Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Jun 4th 2009 3:20PM by Benjy Eisen
"Playing music, we have access to so many different sides of art," Gourley tells Spinner. "We get to work on music videos, we get to work on album art and t-shirts, and it all blends together if you choose to take advantage of that."
Gourley was reminded of this recently when he bought his mom a new record player and for the first time in years, went back to his father's album collection, pulling out gems from Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles ('Revolver'), and relishing their whole package.
But albums are arguably dead. And CDs are headed that way. So, Gourley and his bandmates decided to make use of the art form while they still can. As for his own CD collection, we got Gourley to admit that, like the rest of us, it doesn't expand as fast as the days of buying 12 CDs for the price of 1 from Columbia House. While he does make a point of buying the physical CD from certain favorites such as Grizzly Bear, "I usually just download s---," he confesses. "But when you actually go out and buy a record, there's so much more that comes with that. You become a part of it." Yeah, especially when the packaging itself is like a Lego toy that you can play with. 'The Satanic Satanist' hits stores on July 21.