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“We’ve kind of felt our way through the process... I’m a guitar player who became a bassist. Sam’s roots are in hip hop and now he’s like a pop singer. And Garrett’s a metal dude who’s now a sick keyboard player.”
"I wasn’t at risk of offending anybody by them thinking the whole record’s about them..."
"I have been a huge Elliott Smith fan in my time... and that’s kind of what he does: have two identical parts but in two separate takes, over the top of each other. It adds quite a lot without adding too much."
“I tried to make sure it wasn’t coming across as a cynical, ironic sentiment. I was imagining myself as a guitar hero when I was doing it.”
“It’s a bit corny, but sometimes you need to be corny to help a person out.”
"All our songs, they’re just improvised lyrics. All my friends seemed to be going away to America. It was more a cheeky little poke at that, and maybe a jealous poke."
“We don’t just wanna copy or recreate something..."
“We’ve never really liked the studio. It’s always uninspiring and really dry. Nothing like the crackling garage sound of tape and just turning up loud and playing in a living room, as opposed to recording stuff separately in a studio.”
“I always wanted to do straight country... In a small way, this was my attempt to do it. It just came out weird."
Hip hop and The Byrds have influenced a re-christened Dave Graney & The Mistly.