For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?

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Tucker: Just a couple of guys trying to do weird shit without anybody noticing that it’s weird.

What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?

Patrick: We’re a pretty new band, so it’s still fun and exciting, and easy to look past any challenges.

Tucker: It’s definitely tough to find your audience in a sea of content, especially when you want to do something a little different.

How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?

Tucker: I think it goes without saying that this is not a good career path!

Patrick: Yeah, I think if we had the attitude that we needed to be rich and successful, we wouldn’t be dumb enough to pursue music. It’s more about not denying the things that are most important to us.

How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?

Tucker: Very! We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t have control.

Patrick: It’s hard enough ceding control to each other! Having a partnership where we can trust each other is pretty rare, in our experience.

Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?

Tucker: There’s a difference between inspiration and influence… What motivates me to make the things we do is often bad music, or bad art. It makes me feel like I want to do something better, without compromising.

Patrick: As far as influence though, I try to draw on metal and classical when possible. I think our upcoming music is going to reflect that better.

If you could collaborate with anybody moving forward, who would you choose?

Tucker: We want Wes Anderson to direct a music video.

Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.

Patrick: We drove two hours to buy Smash Bros (melee) from this kid on Craigslist, then got home and discovered the game wasn’t in the box. Then we eBayed it because we’re adults.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

Tucker: One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. Don’t wanna jinx anything.

Where do you hope to be this time next year?

Tucker: We’d consider Mike Pence’s America an upgrade.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?

Patrick: A steady stream of new music, shows, and a few fun surprises? I’m sure everyone says this, but we’re pretty excited about our new stuff.

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