Top five desert island albums?
SB: 1) Protokoll: "Self Titled EP."
2) Rat-a-tat: "Classics."
3) Sufjan Stevens: "Come on feel the Illinoise!"
4) Ivri Lider: "Haanashim Hahadashim."
5) Bright Eyes: "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning."
SM: Notorious B.I.G.: "Ready to die."
Sufjan Stevens: "Come on feel the Illinoise!"
Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Blood Sugar Sex Magic."
Do Make Say Think: "Goodbye Enemy Airship."
Animal Collective: "Strawberry Jam."
Theme song on a Monday morning?
SB: "Where Is My Mind," the Pixies.
SM: Whether I choose it or not, this is always being played by someone on my hall in the morning ever since they played at one of our parties..."Good Morning Sarah" by the Gregory Brothers.
Soundtrack on a Saturday night?
SM: 1) Daft Punk feat. Peaches: "Helicopter (Weird Science Remix)."
2) RJD2: "Smoke and Mirrors."
3) Velvet Underground: "Oh, Sweet Nothin'."
SM: Start off with a little Rat-a-tat "17 years," move on to some Girl Talk (anything off "Night Ripper"), segue into Justice's "D.A.N.C.E." and then finish off with the Faint's "Posed to Death."
What's the first album you ever bought?
SB: The Collector's Edition Star Wars Trilogy Soundtrack by John Williams and some big time Orchestra.
SM: Hootie and the Blowfish, and damn proud of it.
What's your music guilty pleasure?
SB: Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen. And the "Rent" soundtrack. I'll admit it.
SM: Probably something emo...ok, yeah, Dashboard Confessional.
What's the best live show you've ever seen?
SB: Lighting Bolt this past summer at Great Scott in Allston (MA). My knees are still shaking.
SM: Does Bonnaroo count as a singular "show"?
If you were the dictator of a small country, what would your national anthem be?
SB: The Internationale.
SM: Well, if I was dictator of a small country I'd imagine something along the lines of Willy Wonka's magical world of chocolate rivers and lollipop flowers...so I'm gonna go with Harry McClintock's "Big Rock Candy Mountain."
If you were going into battle, what song would be blasting on your iPod?
SB: Dragonforce: "Through the Fire and the Flames" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."
SM:"Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria.
Artist/band you banked on making it big and then they broke up:
SB: The Unicorns... WHO DOESN'T LOVE CANADIAN INDIE-POP? Why Why Why???
SM: Damiera (although they just got back together...fingers crossed it stays that way).
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