“Franky Perez is amazing, man. We had this song sitting around – we knew it was close, so we put it aside for a while. My friend Jeff Caldwell was visiting, so we hooked up a Morley pedal and had him play guitar on the track. He had a drop D tuning going on, and he just killed it.
“We were loving it while we were recording, but when we went in to edit it the next day it sounded noisy as hell and sort of buggy. It just didn’t sound as beautiful and wonderful as it did when he was laying the guitar down. But I put it through the McDSP Futzbox, and that made it sound like it was a plastic toy guitar or something – it was strange and really cool.
“Franky came in and immediately vibed out with our sense of humor. He worked with the skeleton track and just nailed his vocal in one night. We were sitting there going, ‘Shit, this track is awesome!’”