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    Tue, 26 May 2015 13:06:18

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    Jarrod Gorbel of electronic pop duo on influences, movies, and debut album 'Everything's Coming Up Roses.'



    Night Terrors of 1927 make imaginatively dreamy alternative on their full-length debut Everything's Coming Up Roses [Atlantic Records], out now. The pair of singer Jarrod Gorbel [ex-The Honorary Title] and guitarist Blake Sennett [ex-Rilo Kiley] churn out a collection of eleven undeniable gems that merge seemingly disparate sonic tendencies and textures into a cohesive and catchy journey. The group's hit the stage at Coachella recently and has a bevy of live appearances lined up including Lollapalooza, and they'll undoubtedly get everybody dancing and thinking. We talked to Jarrod in this exclusive interview about Everything's Coming Up Roses and so much more.

    Did you collectively share one vision for Everything's Coming Up Roses?

    Wow, I don't know what pieces the album together. A lot of the songs were done in different places over the course of a year. I am glad that there is some fluidity. I hope the recurring theme of my voice and Blake's production helped make that happen.

    Is there a thread of melody and melancholy throughout?

    Yes, I think Blake and I are both fans of pop and all varieties of music. I always want to know what is going on in music. I am not afraid to admit what hit songs I am playing secretly. Lyrically, it is hard for me to say things that are happy, and it takes a long time to express myself to others.

    How integral is New York to what you do? The album feels very NYC.

    I was born in Long Island and moved to the city. I was always envious of kids who grew up in Manhattan proper. Every move I made, and then eventually coming to California, shaped the sound.

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