Tom Waits says he doesn’t believe in the concept of demos. You’re either recording or you’re not. I guess I feel the same way. Best to capture a song in it’s purest state, and capture the feelings as you’re having them. These recordings have always been really close to my heart. I don’t know if I was planning on starting a band - I’d been writing songs for a while already, but these songs all came really fast, in a sort of fever dream. It still feels like a gift, that I was able to write them, a flash of inspiration. Everything that came afterwards happened because of these tapes.