Koenig Records Artist: Oh No Oh My Hail From: Austin, Texas Song: 'Brains'…
- Posted on Jan 27th 2011 5:00PM by Mike Ayers
"The influence of Spiritualized comes with a lot of the layering of sounds," Regan explains. "We listen to his records, and they're so meticulously mixed. When we went into mix, we said we want the Spiritualized/Radiohead low end."
If that's not exactly clear, Regan offers more an explanation: "A lot of records don't have that, where the bass is very present and big. That's how we've been writing stuff, just having things like dissonant chords that make a presence of the sound. That's something that doesn't really come across when you listen to the record, but I think it's rather unique."
'People Problems' is one of 2011's first prominent indie-pop releases, one that's full of heartache. But it's also a curious record, in that the tracking reveals a handful of songs that fall under the two-minute mark, where listeners could be left with the thought that the song got accidently cut off. "We're not a jam band by any means," Regan says. "Songs like ['So I Took You' and 'Not the One'], they needed to stop there and that's how we thought they'd be more powerful."