Manchester Orchestra- I've Got Friends
Manchester Orchestra have plenty of experience in culling their sound, having a schedule that finds them playing 250 shows in 2007, alone. That's a lotta van time, but one the Atlanta post-emo quintet wouldn't trade for anything. "[The past four years] have been an absolute whirlwind of experience and life lessons most people wouldn't learn until they are 30," frontman Andy Hull tells Spinner. To toast, Manchester Orchestra offered Spinner an exlusive free MP3, titled 'I've Got Friends,' from the band's new album, 'Mean Everything to Nothing.'
"We wanted our album to sound as emotionally dark as 'Pinkerton' as fuzzy as 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,' or any Jack White guitar tone, and as musically intense as 'In Utero,'" Hull says. "The bonding of musicianship was heavily influenced by the bonding of experience. You are more comfortable with people you are around every moment of every day, so when it comes to writing songs together, it can be just as simple as deciding on where to eat. There were no fights or scuffles while writing the album, because we all wanted the same thing musically that we had achieved personally."
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