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How is Side B dif­fer­ent from Side A?

“The funny thing is, be­fore we recorded the last record [Side A, 2016] we never re­ally had a his­tory of tour­ing so much. But for the past two and a half years I think I’ve maybe spent two months at home. We’ve been on the road for two and a half years straight! So we knew how crowds re­acted to cer­tain songs; we got our live chops re­ally down, and we kinda took that into the stu­dio with us.”

You bor­row from a lot of styles – where do you place your­selves?

“This record takes so many dif­fer­ent turns. You’ll Be Fine kind of has this My Chem feel to it, and Dy­ing In A Hot Tub has got a real Ra­dio­head-type ‘90s grunge vibe to it. It’s got a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing, be­cause we never re­ally want to hold our­selves back. No mat­ter what type of song we make, we don’t ever want to be held down to one genre. We think it’s re­ally im­por­tant to play what mu­sic


comes nat­u­rally to you. It doesn’t mat­ter if it’s more rock, more pop, even more hip-hop – we never want to be pi­geon­holed to just one type of mu­sic.”

You scrapped one ver­sion of the al­bum. What hap­pened?

“We did. We went into the stu­dio, we played all the songs, and I’m not sure en­tirely what hap­pened, but the pro­ducer and us did not see eye-to-eye, be­cause what we played and what we heard back were two com­pletely dif­fer­ent bands. They were the same songs, it just wasn’t the right pro­ducer. So we went with one of our good friends – his alias is Li­nus – and we made the en­tire record in a cou­ple of weeks just on a lap­top. We just made the whole thing in his bed­room! And fun­nily enough, that was the way to do it, be­cause for

the first at­tempt we got, y’know,

a nice stu­dio, we got the ca­ter­ing ev­ery day – that’s not the way to make a record.”

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