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IN CONVERSATION: EZTV

New York’s EZTV have just released their second album High Flying Faith, which features some wonderful cameos from the likes of Jenny Lewis, Chris Cohen, Martin Courtney & Matt Kalman (Real Estate) and Nic Hessler.
God Is In The TV Zine caught up with the band and asked them to talk about their favourite songs that remind them of a particular season; here are EZTV‘s Songs for the Seasons:
Autumn: “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Fairport Convention

Michael Stasiak: “Isn’t that the question people always ask at the end of summer? One of my favorite songs to listen to while riding the train in October. Because Sandy Denny‘s voice is more of a murmur, a suggestion in the verses, you cannot help but turn your mind inward while the band plays. But the chorus isn’t really a lament, either–it feels like Sandy is singing from a place of celebration and acceptance of fate, life, death, whatever you want. This song is high on the list of songs I’d like to be played at my funeral.”
Winter: “Autumn Tears” by Vashti Bunyan 

Michael Stasiak: “This record, a double-disc set of her pre-“Diamond Day” recordings, rarely leaves the turntable when the weather starts getting cold. She has several wonderful songs about seasons and weather, and it seems like the beat of her songs lends itself perfectly to the pace of forlorn walking. I pick this song for Winter because it’s the first song on Side 3, and therefore the first one that usually plays after removing my coat and boots.”

Spring: “Rainmaker” by Sparklehorse

Ezra Tenembaum: “When I was in high school, I visited my sister’s college in the Midwest for a stormy spring break. There was a group guys with shaggy hair, who were in a band, that people called the ‘Pomo Boys’. They used to smoke in their dorm rooms and put Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot on. “Rainmaker” is a happy-sounding song on a sad album and I hear it as a song about coming out of your shell after having a dark time. I guess looking back the lyrics are explicitly about fall, but I always associate music with when I listened to it most.”

Summer: “The Swimming Song” by Loudon Wainwright III

 

Shane O’Connell: “The wistful banjos, Loudon’s celebratory howling, and the driving back-beat are all unmistakably summery, but the lyrics are in the past-tense, cataloging that season’s triumphs and failures as if summer was already over. The three months of summer are so precious, and heaped with hope and expectation, that it’s hard to be present even in the middle of June’s first trip to the swimming hole.”

High In Place is out on Captured Tracks on 30th September 2016.

Stream EZTV – High In Place here

EZTV play the following UK dates supporting Merchandise in November: London Lexington (2nd), Manchester, The Castle Hotel (3rd), Birmingham Sunflower Lounge (4th), Leeds Brudenell Social Club (5th) and then London Lock Tavern (6th – headline show).

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.