We now have the scans of the June issue of Paste magazine, courtesy of my wonderful friend Stef. Big thanks again to her for providing us with these!
I’ve added the article from the magazine as well as a recent – and very good, if I may add – interview from Pitchfork. Check them out:
“The ambient noise, humidity, the heaviness, the inescapable stickiness that is the Bayou– it’s magical, in a way. Capturing that sound, that’s the thread or the glue that holds the whole album together. Because it spans Waits’ whole career and [because] there’s no specific storyline we were trying to follow, where we were is what really makes the album whole and cohesive. It was incredible being there. I’ve always loved Louisiana and particularly New Orleans, and I think a lot of people when they travel there, think they’re home there– there are just so many spirits, it’s so rich in culture. It’s steeped in [a] true [spirit of] individuality that makes this country. It’s the oldest part of our story, in a way. And being in that climate, it was really conducive to letting our imaginations soar. I found it to be the true inspiration for the album. I always associated the Bayou and that intoxicating air and, like you said, humidity, with Tom Waits. So it felt very apropos, I guess.”
This weekend will be very busy as Vicky Cristina Barcelona will take on Cannes. I am currently studying for my exams but I will try my very best at keeping you up to date with all the latest Scarlett related Cannes happenings.
– Magazines: Paste (US) – June 2008