Interview: Res Dishes on Her ‘Refried Mac’

 

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Last month, singer Res released a project entirely dedicated to Fleetwood Mac reworks that she calls Refried Mac. We had the pleasure of catching up with the lovely lady about the EP, her songwriting process, and the future. To get a taste of Refried Mac, catch the video for “Dreams” after the jump.

Giant Step: Of all the artists you could choose cover, what inspired you to do an entire project surrounding Fleetwood Mac in particular?

Res: I chose to cover Fletwood Mac and Stevie Nicks because I love the music. I love the melodies and lyrics first, and I am just a fan. People have said that I sometimes have a quality in my voice that is reminiscent of her, so I thought I’d give it a try.

GS: What did the process of doing these reworks evoke in you? Any surprising or profound feelings come about?

Res: What struck me the most is the lyrics and how strong and honest they are. I am surprised every time I perform how a great song will never fall on deaf ears.

GS: What’s your personal favorite on Refried Mac and why?

Res: I think “Dreams” and “Rhiannon” are my two favorites but “Little Lies” sounds great on the speakers as well!
“The Chain” is great live and “Edge of Seventeen” has alot of growl when performed and is so poetic!

Read the rest & watch “Dreams” after the jump

Video: Tanya Auclair – “Kimichi Landslide”

 

The title alone gives you pause. And how about a live performances series in a barn? Yep. The video above is of Tanya Auclair performing the hypnotic “Kimichi Landslide” for the In The Woods 2012 Barn Sessions. The instrumentation is refreshingly different and just a little peculiar – somewhere in between a video game soundtrack and a fantasy film. The song is said to be inspired by “Korean food, love and Stevie Nicks.

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Interview: King Britt Talks New Projects + NYC Le Bain Party on 10/15

 

Our upcoming Monday night with the legendary King Britt is just around the corner. As King prepares for what sure to be an all night booty rocking affair, we catch up with the man himself about what’s been moving him of late.

More details on the party after the jump.

Giant Step: What’s your typical day been looking like of late? we know you’re always doing interesting things.

King Britt: Well, I try my best to be pretty organized. I’m lucky to be home through the week Mon-Thurs to work in the studio. I just recently did a remix for Cat Power, Arc in Round and Manuel Tur. Then weekends I fly out to do gigs or check my daughter on campus.

GS: When we checked in with you earlier, you mentioned that you’ve been working “on a number of very interesting projects at the moment.” We’d love to hear more about them!

KB: Yes, as I mentioned, just did some remixes. Recently, completed a few commissions, one an album for the DataGarden label, which is part sound design part experimental music, out now on their label. Two, I just completed a ‘sound art’ commission for Bowerbird as part of Design Philadelphia, which is a sonic interpretation of Jim Sanborn’s Ars Menendi sculpture.

Read the rest of the interview & get party details after the jump