For this, our second full-length release, we went back to our pal Justin Perkins, in whose basement we recorded Ones and Zeroes. This time, Justin was working up at Simple Studios in Green Bay and had a lot more toys for us to play with--more mics, more room, more digital tracks, and the results were far superior to the last CD. We actually started by recording 4 of the songs in 2002 (way back before we even left on our first West Coast tour!), and then followed that up by proceeding to slave over another crop of songs for the next year until finally, in July 2003, we had enough to put together a full-length again.
The timing ended up being rather fortuitous, because right around when we were finishing up No More Music, our old friends Michael (who put out our last record on No Karma) and Ben were starting a new label called Contraphonic, and very much wanted to put out our next release. We agreed, knowing it'd be a gas to work with them again, and the rest is history.
More hot-shit college airplay, more hot-shit reviews, and our most hot-shit tour to date (in other words, a tour in which we didn't lose money). Rockpile called it "already one of the year's best." Skyscraper called it "giddy." Splendid called it "amazing." Pitchfork didn't call it anything.
released 04 March 2004
IfIHadAHiFi are: Dr.Awkward, Mr.Alarm, RenoLoner, and YaleDelay.