How did Yeasayer producer Abe Seiferth come into the picture on “All of my love”?
Abe Seiferth is a buddy who’s helped produce my music long before he produced Yeasayer. The first electro-pop song I ever released (before the band name change) was produced by Abe : Kitten Berry Crunch “When This Is Over”.
I painted myself into a corner on this song & called him in to help dig me out – which he certainly did!
As a lover of synthesizers, what is your favorite one that’s on “All of my love”?
My favorite sound on this song is actually not a synth, but a Vocal Sampler I built from me singing “Oh”. It’s on the Intro & Post-Chorus sections, and it’s been creeping in to allll my new songs.
The best synth I have on here is an actual 70’s MiniMoog on the bass.
I’m super into electronic/pop/experimental and have been jamming out to the New Order’s Music Complete and Neon Indian’s Vega Intl Night School. What tunes are you digging now?
YES, New Order changed my life! Neon Indian’s “Annie” definitely is a stand-out right now. I’m still catching up on how amazing all of Body Language’s catalog is & anticipating their next album. My frequent collaborator Brothertiger’s upcoming album kicks ass too.
Since it’s October, do you get into any Horror Movies or soundtracks?
You know, I need to check out “It Follows” this weekend – I have high hopes for both the movie & the soundtrack. I’m supposed to score my 2nd short horror film & the director told me that should be my inspiration. There’s something eery & mood-setting about 80s synths & minor chord arpeggios…
I’m actually returning the favor to the director (Asa Shumskas Tait) because he just finished my totally insane music video for “All My Love” (coming soon).
Any plans for Halloween?
On Friday the 30th, I’m djing Legion Bar in Bushwick for this halloween party. But no real locked in plans yet for Saturday… There’s too many options in Brooklyn, so I’ll probably just wait until the last minute & end up at Bang-On’s Halloween party like I do every year! By the way, please send me any good Halloween costume ideas! I got nothing.
Here are a few options for costumes plucked from my Inktober drawings: