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Playing Songs in the Theatre of Heaven: An Interview with England in 1819

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

[This interview was conducted by both Emily Vega and Monica Garza.]

Emily and I had first seen England in 1819 at a show at the Fitzgerald’s in Downtown Houston. We had heard of them from Featherface (whom we had gone to see that night) and I saw their music video for “Trophy Sixty-One” on YouTube a couple of days before. Their music is very hauntingly beautiful and definitely a successful experiment in destroying musical conventions and creating a sound that speaks to the creativity and innermost thought processes of the band as a whole. After hearing some of their songs online, I was convinced I definitely would stay to see them play. I did not regret this decision whatsoever. I already thought England in 1819 was pretty great, but England in 1819  live was an incredibly different story. They were amazing. Emily and I stared at each other in awe periodically throughout their performance. Zuly’s operatic vocals meshed with Andrew’s melancholy crooning was one of the most beautiful things I had ever heard. Their wide array of instruments wasn’t to be overlooked either.

Imagine a Holy War about to happen. Angelic wings beating furiously, bows being drawn. England in 1819 is a theatre in Heaven. Their music is the battle song. England in 1819 is like nothing I’ve ever heard, and it’s incredible in this case. Immaculate, even. Sounds come from instruments I’ve only ever heard in the orchestra, and I hear it from the small Fitzgerald’s stage in Houston. I can only stare in awe and astonishment.

Since all of England in 1819 resides in Louisiana, we conducted an email interview. Don’t be fooled, however. Despite such a cold mode of communication, Andrew is able to convey his passion for what he does.

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“I Hate It When People Say…”

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I hate it when people say:

 

“Women already have equal rights!”

“That’s their culture, you can’t change that.”

“Calm down, it’s just a joke.”

“Men/women are just like that.”

“Men/women can’t be changed.”

“Women/men are all the same.”

Because women’s rights shouldn’t just affect only America. Just because we don’t get stoned to death for showing our knees doesn’t mean the genders are equal.

Because if there’s even one person who wants something to change for the better, culture regardless, they deserve to fight for it.

If it offends someone, you have to respect that. It’s your right to say something, but that doesn’t mean someone has to accept it and keep their mouth shut.

Everyone is different.

Ditto.

Not true.

That is all.

 

 

Emily Vega

Emily’s Top Ten Favorite Songs

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm
Hey, Party People! This isn’t a super-important article, but as I scan the precious few zines I have from the 1990’s, I realize that it was just cool to let your fans know what you’re into, and to also gain feedback. So here, in no particular order, are my favorite songs right now:

1. “Heroes” – David Bowie

2. “Fuck and Run” – Liz Phair

3. “Turn the Sun Down” – Splendora

4. “Over at the Frankenstein Place” – Rocky Horror Soundtrack (:D)

5. “Knights” – Crystal Castles

6. “I Am (Doll Parts Demo)” – Courtney Love

7. “Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground” – Gogol Bordello

8. “Distant Fingers” – Patti Smith

9. “Andres” – L7

10. “Discipline” – Nine Inch Nails

 

 

Emily Vega

‘Sup Bros?

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2011 at 2:53 am

We’re blisterpack, the brainchild of Monica Garza and Emily Vega! Please follow us, talk about us, link to us, express your forthcoming gratitude for all of our blood, sweat, and tears that will be going into this project…too far? 

Anyhow, 

we’re here to bring you the latest news, reviews, and pics of musicians, albums, art, politics (we don’t promise anything), and anything else that may tickle our funnybones.

Hope to be seeing more of ya!

Word out.

>>monica