Flight Facilities on Disco, Lies, and Shitty American Pop Stars
Everything else -- where they're from, who they are, how they got their name -- is subject to change depending on who you ask. That's because they're more interested in having fun and making consistent music than getting the boring facts right.
That or maybe they have some deep-seated childhood issues. We caught up with them ahead of their Bardot performance tonight to find out what was really going on.
Crossfade: It seems like you have a habit of compulsively lying. You're always making up where you're from and who you are. Is this something that goes back to childhood for you guys?
Jimmy: I feel like I'm an habitually honest person, so I'm having so much fun lying about everything. This is my one chance to tell no truths.
Hugo: And I'm sometimes honest. I'm usually honest. It's also so we don't take ourselves too seriously and find a personality in what we're doing here which has no bearing on our real personality.
What's the best lie you ever told?
Jimmy: You know, you hook up with a girl and the next day you don't really wanna stay hanging out with her, so you kind of lie about having family dinner. And then you kind of walk around the block, come back home, watch movies by yourself hung over and really content.
Hugo: I think I kicked a hole in the wall at my house and then blamed it on a mouse. Even though all the wall was crumbled on to the inside and not the other way around.
Did anyone believe that?
Hugo: No, not even a little bit. I was like, "Pretty sure it was a mouse," and dad was like, "yeah, no it wasn't. You kicked in the wall." And then my brother had to investigate it pretty much. To look at it like, "Well, if you look at this wall, everything is caved in from the outside to the in, judging by the force, that was you."
Jimmy: Aww, your brother fucked you.
Hugo: It was a good lesson. That was probably one of the good lessons of, "oh, I'm just going to tell the truth."
Musically, your sound is so sophisticated and smooth and sexy. Do you bathe in silk and champagne to get into that mindset?
Jimmy: It's quite the opposite. We play video games and dress in horrible track suits when we go into the studio and we're really nerdy sometimes. Quite the opposite from sophisticated really. But I think if we had to knuckle down and be sophisticated we could. But life is so much funner when you're not always trying to be really sophisticated and stuff.
Why don't you have more original material? Are you working on any albums or anything to come out soon?
Hugo: Just remember, before we get into this, you're the one that asked okay? Basically, we feel like what's the point of making an album that isn't that great when quite regularly you're able to get the best tracks off that album and buy them singly. Why not just make those best tracks? If we were to write an album, we would have the material, but if we just feel like the tracks aren't really the biggest tracks on the album, why not just give people the main thing?
Jimmy: I think a lot of people make an album with three or four major singles and then the rest will be fillers. And I think a lot of the artist now themselves produce fillers, and we're not ready to put out material that we don't feel is completely a part of our souls. Everything we put out we really believe in and we really believe it has the value of being put out as a single so, that's the way we choose to put it out, to get the full attention that the song deserves. There's no reason we should flood an already flooded market with stuff that we don't even feel that strong about.