“We’re not reinventing either of our wheels, but it does go in a slightly different direction than places I’ve been in the past,” Hatfield said. “There’s not a drummer on every song but we did more with drumbeats than I usually do. I also played a lot of keyboards, which is something I haven’t normally done – that was really fun for me. I studied piano for many years, so I was like, hey, I remember the keyboards. But it was more because some songs cried out for instruments that weren’t stringed instruments – like this feeling or vibe where a mellotron was needed, or we could mess around with something else.”
Taken from a feature on Minor Alps at The Patriot Ledger.
There's a further piece behind a paywall at The Boston Globe.