this record really really hit me today. like, big time it's kind of crazy that it's been almost a year and a half since the sxsw pitchfork article came out. that was enormous because that's when i knew that they were actually legitimately going to blow up. it's just so crazy seeing my pals doing so well and seeing how long since then that was. people often think that when i talk about me being friends with the band and other bands it's all just bragging, but it really is just out of genuine love and respect for people i care about. i've known ray for four years and seen all the other bands he's been in, lindsey and alex for two years at a snail mail show in a tiny basement, and i've seen them six or seven times in total, seeing them work the songs out and grow in crowd every time. i'm just so insanely happy and proud of them that this record is so good and it's reaching so wide an audience, because they are wonderful people that truly deserve it.