"We had certain adjectives that the two of us would discuss about the record: post-apocalyptic and urgent," Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck (left) says of Material Control.
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"Oblivion is kind of like nirvana, where you become nothing and you don't have to suffer over and over again," Jhené Aiko says. "You're free to just be nothing."
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"Every few weeks I threaten to leave, but it's been 17 years," Shilpa Ray says of New York. "I'm just going to stay here, I don't know how I'm going to do it."
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"You can only write so many songs about your personal struggle," Margo Price says. "I think it's a little more about what's going on outside than what's going on inside."
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