What did you achieve in 2011 that you are most proud of?
We swung for the ball as hard as we can on this record. I think we tend to hold back just a little when we step into the studio, and our producer Brendan O'Brien pushed us to punch through instead of just popping the guy on the jaw.
What was the biggest obstacle 2011 presented?
Not sure what the guys would say, but for me it was balancing my creative life with my personal life. Ideally they'd be working together, but it seems like they're more often at odds than in harmony. Some days they are best friends at recess, and other days meet at the flag pole to kick each other's ass.
What was your theme song this year?
"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt.
What is your New Year's Resolution?
Work out at least once a year.
What was your favorite album of 2011?
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
What are some big things on your to-do list for 2012?
Besides working out once, I would like to play a show on all six continents. We've got Australia, North America & Europe already booked. Asia's close, as well as South America, and I think we might be able to pull off a Kampala-Kigali-Capetown-Joburg-Cairo-Tel Aviv run as well. Fingers crossed.
Fill in the blank: "It's 2012, I can't believe we don't have _____ yet" Flying cars. And hoverboards. C'mon already.