We’ve been seeing some good responses to The Draft, but none that makes us happier than this letter we received from our friend and one of our favorite musicians Kyle Fischer:
“You know, it was funny, I put it on my player and when I put
it on, the volume was way way up, like all the way up. And when the
record started, actually the first thing I thought—even before “OUCH!—
was, “Wow, that snare drum sounds SO GOOD!” hahaha. And it’s true.
James is killin it on the record, hats off! Actually the whole record
sounds really wonderful, you all should be proud for making such
wonderful sounds, and Trent too should take a bow for rendering them
so honestly and so beautifully.
Of course you must know that your skillful combination of Kinsella-y
clean tones with those skronk-y, shuddering distortions I like so
much are always a win for me. And Mercy’s low end is sounding so
lyrical—she’s singing too in places, right?—really you all are up to
My favorite song is actually Safety, because the lyrics are so
beautiful. I love that bit about “I’ll use whatever I can find, I’ll
use my own hair.” I was listening to it on the way back from teaching
Tibetan downtown and was—I actually remember where I was, because I
found it so affecting—was at 14th and 6th Ave, nearing the corner to
cross, and that lyrics was like a beautiful thunderbolt. And I
thought, “What band like this is writing a line like this?” Such a
sweet and pure and wonderful sentiment. I really appreciated that.
May we all live that way, be that person, for everyone we meet, right?
I also really like how drawn out the singing is, almost like they are
happening at a different tempo. Your clear no-vibrato thing has
really developed into your own style, it’s great to see. You sound
Hope this message finds y’all well
Much love from Kyle”