Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ...Cobra Starship

updated 08/31/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/31/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The dance-punks have blasted into the Top 10 with "Good Girls Go Bad." We chatted with frontman Gabe Saporta, 29.

ON SINGING "GOOD GIRLS" WITH LEIGHTON MEESTER I was like, "Um, this is Blair Waldorf. I'm just some scummy dude. I'm not going to tell her what to do." But Leighton was awesome. I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan. I got into it [after] one of our fans brought me the first-season box set. I started blogging about how I loved it.

ON LABEL HEAD PETE WENTZ He's been my friend forever. We started out together. Fall Out Boy went through the roof, but my old band didn't work. Pete is still the same dude. And he and Ashlee are a great couple. When I hang with them, it's all love.

ON WRITING WITH KARA DIOGUARDI I didn't know who Kara was. She hadn't been on American Idol yet. The label told me she's a top-line writer. I was like, "What? She's a topless writer?" But we totally vibed.

ON PREFERRING GOOD GIRLS OVER BAD I've always liked innocent girls. Not because I want to corrupt them, but because I feel like they'll wash away my sins.

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