“Metals is the opposite of the insularity of The Reminder. It's like the walls had all been blown out and we're in a world of mics catching every bit of air. It’s a live record made in a wooden room, pretty stark. My hope was to not have a wasted word, or note.”
“I got a coach house, like a tiny garage, almost like a garden shed behind my apartment and I made that space a rarefied air – no internet, I didn’t bring my phone in there. I left my house and I left my day behind and I’d go in there and close the door and it was kind of—I really stacked the energy in terms of it not being a space for anything else.
I didn’t invite anyone in. I felt like my grandpa, he used to have a workshop in the basement that was just his to make and do whatever he wanted in. I made a potent space and then everything was pretty much clear as to what and even why to write. It all happened in a pretty short period of time. Then it was just a matter of who I wanted there when we started recording, extending invitations to my musical brotherhood and hoping that they would want to be there. That was Mocky and Chilly Gonzales, as well as Brian LeBarton and Dean Stone.”