We've always felt like super-tight, electronic pop act Light FM haven't been appreciated as much as they should be. They've had a number of great albums out and always completely kill it live. So, we were pretty happy to hear that they'll be opening up for Smashing Pumpkins on the upcoming tour and getting some nice national exposure.
We recently spoke to lead Josiah Mazzaschi about his plans for the tour and the group's new album BUZZ KILL CITY.
Hey, Josiah. How the hell have you been?
Been crazy busy recording, mixing bands and putting out this god damn record! I've been recording Part 2 of Rademachers "Babyhawk" Series. The third one is due to come out next year. William Reid from The Jesus and Mary Chains solo record, Wilding (formerly Tigers Can Bite You) debut full length, mixed The Pity Party's debut full length, Deap Vally (Julie from Pity Partys new project), Modern Time Machines debut full length, also a USC band called Y LUV.
Congrats on the upcoming release of your new album Buzz Kill City next Tuesday!
Thanks! It's been a rough road but I'm glad it's finally finished. I put my heart and soul into this record.
What's the story behind it? What inspired this one?
Basically, I've been going through a complete life change. I've written an album full of frustration, heart break, deception, rejection, etc. I love LA but it can be very unforgiving at times. There is an ocean of actor wannabe's, people ready to step over you, on top of you for their own selfish promotion. It's the part of LA I can't stand. So, I wrote a record about it.
I'm guessing you handled all the production yourself?
We recorded drums at a legendary studio called Grandmaster Recorders with Andrew Alekel. Super amazing studio. A lot of great records were recorded there. The rest was all done at my studio called, The Cave.