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Exclusive: MKTO On Their Debut Album And Their Creepiest Encounters With Fans (And Their Moms)

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Apr. 3 2014, Published 4:02 p.m. ET

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MKTO, made up of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, have a lot of history. The guys met on the set of Nickelodeon's Gigantic back in the day, quickly started up a bromance and years later began making music together. And this week, their debut album finally came out!

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I sat down with the guys at their New York City album release pop up event for a chat, where we discussed everything from their new album to the shows they watched on the #BandLife tour with Emblem 3 to the creepiest things a fan's mom (!!!) has ever done. Plus, are they Team *NSYNC or Team BSB? It's all below!

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OKMagazine.com: Can you sum up the album?

Tony Oller: I think the album itself is not going for a specific genre. It's how we felt over a year process recording it. Each one is kinda like a story and is dear to our hearts, kinda like our babies. But I think it's got a little bit of everything. You’ve got the uptemto songs, the club songs like "Could Be Me" with Ne Yo and we have slower songs like "Wasted."

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OKMagazine.com: I know you just wrapped the Emblem3 tour…

TO: Yes! Hashtag bandlife (laughs).

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OKMagazine.com: Did you spend a lot of time on the tour bus watching Netflix?

TO: Absolutely. Let's be honest, Netflix has stepped up its game up. It seems to have a lot more of an assortment of stuff. I'm always on Netflix. They got Breaking Bad! How can you say no to that? House of Cards...

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OKMagazine.com: Your new music video, "God Only Knows," is about you guys playing video games. Who usually wins when you play?

MK: It goes back and forth. We both love the shooting games, basketball..

TO: He killed me at NBA though..

MK: Baseball. What else do we play?

TO: We try to do the team ones.

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OKMagazine.com: What about old school games like Mortal Combat, Diddy Kong Racing…

TO: OMGosh yeah! Sega Genesis!

MK: Mortal Combat! Paperboy…Bully!

TO: That was on Playstation. That was good. Absolutely. I have a Sega Genesis back home. Hopefully it still works. I'm gonna be pissed if it doesn’t.

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OKMagazine.com: Ok, so you're equal with the video games. Who wins when it comes to getting chicks?

TO: I don’t even bother.

MK: There’s  not even...

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TO: I'm a quirky dude, man.

MK: We don’t butt heads over girls.

TO: I stay in a lot.

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OKMagazine.com: Speaking of chicks, have you had any weird fan encounters?

TO: Well, sometimes there will be like really young girls, maybe 13, 15, the other day was an 8-year-old, but their moms put them on spot and are like, 'would you date my daughter?' And I'm like, I'm 23 years old… it’s a creepy question. What are you doing? It's your daughter!

MK: Note to moms—Don’t do that (laughs).

OKMagazine.com: Other than your friends Emblem3, are there other boy bands that you admire? O-Town just announced their reunion which is kinda weird…

TO: OMGosh, really? I just like to make music, I don’t know about that. But good for them.

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What did you guys listen to when you were teens?

TO: I definitely listened to O-Town. I was into Backstreet Boys. *Nsync. But at the time I was a BSB fan so we called it, "men stink." But they still rock because of Justin Timberlake.

MK: I was an *NSYNC fan.

OKMagazine.com: So now that the album's out, what's next for MKTO?

MK: Oh, there's definitely going to be a tour. W'ere going out to Australia for a headlining tour into April and then coming back here to do some touring.

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MTKO's debut, self-titled album is out now! Are you excited for the guys? Tweet us @OKMagazine.

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