We are excited to announce signing Purchase, NY’s Crying. Crying are a three piece band who uniquely blend elements of chiptune and noise pop with singer Elaiza Santos’ dreamy, radiant voice. Their debut EP “Get Olde” came out last year on Double Double Whammy, and quickly became a…
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Probably the best sounding show we’ve ever played.
Is there going to be a vinyl pressing Crying's "Get Olde" or are you putting out something new with them?
What do you use to play the game boy sounds live, are they just cued up on an ipod er something? Also, what do you use with the guitar? Is it just raw through the amp of do you have a pedal?
The Game Boy tracks are all recorded and played on an iPod (sometimes through the house PA and sometimes through an amp!). It’s easier, faster, and less stressful that way.
On Get Olde, it was just guitar and an amp. Recently while recording, I ended up using a MXR DynaComp and the smallest amount of digital chorus for, like, two parts. Live, I don’t use anything even though I probably should!
Can you PLEASE play Vacation again during live shows???? It's one of the trademarks of my year and means a lot to me even if it's gotten old to you and Nick...
Elaiza feels weird during it because there are long stretches without vocals too! Don’t worry. It will make its return one day. We realize that it’s a fan favorite. We just want to take a break with it for a little bit. It’s a really good encore song, though, so if we get to that level…
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I think I read that you guys retired playing Vacation live a few months back, and it's my favorite song by you. Is there any chance of it getting un-retired tomorrow night (I'll actually be able to see you play in NY this time without anything getting in the way of that)
We’re not playing it tonight. I’m sorry! It’s just a weird song where Elaiza isn’t doing anything for a long stretch of time and Nick is doing a drum solo that he doesn’t want to do anymore. I’m thinking of rearranging it in hopes of us playing a new version of it live one day. The cartridge that it was on got corrupted, so we’ll see how it goes!