Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton started producing sparse, minimalist noise pop as Reading Rainbow in 2008 -- now, five years, one syllable change, and two new members later, the four-piece band is on the cusp of putting out their third full-length record, the most ambitious and expansive of their career. In a special installment of On Deck, we asked the band to pick the five records that most influenced their new album's sound before talking to guitarist and founding member Rob Garcia about the benefits of self-taught guitar playing, finding the sweet spot between pop and noise, and Bleeding Rainbow's new LP, Yeah Right, out tomorrow on Kanine Records.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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