There's even more loveliness to come this weekend. The band will be stopping by Irving Plaza on Saturday and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, staking their claim in the millennial Fleet Foxes-Bon Iver craze with this year's record, The Lion's Roar. We checked in with Johanna and Klara on the road, as we've been known to do with bands on the road, to find out what five things have been helping them cope with the touring life.
Following the life of kick-ass Buffy Summers and her friends in Sunnydale is about the best thing ever. It makes us laugh, it makes us cry, and it makes us want to fight vampires.
We love musicals. The Wizard of Oz was our first love, and I remember trying to imitate Judy Garland while singing "Over the Rainbow" to everyone I knew in my childhood days. There is just something about those old films, the colors and the lights, and the way they just break out in song. I wish life was always like that.
There's just something about Johnny Cash—I don't think I've ever met someone who didn't like Johnny Cash. This song, where he states about a million places he's been to, is great. It always puts us in a good mood, and it inspires us. It's a pretty great song to listen to while on tour. Knowing that Johnny Cash has been to all of these places makes us want to follow his lead.
We're a pretty small little crew of people when we travel, and we're all really good friends. Having people to talk to and share things with is a pretty special thing. It makes all the difference.
I don't know how many (terrible) songs we've made on Johanna's iPad with GarageBand by now, but there are a lot. We've actually used it a lot to work on little song ideas we've had, making weird string arrangements and playing around with the drum machine. It's a fun way to do something different, and it's definitely a great way to make time fly by. We've also been working on our R&B side project...