Anonymous asked: What genre do bands like Julia Brown and Elvis Depressedly fall into?
I don’t even know and I don’t think it matters. I know neither sam or I like being referred to as “emo” bands. I don’t particularly think about genres anymore and everything is blurring the boundaries more and more these days.
if someone asks me what kind of music I play I usually just say that I make pop music.
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ienjoymyalergies asked: I saw a video of you guys playing Survivors Guilt and you said it was that last time you'd play it. I'm curious why you're retiring that one?
Eh, I’ve played it since then. I’m just really fuckin tired of playing that song i’ve been singing it more or less for 5 years now.
Never really understood why people are drawn to that song.
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Anonymous asked: very curious... how did the song pepsi/coke suicide come to be named? and is there any deep meaning behind the song lyrics and title.. im not quite sure how to interpret it amigo
Don’t worry about “how to interpret” it. Interpret it anyway you like.
To me it’s a simple love song, mostly sexual in nature.
A “suicide” is when you mix different sodas together at the soda fountain, it’s a term from when I was a kid. A pepsi/coke suicide was just funny to me, two things that aren’t supposed to be mixed together coming together to be cool.
So to me the song is about that.
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Anonymous asked: if you were to go to canada where would you go?
Already been all over Canada’s eastern half.
I wanna see vancouver tho
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Anonymous asked: If you could write lyrics in a different language, what language would it be?
French probably. One of my favorite songs is “eurovision” by telex
nude-tayne asked: Since people are talking about your lyrics: I've always found that what sticks about your words are the sounds rather than what you're actually saying. You've got a great control over all your sounds. The cool thing (to me) about it is that the songs become more emotionally ambiguous because you're not telling us "this is a breakup song", "this a song about an old friend" etc. So the same song can be interpreted several ways with the listener's mood as a filter. I don't know. Just my take on it.
Yea I always think more about the syllables and sounds of the words rather than the content. There’s been things I wrote that I didn’t really derive any meaning from until years later, or i’d find I was subconsciously touching on subjects I didn’t understand at the time.
I don’t like music that tells you the whole story and all the details
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mightymiller14 asked: Thank you for the beautiful shirt! Wearin' it at school right now, everyone thinks it's cool ;)
That rules, we sent out a ton more today and we’re sending out the rest of the domestic orders tomorrow and all the internationals the next day.
Everything will be in the mail by thursday! We thank yall for supporting us and rocking the shirts.
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Anonymous asked: Atop belittling yourself and all your fans by saying all of this shit doesnt matter to you such as lyrics. I LOVE your lyrics and they came from experiences you have had so to say they are meaningless is spitting in my face and everyone who loves your art. Come on stop belittling your art. There is a fine line between being humble and whatever the hell youre doing.
I’m not spitting in anyone’s face homie.
Art is subjective as fuck, it’s not up to me what my art means. If you love the words I write that’s great. Everyone can’t relate the same way.
I’ll be the first to tell someone what I’m good at. But I’m just not much of a writer, and even if I was i’m friends with people who are better writers than I am capable of.
Everything matters to me to some extent. I’m not trying to offend anyone kind enough to listen to my records by any means, we just may disagree about the songs I make but that’s cool. No one is right or wrong about it.
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Anonymous asked: why dont you consider yourself a good lyricist?
Because it’s never been my focus and I intentionally overlook developing lyrics because I want to develop as an arranger. I like lyrics that sound good within the song but the words to me are pointless.
I don’t like music that is lyrics based at all, and the english language is hideous and unfortunately that’s the only language I know.
I’d rather listen to a song about absolutely nothing than a song without a strong melody.
But yea I don’t consider myself a good lyricist because I don’t ever say anything in my songs. When a lyricist is truly great though they say things in their songs that are developed, and meaningful but also melodic and musically expressive.
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Anonymous asked: is the line "apologies unfold into flowers of humanity" about like you in high school and you growing up (asking because in a previous ask you said you were kind of ??? in high school but as you grew up you started like becoming a much better person)
It’s more about reconnecting with my family. I was a pretty shitty person as a teenager but i don’t really care about that all that much.
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