None of the coupons, no marriage proposals, two death threats and one guy who asked if I was single, but then he said ‘I’m not gay.’ So I was all, “OK.”
The change in the lineup really contributed to the sound of the new record. We finally got a third person [Kowalski] who shared a sort of aesthetic history that Jord and I have. Cuz we all grew up on sort of faster, heavier music and political music. [This record] is the first thing I’ve ever done in my life that I’m actually proud of.
No, we are; we’re morons. We admit it, but it’s like I hate the fact that, especially with Less Talk, More Rock, people had this idea of us just marching on the street 24 hours a day, when the actual fact is we’re these idiots who happen to be compassionate about injustice. We try to feel less hopeless and try to be productive about our anger.
I guess originally we intended to do it all in Canada. We started it all in Vancouver and had a good experience recording out there with Blair Calabat. We were going to finish it all in Winnipeg, and we had technical difficulties-the standard stuff that seems to happen to us. We are convinced that if a god does exist, that god is definitely working against us in a lot of ways.
I have to in order to re-learn what was played. Basically, I went from finishing the drum tracks to rehearsing for this tour pretty much 11 months, so I had to play along many times with the disc; but I probably won't listen to it much more, that's for sure. I've heard it too many times.
We are trying to stay away from the novelty stuff a little this time around. I think last time we felt like we had to do a few things like that to sort of "give the crowd what they want," but this time I think we're playing more songs that we want to play. But the goofiness will be very apparent in person at shows. We are going to let our hair down (so to speak) onstage this time around.
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