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Bands are like people. They're born and then they die.
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Bands are really competitive with each other.
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Being in a band's stressful, and we wanted to try other stuff. Normal stuff.
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Devin's my boyfriend, so that makes it easy. We're all pretty close.
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Everyone I've worked with is cool.
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Growing up in D.C. was a good thing because you're surrounded by a lot of good people. A lot of those people are still there and they still really get involved in the scene.
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He did start playing in the band before we started dating. I kind of feel like I found a good match, I guess.
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I always completely change what I want to do.
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I don't have a lot of pride. I'm sorry.
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I don't have an iPod.
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I feel really different from other musicians.
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I feel so good in D.C. in terms of the music community there. It's so supportive, and there's such an amazing network of musicians.
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I get up around 10. I don't have to start teaching until around 4, so I just do whatever I have to do, and then teach from 4 to 7 or 8.
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I got burnt out on playing keyboards. And Devin was a big influence on me wanting to go back to guitar.
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I guess I believe in astrology a little, just for fun. I don't take it seriously.
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I had to find the right people to work with. I think that really changed the record.
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I just got burned out on the really slow, dreamy type of music I'd been playing and felt like kicking ass.
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I just really want to be a guitar player and play with really good musicians. Have a collective songwriting process more, as a band.
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I learned about life. I didn't really learn a lot about writing and arithmetic-I learned about music and people.
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I like the songs better on Mountains, but The Golden Dove was recorded at a bigger studio, so the songs sound better.
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I like things that sound like maybe they shouldn't belong.
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I never have anything that I'm consciously influenced by.
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I played guitar. I definitely practiced a lot-and just being around other kids that were musical, it was fun. It made me take music seriously.
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I tend to do stuff that's visual. I never really thought of myself as a performer performer.
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I think Matador gave up on me a little bit. I don't think they were fans of the record.
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I used to go to a lot of shows. Ignition, I really liked Ignition. Gray Matter.
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I will go through these style phases. I think it's confusing in some ways. People like bands to be really consistent.
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I'll usually start with just one verse and the chorus.
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I'm a human. I'm just doing what I do, trying to be enthusiastic about what I do.
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I'm a temp. I've been one for a long time. Exciting, right?
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I'm kind of inspired by people in Boston who are doing things, performers that aren't musical.
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I'm much more of a musician than a poet. I just feel much more confident about my musical abilities.
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I'm really excited to be on Kill Rock Stars, actually. I feel like our music really fits on that label.
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I'm starting to feel like so much of rock music is derivative and boring.
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I'm taking a super-8 class and making a super-8 movie, hopefully to show behind us while we perform. I want to start incorporating more visual stuff into the show.
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I'm trying to not focus on the meaning of the songs as much. I'm getting more into just how the words sound.
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I've been teaching guitar, so I'm getting back into being more of a player.
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I've gotten to a point where I don't want lyrics to mean anything.
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In Boston, there's people I really respect there artistically, but there's just no support in that town. I don't know why.
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It feels like I'm starting over in a very positive way. I haven't lost a lot. I lost something that wasn't working.
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It's a big relief for me, actually, to have help. I'm sick of trying to do it all on my own.
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It's been a while since I've written a song. The lyrics just come out.
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It's different than it was 10 years ago. When I first started playing music, people were really into 7 inches, putting out 7 inches and buying 7 inches. Now it is about finding stuff on the Internet.
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It's just that I like to be creative... It's really unconscious. I'm not the kind of person who has this really conscious influence.
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My brother and I got into music, so my mom did suggest that I go to that school.
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Once we were ready to hit the studio, we only spent three weeks recording the record.
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People don't buy CDs as much as they used to. The kids I teach, they don't buy CDs. They just download, and a lot of them download illegally.
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Since I was on my own, I said, Who do I respect most that I could get to record?' I fell into this really awesome group of people that I never would have worked with had Matador still been around.
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Some people are just really avid fans of something. I'm a fan of a lot of stuff, but I just don't really have a major influence.
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Sometimes when I'm making lyrics for songs, I definitely have a concept for a place that the song takes place in-I see it sort of visually, and then I just write them.
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The Golden Dove is more fully realized than Mountains record. Mountains is more skeletal, whereas The Golden Dove is more produced.
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The record company had already made the decision, but never let me know. It was hard times for about a month, and then I realized this could get interesting.
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There was a couple of years between Mountains and Golden Dove. I wasn't working on the album the whole time, which is why it took so long.
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There was a lot more money at one point playing with Helium, but in terms of my own creative process, not much has changed.
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There's still not as many women in music as men, and I don't really know why. I don't have the answers. I do wish there were more women that played music.
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They dropped me. I wasn't selling enough records.
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We don't make that much money. I'm going to deal with everything myself.
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We have a lot of fun playing live. It's like a tennis match, we really push each other.
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We just learned what you learn when you take jazz classes, which is scales and chords and jazz standards. I did a little bit of classical, but it was mostly jazz.
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We were just all burnt out, and once you do a band for a certain amount of time, we're like, What else can we do with our lives?
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