groove is in the heart.
We’re Mike Giresi, Mutt Giresi, and Marco Giresi. We all work at our parent’s pizza shop and play in our band Chocolate Robots. Our record PIZZA FACE just came out!
The album was recorded in Sarnia, Ontario mainly by us, using a bunch of old tube and tape equipment my dad had left over from being an Italian singer songwriter in the 70s.
Initially, the album was mixed locally and it sounded like Michael Bolton, but luckily we ran into the Fab Moretti from the Strokes. We went bowling and after the game he kindly passed our music on to Thom Monahan (Devandra Banhart, Vetiver). Thom started working on the record and the music came together. It sounds better than we ever thought it would! Drunk on confidence we got Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Unicorns) to mix 3 songs on the record as well.
We’ve put together a full stream of the album on our bandcamp!
"But twee now is almost a value set," said Lisle Mitnik, guitarist for Very Truly Yours, Chicago’s best-known twee offering to the latest resurgence of twee-inflected rock. "It’s a rejection of societal pressures, a denial of coolness, punk without anger. It can be precious, but a precious moment can also be beautiful."
The kind of status we’re talking about here is super-meaningless, and basically just equates to having a low- or medium-paying job where people might know or like your work by name. so i worry sometimes that the internet has totally exploded this old situation where if you knew someone’s name or followed their work, it meant slightly more about their level of achievement, because now people are fascinated by the “insider” quality of others who are fairly ordinary and do not possess nearly the importance some might think they do.
Nel momento della smaterializzazione del supporto e dell'esaltazione del suo contenuto questa estrema volontà di rimanere legati ad un oggetto è quanto di più triviale possibile. [...] Perché continuare a vaschettare con piccoli polpastrelli quando tutto è a portata di mano? Perché questo gesto è quello di cui abbiamo bisogno per sentirci appartenenti ad una cerchia ristretta, aggrapparci all'abitudine e al rito nel momento di massima incertezza...
The book hasn't really been written yet about what's going to happen to indie-rock '90s musicians, how they're going to age. Are they going to age like Jimmy Pages, or are they going to be like Jackson Browne, or who knows, some new archetype that we are still defining in our survival mode. Maybe we don't have to be sort of even the cliché about survivors. We're post-survival. Post-survival Internet people, man!