You’re heading to D.C. on Tuesday – anything special you plan to do while you’re in town?
"I’m super excited to play the 9:30 Club. I always find myself sort of talking it up. I honestly think one of the top five shows we’ve ever played was with CSS at the 9:30 Club. It’s one of those venues that is so all-inclusive, you know? You get a great meal and great hospitality, so a lot of times we just end up staying at the venue. It’s unfortunate — other than my eighth-grade field trip, I don’t know D.C. that well. I need to spend some real, authentic time there."
How does your music influence your sense of style?
"I like to switch things up for every record. I have never been the type to be too over the top or avant garde; I don’t really like to think that much about what I’m wearing. I want to wear things that are practical, but make a statement."
Who are your music-world fashion icons?
"I’ve been referencing a lot of Lita Ford lately. She has this really '80s, trashy, over-the-top style. I don’t necessarily think it’s all the most tasteful stuff, but I definitely pull elements from her look. Also, Mary Weiss from the Shangri-Las always looked really tough and badass, yet sweet and feminine. In terms of modern icons, Santigold has a great way of looking theatrical without getting too costume-y."
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