Deep in the "live or die" territory of darkest Brooklyn, and beneath the audible tones of an electronic minaret, lurks the "Call to Prayer" studio, the creative hideaway of The Path of Least Resistance. The band consists of two members: Mick O'Connor, a London native transplanted in Brooklyn, covers synthesizers and vocals; and Tara Striano, a native New Yorker, takes vocals. Born in a time of both geo-political and global economic maelstrom, TPLOR brings the topics of our time to song via a mixture of analog synthesis, topical texts, and humor. Diverse in subject matter, the lyrics of "America One" take inspiration from the fall of the financial system (in "Behind the Shadows"), female suicide bombers (in "Suicide Girls"), and the decline of Las Vegas (in "Goodbye Las Vegas"). Mick O'Connor comments on the overall sound and lyrical feel of TPLOR: "Our sound reflects a conscious effort to mix the analog sound of vintage synths with the digital recording methods that have emerged in recent years while applying lyrics that reflect a traditional storytelling approach. Music has a right to all forms of expression and lyrics are a part of that in popular music. But I feel that in the last decade that right, in it's rawest form of dissent, has rarely been exercised. But now that chain has been broken, the chain that stretches back to the start of rock and roll. "The last time I heard music that truly expressed a point of view, one that was dead against the manufactured need to consent we all are forcefed, was with "Rage Against the Machine." Now, with the entire western, consumer society crumbling before our eyes, the best we get is bloody Green Day or the bleedin' Klaxtons? Tara Striano adds to Micks' sentiments: "High ideals are fine; if you can deliver them in music, and music you can dance to, all the better. We're like a cross between Gang of Four, Goldfrapp, and Billy Bragg. O'Connor replies, "Right, exactly, but without the Billy Bragg?