Hail From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Album: New York Songs [iTunes] [Amazon]
Sounds Like: Deerhunter, Yo La Tengo
In Their Words: "If we took a vote I think 'Roaring' would probably be the band's favorite tune on the album. It's an old series of really basic chord progressions that I was playing with for a few years. I always liked playing them on this analog modeling synth that was supposed to be modeling 'Baba O'Riley.' That's what you hear at the top and what makes the foundation of the tune. I had a ton of melodies for vocals over top of it but eventually I settled on something really sparse and simple. I thought it would be more interesting to just build up the atmospherics as much as possible on top of it and see where that goes with the band. The really strong rhythm section groove lends itself to that pretty well. Lyrically, I was basically just looking at the thought process of a 20 something finding their way. It's a lot of bluster and abandon and big plans and ideas that hardly ever work. We all do it and we probably always will. It's a means of survival and a means of growing up." -- Singer Drew Hermiller
Listen to 'Roaring'