Wakey!Wakey! recently stopped by to play some new music for us and to talk about some of their inspirations in between tour stops, including dates at SXSW.

The Brooklyn alt-rockers first started gaining buzz several years back after frontman Michael Grubbs appeared on 'One Tree Hill.'

Grubbs admits that Elton John and Billy Joel were huge influences, as was '80s teen star Phoebe Cates.

You can watch an exclusive video interview above.

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