coming off a pretty tough week , I need something to uplift me and just in time , we have Silver Rose. Very cool stuff , I dig this , her music can just take you away and that is something most of us need right now.
About ‘Take Me Home’
With its swirling ambience, larger than life production and a reverb-heavy wall of sound, ‘Take Me Home’ is a monolithic testament to the gothic pop of yesteryear. The lead track from Silver Rose’s new self-titled EP out now, it’s a disarming showcase of Carla Sariñana’s stupefying abilities as both a singer and a songwriter. Like listening to the doomed romance of The Jesus and Mary Chain filtered through contemporary production values, Sariñana manages a sound that’s both thrillingly immediate and artfully idiosyncratic. With enchanting melodies that Cocteau Twins would doff a hat to, and feral feedback-oriented noise rock dynamics, ‘Take Me Home’ proves to be an irresistibly raw offering from a beguiling new talent.
About ‘Silver Rose’
“Honest, heartfelt stories of love, loneliness, dreams and perseverance”
The genesis of Carla Sariñana’s Silver Rose project originates in Los Angeles in the spring and summer months of 2015. In thrall to shoegaze and dream pop and the iconography of the 1970s, Carla set to work rendering her unique take on these influences through Silver Rose. No veteran to the indie scene, Carla has been playing bass and writing songs for successful all-female Mexican rock band Ruido Rosa since 2005. By playing every battle of the bands competition they could find and every venue that would have them, they grew a loyal fanbase through their raw and energetic live shows. Silver Rose is a way for Carla to express her more vulnerable and romantic side; her songs wear their heart on their sleeve. Birthed out of a love for glamour and melancholy and nostalgia, Silver Rose is an empowering and vital project that resonates with and inspires anyone who laments the faded glamour of rock and roll. Her new material was refined in live performance in various bars around Los Angeles and in Mexico City where she has played El Imperial, and Caradura at Festival Marvin. With Ruido Rosa, she has played the Harvard and Stone, SXSW, ViveLatino, and supported KISS, Maroon 5 and Queens of the Stone Age. Carla’s songwriting is affirmatively old school, and in a pop landscape which often feels lustreless and tacky like cheap perfume, Silver Rose is a fragrant blast of fresh air.
About the EP
Silver Rose is a testament to the ambition of its maker. Essentially a new outlet for Ruido Rosa’s Carla Sariñana, it’s the rollicking sound of a musician at her artistic peak. Culling influences from a wide variety of different sources, you can distinctly hear on the EP the tortured strains of Jesus and Mary Chain, the pop sophistication of Mazzy Star and the ethereal whimsies of Bat For Lashes converging with a definite ear for the ultimate 70’s soft rock melodic hooks. Recorded at Panoram Studios in Mexico City from late 2015 into March this year, it includes session work from Edward Patrick on drums, Cesar Saez, and Javier Blake from Mexican punk pop band División Minúscula. All of the songs were written by Carla Sariñana except for ‘Where I Left My Heart’ which was written in collaboration with Cesar Saez. Essentially a bilingual project, it’s a record of two halves: English and Spanish, both cohesively tied together with Carla’s enchanting ear for dreamy melodies. Both immediately infectious and challengingly cerebral, Silver Rose is a testament to the resplendent artistry of its maker.
Meet- Silver Rose
1. For those unfamiliar with your music, can you can you give us a little of your back history?
I´m a Mexican Singer / Bass player.
I started playing bass like 12 years ago with Ruido Rosa, my all girl rock band over here with whom I´ve opened for KISS, Queens of the Stoneage, Maroon 5, toured around Mexico, SXSW and California. I later decided to start composing songs by myself, trying to take it to a completely different thing than what I do in Ruido Rosa. I learned how to sing and play guitar and moved to L.A, where I played with a band called Wallburds for some time, they helped me out with my songs and that was it!
I never thought I would release anything by myself, but I uploaded some demos on Soundcloud and people started to tell me they really liked it, and so I kept going…
2. Who would you list as your musical influence?
The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Black Ryder, Mazzy Star, PJ Harvey and Tamaryn.
3. What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you since you started up?
I think having the opportunity to open for bands like KISS, Queens of the Stoneage and Maroon 5.. it really puts everything in perspective.
4. What are your hopes and dreams as a musician for the next few years?
To be able to live through my music, record greater songs and play great shows.
5. What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Tender New Signs – by Tamaryn
The Door Behind the Door- by The Black Ryder
The Fool – by Warpaint
Luminous – by The Horrors
Midnight Sun- by Goast
6. Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
I think it’s a must right now for any musician to use social media, it’s one of the best ways of promoting your music.. besides that, I use it for personal reasons as well. I’m on Instragram, Facebook and Twitter mainly… and YouTube ofcourse.
7. Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?
Depends! I love reading a review, it´ll always give you great input as to what most people could think of your music, but really depends on the media that reviews it, that makes it, if it’s a good review, very rewarding. Other than that, I generally ignore comments in youtube videos, pictures and stuff like that.
8. If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?
All over Europe, Japan and the US.
9. Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?
It can save your soul, it saved mine,
10. Any last thoughts for your fans?
Just to check out my EP and keep listening to Silver Rose stuff, I promise it´ll be worth your while. 🙂