What was the genesis of Garfunkel and Oates?
I wrote my short film, Imaginary Larry, and I decided it should be a musical. So I said to Kate, ‘We should write the songs together.’ We’d never played, but Kate came over, and we wrote two songs in about an hour. We recorded them and posted them on YouTube that day. People started to respond to the songs immediately. That’s when the guys from Scrubs bought “Fuck You.” Have you been playing music your whole life? I’ve been playing the flute since I was nine or ten, and then I learned piano. I’m perfunctory at piano at best. I’m not good at it, but I learned it. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 19. I am a mediocre guitar player, but I feel like with our music it doesn’t matter. It’s not Led Zeppelin [Laughs]. People aren’t expecting that. We’ll be out of tune, and we’ll make mistakes sometimes. It’s meant to be fun though! Given the number of shows you’ve played lately, do you feel like you’ve got the live set down? We’re still honing it and finding our groove. We’ve been performin