While touring Europe last November with our friends Explosions In The Sky we had the honor of doing a live session and interview for the amazing Dutch radio station VPRO based in Amsterdam – think Holland’s answer to John Peel. The session has finally posted on their site and we are happy to share it with you. On the player link you will find live recordings of material from our recently released album ‘Blue Hour‘, an interview with Danny Grody, as well as a recording of a new piece that is most definitely a work-in-progess we affectionately call ‘For John Carpenter’.
Please follow THIS LINK to have a look and listen.
Here’s Googles translation for you non Dutch speaking folk:
“The San Francisco-based guitarist Danny Grody is within the experimental rock a versatile musician in the broadest sense of the word. He was not only in 1996 together with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, founder of the avant rock band Tarentel, also with Jefre and Trevor Montgomery he formed recently the trio Moholy-Nagy, along with Trevor, he is the electronic duo Believer, he had the solo project Furniture, made two albums under his own name with ambient guitar and since 2002 he has been the engine of the post-rock band The Drift . Almost ten years was the sound of The Drift determined by a mix of jazz, dub, Ennio Morricone-like guitar riffs, rock and especially characteristic trumpet playing.
By early 2011 the death of trumpeter Jeff Jacobs changed the sound of The Drift drastically. Out of respect for their fellow student and friend Jeff Jacobs chose guitarist Danny Grody, bassist Trevor Montgomery and drummer Rich Douthit sure not to substitute for and as a trio with a krautrock approach and tighter sound continue. This is clearly heard on the third full studio album ‘Blue Hour’ (CD, Temporary Residence Ltd.. 2011) that The Drift as an ‘obituary’ made for Jeffrey James Jacobs.
In this portrait of The Drift session and an exclusive interview with Danny Grody. Both were recorded on November 17, 2011 in Studio Desmet.”
Hope you enjoy!