New approaches to old forms can only come from young people. They rebel almost instinctively once they hit their teenage years. And it is with this reactionary attitude to what is modern that pushes movements of art like music forward. But what happens if they go against what is current with something from the past?
What if, say rock musicians, brought back music from the past to remind us that at one point it was the sound of rebellion and not the all-too-friendly sound as it is today?
Formed by two close friends, Jazz Rodriguez Bueno and Carla Perez Vas, the Spanish band MOURN takes inspiration from PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, and Sleater-Kinney, artists who have been around longer than the age of either of the two female leads. Along with additional band mates, drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodriguez, MOURN recorded their recently released self title debut album in only two days. They’re all teenagers who are out to take names, using their interest of older music to release and their angst with songs with such titles as ‘Misery Factory,’ ‘You Don’t Know Me,’ and ‘Boys Are Cunts.’ They’re the sweet sound of going against the grain.
The band was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us.[separator type=”normal” width=”100%”]