[BadPanda113] Youthless – The Beasts
Youthless are two guys, Alex Klimovitsky (vocals, drums, keyboard) and Sebastiano Ferranti (bass), originally from New York and London but both currently living by Lisbon Portugal’s lush surfing paradise.
Their mix of garage-rock and psychedelic-dance-pop falls somewhere between Male Bonding, T. Rex, MGMT and Gang Gang Dance and their tracks have already caught the attention of NME, Drowned in Sound and CMU and released through UK label One Bird Record, as well as through electro-kuduro kings Buraka Som Sistema’s label, Echufada and they are now working on their first full length LP.
“The Beasts is what happens when you take a screaming wall of feedback as a starting point, and then pare the clutter back. By taking a razor blade to a formless noise-lump and ruthlessly snicking away segments, they present us with a song that is no less – and more importantly, no more – than is needed: a song pristine in execution, clean as a whistle and a skinny as a supermodel.” (ANBAD)
Cover art by Isabel Pinto (photo by Guillermo Landin), read the interview to Alex and Sebastiano after the jump!
Where do you live actually?
A: In Lisboa, in Alfama, right over the river, where its warm in winter.
S: In Lisbon on a hill, at the very top, where its fuckN cold in the winter.
What is the last thing you ate?
A: A banana
S: Quiche with salad, very yummi. Home-made by my women, not the shit you buy made in the supermarket.
Your addiction ?
S:At the moment wine.
What sound or noise do you love?
S:I love to hear the hair dryer early morning when my girlfriend driesher hair, it gives me goose bumps.
A: The ocean.
What do you collect?
S: I dont have a collection to say i collect. I have a few instrumentsand a few recording machines if thats what you mean.
What is your favorite word?
Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?
S: Everyone is interesting in their own way, i don’t think there is amost interesting person for me, but if I had to chose it would probably be Alex.
A: Thanks man.
What is your most recent extravagance?
S: I ate at a very expensive restaurant with 10 dishes and when thebill came….ouch… lol
S:”Good things come to those who wait” (some patient dude)
A:“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.” (Charles Bukowski)
S: Chasing the Lotus the images are so beautiful , seen it like 20 times.
A: La Mustache. A gripping- thriller about a dude who shaves off hismustache and then slowly goes insane when no one notices. Chasing the Lotus is pretty awesome too, especially cause Jeff Bridges narrates.
S: VW Golf & Jetta Service and repaire Manual (Thick Book), it’s saved me lots of time and money lol.
A:The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
The song to be played at your funeral?
S: Black Bird by The Beatles, but only if Paul McCartney plays itthere live on his acoustic.
A: Swag Me Out by Odd Future, also preferably performed live by OFWGKTA
A song you wish you wrote yourself?
S: Black Sabbath- Children of the grave
A: God- John Lennon
Which song do you listen to when you wake up?
S: Beeep beeep beeeep only song i hear in the morning is my alarm.
A: Out There by Dinosaur Jr or Let the Sunshine in by Milton Henry.
A song for relaxing on a beach?
S: Garden Grove by Sublime
A: Pagan Dawn by Liturgy
Your sunday morning track?
S: Believer by Ozzy Osbourne (Diary of a Madman Album)
A: Groovin’ by The Rascals.
A: http://www.pippinbarr.com (the existential video-games section).
What do you think about music industry?
S: Too Digital. Where will it go next? I am waiting for the head chip era where you put a chip in your brain and then you can access any music in your mind, which you listen to in silence. Internal music for the mind!
A: I’m glad there are people still putting out music they love andbelieve in and having fun. As far as the serious “industry” side of things, I want less and less to think or have to deal with any of that (unless its reading about Anonymous hacking Sony, which is pretty awesome).
What about Creative Commons?
S: I am a little ignorant on this subject but all good from what i have read, we share most of our music anyways.
A: All for it! Share the love!
S:Coliseu in lisboa. Great sound.
A: In Lisbon? Definitely Coliseu.
A: 10 insane psychedelic trash bands pouring beer on each other in the basement of Cake Shope in NYC one night. I dont even know the name of a single band that played that night. Also, my drink may have been intentionally spiked.
Favorite place in the world?
S: I don´t have a specific place but any Beach with waves or on top of a mountain with snow will do nicely.
A: The cliff over Ribeira D’ilhas in Ericeira, Portugal.
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
S: I would like to wake up in a chalet in Austrian Mountains. Then goride some fresh snow.
A: In my baby’s arms.