The guitarist is a big fan of 1986's EVOL, the album that merged Sonic Youth's arty tendencies with more commercial melodies. Granduciel points to "Shadow of a Doubt," which includes percussive, atonal twin-guitar interplay between Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. "You can do anything with the electric guitar," he says. "It can be a beautiful synth wash, it can be melodic or it can be angry. 'Shadow of a Doubt' does all those things for me."