Alex Scally Quotes

Alex Scally is an American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is best known as a one half of the dream pop duo Beach House, with whom he has recorded six studio albums

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Alex Scally


Twitter has to be about art. It can't be about banal things. Banal things and art are two different worlds.

Alex Scally


It's the most dangerous world for bands nowadays because everybody's branding and trying to steal your vibe as soon as you do anything that anyone cares about. It's very weird.

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The word is like an object - we were thinking "bloom," "doom." It encapsulated tons: the bloom, the end of the bloom, and then coming back the next year.

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All bands are in danger of losing their identity. Constantly.

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Reverb does that thing where you make one sound and it grows to 20 times its original size and fills everything up.

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It's really boring to talk about what you ate and have 48,000 fans listen to you. It's awful.

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Honestly, I hate Facebook - it has nothing on Myspace. I loved how weird and crappy and wild and trashy it was. Then there was the whole culture of pimping out your Myspace page. I remember spending 10 hours one day learning how to make our Myspace page look more like a message board from the mid-90s.

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I hate it when bands change between records. They're thinking before they make music.

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When I'm on a stage, I don't feel like this dude who's sitting here drinking Amstel Lights. I'm trying to temporarily become something else that can deliver a feeling.

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Art is what gets communicated at a live show, which is why live shows are so amazing. To communicate in a different way is a mixed message. It devalues everything.

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A lot of people listening to music now don't listen to the songs or lyrics at all. They just go, "Good tones..." and that's it.

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There's too much emphasis on backstory and personal stuff in music now - it's not going to make the music better if I hear that you did karate for the six months leading up to it.

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Sometimes, for bands, everything just happens too fast.

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It's great when a huge amount of money goes from a dumb corporation into the hands of an awesome band with brilliant ideas who can use it to keep being a band for a year, as opposed to a band that's already huge taking one of those things - that's more pathetic.

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I don't think it's inherently wrong when bands do certain things - sometimes I'm really excited when I see a band has taken a big ad or sync.

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