NadaMucho.com Interview – Clearly Beloved
Q&A with Jennifer Smith
By Nada Staff
NadaMucho.com: TBASA‘s a tough critic and he’s in love with your band. Why?
Jennifer Smith: No one is privileged to understand the inner workings of TBASA’s heart. But we do understand that he likes to eat bread. And we have a song about baking bread.
NM: Give us a three sentence history of Clearly Beloved.
JS: Two years ago, three classical music majors met a rock drummer and a heavy metal bassist and formed a band. Having nothing against puppets or paper mâché, they added props to their shows and play all around the Seattle area. They love their band, each other, and retelling Norse mythology via music.
NM: Tell us about the first recording you did, an EP called The City I Am Building is for You.
JS: We recorded The City I Am Building is for You at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville. It was a magical experience, working with Jerry Streeter and Ryan Hadlock in all their amazing talent. Bobby had just joined the band, so he spent his days learning bass lines while we recorded tracks. The location was secluded but intimate and we spent about six days doing the funnest thing musicians get to do besides performing. There are six tracks on the EP, and we picked our songs about baking bread, dear John letters, fishermen, the flight of a carrier pigeon, and the plight of ancient Rome.
NM: Is there a full length in the works?
JS: Yes indeed. The moment we left Bear Creek Studio we started scheming a full length album.
NM: What can people expect from your show Saturday night at Barboza?
JS: People can expect to be delighted. Because delightful things will be there: big elephant heads, horse puppets, brand new songs about good men… and a dance troupe.
Clearly Beloved play our Durge Fest 4 show Saturday, April 13 at Neumos with Hidden Lakes and Prat Attack.