"We did this one with Le Castle Vania, who’s been hunkered down in our Studio B for a few years. It’s funny: He said he needed a place to finish his record and that he would only be here for a few months, but he seems to have found a very comfortable spot.
“We love having him in the studio – he’s a really great guy. We got talking about doing something together, and because he’s got a heavy rock vibe, I came up with this track. I sent it over his way, and he came back with the big hi-hat and the attention to detail on the downbeat.
“I found a Fugazi sample that really intrigued me. The rhythm of it is changed up a bit, but the essence is there. [Sings] ‘Past all the shit that I said, I’m saying!’ [Laughs] So that’s what the track is based around, that huge rock feel. We did it live recently at the El Rey, and it was so much fun. We were originally going to have Franky Perez sing that part live, but it seemed like it was too little for him to do, so I went grabbed the mic and went to the front of the stage to sing it. It was cool to lose my mind.” [Laughs]