C: You’ve played with and supported countless bands and acts, which one’s your favorite?
3: (laughs) I’m trying to think…I mean supported, we went on tour with Katy Perry in Europe which was awesome. I mean, it was a lot of fun. We know her whole career and her band and her very well, and it was great. And we’ve played a lot of shows with a band called Innerpartysystem who have gone on tour with us and those guys are rad. We’ve learned a lot from those dudes about how a live show runs and kind of the technical in and outs of our show and that kind of comes back and feeds our creativity and so kind of molds our live show so they’ve done a lot to help us in that sense. But we’ve had the fortune of being able to play a lot of different shows and it’s just that variety that’s really been awesome.
C: Definitely. You guys use a lot of web based media to get your stuff to fans. How do you think that impacts your fan demographics and promotion?
3: I think it’s been huge for us. To be completely realistic we started out as a MySpace band and I think that without that unbelievable form for our music we would have never been able to go on tour or do any of this. So for us it’s huge and we know that it’s huge, and it’s great for us because we’re a band that doesn’t really give a fuck about that kind of mystique veil between band and fans. It’s just about being dudes that make music and being able to disseminate it in any way we can. I think the current forms, whether it’s through facebook or Twitter or Ustream or any of that stuff, it’s cool. It breaks down that barrier and allows us to release music more easily and allows everyone to have access to them.
C: Definitely. A lot of your songs are pretty tongue in cheek. When performing do you have any lines that make you laugh?
3: I thought, I mean the lines, honestly, it sounds kind of bad but the lines kind of become muscle memory. You kind of just do it. I think it’s the variations at the shows that are really funny. Like, I’ll look over and I’ll see Sean grinding on a mic stand or hanging upside down from the drum rise or something. It’s the variations on the shows that are funny and I think that’s probably what’s funny to fans too. We try to make every show unique and doing something funny that’s different from last night’s show and that’s what keeps it fun for us.
C: Absolutely. How did you get to work on the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack?
3: We actually have a great relationship with Disney who was doing that movie obviously and we actually did our “Starstrukk” remix video, the one with Katy Perry, with Disney too. So the A+R for that record hit us up and asked if we were interested in the project and we said yeah, of course we were. We’re a big fan of Dionne Hish and she was our friend before that and I’ve wanted to work with her for a while so it was a cool opportunity to do that.