-production and are finalizing dates to get back in the studio to record the final tracks. So we’re shooting for late summer but we haven’t settled on the year yet.

You guys come up with some amazing lyrics, what’s the writing process like?

Our writing process is quite crazy. We usually begin by jamming out melodies or rhythms that the band members have written that have caught our attention. Rob brings most of the musical elements to the table in the beginning, then we try to take the mess of parts and make it better. We repeat that until we find something that inspires us. Once we find that inspiration the song takes off. If we get lost, we look to each other to help out. Every member in the band can play all of the instruments we play enough to help with any part; it’s a team effort to the fullest. Then when Frankie says it sucks, we try it all over again.
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We Talk Superfast

Superfast Ferries

If your into techno rave music, then you gotta check out the Superfast Ferries. We recently had a chance to do a Q&A with them. Keep in mind they are from Italy, so don’t hate on their English, not many bands would take the time to write this out in a language they are not as familiar with.

Because we love you guys we uploaded the song “Gameboy The Beat,” so you can listen to it while your reading the Q&A! Press play, close your eyes, imagine yourself at the most kick ass rave, open them, and READ ON!

First, I gotta say, your music really jams. I am very impressed at your techno/rock/punk style.

Thank you! If you like it you should listen the new song next week!

Lets get started….

How fast is Superfast?

Ehh…i think Superfast Ferries are really superfast in the type of
music now.

How’d you all meet?

Steve and Mal met together at school when they were 13;
Josh arrive later when Superfast Ferries was already formed!
We were 18.

What are your main influences as a band?

I think drum, our mum, my dog peghi, keytar,we like
go to party every night in Turin (because we don’t study at the
moment and we don’t work,we just play music with the money
of our parents), rave party, some drugs, and … the list is too
long..

Music- sex pistols, nirvana, crystal castles,
Britnay Spears, micheal jakson, depeche mode, sonic youth,
….and more

Who plays what, three keyboards?
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Spread The Word!!!

Spread The Word!

These two dedicated gal’s from the UK really ramp up their music scene. They have made a HUGE list of shows that are coming in the following months. If you live in the UK and are short on music visit their MySpace page.