with anybody else. And I think what they each bring to the table, both as musicians, but moreimportantly, as people, I think - is as much responsible for the way I carry myself onstage as anything.They make it fun
[Clip of Andy hitting Kyle in the nuts and vice versa, David cracking up]
David: Andy is actually somebody I played in a band with Andy before, a band called MWK. And hewas the singer, I was the rhythm guitar player. Andy's got such a . Just kind of this immense cachet of talent. And then Neal is Neal's my secret weapon, you know. Neal is another guy that I played with inMWK, and his musical aptitude is incredible. Kyle is an amazing drummer. Kyle is somebody we metwhen we were putting the band together. And it was funny it was between him and another guy Thefirst thing he did was crack a joke on me when he sat down. And I thought that was
. Monty is How do I explain Monty? Good God
[Clip of Monty singing 'Meow, meow, meow']Monty: Andy wanted to hear me sing, so there you go
David: I'm a happier person with Monty around. Monty just he's got an energy, you know? [shrugs]And I don't know how to explain it, 'cos he's a goof. And things like that I don't know, they'reinvaluable.
day of recording (30 June, 2010)
Clip of Dave and band in studio, listening to recordings
David: The first day, you know after all the pre-production that we finally got into the studio. And howexcited I was that we were in the studio and we were tracking this record. [
Circadian playing inbackground].
You know, we start off with a song like Circadian. And the story of Circadian is like I justremember, you know, waking up one day, and feel like 'Man, I just all I want to do is sleep. Like, Ican't how it's the world is just loud. I need I need some silence, you know'.David Wolter, A&R, RCA Records: I remember when they played Circadian. It was, I think The firstmoment, it was 'This is fantastic!'Matt S: It was really a magic moment. There it is it's a great vocal performance by Dave, has a bandenergy that's very unique
David: I have to say first listen, just kinda 'hair on the back of your neck standing up' kind of thing that's probably my favorite song on this record.
[Clip of David singing chorus from Circadian, everybody listening back to recording]Matt S: That has goosebump potential. I think.