HOW DID THE DUAL-VOCAL CONCEPT ON "FLOOR BOARDS" COME ABOUT? ROZ: We wanted to try a back and forth between both of us playing on melody and echoing lyrical content. The melody and bass line are a bit on the haunting side and the lyrics are pretty eerie as well ("A taste for blood, I think I'll settle for bile"). But with all the rhythm and melody underneath that, it's hard to really pick the darkness out of it, or at least I hope so. I like to think that the words are a bit hidden by the overall catchiness of the tune.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE ARE THINGS PLANNED OUT FOR THE RICE CAKES? ROZ: We map things out far in advance, but then experiences and chances come upon us like winning the Rock Hunt or being asked to play the Newport Folk Festival. I mean, holy shit, how do you plan for those things? We are extremely fortunate to have these opportunities; they allow us to flourish and aid us in our epic musical quest.

HOPE STREET SPRING BLOCK PARTY featuring THE RICE CAKES + RAVI SHAVI + THE SILKS + EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION BAND | Saturday, May 18 @ noon | Hope Street, Providence | Rain or shine, all ages | FREE |

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