"I don't know if music itself changes the way people live their lives, I think it's the other way around."
Interviews with bands and solo musicians.
"Music has the ability to inspire and elevate our moods. It also has the ability to make us feel "cool" or understood. That’s why a person’s taste in music so quickly defines them."
"I think total democracy in bands can sometimes be a bad thing musically."
"I guess we got into more of this British folk thing and a 'fair maiden' thing as I call it, but I don't think we really sound like these bands, though there is more than a hint of it on the new album."
"Melancholy is not really the right word to describe the mentality. Swedes are more...serene and mellow, and not afraid of the dark, and this is something that I still think is a big part of my personality."
"I assume people don’t really know who is singing what because sometimes we don’t even remember who sings certain parts that are on the record. The most important thing to us is just that it’s good." -Brock Flores
"If I can make anything that another person would want, then I must give it away. Sometimes other musicians want to trade music, or collaborate with me after hearing one of my songs, so sharing my music freely has given some very rich experiences."
"People go places because they're already heading that way, or because they give themselves over to be taken somewhere. If our music does that, that's cool, but I wouldn't say that it's designed only for that reason."
"I could mention...Neneh Cherry's Raw Like Sushi, on vinyl from the local store, and Michael Jackson's BAD, which I stole from my brother. You had to learn to dance really smoothly to it or the vinyl would skip. I'm sure someone could find traces of all of those early loves in my music, and not least in the way I dance."
"When the album was ready to be released, we were prepared to be shouted down by every closet racist in the country."