''I listened to a lot of R&B records while we were making this. I wanted to make a record that was legitimately, to use a bad word, funky. Listening to Teddy Pendergrass and then Aaliyah records. Something that legitimately has a sway to it, tempos I call mid-tempo come-ons, BPM ranges that you’re seeing in more R&B kind of stuff and some really sub-y bass tones. But there’s nothing more broadly conceptual than that.''
more info over on the ever awesome Under the Radar site: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/yeasayer_announce_new_album_via_cover_story_in_under_the_radars_new_issue/