(Vera) Okay, okay, there's a pretty obvious conflict of interest here that I might as well get out of the way: Ted Leo is my boyfriend. Kidding, of course! I'm married! To Ted Leo. When Ted Leo is not busy making me vegan waffles in our tree-fort mansion, he's out touring the land (as he's been doing for the last twentysome years strong), keeping it real with his indie-punk hits that ring sincere without being cheesy, political without being annoying, and upbeat without being... I don't know... Julie Andrews? Viva la Leo! As for Deathfix, writer Megan Seling tells me: "They have this song about celebrity houses that's like seven minutes long—it grew on me."