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BRYAN BELLER and MARCO MINNEMANN Talk THE ARISTOCRATS New Album: “We’re Always Thinking about What Each Other Can Do with the Songs When We Bring Them to the Table”

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One of the most adventurous and prolific power trios of recent times, The Aristocrats are back with a brand new album, entitled You Know What…? which we recently reviewed. Released only a mere week ago, this collection of tracks sees them taking unexplored territory once again, and bringing the listener on a musical roller coaster that will leave you dizzy and excited in equal measures.

The Aristocrats are the combination of the talents of Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Guthrie Gowan (guitar), and they’re now in the midst of a lengthy North American tour. In true Aristocratic tradition, each band member wrote and produced three songs in the album, which were brought to life in the studio thanks to the band’s instinctive chemistry and shared musical vocabulary. Having taken a little time away to work on other projects, the band were excited to be back together doing what they do best and producing a sound that’s at once fresh and new but unmistakably the work of The Aristocrats with their trademark blend of discipline and musical freedom. True to form, the album doesn’t hitch its wagon to any one genre. The only rules the trio live by are that the music must be pleasurable for the listener and it most definitely has to be fun to play.

Perennial Sonic Perspectives collaborators Rodrigo Altaf and Austin Kokel had the pleasure of talking to two thirds of the band on a very humorous, casual and yet informative conversation. Watch or listen below as Bryan and Marco detail aspects of the new album, life on the road, the abundance of facial hair in the band and other equally hilarious topics. Find all about this and much more, and remember to subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.

Slideshow images courtesy of Federico Tomasello and Midlands Rocks

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