Say Like The French Say were interviewed for Alternativ News (a French blog), and there’s a brief mention of the artwork for their album, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. Click here to read the interview (it’s in English at the bottom of the page). This is the excerpt about the artwork:
Speaking Of Sunny Day [Real Estate], what about the Diary-ish artwork?
Adam: Well, to be honest…
David: Adam was skeptical at first.
Adam: Haha… David and I had been playing a lot of Lego Star Wars on the Xbox when we first started playing as a band. And I thought it’d be funny if someone did a rendering of Legos, and then David took it a step further to use real Legos.
David: Yep. And so… my friend Kris and I, and our significant others, had some beers and played with Legos, and took pictures, haha. And that’s what happened. I don’t think it was… and full disclosure here, Diary is one of my favorite albums of all time… but I don’t think that it was intended to be… It didn’t look like that until Kris took the pictures.
Tom: Those aren’t actually Legos.
David: On Diary? Yeah, those were Fisher Price people. But I can see how it would be construed as Sunny Day Real Estate, I absolutely get that. I’m not gonna lie and say “Who’s Sunny Day Real Estate?!”
Adam: And I think we’re OK with it.
David: Yeah, I’m not gonna bulls**t anybody about it.
Adam: It’s better than looking like Justin Bieber’s cover.
David: Absolutely. Absolutely… because, you know what? We’re not that pretty.
James: We’re not that pretty.
James: And he’s in town tonight! Bieber fever is here, dude.
David: You need a catchy last name like that, Adam. “Gears fever” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Adam: “Gears for Fears”?
I’m so proud of those boys!