Graham Reid | | 2 min read
Readers of Elsewhere will doubtless be aware of our passion for widescreen shoegaze, and may have noted our recent review of the album Collider by Citrus Clouds out of Phoenix, Arizona (a place which literally burned itself into my brain).
Quite how this trio found Elsewhere all those years ago is a mystery but we are very glad they did.
With a new album of cinematic, sun-baked shoegaze we thought it time that CC mainman Erick Pineda answered a few questions . . .
The first piece of music which really affected you was . . .
The first piece of music that really affected me had to have been Mexican trio music. My dad was a musician so I was lucky to be exposed to music really early.
Your first role models in music were . . .
My first role models in music were my dad and Kurt Cobain
Lennon or Jagger, Ramones or Nirvana, Madonna or Gaga, Jacko or Jay-Z?
Lennon, Nirvana, Madonna. Can I chose Nas over Jay-Z?
If music was denied you, your other career choice would be . . .
The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear
Three I would want everyone to hear are:
Erasmo Carlos- Gente Aberta
Winter- Memorial Colorida
Babaluca- Just Say It
Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia or instruments at home …
I have a Pixies pic I got at a show here in Phoenix. It's in a small frame!
The best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .
Really enjoyed reading the Girl in a Band book by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.
If you could get on stage with anyone it would be?
I would love to be onstage with someone like James Brown. I can be shy onstage so it would be amazing being next to someone that entertaining.
The three films you'd insist anybody watch because they might understand you better are . . .
Off the top of my head I'd say:
City of God
Lost in Translation
The last CD or vinyl album you bought was . . . (And your most recent downloads include…).
The last vinyl record I bought was a pre-order of Lazer Guided Melodies by Spiritualized. Last download was Blouse.
One piece of mainstream pop music, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you in that case would be . .
One song would be We Are the Champions by Queen. The royalties are probably insane!
The poster, album cover or piece of art could you live with on your bedroom forever would be . . .
The album cover would have to be Marcos Valle, Vento Sul. Such a beautiful cover.
You are allowed just one tattoo, and it is of . . .
Hmm, if I had to choose I'd say tiny dot. (Don't really plan on ever getting a tattoo.)
David Bowie sang, “Five years, that's all we've got . . .” You would spend them where and doing what?
I would spend the 5 years with my lady, my son and people that I love eating good food and listening to good music.
And finally, in the nature of press conferences in Japan, “Can you tell me please why this is your best album ever?”
This is our best album ever because it has songs that will resonate far after we're gone. There are some timeless gems on Collider.
You can hear and buy albums and singles by Citrus Clouds at their bandcamp page here.