In this episode I talk to Matthew Schwartz, the creative force behind Pacifico. “Pacifico is not a band. It’s an idea.” That’s the first line you’ll see on Pacifico’s website. Talking about ideas is a good way to get the attention of The nsavides Podcast, and so is putting together albums of accessible, open-hearted indie rock. Pacifico’s music has been compared to to the songs of Elliott Smith and The Beatles by absolutepunk.net. I’d say it’s a distinct sound, but it makes me think of Elvis Costello.
We discuss the collaborative process behind running a band as a collective, what inspires Matthew as a musician, and the effort it takes to keep fighting for our dreams. We also talked about the upcoming music video for Pacifico’s song, “I’ve Finally Found What I’m Looking For.” (It involves puppets, so it should be worth the wait!)
Without Heroes, the latest album from Pacifico
Matthew really opened up about his creative process and some of his struggles, and I think anyone who is an artist or wants to support artists producing honest, personal work will appreciate what he has to say.
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That’s me at the premiere alongside Clay Achee, the director, and Matthew Schwartz.
Update: The music video has been posted! Here it is:
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