Good question. There are some modern ironies that we try to incorporate into our music. Some are purely creative and function as an aesthetic choice, like what you mention above. However, I feel like irony can also serve as a way to distance oneself from an honest discussion about a record or art more generally. For example, the discourse on commercial pop music is completely skewed because of this way of thinking. On one hand, you have an artist making some very compelling music in their bedroom with practically no resources, and on the other, you have a corporately-backed artist with major funding for clever marketing campaigns, top mixing engineers, songwriters, and producers. Yet, these two artists will be judged by the same critical metric – which is a totally unbalanced approach. We do our best to navigate around this type of postmodern irony, which we find leads to a certain feeling of hollowness.