Portland-based garage pop band Eat Skull released their third full-length, III, via new label Woodsist in February. Channeling the subatomic joy of Primal Scream’s Keep Your Dreams and the desperate loneliness of Same Place the Fly Got Smashed era Guided By Voices, the record was naturally one Ghettoblaster believed readers would dig the fuck out of.
Ghettoblaster caught up with Eat Skull’s, Rob Enbom to discuss the record, although he didn’t say much…here it is anyway…
When did you begin writing the material for your most recent album?
Some of the songs are older than others. The oldest were probably from right after we did Wild and Inside, the newest was summer 2012.
What was the most difficult song to take from the initial writing stage through recording and mixing? Why was it so troublesome?
None of them were particularly difficult…
Which of the songs on the record is most different from your original concept for the song?
“Summer Inside” used to be an instrumental.
Did you have any guest musicians play or sing on the record?
We had some of our friends play and sing. The back cover has a lot of information about that. Who, Where, what etc.
Who produced the record? What input did that person have that changed the face of the record?
We did. The mixing and overdubbing process took a while but the end result is good.
Is there an overarching concept behind your new album that ties the record together?
People can figure that out for themselves.
Have you begun playing these songs live and which songs have elicited the strongest reaction from your fans?
We haven’t played in a while but we’re about to start. We’ll see…