Oh! I had a tape of a children's story, and I think I was in love with one of the boys in the story because I liked his voice so much.
With a lot of European acts there's that pressure to break in the U.S. market. Is that a pressure you feel in any way?
Oh, it's not a pressure at all! It's more like a dream coming true that we are able to come here with our music and are able to play shows where people come and already sing along to our songs. We never would have dared to expect anything like that. We just feel like this is a great adventure. We worked on a very long time for this album, and we got turned down by many record labels at home in Germany and Switzerland. We always believed in our music ... and we thought if we liked playing it so much there had to be an audience for it.
Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches recently wrote an editorial decrying the proliferation of online sexism female musicians can be confronted with. Is that something you've had to deal with in Boy as well?
I have to say in what we do we feel like we're treated very respectfully. Online, people are so fast and their mouths are so loose because they have anonymity. If there's women in a video they'll write stupid stuff maybe. One thing we do have, if you're in a male band, like with Kings of Convenience, I don't know if people keep asking if they are a couple, but they do with us. That's strange there's such a big focus on that. We just stopped looking up our own stuff on the Internet because whether it's good or bad it's just virtual reality that shouldn't really touch you.
Your music is on the more upbeat end of the musical spectrum. Do you secretly have a dark side?
[Laughs] Both of us have more melancholic sides, and I think some of the songs do have that side in them. But many people come to us and say they find the music hopeful, and I think it is for us too.
Boy, 9 p.m. Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lincoln Hall. $15-$18.