You could say that Lisa Germano colors outside the lines of conventional pop music. Her songs are oftentimes brutally honest and jarringly unconventional, yet deeply personal – she plays the lion’s share of the instruments herself. Germano has just released her ninth album called No Elephants. Her use of everyday electronics (like cellphone noises), interspersed with the sounds of bees and animals, somehow manages to be both strange and beautiful at the same time. We talk to her about how she collected the array of sounds on the record and the inspiration behind several of the songs. She also touches on her time as violinist in John Mellencamp’s band.