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Behind the Scenes at Download 2008 Los Angeles: De Novo Dahl

VIDEO! Watch SPIN.com's Peter Gaston chat with De Novo Dahl about costume dry-cleaning woes and getting in trouble with other bands' mothers.

This past Sunday, July 20, throngs of music-hungry fans converged on Los Angeles’ Gibson Ampitheatre for Download 2008 to have their craving satiated by sets from Tapes N’ Tapes, Datarock, Ghostland Observatory, Gang of Four, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, among others. SPIN.com’s Peter Gaston sat down with vocalist/guitarist Joel Dahl and bassist Keith Lowen of indie-pop eccentrics De Novo Dahl; watch video of Peter catching up with the duo about noxious costume smells, the pros and cons of being signed to a metal label, and a certain dance-rock band whose mothers aren’t too happy with them.

More on SPIN.com:
>> Mates of State, Jesus and Mary Chain, Duke Spirit, and Others Sparkle at Download Fest’s L.A. Date
>> Video: Behind the Scenes at Download 2008 San Francisco: Gang of Four
>> Video: Behind the Scenes at Download 2008 San Francisco: Mute Math

Video by Paul Rodriguez