BV: It was super fun to make. I really like what it ended up becoming and I think we matured a lot musically during the process. Wait until you hear our new record though…it’s straight fire.
E08: How’s Irene doing these days? Is she a diva? Does she frequently need TLC?
BV: No, she’s super easy going.
Eo8: You use a lot of military imagery in your band and in your performances, can you tell us the inspiration/reason for that?
BV: Ben’s father gave him his military jacket from when he served when Ben was younger. Then he started wearing it when he played. A lot of my family members that I look up to have served in the military as well, so it’s a very natural aesthetic and vibe that works for both of us.
Eo8: What was your favorite moment at this year’s SXSW?
BV: Getting to play in front of new people and having them receive it in a way we’ve never seen before. We’ve made a lot of changes, we think they’re improvements, lately and it’s nice to see it being appreciated by people that have never heard of us.
Eo8: Do you in fact love the Muppets and are you addicted to sushi? (It’s a yes to both for me and I bet we’d be best friends.)
Eo8: Can you give us any insight on where your tour will take you, and specifically, will there be a Nashville stop on the tour (please say yes)?
BV: Can’t give it away as of yet, you’ll have to stay tuned. We may be traveling into space.Eo8: If each of you could go back and tell your younger selves something, what would it be?
Eo8: Any parting words of wisdom? And go!
BV: Please come see our live show. We try really hard at making it something that we’re really proud of, and something that you won’t forget.