john mcentire

john mcentire

Firekites - Antidote - Closing Forever Sky

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Firekites - Antidote - Closing Forever Sky http://shop.spunk.com.au/ Newcastle collective Firekites released ‘Closing Forever Sky’, their first album since 2008’s debut ‘The Bowery’. Mixed in Chicago by John McEntire (Tortoise, Stereolab), it’s steeped in pedals, synths and dozens of layers at a time, explains leader Tim McPhee. ‘Antidote' Lyrically, ‘Antidote’ is essentially about people who use substance abuse as the excuse for their dishonest and cowardly behaviour. Life’s too short for such things, for such people. I pulled an all-nighter the eve before the mix in Chicago to finish the guitar arrangement. I’d tracked a bunch of different guitar parts for the outro just before I flew out, but hadn’t stitched them up yet. The tones remind me of The Cure Show live album, which I love. It was on this VHS back in ’93 that I first saw Robert Smith play a Fender Bass VI; I knew at that moment I had to own one. Eight years later, in Byron Bay I found a re-sprayed ’64 Olympic White in a local music store. I damn near fell over at the very the sight of it. They’d had it for years and wanted to move it on, and at the right price. I got real lucky with that one. Without a doubt my favourite guitar to this day.