It felt pretty good. We had written so many songs for this record and it was a kind of battle between us and the label that to hear that after hearing other words from the label felt pretty good.
Was it a scary thing to do or were you pretty sure of yourselves?
Well, we were pulled in so many different directions and there were so many different opinions that we just got to the point where we just wanted to do what felt right, you know? We tried the label’s way, and we know what we feel comfortable playing, so after it wasn’t all about the label we could just do what we felt was right. And that was kind of what we went with, so it’s what we do.
And how did you feel the day before the album dropped?
I think it was just all excitement because it was such a long road to get there, we were all super excited. We were on the road the night it dropped and we were all listening to it in the car. We all bought it on iTunes.
You guys had to buy your own album on iTunes or you wanted to?
No, we wanted to, we definitely wanted to.
You guys tour a lot and with a lot of different acts—what’s your favorite show been so far?
One of our best friends on the road has definitely been The Summer Set, we’re best friends with that whole band. And we just got off tour with All Time Low and they were really really good to us, very fun crazy guys. Hmm, My Alaska, we really get along with then. I mean, we’ve toured with a ton of good bands, I guess that’s just the top.
What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you guys on stage? Or the worst?
Oh, the day our first record dropped we were playing in Providence, Rhode Island. And I’m like sitting at my piano jamming out, and I look up and I notice that Alex (DeLeon), it looks like he’s sitting on stage. But really the stage collapsed and he had one of his legs through this hole on stage and he was stuck. He couldn’t get out and he couldn’t stop singing, so he actually just sat there in pain and sang the rest of the song. And he just gave me this look, like “Please, please God…”