Having released three terrific albums on Sub Pop–including 2006's critical and commercial breakthrough
OC Weekly (Doug Wallen): What's the new record sounding like so far?
Kathy Foster: We've been saying it's our dark album. It's darker in sound and theme. I've been writing a lot of the songs on this record on the bass. And Hutch wanted to write more songs where he's playing less and more sparsely on the guitar and playing note-y lines instead of power chords. And I tend to write darker melodies. We're just trying to change it up. Hutch is singing a lot about love, but about the difficult and darker sides of love.
And this is your first as a proper trio in a while, after you filled on drums for the last two.
I think that's why it's come together so quickly after the last one. It also helps in writing the songs, just developing them. We also wanted to go back to how we recorded Fuckin' A, not over-thinking it.