Panic! at the Disco are back with their third album, Vices & Virtues, and it’s got a bunch of neat aspects of which frontman Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith are really proud.
“There’s a lot of cool little things we got to put on the record,” Urie told SPIN, hanging out in the SPIN Shed in Austin, Texas. “We got a children’s choir. We got a band called the Plastiscines to sing French on the record, which sounds kind of pretentious but still sounds cool.”
There was also some high-tech mobile recording involved, too. “We went as far as to use an iPad to record a synth on the record,” Urie said. “Pretty.Modern,” he joked, riffing off their second album’s title, Pretty.Odd.
Watch the interview below, and check out performance footage of the band from SXSW!