Die! Die! Die! and Shayne Carter
Formed in September 2003 around the core of Andrew Wilson and Michael Prain, Die! Die! Die! rose from the ashes of Dunedin bands Carriage H and Rawer. Their relentless touring schedule and take-out-ya-eye live presence won over noted bands and supporters including legendary engineer Steve Albini who recorded their debut album in the summer of 2005. New York City band The Walkmen offered Die! Die! Die! their studio in a barn in upstate New York to make their follow up EP Locust Weeks. Dimmer's Shayne Carter had seen the band do damage at South By South West festival and the idea was floated for the fellow Dunedinite to produce their debut album. The Music Mix's Sam Wicks spoke to two-thirds of Die! Die! Die! and Carter about how the deal was made.