Exclusive , Interviews , Music , News. Musical pursuits came after. I mean, she doesn't belong to any school or clique. But they didn't stay in the background for too long as AroarA hopped on the road as their own act and toured around their native Canada.
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We kept up our correspondence and eventually Alice came to see us play when we were in Paris. How did Alice Notley's book of poetry become the inspiration for your debut record? That our country is somehow a very different and more socialist place than America.
AroarA -- ' 4' Official Music Video. She graciously said continue. But they didn't stay in the background aroxra too long as AroarA hopped on the road as their own act and toured around their native Canada.
In the Pines
I'm a great reader of non-official verse culture, especially the North American breeds. While I was brushing my teeth, I realized what could happen if these poems were turned back into songs.
As well as the quotes -- there are images of old hospitals, old wars, revival tents and burning eyes. We are in just as bad a situation -- and perhaps worse.
For example, on ' 10,' there's a percussion part that is the sound of socks on the end of drumsticks gently throbbing an air vent. What's the biggest misconception about being Canadian? Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. We've seen bands who are couplesbut perhaps none as quirky as AroarA.
But, no, our new stuff is creating itself right now, and it'lll dictate what we leave out as we go along. She is simply one of the most original writers [America] has produced. So the most fun was probably when we were being the most lo-fi and free.
We made the album in the living room. ExclusiveInterviewsMusicNews. Well, each of the poems [in the book] is given a number, so that seemed like the correct title for each song -- they correspond exactly. However, instead of ordering the album chronologically [or] narratively, we opted for the best music flow.
So I was reading her book 'In the Pines,' which is laced with quotations from old American folk and church music, and there's some scattered [Bob] Dylan things aroaraa well. Why are each thw the track titles numbers, but not in numerical order?
AroarA 'In the Pines' (album stream)
I'll always go toward those types of constraints. So that came first. Montreal's Andrew Whiteman of Broken Social Scene and his wife, Ariel Engle, got their start as a pop duo in aroarra gained more visibility when they opened for Martha Wainwright -- who later asked them to be in her band. Ariel and I married.
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Now that you've done a concept album, is it something you want to continue? AroarABroken Social Scene.
As soon as we made a couple of demos and I had made song lyric shapes out piness her words, I mailed them to her right away and told her of the idea. Alice is just up there, once you start to dig around. The book feels sepia and vintage. I mean, she doesn't belong to any school or clique.
Being stoned late at night and mixing is [also] always fun. Her explorations of both language and the self-in-language are bleak, visionary, immediately feeling and also very funny when she chooses to be -- if you like that kind of humor, which we do at our house.