I was able to sneak out to the studio in Ithaca yesterday to meet with our producer Nate, and hear some of the new mixes. The EP is sounding amazing! We’ve been working really hard on the new music for a while now, and it’s exciting to hear the songs as they near completion. I can’t wait for you all to hear ’em! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised, we’re bringing a whole new sound.
We recorded 3 songs with Nate.. One that may be called “Photograph”, “Empries”, and one that is yet to be named (and my favorite at the moment) You can hear samples of it on Viddy! This song is reeeaaaaalllly catchy, and is my favorite to play. The drum part in the bridge is pretty sick. I have Thor to thank for this.. We were writing in our practice space one day and he said “play jungle beats”… At first I was hesistant. I played a dancy, jungle-inspired beat using the toms, kick and snare. It was kind of a joke at first, but it just stuck, and I’m glad it did. It’s really fun to play and sounds great with the song.
“Photograph” is a song we’ve played live several times. We’ve gotten great feedback from those that have heard it. This song was written a little while ago, unlike “Empires”… “Empires” we actually finished just a couple days before heading in to record (and we even wrote parts as we recorded). But hearing this song, you’d never know. And if it weren’t for “jungle beats” in the other song, “Empires” would definitely be my favorite. It has everything.. lots of energy, catchy melodies, great bass lines, a little guitar solo, killer harmonies, awesome drum beats ;), and a hook that you won’t be able to get out of your head (and that inspired our newest t-shirt)
Being the first set of songs that the four of us wrote together as a group, this new EP means a lot to all of us. We all come from different musical backgrounds and likings, and it shows in the new music. We put alot of heart into these songs, which truly shows as well.
Writing these songs together, being in the pratice studio for hours and hours each week, and traveling upstate and locking ourselves in the studio to record for 3 days has brought us closer together. We’ve matured as a band, and as individuals. I feel that this new EP is a great representation of that. We’re moving forward, growing as band, leaving the past behind us and taking steps to make the most out of the present, and looking forward to the future. That’s what this EP is about! I’m proud to be a part of it and excited to see where it takes us. And I would like to personally invite you all to come along for the ride. It’s gonna be a fun one!