Opening for the North American tour of the British rock band Arctic Monkeys are the witty members of We Are Scientists—Keith Murray on guitar and lead vocals, Chris Cain on bass and backing vocals and Michael Tapper on drums and backing vocal. They decided to cool down after their set at The Wiltern and briefly rant about Brett Ratner to ‘de-riddle’ a few questions.
New University: Your album title, ‘With Love and Squalor,’ is from J.D. Salinger’s ‘Nine Stories.’ Are you guys big Salinger fans?
Murray: We’re the biggest J.D. Salinger fans. We’ve proven it to him by sitting outside of his house in Connecticut and doing a hunger strike for 320 hours,