Algiers are a fragmented band by nature. Fisher, guitarist Lee Tesche, bassist Ryan Mahan and drummer Matt Tong each come from different musical and cultural backgrounds, and outside of playing in Algiers, they call entirely different cities home: Atlanta (where the band was formed), New York City and London. It’s a dynamic that the band describes in an interview as a “logistical nightmare,” but one that the four of them are used to operating with. So, when it came time to record The Underside of Power (between dates on the road during the second year in support of their 2015 self-titled debut), it happened in brief windows that, in hindsight, appear to be a bit of a blur for the band.
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