Rado gave an interesting interview to Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express before a recent show, and among other things he talked about the different things he and Sam bring to the band musically:
“Sam brings what I don’t have and I have what Sam doesn’t have,” explains Rado. “I’m a really technically good musician and Sam is like a genius as songwriter and lyricist. We bring those things to each other’s music.”
He also talked a bit about their next album:
The pair have been on a relentless touring schedule but recently they took time to start writing their next album. Rado says they’ve recorded a few songs and it seems promising so far—promising enough that they may have enough material for a double album.
“It’s going to be a little darker,” says Rado. “I think 21st Century is kind of an optimistic record and this one is going to be a little more pessimistic. It’s going to be longer and probably more sparse. I can’t really say yet; it’s still developing. It’s going to be different for sure. I don’t know if all the people that liked our last one will like our next one.”