Mike Olson, Will Graefe, Michael Calabrese and Matt Meyer recorded Mono live in a basement in Philadelphia in just two days. We didn’t even have cans to hear Olson’s vocals while we were playing. Despite the records big sound, we were actually playing quietly, with all the amps and drums in the same small space. We are very proud of this record and the work Christopher MacDonald did engineering and mixing it. Before heading to Philly, we played our first show at Banjo Jim’s on Avenue B in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan. We only knew 8 songs at the time and had to play track 4, “The Most Beautiful girl in Pennsylvania”, twice, once as an encore.