Bad Books released their second album, II, on October 9th, 2012 and have already finished one leg of a tour in support of the most recent addition to a stunning collection of works. Along the two week run, stretching from Seattle to Atlanta, Andy Hull and Kevin Devine stopped into Alternative Press to record intimate acoustic versions of a few of their new tracks.
“The After Party,” II’s Hull-penned opener, sets the mood of the album perfectly.
“It’s sort of like talking to a combination of a certain character,” said Andy. “Like a character that involves either somebody at a record label that we knew that was lost or somebody that quit the band. You know, we’ve had a bunch of people leave the band over the years. Just like kind of having this feeling of, ‘Am I ever gonna really find somebody that’s dedicated to this thing?’ And so it’s sort of talking about the idea of hating and wanting and never wanting to be alone.”
It’s that duality of loneliness that makes this song catch on so quickly.
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