It’s not just an homage to the synthpop genre - these guys put up a colossal effort in making the songs great. Fans of the trio’s past projects will be instantly hooked by the songwriting they know and love and how it’s been applied to this other genre.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
When it comes to engaging music interviews, it truly helps to have an interview subject with a long and interesting history, true talent worth discussing, and a smart and lively personality. In his recent interview with Jim Soloman, of the popular music blog TheSoliLama.com, Jason Falkner of TV Eyes proves he's all of that and much more. Done in support of the worldwide re-release of the power pop supergroup's self-titled debut album (formerly only available as an import from Japan), the interview is definitely not one many music enthusiasts will want to miss. It's available to be checked out both on Soloman's home base TheSoliLama.com and on his YouTube channel.
“This was really exciting because I'm a huge fan of Jason Falkner's work with TV Eyes as well as his other projects over the years - including his amazing body of solo work,” commented Soloman. “This really is an in-depth interview; we talked about all of the aspects of this album for well over a hour. The thing people should know about this album is that it’s not just an homage to the synthpop genre – these guys put up a colossal effort in making the songs great. Fans of the trio’s past projects will be instantly hooked by the songwriting they know and love and how it’s been applied to this other genre.”
In addition to his role in TV Eyes, Falkner has quite a history in the music scene. Outside of his solo work, he's been a member of Jellyfish and The Grays. Falkner has also worked with Paul McCartney and the French band, Air. The other members of TV Eyes, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Brian Reitzell, have had prolific careers as well. Roger has been a member of Jellyfish, Moog Cookbook, Imperial Drag, and has worked with and toured with Air and most recently Beck Hansen. Brian Reitzell was a member of Redd Kross, recorded and toured with Air, and now the majority of his work consists of composing and supervising music for television shows and films. All in all, it's pretty clear, most music fans would agree the title “supergroup” is well deserved for TV Eyes, who have really done it all when it comes to their collective musical careers.
Their self-titled debut is being reissued on Omnivore Recordings, home to a number of other reissued gems, and definitely a place that appreciates what the new wave/synthpop inspired TV Eyes is offering to the world.
According to Soloman, the interview with Falkner doesn't leave much ground uncovered. His early years as a musician are looked at, the birth of TV Eyes, the vintage gear that was used during the recording process, the reason why the album was initially only released in Japan, and why they are re-releasing it now.
Fans have been quick to respond to the news about the interview with excitement.
Emily P., a music blogger from Boston, recently said, “This is just an incredible interview. TheSoliLama.com is making it clear that they are really approaching interesting bands and musicians in a way that's something special. If you’re into TV Eyes, you will love this interview with Jason Falkner, and even people who haven't heard them yet, I think will still take something out of this really engaging interview.”
The TV Eyes album is available at Omnivore Recordings.
For more information on the interview, be sure to visit The Soli Lama Blog.