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- Posted on Jan 22nd 2010 11:00AM by Benjy Eisen
"We called our engineer in the middle of the night and worked all night 'til the sun came up," bassist Robert Levon Been tells Spinner. "The next day we delivered the record to our label and it went straight to the mastering lab. It was a mad dash, hearts pounding down to the last second."
He makes it sound like an Edgar Allan Poe poem, which is entirely appropriate: Been says he named both the song and the album once upon a midnight dreary, when that phrase -- "beat the devil's tattoo" -- jumped out at him while reading Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Devil in the Belfry.' Leave the light on and have a listen for yourself.