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Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Symbolick Jews - American Masters Volume 3 (USA 2010)

THE SYMBOLICK JEWS' music could best be described as homemade experimental/psychedelic rock music somewhere between SUICIDE, PERE UBU and LOU REED.
THE SYMBOLICK JEWS are an ever changing line up that more or less revolve around Adam Healton and Brian Davy. They have already self-released quite a couple of recordings and have a new one out, called "Can I Trust You?", that is more electronic sounding, a little bit less experimental and less lofi than American Masters Volume 3, posted here.

Q: Where exactly are you from?

A: We are from San Francisco. 
Here's our line-up:

Adam Healton - Bass, Guitars, Vocals

David Berends - Guitar, Vocals

Brian Davy - E-Drums, electronics

Jasper Leach - Guitar, Vocals

Lucky Vita - Electronics

These musicians appear in and out of the Sym Jews recordings, our current live line-up is Me, Adam, on bass and vocals, Brian on E drums and electronics, and David Berends on Guitar and vocals.

Q: How recorded?

A: I record on a Yamaha MT50 4 track tape recorder for most of the albums besides Confession Time. I typically play bass and drum machine on tracks 1 & 2, record the other guy on 3, then go over over dubs and fill in track 4 with whoever im recording with.

We're working on a new album recorded in our living room and a studio called Can I Trust You which will feature almost everyone who has appeared on our previous releases.

Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?

I used to be in the band Retarded Muppit Farm which self released over 14 albums and will soon be made available for download, though you can download our last album on amazon. The band was me and Matt Conklin on all the instruments and we toured singing over backing tracks.

David Berends plays bass in the band Rangers.
Brians plays drums in the metal band, Total Eclipse.

Jasper is the frontman of the Myonics.

Q: Influences? How'd you "label" your music?

A: Our band is influenced by reggae dub, psycadelia, Flipper, and Lou Reed. We play Rock N Roll music. 
We all like the band Pere Ubu and Charles Mingus.

Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...

We plan to release a lot of albums as we are constantly writing new songs and gaining and losing new members. Though we fiddle with electronic recording formats, our songs generally began as our four track experiments and then are tediously recreated into a live-friendly version that usually sounds at least a little like the recorded version. With an ever changing cast and a growing amount of material to choose from, our live sets have been drastically different for each show.

Q: Website, Myspace?

THE SYMBOLICK JEWS: American Masters Volume 3
(USA 2010)
(mp3-zip, 9 tracks, 17 min, 40,7 MB)
Get it here or here or here!

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