[Janessa] So, what’s so fun? [Janessa] My name is Janessa
Slater and I’m a media coach [Janessa] who’s helped hundreds
of bands. This is Sound Advice. [Janessa] So, you guys have
kind of a hipster vibe. [Janessa] If I was walking down
the street. [Janessa] Let’s say
in Williamsburg. How would I
be able to [Janessa] distinguish you from
every other hobo? [Andrew] You know us. Like
we’re having this conversation [Andrew] right now.
[Janessa] Conversation? [Janessa] More
like intervention. I do jokes
sometimes. [Jack] That’s funny.
[laughs] I do jokes. [Jack] Want to hear
a joke? [Janessa] I don’t want to hear
your joke. Thank you. [Janessa] Ok, so you guys have
a hit song. [Janessa] And it’s called
“We are Young” [Janessa] Young compared to
who? Mini Driver? [Nate] I actually don’t
think Mini Driver is that old. [Janessa] Can we get an age
check on Mini Driver? [Janessa] Ok so, Jack I read
somewhere that you’re [Janessa] dating a girl.
[Jack] Um hmm [Janessa] Does that mean
you’re not gay? [Jack] I date Lena
Who makes the show girls. [Janessa] You didn’t write the
line about the guy [Janessa] carrying
you home? [Jack] No one did.
There’s no line [Jack] about carrying anybody
home. The line is I’ll [Jack] carry you home.
[Janessa] What if they don’t [Janessa] want to be carried
home? [Nate] Nobody’s threatening to
carry anyone home. [Nate] It’s a gender-less offer.
A gender-less gesture. [Janessa] I’ll carry you home if
that seems like it’s [Janessa] something you’d be
comfortable with tonight. [Nate] We’ll just
give the Grammy back, while we’re
at it, OK? [Jack] Can you fit that it?
[Andrew] That’s not a bad idea.
Yeah. [Janessa] You guys were all
in other bands before… [Janessa] making FUN. Can you
tell me the names of [Janessa] some of those bands?
[Nate] I was in a band called [Nate] the format.
[Jack] Mine was Steel Train. [Andrew] Mine was Anathallo. [Nate] What’s she doing?
[Jack] A bit she pretends sleep. [Janessa] I’m sorry. I was
just so bored. [Nate] Were you pretending
to sleep? [Nate] You asked us the
question, by the way. [Janessa] Sometimes I fall
asleep to prove a point. [Jack] What’s the point?
[Janessa] Let’s talk about [Janessa] your names for a
second. [Janessa] Andrew, Nate, and
Jack. [Jack] Um hmm.
[Janessa] My preschool called [Janessa] and they want all
their kid’s names back. [Janessa] You know what
I mean? [Nate] No.
[Jack] I mean like yes but no. [Janessa] I guess I’m wondering
and this is my job. [Janessa] If you guys had ever
thought about, maybe [Janessa] changing your
individual names so they’re [Janessa] a little bit more
I don’t know, mature? [Janessa] Hey Jack?
[Jack] Yeah. [Jack] Sorry.
[Janessa] My name, for example [Janessa] is Janessa.
[Jack] And that’s [Jack] like in your opinion
[Janessa] Sophisticated. [Jack says sarcastically]
Sophisticated, huh? [Janessa] Uh huh.
[Andrew] Seems like you just [Andrew] changed 1 letter of
a real name. [Janessa] I don’t know why
you would think that. [Janessa] I’m gonna read the
lyrics to one of your songs. [Janessa] “Some Nights” and then
I’m gonna give some feedback. [Janessa] Ok? “So this is it.
I sold my soul for this” [Janessa] “Washed my hands of
that for this” [Janessa] “I miss my mom and
dad for this” [Janessa] Guys…
That’s way too many pronouns. [Janessa] Ok?
I listened to that and I have [Janessa] no idea what the
[beep] you’re talking about. [Janessa] All right? Also… [Janessa] Dr. Seuss
called and he wants him most
boring book back. [Jack] It’s like your 3rd so and
so called joke. [Janessa] What were you saying
Andrew? [Andrew] I’m wishing that we
used some pronouns to connect [Andrew] with people, it’s like
a little more universal [Andrew] to use some ambiguous
pronouns sometimes. [Janessa] Maybe I’ll try that on
my distant father. [Janessa] Hey dad. Us. Them.
It. There. We. [Jack] That would be the
opposite You’re talking to [Jack] one person so you
would want to connect directly. [Jack] Andrew was saying when
you talk to a lot of people [Jack] like an audience. It’s
good to be broad. [Jack] So you might be missing
[Janessa] Guys, all I want to do [Janessa] is help you, OK?
But if you don’t listen to me [Janessa] instead of being FUN
period I worry that you might be [Janessa] done period. [Janessa] Done period.
[Janessa laughs] [Janessa] You guys, that’s…
Andrew? [Jack] It’s your best
[Andrew] Oh yeah, a little bit. [Janessa] Andrew?
He’s my guy. [Janessa] So, your new album
is called “Word of Mouth” [Janessa] which is very funny
because I can’t understand a [Janessa] word out of any of
your mouths. [band member] Girls kind of
dig our accents ’cause [band member] we’re from
Britain. [Janessa does a bad and
unintelligible English accent]