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The album is a thing that you can hang out with between shows. I think that it’s really nice to give people something they can…
Popular music usually has a chorus that needs to repeat, and people need to remember the song. That’s sort of the major guideline when you’re…
In a place like the Greek Theater in L.A., to try and create a close connection with the audience seems almost antithetical to the architecture…
I took a lot of long summer road trips with my dad, and the mix of music we listened to on the road skipped around…
Hip hop was definitely, far and away, the primary influence for at least 10 years of my life. From about 7 or 8 on till…
For the better part of my life, I was always trying to manufacture somehow what I would consider ‘living.’ Because I grew up sort of…
There are many examples of great songs that become more famous when they are covered.
Pro Tools was invented to quicken the recording process.
I’ve always been around musicians and always been the songwriter who doesn’t end up playing the music.
I pay attention when the Academy Awards come around. I haven’t watched them in a while, but I used to watch them religiously when I…
Berlin would be a great place to have no cell phone, I think. Especially if you were able to live in a central location.
Heath Ledger was supposed to put our album on what would have been a new record label. I still feel a little dead after losing…
It’s not that I want to necessarily avoid my darker moments, but I don’t capitalize them and put a crown on them and tote them…
At its best, a live show is completely transcendent. The image I get is breaking through glass or shooting out into the free zone.
I try to give the music more of a campfire feel as opposed to a library atmosphere. I like when you can hear people hanging…
I think Edward Sharpe’s music is counter-cultural music in the strangest sense where you have a time now where love, optimism, hope and community are…
To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.
From about 5 years old on, I was very contemplative and started to become constantly filled with nostalgia for the present moment and the feeling…
It took me a long time to be alright with smiling onstage.
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