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One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Alex (Wonk Unit)


SPB: How do you describe the band’s changes from Day One into what it is today, sound-wise?

Alex: The biggest change is a total reversal in songwriting style. For our first two albums I was writing lyrics to music, some pretty crazy technical stuff. These days (for the last two records) I'm writing music to poems which were already out there independently. It generally means musically our songs are simpler but delivered with more lyrical twists. 

We began as a 3 piece but started experimenting with different stuff by the 3td album (Muffy), adding cellos and trombone. Our current line-up includes Hammond organ.

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Words by Loren on Sept. 30, 2015, 12:18 a.m.

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