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“Repetition can be an interesting experience for a band,” says Scally.
Of the origins of the band name, Scally said: "We’d been writing music, and we had all these songs, and then there was that moment where you say ‘what do we call ourselves?As such questions are tossed at them often the duo also shares the common interest of explaining to people that they are not dating, not related and did not grow up together.Oddly enough, they both existed separately before meeting one another. Alex was born and bred in Baltimore City, and Victoria grew up just about everywhere.There’s a reason for this, says Alex Scally, and that’s because he and bandmate Victoria Legrand always approach the job of writing new material in the same manner. “We start with a drum beat or a chord progression or a melody that is really exciting to us.“In some ways, we’re very limited as a band by how we work,” he explains. We keep playing it and we let the inspiration take us where it wants to go. When something becomes formulaic, it loses that power.” The Baltimore duo’s releases certainly possess a power.