Interview: Savoir Adore

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Savoir Adore are hitting up the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC this Saturday, October 20th with Royal Canoe and Santah. The band is hot off the release of their sophomore LP, Our Nature, and a string of amazing CMJ shows. We had the pleasure of talking with Deidre Muro about the new record, the quirky dream world of Savoir Adore, and more. Read it after the jump then grab tickets for the show HERE.

STREAM: Savoir Adore – “Regalia”

What is your writing process like? How was it different for Our Nature vs. Into The Wooded Forest?
Our writing process is seriously different for every song, and that’s the way we love to work. Sometimes we’ll sit in the same room and jam (while recording) until some nugget appears. Then we might not touch it for 2 years. Or we may turn it into a song that day. Sometimes we’ll send MP3s back and forth and add to them from our home studio setups. It really varies. Essentially, we have had the same approach to songwriting on Our Nature as we did on In The Wooded Forest – which was to keep trying new ways of making music.

What’s it like being both best friends and co-workers?
Unique! Special! Interesting! All those words that people use in strange circumstances. But it really is just that. We’re working in a way that not many other people work (except the people we also suck into our community), so there aren’t too many guidelines to compare to or footsteps to follow in. Our social lives and professional lives are one in the same. Paul’s sister dates Deidre’s husband’s brother. It’s complicated, but it works. It’s definitely not for everyone, but it’s the only way for us.

Your music is pretty fantastical, dreamy and quirky. Can you take us through what your fantasy world looks like?
Get your hands on a physical copy of our first EP, The Adventure of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in her Throat. Open up the CD, and the illustrated inner panels (by the uber-talented artist Douglas Einar Olsen) will give you a rough guide map to a corner of our imaginary world. Just a corner. Our fantasy world is pretty much what you imagine it would look like, because it is all based on imagination. Yes, it does specifically come from the imaginations of Deidre Muro and Paul Hammer, but whenever anyone imagines what it looks like – that’s how it looks as well.

How has living in New York influenced your music and creativity?
Living in New York has influenced us deeply – it’s the reason we met, and met everyone else that we work with. There are so many people to work with and play with here.

What bands are you currently digging?
Slowdance, Chains of Love, Alt-J, Haim, Frankie Rose

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