Sometimes with bands it takes one song to seal an eternity deal with a fan. In order for a tune to qualify for this level of security, it must be both lyrically and instrumentally captivating. This task is much more easily said than done. You must also throw memorable into the mix because how many songs have you come across that exude talent, but are far from catchy? Take for example Beyonce’s album, “4″. Sorry Beyonce, but it is true. Out of the 12 track album, how many songs can you name?
This law of gaining the undying fan applies to the indie-eletronica band, The Limousines, which consist of multi-instrumentalist and producer, Giovanni Giusti and songwriter and vocalist, Eric Victorino. The duo formed The Limousines back in 2007 and released their first full-length album, “Get Sharp”, back in 2010, independently. On February 15th, 2011, Guisti and Victorino dropped “Get Sharp” again, but via Dangerbird Records. The outfit is currently wrapping up their tour with the Swedish group, The Sounds.
Back to the credentials to be a seal the deal track, which are that of The Limousine’s “Internet Killed The Video Star”. The band’s single has received heavy rotation on U.S. radio and the video has received almost 750,000 views on YouTube. “Internet Killed The Video Star” is a continuation of The Buggles 70s hit, “Video Killed The Radio Star”. Both songs are a conversational piece and therefore, make them timeless. Yes that statement is a bit ironic because now the video star aka the lyrics behind The Buggles tune is dying out, but either way the tracks show a timeline of music history and that in itself makes them everlasting.
Check out the interview below with Victorino, where he discusses the tune in further detail and tackles the futuristic question as to what will kill the Internet Star. How about you Shockya readers fill in this statement: _____ Killed The Internet Star. Leave your comments below!
How has the tour been going with The Sounds? Are you sad about it coming to an end?
Yeah, it’s always sad when a tour starts to wind down, especially when we’ve all become friends with the band and crew. Gonna miss them for sure.
“Internet Killed The Video Star” is an awesome song. Where did the idea come from?
It’s a song about how style moves in cycles, fads come and go, we meant it as kind of a sequel to The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star”.
Were you guys big fans of MTV videos back in the day?
Definitely grew up watching videos on MTV, sad to think kids don’t get to experience that much anymore.
Do you think the loss of the Video star and the rise of the Internet star is a negative thing in the music industry?
I think the power is shifting to the artists in a lot of ways, but it would kind of suck for everyone if there’s never another band as big as U2 again, right? I dunno.
Have any YouTube sensations caught your eye?
My favorite thing on YouTube right now is the bad lip reading soundbites. The Rick Perry one is awesome. And I really like that Justine Bieber girl, I think she’s going to be huge.
Do you think something one day would kill the Internet star?
The Internet star is killing itself already. People know too much. There’s no privacy. There’s no mystery. Those are two prime ingredients to making a legend.
How has the advances in technology influenced your sound being an electronic indie band?
We wouldn’t exist without tech, we still collaborate via email a lot. We make all of our music on computers.
by Lonnie Nemiroff