What first got most excited about working with Allies was knowing Joel and Joey from Pikadori. Those two are Pittsburgh’s version of Fugazi’s Ian Mackaye and Guy Picciotto. In addition to my love of Pikadori, Joey had started Hope Records that was a huge inspiration to me getting Lock and Key going. When I found out Maxx (Worlds Scariest Police Chases) had joined them in Allies I let him know how much i wanted to do their record. He told the guys and it was on. If you love Fugazi, you need to listen to Allies. Its that simple.