A 2005 interview of Kevin Tihista published in the Chicago Tribune begins with the interviewer stating:
Seems every review of your records mentions The Beach Boys and The Beatles. I actually hear a little more of Harry Nilsson's wink and nod in your songs.
To which Tihista replies:
I'll take that comparison any day. I only started listening to him like five years ago. My mom sent me his greatest hits. I love it. I think more of the songs have that [tongue-in-cheek element]. It's kind of like Morrissey, you know. Morrissey is gloomy, but his songs are funny.
- Chicago Tribune, Michael C. Harris (2005-01-05) "Brit Popular" (https:/
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