"Everybody dance with me, it’s my birthday."
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kt spit - dreamworld waiting (let me know)
What’s better than keytars, flowers, and unconventionally colored lipstick? kt spit and friends let you know- nothing. Watch the all girl garage band rock and lesbian love story unfold to this glittery lovestruck tune.
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Popular indie rock outfit alt-J just released this track that’s chill yet coaxes you to move to the beat. They maintain their distinguished overall sound while introducing new instrumental voices and rhythms.
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Peace - Lost On Me
The Birmingham indie band transforms into a 90s boy band gone wrong for their new music video featuring their funky tune off their upcoming album.
Jarrah McCleary, also known as one of indie electro’s rising artists, Panama, had a quick chat with MinorMag’s Jolie Klefeker. From discussing weird high school hardcore phases to his affinity for songwriting, we quickly discovered that Jarrah McCleary is a super humble and chill dude, who also creates some extremely rad music. With their song ‘Always’ quickly receiving over 4 million plays on Spotify, it’s easy to say that you should definitely watch out for Panama in the near future.
MM: This is your first US headlining tour, how has it been so far?
Yeah, it’s been great as far as all the shows are concerned, we started off in New York, we did two shows there, We did our own show on the second day which sold out, which is really good. We also went up to Buffalo, then across to Philadelphia, then over to Columbus. And tonight we’re over in Kalamazoo, believe it or not.
MM: What bands were you listening to as a teenager?
That’s a good question, It’s been awhile since I’ve been a teenager. But I think I listened to a lot of old rock music as a teenager. I remember when I was fifteen I discovered Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, a lot of my dad’s record collection. Or I think at the time he had CDs, and I made a mess of them. I think he was quite a collector as far as music, he had a lot of records, I never got my hands on the records though thank God. I think he’s still got those, which is a glad thing, but I think I destroyed his CD collection. They’re such an easy thing to damage and being a careless teenager. I think, I just kind of went in there and listened to a lot of different stuff which was good. A lot of seventies rock music, which doesn’t really come out in the music because when I was around my twenties I sort of latched on to a lot of eighties and new wave music. I kind of flowed. I started in the seventies and then I worked my way through the decades from there..
MM: On the subject of teenagers, what advice would you give your sixteen year old self if you had the chance?
Probably to have confidence and to keep going with music. I guess you’re unsure about picking music for a career especially in this day and age; even back when I was a teenager in the nineties, it was always a hard thing to follow and pursue. A lot of my friends were going on to university. Yeah, so I guess to stick with it.
MM: Do you recall a specific moment or even an album or song that influenced you to decide that you wanted your future to be in music?
Actually, I always kind of knew that I wanted to do music from a young age. I studied piano when I was six, classical piano, and I always had fun in the music classes and stuff. Back in primary school I remember that it used to be my favorite class. And in high school I used to spend most of my time, even lunch time in the music room either playing guitar or the upright piano there. For me it didn’t really take an album to define what I wanted to do, I just always loved writing songs. Rather than listening to an album like Revolver by The Beatles, or the White Album, which are both amazing, I just got a lot of joy from sitting down at the piano and making a song.
MM: Being classically trained on the Piano, did/ do you have any favorite composers? Or were you more fixated on learning or writing more modern music.
I started off as most pianists do playing the composers. I didn’t really have a favorite composers, I mean I played Beethoven, and Schubert, and Bach, a lot of them. But I really enjoyed writing my own songs. So I think at the start I began writing very primitive classical music. I was only like ten or whatever. And then I kind of got an ear for more popular music. I’d listen to a song on the radio and I realized that I could hear the chords and see where the chords were on the piano when I heard a song. Listening to the radio I could kind of train my ear. I got kind of fascinated with how songs worked, the mechanics behind them. For me that was the fascination when I was that age.
MM: Could you explain your writing process a little? What parts of a song typically come first for you?
I do all of my writing at home, for me it’s like a job. I kind of have office hours so I’ll work from 9am in the morning to 5pm or maybe even to 6 or 7pm. So yeah, I try and maintain Monday to Friday hours. And as far a creative workflow is concerned, I tend to create a music bed. So I create a layer of sounds that excites me, that I’m into. To start off as an idea I might hear a few ideas that I like and write them down on a pad of paper, and then I’ll go about at 9am on Monday morning or something, dropping those ideas into an audio piece of music. And then I’ll just sort of go until I’m happy with it. Sometimes it can take a couple of days, sometimes a couple of weeks. And I might be working on three or four other songs as well that might be a little bit more developed. And then when I am really happy with the layering of the music and what it sounds like I’ll then go to vocals. When the vocals go down that might take me anything up to day to a week. And then maybe I’ll change it again, maybe I really like the way the vocals went down but the song doesn’t really suit exactly what I’m going for with the vocals, but I’m happy with the way that the vocals are going, I’ll write a song around the vocals. Sometimes I can go over a song up to three four times, until I’m happy. It usually is just a case of taking time and reflecting. Going away, coming back to it, until I am satisfied with the result.
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs at the moment? As in songs your friends would make fun of you for listening to..
Well we’ve quite a young guy on tour, our drummer Tim, so he has a lot of guilty pleasures I think, as far as music is concerned. As I’ve gotten older I guess my tastes have sort of become quite niche I suppose. I gotta be careful because I find that I’m not as positive and receptive towards a lot of different music, as I used to be. And it’s great having him in the car, because he’s very open to a lot of new music and he kind of keeps me open to a lot more new music as well, which is great. As far as guilty pleasures are concerned, we all had a, well Tom and I, he’s the other guy in the band. We both had a guilty pleasure for old metal music as well. Not that we like it now but, its kind of embarrassing but we both went through high school really liking metal bands. So we kind of have a joke about that.
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