Interview with a Musician
Since 1998, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have been honing a sound influenced by Britrock, psych and shoegaze — among many other things. Helmed jointly by guitarist Peter Hayes and bassist Robert Been (who also share vocal duties), the band have released seven albums, the latest being 2013's Specter At The Feast. The new album has been lauded by NPR, The Guardian, and Paste, who commented that the record is "a worthy addition in the tradition of turning heartbreaking circumstances into cathartic art."
We recently called BRMC founding member Robert Been to discuss the band's upcoming appearance at Austin Psych Fest, their new album's thoughtful tribute to his late father Michael Been (of The Call), and their work with Dave Grohl on the new Sound City film.