Tuesday, August 7, 2012

INTERVIEW: The Ghost Wolves

     The Ghost Wolves are a two piece band from Austin, Texas that I am quite fond of because of their sort-of-country-but-not-enough-to-scare-me-away sound.              
     This interview was conducted via email with drummer Jonathan.    Their music pretty much speaks for itself, and if you head over to Band Camp you can see what I mean.   Enjoy.
Raised by Gypsies: What do you want people to hear most when they hear your music?
Ghost Wolves: We want people to hear the lyrics to our music, and completely understand
the meaning of the song, more than anything.

RBG: Having music on Band Camp, along with other such platforms in music
right now such as Sound Cloud, Spotify and others, do you feel that music
is moving into a virtual age?  Personally, I fully support the idea of
downloading songs for free from Band Camp and then if I like them buying
them on vinyl.
GW: We're not moving into the virtual age...we're actually half way through
it, I'd reckon. Stoked to see what's next. Vinyl is definitely cool.

RBG: How important of a factor do you feel that record labels play in
music these days when pretty much anyone can put their music on the
internet as opposed to having to hand out demo tapes at shows, the
distribution record labels can offer, etc.   It just seems like it’s a bit
easier these days to succeed as a band- and even build up a strong fan
base- before a label possibly comes calling for you.
GW: Labels are still important, it seems. But it's just as hard as ever to succeed as a
band, not at all easier. Which is good, I think, that kind of fierce competition. If you are weak, therest of the pack is going to eat you alive.

RBG: If you could tour with any single band or musician who would you
pick and why?
GW: Tom Waits. He's tops. We're also big Alejandro Escovedo fans and were
lucky enough to do some openers for him recently. I wish they'd start a
band  together.

RBG: Who is your favorite New Kid on the Block?
GW: Pee Wee Herman.

RBG: Who would win in a musical fight: Jack Black or Jack White?

GW: White. He brings the pain.

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