DK: How does the typical Spiro Agnew song come together?
AM: Not a very flattering process. Generally it involves me sitting with a beer and a pack of cigarettes in my under ware banging on a guitar until something comes out. I've since, however, quit smoking so we'll see if this process cleans itself up a bit more as I work on the next album.
DK: What are the band's expectations for the album and how does the rest of 2010 shaping up?
AM: Well we've got a few out of town tour dates a head of us (DC and New York next week) as well as continuing to play regularly around San Francisco. As far as our expectations for the album of concerned, of course we'd love for it to be huge sing to a label quit the day job play around world yada, yada pie in the sky. You've got to manage your expectations so at the very least I'll settle for some people liking the music. That's not going to stop us from shooting at the moon though.
DK: With a self-described sound of 'exploration of noise and feedback-heavy music' are you guys closer to Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music or New Order?
AM: I'd think we're somewhere in the middle, though realistically probably closer to the New Order end. There is plenty to peek the interest of the ears of someone who is into noise music but it's not overbearing and dogmatic in the way Metal Machine Music or a band like Lightning Bolt can seem.
With an original sound that fuses two completely different styles of electronica, it should be interesting to see how Spiro Agnew develops on it’s second album. But for now, tour dates in some prominent cities should do this band wonders and gain them a new audience, which Musto said, is the name of the game.