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- Posted on Mar 15th 2011 4:00PM by Jonathan Dekel
"My outlook on the world has changed a lot," he tells Spinner, referencing that crazy year when the NME declared the band: "Probably the best new band in the world." "I'm still a ball of rage, but I've mellowed out significantly, and I've kind of accepted that the world is going to hell."
Finding hope in the face of destruction is a theme that resonates heavily on the group's new record. "The fact that ['Jersey Shore'] is a reference is exactly the problem," Lightburn says as bandmate Rob Benvie spots a Snookie look-a-like on the street. "This world is going down in flames. What do we do? Dream harder."
"That's what ['Degeneration Street'] is all about," he continues. "Our new album is basically about the precious time that's left on this decrepit ball of s---. What are you doing with it?"
Check out the video of Spinner's evening with the Dears as they reconnect with their past, explain their present and fear the future.