L.A. Mood is the solo project of Melbourne musician Dave Mudie; he is also touring the world as Courtney Barnett’s drummer. “A Print out of the Sun” is the debut record. Incredibly tough and classy Power Pub Glam Indie Pop.
Or: “Charging power-pop, waltzing country and hazy slacker rock, all joined in an unshakably accomplished feel that belies the fact it’s his debut release as a solo songwriter.” – For the Rabbits
How did this record come together?
The album was recorded over two years in a few different locations, including an old school house by the beach where I tracked the drums and guitars. That really bought out the sunny references throughout the record.
I then sent it across to Collin Hegna from BJM to mix in Portland and had the record mastered by Mikey Young.
You can pick three co-writers to write new songs with. Who? … and Why?
They have an amazing way of writing songs; I’d love some of that to rub off on me.
What’s the gig you will never forget? And why?
We played this year’s Glastonbury Festival and closed out the Park Stage, and it was definitely the best show we’d collectively had as a band; such an electric atmosphere after the last couple of years.
If you could tour the world with two other bands, who would you ask, and why?
T.Rex and David Bowie, in the early 70s, they were both just such a force live.
The Joe Cockers Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour would have been brilliant.
What compliment you once received will you never forget?
You’re my favorite drummer – Jim Eno from Spoon said that to me one night, and I’ll never forget it; he’s an amazing drummer and producer, so that was super nice.