Saturday, 7 February 2015

Latenite Automatic Q&A

Your name: 
Jay Brown.

Where are you from? 
Vancouver, BC Canada.

Name of band: 
Latenite Automatic.

Who else is in your band?
It varies. I have a rotating roster of awesome producers and musicians who have contributed to the project such as Calgary-based producer Steve Rokosh, who I'm working with on the new Latenite album that will be released later this year called They Treated Us Like Animals And That's What We Became. Or Scott Whalen of the Vancouver band Ugly Men who played a significant role in past studio and live versions of Latneite. He played in the band and co-wrote songs our debut album called You Are Electric?, which we released in 2013. Steve Bays of the popular Canadian bands Hot Hot Heat, Mounties and Fur Trade remixed one of our tracks and Jason Corbett of the band Actors is producing a future record. It's exciting to think about who might contribute in the future.

How would you describe yourselves and your music?   
Insomniacs in black jackets making a racket. 

Who are your main influences musically? 
It's weird, everyone compares our sound to NIN or Depeche Mode, which is an amazing compliment but my biggest influence is actually R.E.M.. 

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
We want to Rock the Vote, high five Bowie, rock your hometown and play with Queens of the Stone Age. I hope that's not too much to ask.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Playing a benefit and raising money for Alberta Red Cross after my hometown of Calgary Alberta after it was hit with a brutal flood in 2013 was a highlight. Really any time we finish a new song and send it out into the world I feel like a proud and maybe slightly dysfunctional parent. I get excited by the small stuff. It's a highlight when we find a sick synth sound!

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?I think the song Iceland Volcano off of our first album sums us up in a nice little three-minute package. It's got dirty synths, lots of harmonies, a nice build, big guitars and a weird but catchy chorus... that's basically us. 

Where can we listen to it? 
You can hear it here:

Where can we find out more about your music? 
Here are links to all of our sites if you've got the time!

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?

Yeah, we want to tour the UK this year! Can we crash on your couch?

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