"Tre [Acklen], Chris [Hutcherson-Riddle] and I went on our first tour with Future Islands many moons ago. They took us up to Maine and back. Our van broke down on the way back home and we had to miss the last two shows. Even in those dark times, the experience of being on the road [with Future Islands] made Tre and I realize that playing music together was what we wanted to do. They also gave us our first legitimate Gross Ghost show to a packed house, and we sucked."
"I chose one of their songs to say thanks and to show them we can play our instruments now (kind of). 'Long Flight' is, in my opinion, probably the most visceral and raw of their songs. When I saw them play it live for the first time [in N.C.] before it was recorded, I remember thinking that they no longer belonged to N.C. but to everyone."