Loved seeing you in Chicago. How do you write your music? Are the arrangements a collaborative process?
Thanks, Jenny! We had fun in Chicago and look forward to being back this fall.
It depends on the song, but often we'll start with a small idea from one member, improvise on it and flesh it out as a group, then gradually refine it through a mix of individual and group tinkering.
Evan and Josh write the bulk of the lyrics, and usually we'll switch between "lead" and "support" roles from song to song.
We used to always finish writing and arranging before going into the studio, and our recorded songs were very faithful to the live versions. But on Mean Dreams (our first recorded in our home studio) we did some writing "in the box" for the first time – we'd record unfinished ideas and rearrange them in Pro Tools until structures emerged, and only later try to translate them back to live performance.
When you're in Mexico? Please!!!Miracles of Modern Science responded on 06/30/2015 Next question
I go to college in the zipcode 45501/45504. It would be wonderful to get emails when you are playing in that area as well. Also you guys are an amazing band and I love your original stuff and covers. You make me want to play viola again so I can join a band like yours. Thanks for being awesome.Miracles of Modern Science responded on 07/22/2015