By Bree Davies
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"We played Electric Forest on an hour of sleep," Salken remembers. "After a full day of traveling, setup and soundcheck, we just showed up determined to kick ass. I think we do better when we're pressured."
While much of the group's success is tied to the pair's tenacity, it has just as much to do with their combined ability to manage their own affairs independently, from composition and production to distribution and performing. Lalli handles the music and tweaks the live show, while Salken oversees distribution and ensures there are as few kinks as possible when the act hits the road.
"The best part is we do such a good job of letting each other do their jobs," Lalli says, "which makes the gigs we play twenty times better."
As for their work ethic, he adds, "People tell us that we should take a break. But I figure you can sleep when you're dead."