The first album I ever personally bought was Third Eye Blind’s first album. I was 11, turning 12 in November. Prior to that I strictly listened to my parent’s tapes, CDs, and the radio (of which I made many mixtapes off of). The two songs that were super popular off that album, and consequently my favorites, were “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life”. My favorite songs off that album are different now.
What song always gets you dancing?
“D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice has done this the last few years.
What song takes you back to your childhood?
It’s funny, because there are songs that distinctly remind me of the summer I was 16 years old. Every time I hear them, I think of summers in Colorado. But I don’t count that as childhood, so instead I might say almost anything by Fleetwood Mac. My parents were big fans of Fleetwood Mac, and so I listened to them a lot as a kid. But in particular, “Go Your Own Way” and “Little Lies” remind me of my childhood.
What is your perfect love song?
Well, when you actually listen to the lyrics, most of the “love songs” that I like are actually kind of fucked up in one way or another. They’re amazing songs, but a little depressing when you think about them (see great songs such as: “With or Without You”, “Wicked Games”, “I Am Human”, and “Love Will Tear Us Apart”).
That said… “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes and “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson are probably as close to perfect as you can get. Sweet and a little sappy, but not ridiculous.
What song would you want at your funeral?
“Hard Sun” by Eddie Vedder
Time for an encore. One last song that makes you, you.
We spent nearly four months creating this stop motion animation for the debut single off of THE FAMILY BONES upcoming record. We used a green screen for the live action elements and utilized a few loops and split screens to make it possible to pull this off without a label or a budget. All of the post its you see are real and were put up by hand